WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.
WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This will save you disc space, transmission costs AND valuable working time as well.
WinRAR supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip).
WinRAR is ideal for multimedia files. WinRAR automatically recognizes and selects the best compression method. The special compression algorithm compresses multimedia files, executables and object libraries particularly well.
WinRAR allows you to split archives into separate volumes easily, making it possible to save them on several disks for example.
Admittedly, WinRAR is slightly slower in compressing files when compared with the similar products but its compressibility is almost the best among them, which means that the files produced by WinRAR is obviously much smaller. Besides, it is able to restore documents if some errors were occurred even when they are heavily and physically damaged.
Apart from the standard function, WinRAR provides some additional options. It allows each document be secured by a password without which the document cannot be opened. If the user set a properly complex password, the application will secure the file with the use of AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), which promises that the password cannot be cracked by most of decrypting applications. Although in the process of compression WinRAR draws on considerable amounts of the system resources, its flexibility is able to adjust itself to individual’s computer capabilities and environment so as to make it smoothly run on some less advanced computers.
WinRAR provides complete support for RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, XZ, Z archives.
WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface.
When you purchase WinRAR license you are buying a license to the complete technology, no need to purchase add-ons to create self-extracting files, it's all included.
WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure. This avoids confusion in the early stages of use.
WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 256 bits.
WinRAR supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. The number of archived files is, for all practical purposes, unlimited.
WinRAR offers the ability to create self-extracting and multivolume archives.
Recovery record and recovery volumes allow to reconstruct even physically damaged archives.
WinRAR features are constantly being developed to keep WinRAR ahead of the pack.