WinRAR Review

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WinRAR is a very popular tool among computer users. It compresses or decompresses various types of files and folders. It is a very small sized tool that occupies only 2 MB of system memory. It was developed by Eugene Roshal in April 1995 and since then it has been working efficiently. Different versions have been introduced with latest updates to add more features and advancements. Its latest version has been released recently to increase its performance, capabilities, compatibility and speed.

File Compression:
Some files and folders are very large and occupy too much space. They can cause problems if you have low memory space on your PC or when you want to send those large files to your friends via Email, USB, Bluetooth or other file sharing techniques. Compressing a file reduces its size without damaging the original content. When you decompress it, it will be restored to its original size. This technique helps you save disk space and perform file sharing in a shorter amount of time.

Different updates of WinRAR software have been released from time to time to make it compatible with different operating systems. It can work with Windows (XP and later versions), Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and DOS Operating Systems. For mobile based Android OS, another version of this tool has been introduced with the name “RAR for Android”. The software supports many different file formats including RAR, ZIP, TAR, Z, 7-ZIP, CAB, ARJ, GZip, ACE, LZH, EXE, BZ2 and a few others.

WinRAR is mainly used to compress or decompress file and folders. It makes sure that the files are being packed in an appropriate manner and while unpacking there will not be any errors in them. It can compress large files too very quickly. It also offers support for NTFS file systems. You can use it in 41 different languages to read the instructions and options in the language that you can easily understand. It has a simple interface with the facility to use both mouse and keyboard for selecting options.

How to Use:
WinRAR can be used without any difficulty. All you need to do is to right click the file or folder that you want to compress and choose the most suitable option from available ones i.e. Add to archive, Add to File.rar, Compress and Email and Compress to File.rar and Email. For decompression, right click the compressed file and you will see a list of options. These options include Extract files, Extract here and Open with WinRAR. You can extract all the files to any location or see the files present in folder.

WinRAR is a popular tool for file compression and for restoring them to original size. It is a paid product that you can try free for 40 days before purchasing the license. It is compatible with a wide range of file formats and performs the required operations in a safe way at fast speed. Its simple screen options make it easy to use by beginners but advanced users are sometimes not much happy with it due to its simplicity.



  • Supports the major format
  • Excellent compression ratio
  • Supports the major formats


  • Interface could be improved


Compression Tools Software - 10
Archivers Software - 9.5
Compressed Files Software - 9.3