PS:- This review is done by one of our Forum members Grr.

Developer’s description:

WinRAR is a powerful tool allowing you to manage and control archive files. Console RAR supports archives only in RAR format, which names usually have a “.rar” extension. ZIP and other formats are not supported. Windows users may install GUI RAR version – WinRAR, which is able to process much more archive types.

RAR features include:

  • Highly sophisticated, original compression algorithm
  • Special compression algorithms optimized for text, audio,
  • graphics data, 32 and 64-bit Intel executables
  • Better compression than similar tools, using ‘solid’ archiving
  • Authenticity verification (registered version only)
  • Self-extracting archives and volumes (SFX)
  • Ability to recover physically damaged archives
  • Locking, password, file order list, file security & more …

The Good:

1. Light weight on system resources
2. Right click context menu integration

3. Small size
4. Ability to create Self-extracting archives and volumes (SFX)
5. Ability to recover physically damaged archives, using the recovery record
6. Compared to WinZip the compression is better.
7. Lot of Themes are available
8. Command line support
9. Settings could be imported/exported as .REG file.
10. Ability to add Information to the rar file
11. Continuous addition of new features from the developer
12. Supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, WinZip, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip).

13. Supports data encryption using 128 bit password encryption.
14. The RAR creation Wizard is very simple, and easy to use.
15. Allows different modes of compression such as fastest, fast, normal, good and best.

16. Allows splitting the resulting rar file into several parts based on predefined values or user-defined values. see-01

17. Ability to create Log file.
18. Simple & easy settings.

The Bad:


It supports both 32bit and 64 bit Operating system. You can download a trial version of Winrar.


Thanks to Yosefine from Winrar, I have Fifteen (15) Licenses of  Winrar to giveaway .  One license is reserved for reviewer Grr. The rules are simple. For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:

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