What? You still don't know what WinRAR is? It's a powerful tool to compress and extract files. Well, that's its main function because has plenty of others and you've surely used it many a time. But if you're wondering what it's really for, the answer is easy: to save storage space, reduce transfer times over the Internet and create backups.
But before we get started, you might need to know what a RAR file is, which is the default format that this application works with on Windows 10: to try to explain it easily and clearly, we could say that it's a file that has other files inside it. In other words, you can group documents, images, videos, songs, executables... whichever files you want without having to be of the same kind. And they're grouped by means of compression techniques that allow us to save storage space. There are several apps compatible with this extension but the ideal tool to work with them is WinRAR 64 bits.
Definitely an essential app you must have on your computer.
Take into account that using it will be very useful when it comes to exchanging information: not only because you'll save time but also because you'll need fewer resources and data to transfer any data pack. Just think about uploading a file to an online storage service of the likes of MEGA, Dropbox or Google Drive: it will occupy less space and the transfer time will be shorter.
When we open the application, we'll come across a tool similar to a file explorer. From here, we'll be able to manage different files on our hard drive or any other unit, to be able to generate compressed files or extract them. It comes along with the following main features and functions:
- Function to create compressed files.
- Tool to create backups.
- Extraction and unpacking.
- Search for compressed files on your hard drive.
- Compression and extraction assistant.
- Function to repair damaged files.
It's definitely one of the most complete tools around that, in this version 5.40, has improved several aspects regarding the immediately previous edition (5.3), However, this is a trial version so if you want to activate the program or get hold of the full version, you'll have to purchase or waste your time searching for useless cracks on the Internet.
What files does WinRAR compress and extract?
The application is compatible with a wide range of usual formats. When it comes to compressing, just like other similar tools of the likes of WinZip or 7zip, it has certain limitations: RAR, RAR5, and ZIP. However, when it comes to extracting it's compatible with more formats: RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, Z, and 7z.
Here you'll find the version for 64-bit systems, whilst 32-bit systems have their own tool. Download it now to incorporate it to your pack of computer utilities.
What's new in the latest version?
- Changes to the contextual menu.