WinRAR tips and tricks: tutorial and help guide

WinRAR is one of the classic applications of the contemporary computer world. This simple but powerful file compression application was developed in 1993 by Eugene Roshal, a programmer of Russian origin. In fact, he was the inventor of the RAR format, which by the way, is an acronym for Roshal Archive. However, this utility is also capable of handling other formats, such as ZIP, 7Z, ACE, TAR, or ISO. Although it was initially an application developed for Windows, there are currently versions available on macOS, Linux, and Android.

WinRAR has two main functions: to compress and decompress files. File compression was very necessary years ago, to facilitate the sharing of information between users. At the time WinRAR was developed and launched, storage resources were very limited and expensive, not to mention the slow connections at the time.

Although the use of RAR files has decreased significantly, WinRAR is still a very capable application. Therefore, we have prepared a series of articles that will help you get the most out of it. First, we tell you how you can install WinRAR on your computer quickly and easily. We also explain exactly what WinRAR is and what it is for, and show you how to use it step by step. Finally, we show you some methods that will allow you to compress your files even more and save some space on your computer.

Thanks to the link available on this page, you will enjoy a fast and reliable download of the latest version of WinRAR.

How to use WinRAR and how it works

Despite the complexity of its compression system, WinRAR is an application with a very simple operation. This is due, in part, to the simplicity of its interface and the clarity of its various options.


How to install WinRAR

Installing WinRAR is very simple. The first thing you must do is download its file on your computer. To do this, use the link on this page. With it, you will enjoy a free, fast, and totally safe download.


How to split a file with WinRAR

WinRAR helps you group, and then, divide several files into different volumes. You can also use this method to split a single file. To start, select the documents you want to add to the RAR compressed folder and click Add.


What is WinRAR and what it's for

WinRAR is a complete file compression software. Its first version was released in early 1993, by Russian developer Eugene Roshal. Commercially, it is distributed under RARLAB, in more than forty languages, and with a shareware license. However, when you first install it, it offers a 40-day free trial. It is available, in addition to Windows, on macOS, Linux, and Android.


How to extract a file with WinRAR

In addition to compressing your documents, music, or videos, WinRAR aims to extract those files that were previously compressed. There are at least three ways to do this, and in this article, we explain them all.


How to reduce the size of a file using WinRAR

One of the main functions of WinRAR is to compress files. This way, they can be shared or stored more easily. To reduce the size of one or more files, you must run WinRAR, and using the integrated browser, locate the files you want to compress. Select them, and then, click on Add.


How to compress files to the max using WinRAR

Applying compression to any file with WinRAR is very easy. The first thing you must do is locate, using the integrated browser, the file or files you want to compress. Then, click Add to start the process.


January 20, 2021. Translated by Manuel Sánchez