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It’s amazing when you think about it, but WinRAR has been on the market for 17 years, and it is still among the top choices for professionals when it comes to data compression and decompression.
It evolved from a simple file archiver into a professional instrument capable to manage, control and personalize compressed bundles. The amount of options and features currently available in the application is way beyond the needs of a regular user, but it manages to accommodate.
WinRAR is currently available in more than 30 languages at a price of $29/€29.95 (VAT free) for a license that does not have to be renewed periodically or when a new version of the software pops up. The developer offers a 40-day trial period to work with the full version of the app before making the purchase.
Installing WinRAR is no big deal, and should complete in no time. The only stop you have to make during the process is to decide on Windows integration options, which come in really handy and allow you to compress or decompress data without firing up the program’s interface.
During this step you get to choose the archive formats you want WinRAR to decompress: RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, 7-Zip, TAR, GZip, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO and Z. Compression is available only in RAR and ZIP formats.
Unlike the set of features in the application and its abilities, the interface has not evolved too much. In fact, changes are barely visible and apart from a slight brush-up and adding icons to reflect the new features, all modifications could very well go unnoticed.
Preserving a familiar layout, however, benefits old time users. Also on the upside, keeping it simple helps less experienced users quickly find their way around.
With Windows shell integration enabled, creating an archive is no further than right-clicking the source item (file or folder) and selecting the option most convenient for your needs. This includes creating an archive using the default compression profile, a custom RAR or ZIP as well as automatic emailing of the compressed file through the default client.
Although WinRAR is a professional tool, working with it is pretty simple. As expected, archiving options in the case of RAR are more numerous and allow you to create solid archives for higher compression ratios, attach authenticity details such as name of the creator or date and time.
Protecting the resulting RAR from being modified can also be done by locking it. On the same note, there is the possibility to add a “recovery record” which can come in handy if you want to recover the data even if lost due to disk failures, provided that damage is not too severe.
Customizing a RAR archive goes even further, as advanced settings let you configure the compression parameters for text, audio and image files.
For both ZIP and RAR, the application offers the possibility to create self-extracting archives, which do not require a dedicated utility for decompression. Also, splitting into multiple volumes of specific sizes is available.
Starting version 4.10, WinRAR is capable to create ZIP archives of any size, as the 2GB limitation no longer applies.
During our tests we appealed to file types that are generally used on a daily basis by the typical computer user: text, audio, images and video. For the first three, WinRAR also provides compression parameters (“auto” and “force”) that should be enabled depending on the source data and the compression method selected (“Normal“, “Good” or “Best”) for RAR archives.
We kept the configuration to “Auto”, which is the default selection and compared “Normal” and “Best” compression methods for both RAR and ZIP. As far as the size of the output file was concerned, though, we noticed almost no difference between either of the two methods, in the case of both archive types.
Furthermore, comparing the compression ratio of RAR and ZIP, the differences were mostly negligible, consisting in only a few MBs for folders amounting to at least 700MB. For instance, a 1GB folder filled with JPGs was ZIPped to 992MB and RARed to 994MB. On the same note, a 757MB folder holding NEF images resulted in a 729MB RAR and a 730MB ZIP.
Noteworthy differences were recorded in the case of WAV files (757MB), which were compressed to a 491MB RAR and a 656MB ZIP. RAR’s superior compression was also noted with text files, as a 1GB TXT was shrunk to 29.2MB, while the ZIP counterpart amounted to 45.9MB.
As dissimilarities regarding the size of the output file are insignificant, the parameters that should be put into balance when deciding between a ZIP and a RAR archive resume to factors, such as popularity and speed of execution in the case of the former.
The compression times we achieved when creating ZIPs were downright amazing. Job completion would be about 50% faster in the case of WAV and at least 65% quicker with image (JPG, NEF) and TXT data.
On the other hand, RAR has on its side better compression and the versatility of options, which include solid mode compression (files are treated as a continuous stream), especially useful when working with large numbers of small files. Locking of the archive, recovery record, authenticity details as well as compression parameters for audio, text and image files are also on the list. The Good
Despite being an instrument with lots of options mostly suitable for advanced users, WinRAR manages to offer easy handling for the less experienced as well.
It can open the most popular archive formats on the market and support for ZIP has been greatly extended lately, as it can go past the 2GB limit and can create split volumes.
There are several compression profiles available to which you can add your own. Professional users have an extensive range of settings to choose from, which include configuration of self-extracting modules, file exclusions, encryption or file viewer settings. The Bad
The password manager stores the countersigns in the Registry and they are in plain text. As such, anyone with medium computer skills snooping on your computer can access them. The Truth WinRAR
continues to stay true to its reputation of professional archive utility that can accommodate regular, as well as advanced users alike.
Note: We have 10 WinRAR licenses to give away. In order to win one of the licenses on the line, you are expected to come up with a smart comment, positive or negative, about the application.Winners for this campaign:
The comments should be posted in the section below, by May 7. The winners will be notified by the end of that week; needless to say that we need valid email addresses.
· hlm - #201
· Dennis D - #59
· Amit - #203
· nabix - #182
· LuisB - #110
· alfred - #32
· DeeZaster - 188
· sheldon366 - #221
· Doryforos - #57
· BlogWurm - #205
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|Comment #1 by: William on 21 Apr 2012, 07:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yeah, 17 years past and still the same old interface.
|Comment #1.1 by: Vlad Scrofula on 21 Apr 2012, 19:13 GMT|
If it ain't bust, don't fix it
|Comment #1.2 by: Courage on 25 Apr 2012, 08:16 GMT|
Who use the interface?
I Use Winrar since 2002 and I set the Prefferences to Best Compression etc.
After this, I only use contextual menus (Right Click -> Add to Winrar).
I only regret there is no good interface for Mac OSX...
|Comment #1.3 by: Amiable on 01 May 2012, 17:20 GMT|
Un arhivator bun.
|Comment #1.4 by: Bradley on 04 May 2012, 15:35 GMT|
Great Work WinRar , You have been supporting all PC users in every way ! Keep the good work going ! You are much better than Winzip and faster also, thanks for this excellent useful utility! !
|Comment #1.5 by: Brajeshmitra on 04 Jul 2012, 16:33 GMT|
The Tiny utility of WinRAR is very fast and perfect one for files saving and opening.
Thanks to the author. please extend me the activation serial of WinRAR 4.11 .
|Comment #2 by: Wolfram on 21 Apr 2012, 10:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You can add to "The Bad" rubric the fact that many people never succeeded to repair any damaged archive, using the built-in "repair tool".
|Comment #2.1 by: Ionut Ilascu on 23 Apr 2012, 07:41 GMT|
The success of the repair tool is not foolproof, but certain circumstances, such as having a "recovery record," contribute to higher recovery chances.
Also, the success of the operation is greatly influenced by the size and type of the damaged area.
During our testing, we were not always successful in recovering corrupt archives, ZIP or RAR. However, the app managed to fix a small part of them, especially those with "recovery record," and was completely useless in the case of encrypted ones, as otherwise expected.
|Comment #3 by: samit on 21 Apr 2012, 15:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Haozip and 7zip is much better than winrar in every possible way....
|Comment #3.1 by: pseudo on 22 Apr 2012, 14:11 GMT|
Not really, I've had RAR archives that 7Zip can't handle. Never had one the WinRAR couldn't unless it was severely corrupted and no tool worked.
|Comment #4 by: Asim Omer on 21 Apr 2012, 15:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is the best archive manager.
|Comment #6 by: Joe on 23 Apr 2012, 18:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After using Win Rar for years, I can say that, in my opinion, now there are some other archive sofwares that are much better than WinRar - IzArc and 7zip, for instance. And they are absolutely free!
|Comment #6.1 by: Coruage on 25 Apr 2012, 08:18 GMT|
IzArc - I had problems with Folders in zip files...
WinRar is really free for users and *.RAR is the #2 archive format (after zip)...
7zip is not popular, Ace is dead etc
|Comment #7.1 by: W00t on 28 Apr 2012, 10:58 GMT|
+1 , 7zip is the best Archiver.
|Comment #7.2 by: gramnok on 07 May 2012, 06:54 GMT|
And €29.95 cheaper then winrar
|Comment #8 by: tat2jr on 28 Apr 2012, 11:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'd love a copy of Winrar. Rar files are great because if you just want a single file out of a whole bunch then you don't have to uncompress all the files like you do with a zip file. Much quicker.
|Comment #9 by: abu on 28 Apr 2012, 11:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is the most intelligent compressor/desompressor that i've been use for all time. There are a lot of useful function that help winRAR user.
|Comment #9.1 by: qwe on 08 Dec 2012, 04:01 GMT|
I also like the fact that it can navigate into .ISO files
|Comment #10 by: deadman on 28 Apr 2012, 11:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
There's no much else to say... WinRAR is without a doubt the best archive tool. I'm trying a couple of free ones right now, but I would like to win this one!
|Comment #11 by: Vu on 28 Apr 2012, 11:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been using 7zip and i find it quite good. Is WinRar better than 7zip? Let me try it. Thanks for this great giveaway.
|Comment #12 by: Manide on 28 Apr 2012, 11:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is the easiest and fastest way to compress files with good compression rates, my top choice when need an archiving utility.
Its interface is very simple and intuitive. The creation wizard is quite simple also and RAR format is very stable.
|Comment #13 by: blindbat1 on 28 Apr 2012, 11:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think Winrar is the best archiver and has been for years ,its quick and dont take much room up,but is needs a visual overhaul its been the same for years ,apart from that its the greatest, 10 out of 10 I think
|Comment #14 by: KiranYOYO on 28 Apr 2012, 12:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar the BEST compression client for a PC, but the UI needs some changes like windows8 explorer UI.
Hope i get a winrar license from SP giveaway.
|Comment #15 by: kurtumi on 28 Apr 2012, 12:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
everyone must have winrar
|Comment #16 by: Hossam Khe on 28 Apr 2012, 12:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
"Great compression ratio & speed, no errors no corruptions... THAT'S WHAT WINRAR REALLY IS!"
Since the time i started using WinRAR, it has never let me down. It doesn't require astounding amounts of CPU & RAM to achieve its best compression ratio, besides it offers resiliency.
So If you've never encountered a corrupt archive, go buy yourself a lottery ticket B)
|Comment #17 by: Dinesh Kumar on 28 Apr 2012, 13:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar was very useful for me for atleast 40 day trial period. Now using 7-zip as primary zipping\ unzipping software.Features and performance needs no introduction. Still No.1 in the market. Appreciate if i got one. Thanks for the chance.
|Comment #18 by: Rimo on 28 Apr 2012, 13:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar may be a professional tool,yet it manages to have a sleek user interface which is very much needed for novice users like me.I have used winrar for 40 days trial period and i was really impressed by its performance like quick compression,virus scan & recovery tool which came really handy.But the feature i liked most is that it is capable of of creating self extracting module.But alas this good experience had to come to an end as my 40 days trial period was over.So I switched to 7zip which is best free alternative.
|Comment #19 by: Any pandy on 28 Apr 2012, 13:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think that winrar is the best archive manager I've met on mac or PC. On mac I had to port it using wine, because the options are a lot fewer. You get a lot of apps that don't recognise an archive if it's split, or password, or can't extract part of it, or if it's corrupted or formats as .ace... I used winrar (first on pc) since I've learnt to use computers (12 years ago or so), and my conclusion is that we REALLY take winrar for GRANTED. Having seen the rest of apps, many of them are commercialware ant compared to winrar are an absolute JOKE. The best bit about winrar is that you don't have to buy it if you haven't money. It still works, it just shows a pop up window. Bottom line is: Thank you for "the gift of winrar", which gives the other archive managers a good name, and keep it up.
|Comment #20 by: Saad on 28 Apr 2012, 13:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR really is excellent, but can be better, if add 7z compressing feature.
|Comment #21 by: Swarnendu Biswas on 28 Apr 2012, 13:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is the best of the lot...just the mere fact that it is so old and is still thriving is a testimony to its power, simplicity and popularity. It is a killer application, and is one of the first utilities to be installed after a fresh installation. But yes, its ui can possibly be improved.
|Comment #22 by: Vicky on 28 Apr 2012, 14:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is one of the best software, i have never seen such a s/w since 8 years!! hats off to winrar for giving a awesome S/W. Thank U...!!
|Comment #23 by: Ray on 28 Apr 2012, 14:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is the best archiver, I liked the antivirus scan and repair function in winrar. small size, fast, and very easy to use. But, winrar might need to add the image preview function.
thanks softpedia for giveaway, I hope for 1 legal license.
|Comment #24 by: razor on 28 Apr 2012, 15:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
17 years, and still never bought the thing because the evaluation period never ends. True story.
|Comment #24.1 by: michael on 08 May 2012, 15:42 GMT|
Using the app for a long period of time should have made you think that maybe it is worth spilling the bucks.
|Comment #25 by: hessam on 28 Apr 2012, 15:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the fast launch of winrar
is very good work fully support drag and drop that other archvier dont support
bad:always extract to temp folder then move to original location
this get more time to move if want move file from drive c to drive d
|Comment #27 by: Sina on 28 Apr 2012, 15:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Recommended Anti Recovery (RAR).
Specially when you forget your password!
|Comment #28 by: Minmax on 28 Apr 2012, 15:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If you want to win the RAR ,Rarify GUI and Compression and do not be biased on RAR format.
|Comment #29 by: Rob.c on 28 Apr 2012, 15:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Tried and true, winrar is the best archive software you can get. please count me in for this great giveaway. Excellent review
|Comment #30 by: Lootyhoof on 28 Apr 2012, 15:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is an AMAZING program for archiving files. I love it! It works like a charm! It's especially good with its own proprietary RAR format, which it compresses quickly and easily. I use WinRAR for all my archival needs!
|Comment #31 by: dimek on 28 Apr 2012, 15:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for giveaway! I need licence for WinRAR. I using demo WinRAR. Please count me in :)
|Comment #32 by: alfred on 28 Apr 2012, 15:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a very smart dog. Whenever I say food, walk or treat, he responds with "woof". When I say file compression, he responds with "WinRar". He may be a dog -- but, he's no dummy.
|Comment #33 by: OlaPZD on 28 Apr 2012, 15:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He has already used many archivers in your life, but soon gave up because I have winrar is the best, has a very user-friendly interface so you do not have problems in its use.
One As its drawback is that it is not free.
Sorry for my English.
|Comment #34 by: BillyJack on 28 Apr 2012, 16:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Great software! I have used the unlicensed version in the past with no problems uncompressing the files! I would love to have a licensed version.
|Comment #35 by: hertro7 on 28 Apr 2012, 16:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I tested a few archivers (WinRAR, WinZip, PowerArchiver, WinAce, 7zip, KGB Archiver and more) hoping to find the best and most worthy. Of course it is WinRar. Very talented, serious and very reliable. WinRar - the best! Thanks Softpedia for another nice giveaway and chance! Regards.
|Comment #36 by: Kohryu on 28 Apr 2012, 16:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think WinRAR is a good archiver, at least it is better than WinZip that getting more and more bloated with every version. However, lots of freeware out there, like 7-Zip, IZArc, or even PowerArchiver Free, makes the competition more and more strict. However, one point that makes WinRAR have advantage over the others is its ability to make .RAR archive. I've used lots of archivers (ie, WinZip, PowerArchiver Free, and 7-Zip) and I must say that .RAR is a good archive type, as like .ZIP, it can be opened with almost all archiving program. Also, the WinRAR ability to make zip archive with no size limit is good, althought I am quite sure that everyday users will not use this feature very much.
One weakness I've seen so far about WinRAR is this program is very easy to be pirated. Well, even the trial version can be used freely (means that the 40-days trial will not expired at all, you will only get nag screen to purchase the product everytime you start this program, but hey, it still can be used normally after you close the nag screen). I don't know if the author of this software really made this program that way, or this software is really lack anti-piracy measurement.
Overall, WinRAR is a good archiving software, but it needs improvement to be able to compete with a lot of freeware out there.
|Comment #36.1 by: Rimo on 01 May 2012, 10:30 GMT|
Yeah I agree with you,I have also used winrar for 2 days after the 40 days trial period with the nag screen.But respecting author's intention of 40 days trial I uninstalled the winrar & switched to 7zip.I would very much love to switch back to winrar if I luckily get a free legal license from softpedia.
|Comment #37 by: wawan on 28 Apr 2012, 16:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
7zip is the best for compression, but WinRAR using more simple interface and good features
hope it's a free software :)
|Comment #38 by: vhick on 28 Apr 2012, 16:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Its a neat application. Fast and reliable when comes with archiving and store or upload it in the cloud. Majority of the file archive over the internet comes with a zip or a rar files. I can drag and drop files outside the archive or with another software. A simple compress and extract with this application that caught the eye of the users.
Thanks for the review..
|Comment #39 by: PeterB1 on 28 Apr 2012, 16:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
A great packer/unpacker tool. A remark for the program regarding splitting a file into smaller archive parts. Maybe it is time to change typing it in bytes into, let's say KiloBytes instead. That way it would still be able to fit a floppy, and you wouldn't forget a zero that easily.
|Comment #40 by: max on 28 Apr 2012, 16:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
7zip maybe feel better bur WinRAR is the most trusted compression utility in the last decade..
|Comment #41 by: Bero on 28 Apr 2012, 16:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been using a free archiver, IzArc, so many years now and I would like to try WinRar which is the best archiver based on so many reviews. WinRAR is light, powerful and fast! Thanks for this giveaway contest.
|Comment #43 by: Yoseph on 28 Apr 2012, 17:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Filtering when adding files to archive is the feature I like in WinRAR that's unavailable in competing products (eg: IZArc / 7Zip). WinRAR can include files based on file modified time. WinRAR also supports excluding files based on wildcards. That feature is very helpful to me.
|Comment #44 by: Joanna on 28 Apr 2012, 17:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I want to win this legendary software. In WinRar is especially good that it can create self-extracting archives. This function is very useful. Great contest. Please count me in. :)
|Comment #45 by: bala on 28 Apr 2012, 17:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR cannot be bet by any archiver when handling RAR files. This is true especially for multipart archives. WinRAR is one of the smallest and no nonsesne and non bloatware unlike Winzip. It is the best file compressor and thats what makes it rock.
|Comment #46 by: Have on 28 Apr 2012, 17:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Many software for archiving, and a lot of people, who for the first time have something to archive (unzip) to be a difficult choice when looking for the program.
WinRAR is a jewel in the collection of archives, and in my opinion ranks first among the programs of this kind.
I am pleased that appears possible to participate in the raffle.
Count me in please.
|Comment #47 by: Mick on 28 Apr 2012, 17:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Very good software but have issues with ZIP batch uncompress...missing !!!
I'll take one do,
|Comment #48 by: huy1901 on 28 Apr 2012, 17:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wirar is one of the best tools! It's very easy to use it. I have used winrar for 5 years.
|Comment #49 by: Examon on 28 Apr 2012, 17:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is really one of the best archive managers. RAR algorithm have high compresion rate and WinRAR have plenty of parameters for use in console.
|Comment #50 by: zzzrrr1 on 28 Apr 2012, 17:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I use this program for a long time and I think WinRAR is the best law archiver and archive RAR format standard.
WinRAR provides free file management in archives, restore corrupted files, create self-extracting archive (exe)
When compared with the alternative WinRAR archiver, such as 7Zip, WinRAR it has such advantages as a more user-friendly interface, the best tool for restoring files, you can check the archive for viruses that will not load the system during backup.
Note that the archiver 7zip gives the rate of compression to archive large files.
P.S. Sorry for my English, I use Google translator.
|Comment #52 by: haris on 28 Apr 2012, 17:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is a great program for compression file, i can split compression file with this program into several part, so i can email the compression file. I can also add password with this program. This is a best program i ever know
|Comment #53 by: Christian on 28 Apr 2012, 18:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar remains one of the top archivers. Fast, reliable and powerfull, he manages many types of archives.Although has an old interface, he proved that isi still one of the best. Good compression and easy-to-use.... that”s Winrar ! Still the same ! Still the best !
|Comment #54 by: Gapp on 28 Apr 2012, 18:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes! Another WinRAR giveaway! Consider me please as I have been using the freeware imitations (clone) Kuazip. Have joined some previous contest's elsewhere and I hit "zero" always :( WinRAR is the one true archive king and it's compatible with almost all the archives around. A true standard of an archive. Plus you can scan from within the archive with Avira or Avast. Unlike the clone whicb has to be their own AV of choice. If you password protect your archives it'll be days and days before a * can gain on it and probably just forget about it. The password manager can be dealt with some augmentation. Again do consider me :)
|Comment #55 by: senior38 on 28 Apr 2012, 18:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
To bardzo dobry program mógłby zogościć na moim laptopie,ale dopiero jak szczęście się uśmiechnie i wygram.Organizatorowi dziękuję za ten konkurs.
|Comment #56 by: Alex on 28 Apr 2012, 18:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Great giveaway here please count me in. We have been using WinRAR in the office since ages and it does the job especially in documents and drawings that we need to archive/password-protect and then encrypt. At home I have the so-called Haozip. It does the job and it's freeware but falls short of WinRAR performance. Also I get confused with it's interface...once a WinRAR user always looking for WinRAR thingy! Why not? It's the best in the archive applications and it's easy to use! Bring it on Softpedia! And congratulations again for a wonderful year ahead of giveaways for the loyal and satisfied users :)
|Comment #57 by: Doryforos on 28 Apr 2012, 18:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Robust archiver with lots of power options & tools; ugly icons; internal file viewer needs improvements (unicode/utf-8 support, some fonts, such as GNU freefonts support); a nice touch would be hash integrity check (both GUI and CLI) integration, e.g. ability to compare hash (SHA1+, preferably, SFV at least) lists with the contents of, say, the currently open archive...
|Comment #59 by: Dennis D on 28 Apr 2012, 19:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Oh boy. Back in the days when I got my first computer, WinRAR was a joy. What I truly loved about it was it's Self-extract module, I just played with it for days. Just add some files, add a cool logo for the SFX window, add an icon too and bam. I was just happy that I could create a professional-looking "installer" for my stuff and that was stimulating my creativity. :D
I also liked (and I still do) the "Test" feature, it gave me peace of mind by knowing that my files had 100% integrity.
Aside from that, what can I say, I never had a single problem with it. In my opinion it's rock stable and I'd definitely love to own a license.
|Comment #59.1 by: danmusatr on 01 May 2012, 15:44 GMT|
I still recall those old times when I also did play with winrar. Same as you (same as many of us) I did manage all by myself using winrar without training. Really simple interface, friendly enough, even for me, in times when I was really, really * . Straight intuitive as very few of programs are. Many options, many settings and yet I didn't fail in using them right almost from the very beginning. Funny thing is winrar made me happy as probably made you all happy for doing computer things right... even without any computer skills, encouraging us to go forward. So "Thank you!" to all of them who made this software the way it was and is. Thank them for the chance they gave me to walk to this road of PC using. I couldn't be what I am now without winrar. This isn't a great piece of software, it is how any software should be made. It should be a standard in programing.
|Comment #62 by: Jono on 28 Apr 2012, 19:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is a very good software to compress and archive files. It has a useful option to create a solid archive with additional data repair so you can retrieve information even from the old CD / DVD. This program supports multiple file formats and allows you to create archives in an efficient format *.rar. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this fantastic competition. WinRAR is worth every dollar spent on it.
|Comment #64 by: remmak on 28 Apr 2012, 20:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is the best archive manager.
|Comment #65 by: myimmortalize on 28 Apr 2012, 20:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Very usefull program...Count me in please...
|Comment #66 by: ppopoyy on 28 Apr 2012, 20:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Old in the market and it's still the best choice! Because simply, it's great. Or, maybe, it's the best!
|Comment #67 by: Cool on 28 Apr 2012, 21:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I love Winrar as it possibly the best compressor software around. I can easily merge and split the file in size beside creating my own password to access to my file too. Its brilliant :)
|Comment #69 by: gargi2221 on 28 Apr 2012, 22:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is the best compression software, please count me in. Thanks a lot.
|Comment #70 by: Biberkopf on 28 Apr 2012, 22:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR doesn't win rare - it wins every time i use it!
|Comment #71 by: Adrian on 28 Apr 2012, 22:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
For me (a regular user), the 30 EUR price tag of WinRAR is not justifiable, since 7Zip (which is completely free) already contains similar functionality (decent 7z compression ratios and speed, full support for zip, shell integration, a bunch of supported formats for decompression and even a nice command-line interface for the occasional backup script).
I wouldn't mind a license though, for those rare times when 7Zip just won't do like creating an SFX installer, repairing a damaged archive or extracting some weirdly packed file from the Internet.
Another quality giveaway! Keep it up Softpedia!
|Comment #73 by: ditech on 28 Apr 2012, 22:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
in my opinion the only thing that winrar must add is a strong encryption algorithm because it uses only AES128 which is not efficient as an AES256 or AES512.
|Comment #74 by: faisal on 29 Apr 2012, 00:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
That's Great Idea To Make WinRAR As Best Compression Tool. Because WinRAR makes Sharing Gigantic data more easily because WinRAR More Powerful From they competitor
|Comment #75 by: Sobri on 29 Apr 2012, 00:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Beautiful software, I like THIS. I'm SPEECHLLESS...
|Comment #76 by: SiD on 29 Apr 2012, 01:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winrar's features like lightweight, low on resources and easy to understand interface has overthrown the other compression tools in the market.It is still a first choice among every computer geek....
|Comment #77 by: Suhail on 29 Apr 2012, 01:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I strongly urge RarLabs to put all the "WinRar Right Click Entries" under a single banner.
Suppport for extracting all types of Executable files & Cell Phone Apps is something that can turn WinRar into a Complete Extraction Utility.
|Comment #78 by: cloney on 29 Apr 2012, 02:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
One of the few programs I immediately install following a fresh format. Supports a ton of formats and the interface is no-frills. I also like being able to extract in the right-click context menu. (cascading menus preferred)
|Comment #79 by: hcdharma on 29 Apr 2012, 02:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is an archive software that I will never left behind, since it has a simple interface, more atractive when is combined w/ several themes that can be downloaded from its site (I would recommend RARaddin & Alpha Dista), very fast, & support most format.. but not all, sadly. It has not support the new patented "zipx". From my experience, WinRAR is not the best compression for "wav" and other audio file format (zipx is better).
|Comment #80 by: Anubhav Gupta on 29 Apr 2012, 03:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think WinRar is awesome.In future releases i think they should add support for gpu compression and extraction, like with the help of CUDA,etc.
|Comment #81 by: Fate on 29 Apr 2012, 04:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well its faster than 7zip but 7zip is better is u ask me
|Comment #82 by: Carlos Henrique on 29 Apr 2012, 04:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I like Winrar. I use always.
|Comment #83 by: Bathoria on 29 Apr 2012, 04:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Years ago I purchased a license for WinRar, and since that time I've tried other compressioni/decompression software which has been advertised as being the same as, if not better than WinRAR, hut to be truthful, I'm comfortable with the GUI of WinRAR, I understand how the various features work, I don't feel that they are trying to upsell me on additional plugins and other features I really won't use, and so forth. For the money, I think that WinRAR is an excellent selection for anyone ranging from novice users to expert users. That said, If you've never heard about WinRAR, or tried it, you definitely better ask somebody. ;)
|Comment #83.1 by: yaneck on 29 Apr 2012, 07:45 GMT|
winrar..is the best programm
|Comment #84 by: Juan on 29 Apr 2012, 05:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is a very good program. Count on me. Thank you.
|Comment #85 by: ThreadedBoot on 29 Apr 2012, 05:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well. WinRAR isn't all that. I'm just commenting to get a license. Smart of me eh?
|Comment #86 by: Darwin on 29 Apr 2012, 05:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Too much to pay for a price that can be free if you use alternatives.
|Comment #87 by: Samar on 29 Apr 2012, 05:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Many came and many died..but Roaring all the way for so long in WinRar.
|Comment #88 by: Juan on 29 Apr 2012, 05:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is a very good program. Count on me. Thank you.
|Comment #89 by: y2kusuma on 29 Apr 2012, 06:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Rar is no longer my favorite archive format, now I only compress to 7z. 7z compress faster and better. One thing I miss is recovery record, but I never use it anyway.
|Comment #90 by: Abhi on 29 Apr 2012, 07:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Fast , light on system resources..& User Friendly 17 years old product Reliability but not modernised Still Old outdated looks as compared with competitors like winzip & some privacy concern related to passwords....
|Comment #91 by: Grr on 29 Apr 2012, 07:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is a very powerful compression tool that I have been using for past 8 years. Over the period of years, WinRAR has improved a lot in compression speed and compression ratio (%).
WinRAR is lightweight on system resources, supports data encryption, encrypts file names and fully utilizes the multi-core CPU and hyper-threading technology- using the multithreaded version of RAR compression algorithm. (You may disable Multi-threading from WinRAR>Options>Settings>System> Multithreading checkbox)
As of now, WinRAR supports all popular compression formats such as RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, TAR, ISO and 7-Zip (what I have used so far).
It supports multiple languages (45 as of now) and has a separate installer for 64-bit OS.
Additionally it also supports command-line operations, though I never attempted one!
WinRAR provides free support for all licensed users. In addition, you could use the offer below and avail a free support for 40-days:
WinRAR allows creating split archives, either based on the pre-defined destination size (shown below) or user defined size.
The compression utility in WinRAR provides following functions:
1. Add or replace files
2. Add or update files
3. Convert archive to SFX
4. Test archives
5. Show archive info
6. Add archive comment
The above listed functionalities are just a small sub-set (based on what I have used and came across). They are many others that I have not mentioned it here.
Proceeding further, I would like to mention another great feature provided by WinRAR. It is SFX.
An SFX (SelF-eXtracting) archive is an archive, merged with an executable module, which is used to extract files from the archive when executed. As it is an executable module (aka exe) it does not requires any application/software to run (for extracting the contents). I prefer using SFX’s as it helps a lot to the person whom I am sharing the files, as then he/she could just go ahead extracting the data without having to install additional software to do so. However, it comes with a disadvantage that the SFX exe files could not be sent over email (especially gmail-due to their policy) -as they are blocked and removed.
WinRAR supports creating following SFXs:
1. GUI RAR and ZIP modules (Default.SFX and Zip.SFX)
2. Console RAR module (WinCon.SFX)
Another very interesting feature for me is reporting. The report generation differs based on the type of mode namely file management mode and archive management mode. In the file management mode, a list of files and folders from the current working folder is displayed; while, in the archive management mode, the list of archived files and folders from the currently opened archive are displayed.
As shown below, you could have the following details listed in the generated report:
1. File CRC
2. File date
3. Packed size
4. File size
5. Total information
6. Archive name
7. Usual files
PS: above is using archive management mode.
Moving further, I would talk a bit about some of the most used (but less known) features of WinRAR:
1. Context menu -though on installation WinRAR already integrates with Windows shell providing several options, you may add/remove the options from WinRAR>Options>Settings>Shell Integration>Context menu items
2. Import/Export settings- WinRAR supports import/export of all the settings from WinRAR>Options> Import/Export. This is very useful primarily in two cases: one we have to reformat and two when we require having the same set of settings for a different installation/PC. The settings are imported as a .REG file.
3. Recovery volumes- these volumes are special (.rev) files created by WinRAR. They allow reconstructing missing and damaged files in a volume set. An important point to note here is that that this recovery volume feature works only in case of multi volumes (aka, split archives). Each recovery volume is able to reconstruct only one missing volume. For example, if we have 5 volumes (split archives) and 1 recovery volume, we would be able to reconstruct only 1 missing volumes. Hence, if the number of .rev files is less than the number of missing volumes, reconstruction is not possible. This feature is very useful for backups.
4. Advanced SFX options- This option/feature is applicable only to Windows GUI module. It provides a very extensive set of options (some of them) such as title, logo, license info, request for administrator access, extract path, and others. In short, it allows creating your own customized installation SFX. A bonus is that once you set the options it automatically generates a script using script commands. Please note that by default, WinRAR x64 uses 32-bit versions, but you can select 64-bit modules explicitly in SFX options: Module dialog. Resulting 64-bit SFX archive will then work only in Windows x64.
5. Compression method- WinRAR currently supports six compression methods, namely: 'Store', 'Fastest', 'Fast', 'Normal', 'Good' and 'Best'. The 'Best' method provides highest, but slowest compression, 'Fastest' compresses least, but is very fast, and 'Store' merges files into an archive without compression.
6. Backup option- WinRAR not only functions primarily as a compression tool, but also has an inbuilt backup utility. It can be used to do full as well as incremental/daily backups. Specifically I would like to mention two very useful backup options: one for keeping old file versions and other for creating masked archive names.
In my (and only my) opinion I see following shortcomings in WinRAR:
1. When we open the help file (from WinRAR>Help> Help topics), it always stays in the foreground, which becomes irritating for me. Even with Alt-Tab, it stays in the front. However, if the help file (WinRAR.chm) is opened directly from the installed folder, there is no such issue.
2. The splitting of archive option (from the wizard) requires specifying the file size in bytes, which is again irritating. I would rather prefer using a small sub-menu for bytes/KB/MB, etc.
To end my bragging about WinRAR (which I am proud of doing), I want to stress that this software though less than 2 Mb in size does wonders in handling our archives using the much required sophisticated compression algorithm. It does provide us better compression than similar tools of its category.
|Comment #92 by: BruzZzler on 29 Apr 2012, 08:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winrar is the best packer of world
|Comment #93 by: Gopal on 29 Apr 2012, 09:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRar is the Fast,Light,Best in a Class Utilities!!! It is a All in One Solution For File compressing,File De-compressing & File archiving. Thank You SOFTPEDIA for this Wonderful Giveaway.....
|Comment #94 by: gabe on 29 Apr 2012, 09:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is good. I would like to win a free license!
|Comment #95 by: TechnoTux on 29 Apr 2012, 09:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As far as you do not need security Winrar is the best choice but when you want some types of security it falls behind.A user may easily find passwords stored in registry and the point is it is in PLAIN text!!
|Comment #96 by: Nadeem on 29 Apr 2012, 09:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
RAR....ing your LiFe - FiLe from last 17 years.
|Comment #97 by: IMDDK on 29 Apr 2012, 10:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is the best! I have been using it for over 5 years!
|Comment #99 by: Pawel on 29 Apr 2012, 10:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is top notch a must have tool.
I have tried many of free replacements, but never found one that is so powerful and easy to use.
The only thing that worries me a lot is a fact, that Polish translation is always one of the last available.
I really like the ability, to change toolbar and filetype icons and of course very good RAR compression ratio - compared to ZIP (but still 7zip is a little bit more better but not so popular).
I really would like to win WinRAR licence, since it is one of my favourite utilities.
|Comment #100 by: Bionic on 29 Apr 2012, 10:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
"password manager stores the countersigns in the Registry and they are in plain text."
I wasn't aware of that ionut.
By pointing out I'm sure they'll fix this accordingly.
I would be very glad if I could retrieve a license for WinRAR.
Thank you for reviewing & thanks WinRAR.
|Comment #101 by: pss0612 on 29 Apr 2012, 11:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRar is great! and this is his appearance to which it gets used once and for all. 7-zip is also outstanding, but the look is not so pleasant.
|Comment #102 by: Tester on 29 Apr 2012, 11:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is the best way to gets software shorter, save important things and others.
|Comment #103 by: credible on 29 Apr 2012, 12:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar has had my "back-up" for years now.
Simple to use as well.
|Comment #104 by: 89 on 29 Apr 2012, 12:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winrar is spcial programs, better performance and other goods functions.
|Comment #106 by: Mike on 29 Apr 2012, 12:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you for another opportunity to win cool program. Who among us has not used WinRAR? I guess there is no such person. I use it for several years. The program integrates well with our system. Working with him is very easy. It is one of those programs that are most used. Create archives (even password protected) is very simple - anyone can do this easily. Unfortunately, the program is expensive! Not everyone can afford to buy a license and remain with " lifetime (illegal) Trial". Thank you again for the opportunity to acquire a legal license - who knows, maybe i will succeed :) Translation: Google Translate :(
|Comment #107 by: rudrax on 29 Apr 2012, 12:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The best archiving utility in the planet is winRAR. It is very fast and efficient and the version 4.11 has some significant improvements. Data can be encrypted with passwords so that you can be relax while transferring files over internet. The size of data can be reduced significantly hence it saves the bandwidth while downloading files from the internet.
Suggestion: The password that it stores in registry, should be encrypted by the user/admin log in passwords making it the best of all and unobjectionable.
|Comment #108 by: pachomora on 29 Apr 2012, 12:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
First of all, thanks for this giveaway.
I would like to win a license because WinRAR is the best archive manager for me.
Thanks again and good luck for everyone
|Comment #109 by: Pradosh on 29 Apr 2012, 13:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
In my view nothing come close to WinRAR when it comes to features. I liked its ability to create self extracting archives with custom icons, logo images, license and much more similar to small setup factory. I tried it but 40 days limitation laid me down.
I use 7-zip when i need high compression. But apart from compression it offers nothing good. I miss WinRAR that it was not able to create installer system from my products.
|Comment #110 by: LuisB on 29 Apr 2012, 13:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've used WinRAR for around 10 years. I've tested many archive managers throughout this time and I've got yet to see one that matches the ease of use and streamlined settings that always allowed me to choose the best settings without wondering what I was doing.
However, I'll agree that the 7z format can actually compress the same data further (when possible). This may be the only qualm I have about the RAR format, since it's older than 7z. On the other hand though, I believe 7z doesn't have recovery record support, let alone recovery volumes. I would have lost once a month's worth of work if it wasn't for the 3% recovery record that was added to a huge set of files, since the transfer was defective. In addition, RAR supports solid compression, so the results are sometimes very close to those that 7z provides in best conditions.
Thank you, WinRAR. Please keep on improving over the years!
|Comment #111 by: skubaso on 29 Apr 2012, 14:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, nice thing about WinRar is its ability to create self-extracting archives, which is a handy thing if the person you’re sending the file too doesn’t have the right software to open it, please count me in the draw.
|Comment #112 by: A Guy on 29 Apr 2012, 15:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRar has never let me down. I have 7zip installed, but have never needed it for something WinRar wouldn't handle. Easiest to quickly create an archive. Always on my list of reccommended software.
|Comment #113 by: Haamed on 29 Apr 2012, 17:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is the best and fastest file archiving tool for windows users. I'm loving it.
|Comment #114 by: Bee on 29 Apr 2012, 17:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Considering the things one can do with winrar even as an unlicensed user, i think that is a plus that has kept users *winrar-ing* if it was not so, it would have drawn users to other challengers on the market *names withheld* because honestly speaking,most of its advanced functionalities are only used by a few.
|Comment #115 by: ga09 on 29 Apr 2012, 18:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
DER ultimative und populärste Packer - WinRar,
a must have!
Bitte zählen Sie mich dazu.
Danke für dieses grossartige Giveaway an WinRar und Softpedia! (o:
M.f.G. / Garcia
- . -
THE ultimate and most popular Packer - WinRar,
a must have!
Please include me to.
Thank you for this great giveaway to WinRar and Softpedia! (o:
M.f.G. / Garcia
- . -
|Comment #116 by: joby_toss on 29 Apr 2012, 18:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I really hope WinRAR devs put out an official portable version! This will definitely boost WinRAR's popularity!
|Comment #117 by: HaddadR on 29 Apr 2012, 20:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The best tool from while
the key of success for winrar is that it always has been a simple application, doing perfectly what it is designed for.
some others tricks like auto extract the whole archive when opening a html on exe file are very useful.
|Comment #118 by: g0rg0n on 29 Apr 2012, 23:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Theres no one like winrar...every file operation is easy with him, raring a file to send over email or just making a archive its all easy wit winrar.
|Comment #119 by: Joan on 29 Apr 2012, 23:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar, I think the best compressor ...
|Comment #120 by: GNMilasi on 30 Apr 2012, 01:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR the best file unzipper the world and every day continues to maintain its overwhelming hegemony !
|Comment #121 by: eric on 30 Apr 2012, 01:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
compression. extractions. best solution WINRAR.
|Comment #122 by: Sankar on 30 Apr 2012, 01:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As per compression ratio it might not be the best, but few features of it are the best like the encryption/ security, the easy to use interface, ability to decompress many file types including iso formats.
|Comment #123 by: ss3n on 30 Apr 2012, 02:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
would be great if winrar had an option for an interface that could be browsed like the explorer.. would come in handy for .rar. files within .rar files.. instead of opening up multiple windows we could just browse back n forth via the one open window..
|Comment #124 by: badai06 on 30 Apr 2012, 04:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
someone do tell me please, what are the different between licensed version n normal version. i used winrar since 2002 n not register it but no nag screen or trial limit occor. does the registered version can help me open up 1 rar folder that i forgot the passswd or what the differ in licensed version.
|Comment #125 by: Asriel Rusdyawan on 30 Apr 2012, 05:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
From the First time it was made, WinRAR is very great tools when Handling Archive and this tool is famous until today daily use.
I really like it's simplicity interface but very efficient for every user. So user from novice to expert will never find any difficulties when using this tool.
Plus, I also like it's ability to install theme. I really like the idea behind this feature. WinRAR also can be trusted on x64 Machine! So there is no more lack of memory usage when handling big Archives on x64 Machines!
Thanks for this Giveaway Softpedia!
Please count me in!
|Comment #126 by: GerMulvey on 30 Apr 2012, 07:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It might be old, it might look familiar or boring if you like but it works and works well. If it ain't broke you just don't need to fix it... here's to another 17 years of stable data compression and many more after.
|Comment #127 by: panjooel on 30 Apr 2012, 09:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winRaR is the best archive manager i have...
less memory use, fast and simple...
what i don't like is the old interface and not Free :P
|Comment #128 by: Hondros on 30 Apr 2012, 11:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRaR is also a good disk analysis & help me to find supicious programs installed.
Please count me in for the giveaway contest.
Thanks & Regards
|Comment #129 by: Phillip C on 30 Apr 2012, 11:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think that it's a world class archiving software that many other archiving programs wish they were as good as.
|Comment #130 by: yahia on 30 Apr 2012, 11:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it's a cool(must have) software. It's a simple very clean interface as you suggested and i like it this way, also it's small sized setup file, it opens iso files and support many other formats. it also gives many options regarding the (de)compressing matter like compress the compression method and the ability to set password to protect your files, and of course it does so quickly. i used winzip, freearc and 7zip but winrar is the one i favor best.
|Comment #131 by: ga09 on 30 Apr 2012, 12:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
DER ultimative und populõrste Packer - WinRar,
a must have!
Bitte zõhlen Sie mich dazu.
Danke f³r dieses grossartige Giveaway an WinRar und Softpedia! (o:
M.f.G. / Garcia
- . -
THE ultimate and most popular Packer - WinRar,
a must have!
Please include me to.
Thank you for this great giveaway to WinRar and Softpedia! (o:
M.f.G. / Garcia
- . -
|Comment #132 by: aksclusive on 30 Apr 2012, 12:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winrar is a awesome application for compression one of the best thing i like about is the compression method that allow me to save disk space, also it have a very good tool that is i can make my software portable by using winrar it is a trick i know it now and i am pleased with this trick thanks winrar...
|Comment #133 by: tek.fu on 30 Apr 2012, 12:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
worth the try when works well.....
|Comment #135 by: Alba on 30 Apr 2012, 14:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
One thing that made me dislike WinRAR a long time ago was the absent of group context menu which then made context menu became longger than neccessary, but since that is the thing of the past (came along 7zip), I will definitely move to WinRAR if it has the ability to try to open any type of file regadless of it's extension (like what 7zip does very well). Well, for now, 7zip is the winner for me. Thanks for the offer anyway--wouldn't reject one if any.
|Comment #137 by: Mahafuz on 30 Apr 2012, 16:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What should I recommend
Good, better or Best,
Before winning WinRAR
I can't take rest.
|Comment #138 by: FangTom on 30 Apr 2012, 17:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR: Top Notch Compression, Ease of Use - Drag Drop & Zip Wizard -File Zip Manager, Extraction for 13 Plus other archive types. Excellent Help and Support....wow....
Man, I never win squat....but hey i love WinRAR...long long time user
|Comment #139.1 by: victor9 on 01 May 2012, 14:17 GMT|
Win! Win! Win!
Rar! Rar! Rar!
|Comment #140 by: mkg_just4u on 30 Apr 2012, 23:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
First of all, great thanks to Softpedia Team for coducting great giveaways from time to time. I have always been loving Softpedia for this reason.
And, now really talking about WinRAR. It is a great file archiver and data compression utility. Great thanks to Roshal Brothers for developing such a great software.
I have been using this software since last 5 years. But, I have been using it in trial mode.
It is a very tiny and simple unpacking and compressing utility. It is a outstanding application with multi platform and multi language support.
It supports a large number of archive and image formats. It enables large files to be splitted in multiple sizes. Its compression and AES encryption features are of world class.
It can also recover damaged archive files. This great software has won several awards as well. I love WinRAR Unplugged, its portable version.
I have also used a large number of other file archivers. But, except 7-Zip, I don't like others at all. 7-Zip is a great rival of WinRAR. It is almost similar to WinRAR.
On the ground of encryption strength, Winrar is weaker than 7-zip.
But, I use both of them side by side. Because I love both of them equally. I dream that when WinRAR could be a totally free and open source software.
That's all what I have in my mind about winrar at this moment.
I hope I could be one of the lucky winners.
Once again thanking Softpedia...
|Comment #141 by: Leonardo on 01 May 2012, 00:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I APPsolutely love WinRAR..I honestly think this is my most used app on my PC!
Keep up the great work guys!! (Y)
|Comment #142 by: IxOrA on 01 May 2012, 02:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i've been using winrar almost 15 yrs now.. and im still using it... way to go winrar....
|Comment #144 by: Kaushik M on 01 May 2012, 08:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Its a very strong and an excellent software. It has some extraordinary features that other compression software lacks. The tool is mostly suitable for both naive and advanced users. WinRAR offers quick and easy handling of any types of zipped files as it can manage a large file very easily and efficiently as its self-extracting modules, file exclusions, encryption or file viewer settings provides efficiency and security.
Its only disadvantage is that the password manager stores the countersigns in the Registry which are in plain text and anybody can access it.
But as a whole it is the best compression application ruling for more than 10 years in the software field.
|Comment #144.1 by: CC on 01 May 2012, 09:11 GMT|
WinRAR has always been a great program, but now has two problems:
1. 7-Zip is free
2. 7-Zip is free
While its compression ratio was awesome a decade ago, now 7-Zip offers better compression when using maximum compression settings, not to mention that 7-Zip works like a charm when having 2 or more CPUs/cores at its disposal (I know WinRAR supports multithreading as well, but anyway... this leads us to the question "Why pay for WinRAR, when there's 7-Zip around?" - still having to find an answer to it...).
|Comment #144.2 by: gini on 04 May 2012, 03:27 GMT|
I have to agree with cc over there. 7-zip is better than Winrar because its free. I used Winrar for quite with trial version and I couldn't bear the nagging of "Register Software" so i switched to 7-zip. Its free and has a lot of options equivalent to winrar.
|Comment #145 by: Ionut on 01 May 2012, 10:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think that is the best and easiest archive application. I tried/tested several archive programs but always I come back to WinRAR.
|Comment #146 by: TrevorT on 01 May 2012, 15:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I remember the first time I had a .rar file and had no idea what it was (8 or 9 years ago maybe?). Ever since finding out what it was, and trying the first tool that I found with a quick search, I've been using WinRAR for all my file compression needs.
|Comment #147 by: Tamakun on 01 May 2012, 16:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sin duda está fuera de seria dejando muy atrás a sus competidores, no es en valde el preferido a la hora de elegir.
|Comment #148 by: Quoc Vuong on 01 May 2012, 20:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
great, i want to use it, it is important
|Comment #149 by: davhag on 01 May 2012, 21:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The very best and I will not use anything else except like now when I do not have a license. So 7Zip til i get a free one.
|Comment #150 by: keq on 01 May 2012, 22:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have tested this program and I must say it is better from all points of view than its direct competitor. even if there are free alternatives but never live up to winrar.
lightweight, simple, intuitive that it seamlessly integrates with the operating system.
I hope to win a license for free ...
do not forget me ...
|Comment #151 by: Kubala95 on 01 May 2012, 23:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THE WinRAR is a classic tool with modern technology. It's still the best archiver, because has unique functionality:
- native compression format "RAR" stands out high perfomance and compatibility with many unpackers, algorithms are specialised to compression specific types of files as text, music or graphic
- friendly and nice interface pleasants and facilitates work with program
- very complex self-archiving system allows create full-automatic SFX packages ideal for distribution
- archives can be secure by very difficult to break password, encrypted with advanced algorithms
- repair data permit to recover the contents of the damaged archive
- context menu provides fast perform operations on files
|Comment #152 by: mda2_5 on 02 May 2012, 00:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
is the best software in the around the world
|Comment #153 by: sabir on 02 May 2012, 00:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is a great product that has been around for years, and it one of the few programs that have been worth paying for on the Windows operating system.
|Comment #154 by: Rafi on 02 May 2012, 01:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Last year when I was trying to merge previously downloaded 5 spitted *.rar archives, 7zip failed to do the job giving a "corrupted archive error". Luckily I had WinRar! It smoothly completed the extraction job & automatically merged all the spitted parts with a single click!
Another reason for loving WinRar is it's feature of creating SFX archives. Thumbs up for this excellent program.
East or West, Winrar is the BEST! I just hope that I win a license of this excellent application..
|Comment #155 by: tmary on 02 May 2012, 06:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The simplicity and flexibility of WinRAR makes it an easy tool to pick up. I'm no longer limited to creating zip archives and I can open a variety of archives without having to install yet another extractor.
|Comment #156 by: LAHarry on 02 May 2012, 07:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The best compression software with simply UI & easy to operate.
Please count me in.
|Comment #157 by: @kathmandu on 02 May 2012, 07:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It is a neat archive manager with easy to use and nice looking interface .I find it useful in many ways.It can be used to compress and password protect private data too.It is easy to use with many features and small size ....what more to ask?
|Comment #158 by: BruceTech on 02 May 2012, 08:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRar is a very solid archiving tool. Given its ability to compress efficiently and reliably, it is a must-have in your archive toolkit.
Several points make it a standout above some other similar tools:
1) it is successful (in my experience) in allowing entry of passwords either by pasting or typing, menus or keyboard commands.
2) it allows for, and makes good use of the recovery record system, to help correct rare corruption issues (which themselves seem mostly related to data transmission or storage corruption)
3) it provides what seems to me to be accurate internal file compression information - so that you can see how much compression each of your files achieved when you have a multi-file archive.
(I mention these items in particular, because while 7-zip is a similar tool, and free, it does not do the three items I list well, or at all in some cases. and to me these are significant pluses for WinRar.)
|Comment #159 by: Bruno on 02 May 2012, 13:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is my favorite compression tool comparing with other similar software. It's a well balanced compressor with a conservative interface which delivers quality and speed (especially on x64).
For me is so good that every time when I reinstalled the OS it's the first application on the to do list. Moreover, I grew up with it starting with my first PC (born on 1998) which ran on windows 95 and with a 'huge' of 0.7 GB hdd space. I was charmed by functions like self-extract, split and test and never let me down.
After those years still remains my favorite application even if I tried many other solutions.
Last but not least, I'd definitely love to receive a license!
|Comment #160 by: Sofiane on 02 May 2012, 13:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'd be pleased to see WinLab overhauling the GUI of their application. I wonder why they love that old archaic interface.
|Comment #161 by: sourav on 02 May 2012, 16:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
its an essential software for computer users
|Comment #163 by: Ernest Kennedy on 02 May 2012, 17:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR Is Simply The BEST !
|Comment #164 by: thuctc on 02 May 2012, 17:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar only you, so my honey, i love you so much!
|Comment #165 by: nikos ellinas on 02 May 2012, 19:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Joined 6 month's elections in GREECE We must win a key, to go with my psychology elevated to vote
|Comment #166 by: Jeff on 02 May 2012, 23:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When archiving stuff,
No free app's enough,
So raise the bar,
And only use WinRAR;
You know it makes sense,
So give me a license!
|Comment #167 by: Jamil on 03 May 2012, 02:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
So far best archiever in terms of popularity of its format, recovery and robustness, but may not have best compression ratio. Recovery of rar and zip formats that come bundled with it are excellent. I choose rar format with recovery information as mode as a safe mode for storing data over long time. Ability to open almost every archeive makes it an all in one utility. Performance is of top notch and the options available during an operation are quite useful.
Only thing missing is the option to mount an archeive in a virtual drive,
|Comment #168 by: Bob on 03 May 2012, 04:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRar is on my wishlist since a year and I hope you unzip the bag of goodies with my name on it .. :-) This one's a must-have for every Windows user ... easy, quick and reliable.
|Comment #169 by: piku2008 on 03 May 2012, 06:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This software always amaizes me with its easy & compex method of compressing big file in small tiny ones .... been using this software from last copules of years and i am really amazed by its capability . But still this softwares need to be improved as there are still some compressing methods that are been used in some other softwares but those need big CPU power to compress but in case of WINRAR its very easy to use & i love the interface tooo .....
Let see what's the future of this software with compare to others & ya thanks softpedia for the review of the new version !!!
|Comment #170 by: davyandjane on 03 May 2012, 09:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar compresses the competition as an all round package.
|Comment #171 by: Ahmad Mufidun on 03 May 2012, 13:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Speed for split compression of a lot higher of video file is low. not recommended for splitting into small size, it can made corruption.
|Comment #172 by: vovps on 03 May 2012, 14:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Best PowerArchiver2010-free, then winRAR shareware.
|Comment #173 by: Kowalski on 03 May 2012, 15:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is one of the first programs that install on your system, because many important files I keep the archives in RAR format. I am currently using WinRAR version 3.80, but unfortunately it is not fully compatible with Windows 7 x64, which I plan to install the system on a PC. WinRAR is a perfect tool for archiving files and create attachments to e-mail, assisted by a many different compression formats and allows to create archives in RAR and ZIP file format. Performance has been optimized code in version 4, and the program has good stability and refinement. Thank you for this fantastic competition!
|Comment #175 by: SiNg0d on 03 May 2012, 19:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why do I love WinRAR? Simply because it's lightweight, and not a resource junkie like other programs, say WinZIP. The interface is prefect, gives you what you need where you need it.
|Comment #176 by: Nick on 03 May 2012, 21:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I like WinRAR. It's useful, especially for the .rar files that not many other programs can decompress. However, the user interface is very confusing, especially for someone who's not very familiar with archiving and decompressing. The developers of WinRAR should make a "new consumer" version, or something like that, for the less experienced computer user. And perhaps make the new version free? They would get a lot more downloads and possibly more publicity.
|Comment #177 by: alex19100 on 03 May 2012, 21:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winrar is a very good and usefull applications.
very nice software
|Comment #178 by: RushArt on 04 May 2012, 01:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
So far I must be thankful for the creator of WinRar for letting people to use the evaluation version for more than 40 days, with the only downside of nag screen, but still as fully featured.
That being said, there are just too many other archive utilities that can satisfy what the 99% users wanted that it almost makes no sense to pay for one.
But WinRar, despite all, still maintain the reputation of one of the best archive utility. I may not know why, but it remains as one of the program that I install to all new computers.
|Comment #179 by: Yume no Hana on 04 May 2012, 02:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just love Winrar's recovery record feature. It saved me many times when I download archived files from the internet. If I download a corrupted 7z file, I'll have to download again but if I download a corrupted rar file with recovery record, I'll just have to repair it.
|Comment #180 by: nevzata74 on 04 May 2012, 08:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is my most trusted compression/decompression program. Trust is everything in comp./decomp. software.
|Comment #181 by: GGCsuperion on 04 May 2012, 09:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i like winrar, it is easy for me
|Comment #182 by: nabix on 04 May 2012, 10:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for Softpedia and WinRar for this nice contest.
WinRar is the best for me from many many years.
1. No revolution changes, just improve.
2. Software tradition since DOS through Windows OSs. 17 years tradition.
3. They own compression algorithm rar is one of the best and most use all over the world.
4. No better alternative now.
They should improve:
1. No safely password storage.
2. Compression ratio (for example media files, rivals don't sleep - for example 7-zip sometimes is better).
3. I remember some day when I bet on with my friend which soft has better compression ratio 7-zip or WinRar (my best).
We made tests. Unfortunately 7-zip in many categories and file types has better compresion ratio than WinRar'a.
4. Refresh menu, icons etc. ... but just a little. Maybe like Windows 8 icons.
|Comment #184 by: Zex on 04 May 2012, 11:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar is the best compressor/decompressor. Using it as primary compressor alongside 7-zip and would completely ditch 7-zip if it would add NSIS executable extraction and a support to create 7-zip archives.
|Comment #185 by: ansarka on 04 May 2012, 16:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have been using win rar for about 10 years and i am amazedthat inspite of it not being free it hasquietly allowed me to use it without cmplaint. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Comment #186 by: mumidadi on 04 May 2012, 16:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Winrar, is Good, fast, reliable and easy to understand in the same time..
|Comment #187 by: bayleynator on 05 May 2012, 06:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree with the comment about the interface, It would be nice for a Change Over But That does not apply to me because I only use the context menu's E.g. Extract to (FileNameHere).(Compression type) Please consider this as an entry for the Giveaway, Email: email@example.com
|Comment #188 by: DeeZaster on 05 May 2012, 09:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
In the mixed martial arts and boxing you hear the term Pound for Pound's best which refers to the best in the world, nobody is better.
WinRAR in this case is Byte for Byte the worlds best archiver!
|Comment #189 by: Walker on 05 May 2012, 10:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
winrar sure is good, but it would be very nice if the RAR-LABS people could turn on certain settings by default - like "cascaded context menus" and turn off certain unwanted ones like associations with JAR or ISO file formats (these extensions are better handled by other related programs)
|Comment #190 by: mkdante381 on 05 May 2012, 11:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WINRAR rules!He is quick, efficient and reliable.
|Comment #191 by: fenixproductions on 05 May 2012, 16:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You may add as Good - nice error messages:
1. create test archive with 10 parts
2. damage 5th part
:: test.part005.rar: CRC failed in dictionaries\en_GB.dic. The file is corrupt
:: test.part005.rar: Unexpected end of archive
:: Data error in 'dictionaries\en_GB.dic'. Files is broken
3. delete damaged part
:: Next volume is required : test.part005.rar
:: test.part005.rar: The required volume is absent
:: test.part004.rar: CRC failed in dictionaries\en_GB.dic. The file is corrupt
:: Data error in 'dictionaries\en_GB.dic'. Files is broke
For different WinRar provides better explanations while 7zip says the same thing.
|Comment #191.1 by: Gramnok on 07 May 2012, 06:51 GMT|
but 7zip is free
|Comment #192 by: Rich on 05 May 2012, 16:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've tried most of the freeware archivers out there, as well as a few of the shareware programs. I'm not a power user, but I really enjoy all of the options available in WinRAR. It's at the top of my list for operation and usability, and the only archiver I've considered buying.
|Comment #193 by: Mememe on 05 May 2012, 16:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wow...17 years. I have been using it for the past 10 years or so. Never needed winzip or the windows compression utility once I used Winrar.
|Comment #194 by: network22 on 05 May 2012, 17:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
a fine compression programen the best.
|Comment #195 by: Ion Nita on 05 May 2012, 19:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Now WinRAR turned 17 years must say a few things about it: WinRAR is the top of the line file compression and archiving utility on the market. I have been using the WinRAR archiving and compression utility since version 2.0 and quite honestly, I have not found another program which is compatible with so many different archive types, or that is so simple to use. The WinRAR interface is intuitive and it does not take very long to get the hang of using the program.
Of course, WinRAR does support the ZIP file format, but it achieves a much higher compression rate using the RAR file type. One of the best features of WinRAR is that it will setup right-click context menus in the Windows environment. This makes archiving and even extracting files very simple.
However, you can even add files to an existing archive on the fly. Whenever I create an archive, if the data is sensitive, I will password protect my archive. WinRAR's encryption and password protection ensures that my data is safe. I always backup my data to CDs and I find that it is beneficial to be able to password protect and compress my files so that I can fit more information on a disk. This saves me money because as you know writable CD disk are not free.
Another feature that I enjoy about WinRAR is that you can create self-extracting files. When you choose this option, WinRAR will create and executable files. When you double click the EXE file, your files will be extracted automatically and it will even create folders that you predetermine to your hard drive. This saves you a lot of time by eliminating the need for you to manually add directories in Windows Explorer.
WinRAR is one of those utilities that serious computer users just will not go without. While everybody seems to have their own personal preference as to what software they use WinRAR will always be in my arsenal of computer utilities. I only wish that everybody would use the RAR compression format.
Because I have used WinRAR for so long and I find it to be a valuable resource I give this program a 10/10 rating. I would suggest downloading the trial version of WinRAR and see for your self what a valuable tool this utility is.
|Comment #196 by: HKane on 05 May 2012, 20:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wouldn't call WinRAR the best, but I'm sure it's one of the best .... And I'm sure, thanks to WinRAR, today we have freeware analogs .... And, of course, Happy birthday WinRAR! :)
|Comment #197 by: Bindegal on 06 May 2012, 01:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Im happy for it, ill use it to unpack ISO files, then repack them to winrar if i want to make it passwordprotected.
|Comment #198 by: BalthaZ on 06 May 2012, 09:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is still hands down the best compression/decompression software.Been using it for several years and it's one of the few software that is not bloated with with version changes and updates. Highly recommended to those who are yet to use it!
..& yes ! Count me in for the contest -;)
|Comment #199 by: envd on 06 May 2012, 09:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR is a tried and tested file compression tool for a wide range of operating systems. WinRAR also supports a wide variety of archive formats. One of the features that makes WinRAR stand out amongst its competitors is the Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD support, even though its only command line versions. The simple interface makes it easy to navigate and manage archives. The unlimited file size and multi-volume support makes it the ideal tool to use for any storage medium from CD's to NAS devices. There is a perfect balance between the compression speed and compression ratio. WinRAR is a great and reliable tool for advanced and novice users.
|Comment #200 by: Chris on 06 May 2012, 13:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It is a very good program that succeeded in surviving, improving and evolving on a tough market and on the file archivers segment. It's a great model of marketing success, and a very versatile product.
The functions are very powerfull, though you would not expect that from an archiving tool. The interface is ingeniously straight-forward, protecting the advanced functions from the non-savy users, in order to avoid unwanted, potentially dangerous actions to be made.
It is pretty clear to me that this program was made with the straight taught of being pleasing for the time-efficient power-users, but friendly to all the begginers and attractive (I could even say tollerant) for new pc users. All of this were accomplished in a very elegant manner.
Without going to deep in all the functions the program has and the competitive strategies that the management adopted over the years, I believe it to be "the way" to make a business grow and having content users, even though they are from drastically different backgrounds and environments.
This was my comment for the competition and I would like to add a very big "thumbs up" for the WinRAR Laboratories.
|Comment #201 by: hlm on 06 May 2012, 15:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR, WinRAR, WinRAR.... so where do I need to start regarding this one of the 'essential software' that everybody should install on their PC or Mac. Hmmm.... let see, I better mentioned the part that I hate most about this software.... and that is :
1. It's not a freeware
2. It's not a freeware
3. It's not a freeware
4. It's not a freeware
5. It's not a freeware
So why mentioned the negative aspect of it first rather than save it for later? Easily because there's too many positive things to say about this software. So let's see :
- Small download size
Have you ever download another famous compression software called W**Z*p? How big is it? Ironically I start using W**Z*p during my first hands on with computer during the mid 90's. Start using WinRAR during my university days and never looked back ever since. Even with such small installer size it still manage to offer a superb plethora of functionality and flexibility.
- Huge list of supported file compression format and etc
Extract a ZIP file -- check, extract from a ISO file -- check, extract from certain type of application installer -- check, extract from a CAB file -- check, extract from other proprietary compression format such as 7-zip or others -- check and the list goes on and on.
- User friendly software
This is one of the best feature of WinRAR. The menu was very simple and easy to understand either during creating an archive or extracting an archive. Not really sure what to do? Easy... just click the wizard icon and follow the instructions... BAM mission accomplished.
- Customizable Theme or GUI
Computer application need to be user friendly and eye catchy.... like an IOS app for an example. OK fine...the default GUI didn't seems that bad, yes I agree on that. But some user seems keen on giving their computer its very own look or personalization. Need glossy effect for the GUI and icon set? Fancy for a KDE of GNOME lookalike? Just need for a simplified look? Name it....
- Low Computer System Requirements
This is also one of best aspect of WinRAR from my opinion. If you notice nowadays newer software seems to be somewhat bloater, just name it either web browser, antivirus software, PDF viewer and etc. But WinRAR seems to maintain its low system resources usage same as the previous version a few years back. Hence a tagline of one of my favorite software download website "Because Newer Is Not Always Better" So again WinRAR.... kudos for not "fixing something that was not broken"
- H*S**** anyone? WinRAR could also provide the same functionality
Again somebody will tell.... hey 7-Zip could also offer the same functionality you've mention earlier...
Yup, I will totally agree with that. But does the GUI user friendly and eye catchy as WinRAR? How about its customization?
Again if you so gung- * about the GUI and theme why don't use Peazip instead? OK here's my question....does anybody want to comment about its somewhat confusing GUI and so called user friendly GUI?
Last but not least... it's all depends on the user, on how he or she use the application and just a matter of preferences. Same as how Windows vs Linux or IOS vs Android... its just technology that offer or created for a same purpose... the concept are just the same, only sometimes we just like to argue over things that actually not a big matter at all.
But for me... I will use WinRAR no matter how many times the "Please Purchase WinRAR License" will be displayed every time I open the main application. Should I go for the piracy route? It's a good idea but for me it's not a viable option because WinRAR is the "blood and tears" of its developer, so I have to respect that. WinRAR rules!!!!!!!
|Comment #202 by: Detection on 06 May 2012, 16:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR for the Win.... RAAAAARRR !
|Comment #203 by: Amit on 06 May 2012, 19:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for this nice giveaway.
From the day I purchased the PC I am using the WinRar.
Yes, there may be some pros and cons about it but it is a must have tool for me.I mainly use for uncompressing the files.One of the feature about I like about it is that it allows to extract the part of the files when your zip files are damaged-corrupted or you don't have all part of the archive series.This is very useful when I have broken zip file with movie or video inside the file.The things I don't like about it is,as everyone says its old interface including its homepage.Indeed they need to make this tiny tool attractive and better if they digitally sign it.Also it will be helpful if checking for the updates is included in the programme interface.
|Comment #204 by: Mr.Morales on 06 May 2012, 20:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
One of the most useful programs I have ever used.
|Comment #205 by: BlogWurm on 06 May 2012, 23:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The file archiver - that satisfies all your claims.
It is well-known in its position
and has a long developing tradition.
Over these years many languages are supported,
which is also noteworthy to be reported.
WinRAR has many benefits.
In following I will share some of my favourites.
It is fast and has a good compression,
just try it at your own, to get an impression.
An often used feature is its archive splitting,
to keep your data medium-fitting.
To build your own customized installation,
you can use SFX-creation.
For corrupted archives the use of repair function is recommended,
which requires that recovery information was formerly appended.
To describe the archives content,
just add a little archive comment.
Context-menu integration helps to save many time
and gets your workflow clean and fine.
But the real thing that makes the clou,
is that you can easily take all this everywhere portable with you.
Download "WinRAR Unplugged" from website *)
and follow this little guide.
Simply extract it to your usb device,
isn't that easy and very nice?
Finally its interface is simple, clean and fine,
now I come to an end with this rhyme.
Thanks Softpedia and WinRAR for this giveaway.
Note: WinRAR Queue Extraction
Go to WinRAR-Option advanced tab & enable “Wait if other WinRAR copies are active"
This is a nice trick for single core pcs, if you want to extract many archives
step by step.
|Comment #206 by: Gramnok on 07 May 2012, 06:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
sorry for the old archiver but 7zip>winrar and it's free
|Comment #207 by: Zlip on 07 May 2012, 06:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well, I have been using WinRAR quite a longtime and indeed it improved with every new version, there are some more improvements lately.
Pros: It is small handy, not bulky like "WinZIP".
Cons: It should provide "OpenCL" acceleration like new WinZIP 16.5 to take advantage of GPU potential.
|Comment #208 by: hacmerz on 07 May 2012, 07:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been using winrar shareware since i got a pc 6 or 7 years. What amazes me it's the simplistic interface combined with a powerful engine. I've Tried many but they always seem to be lacking somewhere. Choice of compression level ,password, self extracting archive, comments to add and all these in just a few clicks and what's more it's setup is less than 2mb. A clearly five star nice+bestware.
|Comment #209 by: RGG SOFT on 07 May 2012, 09:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THANKS FOR BANG GIVEAWAY LIKE WINRAR,
THE BEST RAR COMPRESSION SOFTWARE, USE LESS SYSTEM RESOURCES, PROVIDE BEST OPTIONS SUCH AS SFX FEATURE, LARGE FILE SUPPORT, COMMAND SUPPORT, DAMAGE FILE REPAIR AND MOST USED BY THE ADV USER THE ENCRYPTION.
COUNT ME FOR WINRAR, SOFTPEDIA.
|Comment #210 by: nicko954 on 07 May 2012, 09:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I love WinRAR its the best conprission software out thier! I've used manny and this is the fastest easy touse supports the best fitures and mulithreading
|Comment #211 by: RAGAGH on 07 May 2012, 13:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WINRAR CHANGE THE WAY OF COMPRESSION SOFTWARE, GOOD DESIGNED INTEGRATED FUNCTIONS. SUPPORTS ALL POPULAR FORMATS. IT IS BEST IN SPEED TO COMPRESS ESPECIALLY LARGE MEDIA FILES, AUTO METHOD SELECTION AND THE BEST ONE ITS SUPPORT FOR HUGE FILE SIZE AND SPLIT ZIP ARCHIVE.
THANKS SOFTPEDIA, COUNT ME FOR IT
|Comment #212 by: Faheem on 07 May 2012, 13:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The flexability and simplicity of WinRAR makes it an easy tool to pick up.
|Comment #213 by: Justas on 07 May 2012, 13:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRar is very useful and works just perfect, but i miss it on mine android phone. because on android i haven't found normal archiver...
|Comment #214 by: Carrie on 07 May 2012, 13:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is there anything better? Of course not. IMO- IT IS the one stop shop for all of your archiving needs. Its everything. The SFX module is one of its greatest features. Winrar is a winner. Everyone's desire to become a Winrar Winner is a testimonial of that fact.
I too want to win Winrar. Great software.
Thank you Softpedia for the review and the giveaway.
|Comment #215 by: Sanphen on 07 May 2012, 15:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I experiences with Winrar are very good,there are many choices 7Zip and so on,but every time i want to rar something i use winrar,maybe its because good and nice GUI,only thing i regret is support of linux platform and gui in this platform.If i want to rate this program i can really only choose five stars.
|Comment #216 by: BOLO on 07 May 2012, 15:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the best rar extracting software in the world
|Comment #217 by: connie on 07 May 2012, 15:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Probably the MOST pirated windows shareware, second to windows itself. If there was a LinRAR, it would generate as much if not more revenue, despite the very small user-base...
|Comment #218 by: SamChan on 07 May 2012, 16:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used WinRar for a long time and I think WinRar is the best data compression and decompression that I've ever used so far. WinRar will be a perfect archive software if its interface is improved.
I always look forward to WinRar's new changes in the future;
and look forward more to win one of the licenses in this giveaway from Softpedia.
Thanks Softpedia for the great giveaway! ^_^
|Comment #219 by: Quigglyd on 07 May 2012, 16:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The tiniest fastest zipping facility, besides being the best around
|Comment #221 by: sheldon366 on 07 May 2012, 16:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
WinRAR I tell you truth
I'm still in love with you
though you are not free
you are the best for me
I admire your speed
your interface so sweet
your magic that so far
unlocked me zip and rar
but sadly I was scared
run you unregistered
Miss you since we have met
Someday hope I will get
license and without risk
install you on my disk!
|Comment #222 by: Indianatone on 07 May 2012, 21:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It is an oldie but goodie. Software comes and goes and Winrar is still there archiving our lives.
|Comment #223 by: Datasam on 08 May 2012, 00:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Competing is common
Even leaders abundant
Just one a WinRARe
|Comment #224 by: KiKu on 08 May 2012, 06:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Every computer should have to install this professional archive utility.
Please count me in for the giveaway contest.
Tks & Rgds
|Comment #224.1 by: Arfs on 08 May 2012, 16:03 GMT|
There are some applications that I do not mind paying for & WinRAR is certainly one of them.
Like many people when I first started using my computer, I followed the generally acceptable recommendations and installed WinZ**, but as I entered the technical arena I found that WinRAR would also support Unix based compressions, which was a distinct advantage. however, finding that I could then open .ISO & certain self-extracting .exe files with WinRAR became a distinct advantage & meant that I did not need to burn the image to disc - time saving & effortless.
I've been using the application now for around 8 years & it will take a lot of convincing for me to change
|Comment #225 by: repairdude on 10 May 2012, 05:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
informative review....send a link to my parents,this might convince them to start using winrar. they dont believe me that winrar is dependable and solid and I have been a winrar user for about 8 years.
p.s. do they make a winrar "droid app"?
|Comment #225.1 by: Ionut Ilascu on 11 May 2012, 07:32 GMT|
At the moment there is no WinRAR version for Android, but there are other apps that can handle various archive types, including ZIP and RAR.
|Comment #226 by: Prasid Ranjan Dutta on 26 May 2012, 17:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Who live without WinRAR. Simple impossible! I use it from the beginning. One license is better always.
|Comment #228 by: rokktim on 15 Sep 2012, 10:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
its just amazing.......
over the years it has fulfilled billions of minds........
winrar for 32bit is the only preferable kind for many
the latest version should have some developed kinda gui's and preferences
so i think it should be more valuable and better than the gore
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