WinRAR For Windows 10 Review

December 18, 2019 - Rar Lab (Free)
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WinRAR for Windows 10 is a software utility specially developed to create, open, and Decompress any compressed files that help you to send and store large files, both RAR and ZIP formats, which are the most famous, as some others which were appearing later. At present, this program is also compatible with the RAR compression algorithm5, being one of the most popular of the exponents of its segment.

In effect, this software has the purpose of allowing users to compress files. What does that mean? It means that it makes them smaller so that they take up less space than usual, whether the interest is to store it in a physical or virtual disk as if sending via a communication platform such as email. In many cases, without the help of this type of program of compression/decompression, it would be impossible to send these files due to its excessive weight. There lies the importance of a compression program such as this one.

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WinRAR for Windows 10 features

  • It is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.
  • WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This will save you disc space, transmission costs AND valuable working time as well.
  • WinRAR supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip).
  • It supports files and archives up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 bytes in size, about 9000PB. The number of archived files is, for all practical purposes, unlimited.
  • This software is ideal for multimedia files. WinRAR automatically recognizes and selects the best compression method. The special compression algorithm compresses multimedia files, executables, and object libraries particularly well.
  • WinRAR for Windows 10 allows you to split archives into separate volumes easily, making it possible to save them on several disks for example.
  • This software is also ideal if you are sending data through the web. Its 128-bit password encryption and its authenticated signature technology will give you the peace of mind you have been looking for.
  • It is shareware, meaning you have the chance to thoroughly test it. The program can be used absolutely free of charge for 40 days!
  • It licenses are valid for all available language and platform versions. If you have purchased several licenses, you can even mix versions to meet your own personal needs.
  • It gives you all future UPDATES for FREE! Not like the competition that will make you pay again every one or two years.

One of the salient features of this program has to do with security. WinRAR offers the possibility to protect all files that are compressed in the new file through the use of a password. In this way, only those who you want will be able to access all those contents, as long as you have provided that unlock code before.

If you want something much more functional, you should know that this program also allows you to generate self-extracting files,” as they are called. These files, as soon as they are downloaded and executed, unzip all the contents on the disk in which they have been stored automatically, so no manual steps must be taken to access the files. And in the event of any contents that are damaged, it has repair features that generally offer efficient results.

WinRAR for Windows 10 currently supported formats, Specifically, the following: RARZIP7-ZipACEARJBZ2CABGzipISOJARLHZTARUUEXZZ

The level of customization or configuration of this software is another aspect to highlight. Each of the functions that are part of WinRAR can be modified so that they end up being more useful for the user. So, you have the option to transform this compressor and decompressor into one for experts or continue to use it in a much more basic version.

Like many of the main software developed for Windows, the upper bar of this compressor plays a fundamental role. There you will find the main tasks that you perform; for example, to create a new compressed file, open any that you have already stored, etc. However, WinRAR also has the ability to be added to the context menu of Windows. This means that with just right click on various files, the menu of the computer will allow you to gain access to some of the basic functions of this compressor, without having to open it previously.

If it is true, on the other hand, lovers of the most aesthetic than functional, could find several objections to the interface of WinRAR. In effect, this application has remained virtually unchanged in recent times in terms of its visual aspect, and it is likely that you no longer want to make big changes in this regard. However, this generates that everyone knows perfectly well where each of its functions is available, and what to do to compress or decompress a file.

What is the difference between WinRAR for Windows 10 and WinZIP?

If you are one of those who never have been able to clearly differentiate between these two systems of compression, you should know that the first of them, the one that interests you today, have a better overall relationship of compression, and greater speed to perform each of the tasks that you ask. For the rest, both WinRAR and WinZIP, allow us to compress and decompress files easily.

Once the program has started, you will find that the navigation through the folders on your system is really simple. All you have to do is go by opening the internal folders on a regular basis if you want to continue or click on the small folder icon that appears on the left side of the screen if you want to return to the previous folder. Barely a second it will take you to scroll through your contents.

Interestingly, with WinRAR, you can also carry out tasks that perhaps an average user more related to the usual Windows Explorer. For example, while you’re going through a folder, you can eliminate some of the contents to compress only others, so that you do not have to be jumping from one window to the other.

Thanks to the “Search” function, this program will also allow you to try to find a particular content inside a folder, so that you do not have to carry out the search manually. You can search by file or by name, as well as specify a particular folder or try to find that content by analyzing the complete system of your computer.

And if you have any questions, WinRAR for Windows 10 has an integrated Assistant, who will offer you all the possible help so that as a new user of this application you will not have any problem when compressing or decompressing any of your files.

WinRAR V/s WinZip Comparison

WinRAR 3.93 WinZip 14.5
SFX Module Advanced SFX Module Basic Zip SFX Function
SFX Module ZIP archive format Yes Yes
SFX Module RAR for MS-DOS Yes No
SFX Module RAR for Win32 Command line Yes No
SFX Module RAR for Win32 Graphical user interface Yes No
Single user license price USD 29.00 USD 29.95*
Email support ree for licensed users Multiuser Support costs 18% of the purchase price per year extra
Multilingual Support
Language versions ~45 7
Unicode Support Yes Yes
Multi-OS Support RAR is available for Windows, DOS, OS/2, Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX, and Pocket PC Only on Windows
Compression Features
Standard ZIP compression Yes Yes
Standard RAR compression Yes No
Solid compression Yes No
Compression Options
Add and replace files Yes Yes
Add and update files Yes Yes
Freshen existing files only Yes Yes
Synchronize archive contents Yes Yes
Use High precision modification time Yes Yes
Extract archives with “keep broken files” Yes No
Put each file to separate archive Yes No
Set compression dictionary size Yes No
Convert archive to sfx Yes Yes
Test archives Yes Yes
Show archive info Yes Yes
Add archive comment Yes Yes
Create multi-split archives (volumes) Yes Yes
Pause after each volume Yes No
Set size of every volume Yes No
Average Compression Rates
15 – 30% 20 – 45%
Word files 22% 29%
English text 14,8% 26,8%
Bitmap file 19% 29,5%
3D CAD files 26% 38%
User Interface
Wizard Yes Yes
Drag & Drop support Yes Yes
File management mode Yes No
Archive management mode Yes Yes
Search Archive Content Yes No
Creating compression profiles Yes No
Favorite Folders Yes Yes
Specify toolbar buttons Yes Yes
Security Options
Protecting archives from damage Yes No
Reconstruction of missing split archives Yes No
Protect archives against accidental modification Yes No
Add authenticity information Yes Yes
Integration with virus scanners Yes Yes
Supported Archive Types
and other MIME-types
Compress RAR, ZIP ZIP
Additional filename extensions for archive formats supported Yes No
SFX Options
Support for basic options Yes Yes
Add shortcuts to windows Yes No
Add install dialog to SFX Yes No
Customize SFX logo Yes No
Command-line SFX creation
Yes No
Add own license text Yes No
Run setup program after extraction Yes No
Delete files before installing Yes No
Support of silent mode Yes No
Customize SFX icon Yes No
HTML support for text Yes No
Special script commands Yes No
GUI will request administrator permission if needed Yes No
Backup Options advanced backup options available basic backup options
Add only files with attribute “Archive” set Yes Yes
Clear attribute “Archive” after compressing Yes Yes
Keep previous file versions Yes No
Generate archive name by mask Yes No
Specially compiled 64-bit Version Yes No
Background archiving Yes No
Turn PC off when done Yes No
Compression estimation Yes No
Compression ratio estimation Yes No
Compress and email directly from Windows Explorer Yes Yes
Generate archive report Yes No
Print archive report Yes No
Benchmark test Yes No
Hardware test Yes No
“Wait if other copies are active” option Yes No
Yes No
Select profiles from the context menu Yes No
Wipe files option (Before deleting file data are overwritten by zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files) Yes Yes

Conclusion: WinRAR is very easier and user-friendly to use and more full-featured than any other industry-standard file archiver software. If you are looking for a full-featured file archive and compression tool at a reasonable price, and without a regular maintenance cost or periodic “upgrade tax,” WinRAR is the right utility program for you.

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