• Company RARLAB
  • Version 5
  • Platforms
  • License Shareware
  • Category Utility
4.0 / 5 (1992 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Supports all popular compression formats
  • Organizes compressed archives
  • Compresses multimedia files, executables, and object libraries better with a special algorithm
  • Splits archives into multiple volumes
  • Encrypts archives with 256 bit password encryption
  • Allows you to trial for 40 days for free

2. Software Overview

RARLAB WinRAR is a file archiving utility for Windows. It allows users to compress, encrypt, package, and back up their files. While WinRAR is only available for Windows, it can be run on macOS and Linux using compatibility layer applications like Wine.

WinRAR enables you to efficiently compress and uncompress files in a large number of formats, including .ZIP, RAR, .TAR.GZ, and .LZH. It utilizes a special compression algorithm that compresses multimedia, executable, and object library files better than standard compression. If you have large file archives, it also allows you to split them into separate volumes to easily store on different disks.

You can view the contents of packages before extracting them to your computer. You can also scan archives for viruses before extracting them, convert archives to different formats, and repair archives.

WinRAR is a good file archiver with special features not available with basic archiving applications. If you need to compress certain files with more efficiency or split large archives, it is a great option.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.RAR - WinRAR Compressed Archive
Other file extensions used by RARLAB WinRAR:
# File Extension Name
1 .7Z 7-Zip Compressed File
2 .APK Android Package File
3 .AR Midtown Madness Data File
4 .BZ Bzip Compressed File
5 .BZ2 Bzip2 Compressed File
6 .BZIP Bzip Compressed Archive
7 .BZIP2 Bzip2 Compressed Archive
8 .CAB Windows Cabinet File
9 .CBDS Comic Book DS File
10 .CBR Comic Book RAR Archive
11 .DAZIP Dragon Age: Origins Game File
12 .ECS Sony Ericsson Phone Backup File
13 .EGG Python Distribution Package
14 .EXE Windows Executable File
15 .FMT WinRAR Format File
16 .GOOMOD World of Goo Add-on
17 .GZ Gnu Zipped Archive
18 .H5P HTML5 Content Package
19 .HA HA Compressed Archive
20 .ISO Disc Image File
21 .JAR Java Archive File
22 .JGZ Gzipped Javascript File
23 .LEMON LemonShare.net Download
24 .LZH LZH Compressed File
25 .NAR Nokia Image Archive
26 .NFL Nokia Flash Lite Package
27 .NUPKG NuGet Package
28 .PET Puppy Linux Install Package
29 .QUALSOFTCODE J&ASoft Code Archive File
30 .R01 WinRAR Split Archive Part 1
31 .R02 WinRAR Split Archive Part 2
32 .R03 WinRAR Split Archive Part 3
33 .R04 WinRAR Split Archive Part 4
34 .R1 WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 1
35 .R2 WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 2
36 .R21 WinRAR Split Archive Part 21
37 .R30 WinRAR Split Archive Part 30
38 .RAR WinRAR Compressed Archive
39 .REV RAR Recovery Volume Set
40 .SAV Fallout 2 Map Archive
41 .SCS Prism3D Game Data File
42 .SFX Windows Self-Extracting Archive
43 .SMENT StarMade Entity File
44 .SMSEC StarMade Sector File
45 .SMSKIN StarMade Skin File
46 .TAR Consolidated Unix File Archive
47 .TAR.GZ Compressed Tarball File
48 .TBZ2 Tar BZip 2 Compressed File
49 .TG Gzip Compressed Tar Archive
50 .TGZ Gzipped Tar File
51 .TINI Chrome OS Crostini Backup
52 .TMF TiVo Video Recording Archive
53 .VPK PlayStation Vita Application Package
54 .WAR Java Web Archive
55 .XXE XXEncoded File
56 .XZ XZ Compressed Archive
57 .Z Unix Compressed File
58 .Z00 Split Zip Archive
59 .Z01 First Split Zip File
60 .Z02 Second Split Zip File
61 .Z03 Third Split Zip File
62 .Z04 Fourth Split Zip File
63 .ZI_ Renamed Zip File
64 .ZPI Zipped File

Updated: August 6, 2020

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