- WinRAR GUI runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP and is available in
many languages, Rar command-line(console mode) versions run on Linux, BeOS, DOS, OS/2 and
various flavors of Unix.
- WinRAR introduces an original compression algorithm. It allows
higher compression ratios than other PC archiving tools, especially on executable files, Object
libraries, large text files, etc.
- WinRAR offers an optional, compression algorithm highly optimized for
- WinRAR supports files and archives up to 8,589 BILLION
GIGABYTES in size. The number of archived files is, for all practical purposes,
- WinRAR provides complete support for ZIP
- WinRAR offers new facilities and features such as a
graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line
- WinRAR provides functionality for creating a 'solid' archives
which can raise the compression ratio by 10% - 50% over more common methods, particularly when
packing large numbers of small files.
- WinRAR offers the ability to create and change SFX archives
using default and external SFX modules.
- WinRAR offers the ability to create a multi-volume
archive as SFX.
- WinRAR offers a number of service functions, such as setting a
password, adding archive and file comments. Even physically damaged archives may be repaired
and an archive may be locked to prevent further changes. Authenticity information may be added
for additional security and WinRAR will store information on the last update and name of the
- WinRAR provides ANSI esc-sequence support in comments. This
allows color comments and other ANSI features without the need for an
- Using WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to
compression by consistently making smaller archives than the competition, often this can be
achieved faster than the competition as well, saving disc space, transmission costs AND
valuable working time.
- When you purchase a WinRAR license you are buying a
license to the COMPLETE technology, no need to purchase add-ons to create Self-extracting
files, it's all included. One price, one payment, ONCE.
- The purchase of a WinRAR license is now, with the new price
level for release 3.00, the most outstanding value it has ever been. Compare feature for
feature, benefit for benefit at a price level which has not been seen
- You also receive the benefit of a life-time of use of the
WinRAR archiver. No upgrade fee to pay. When a new release is made, simply download and
install, your license is valid for life.
- WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with
the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving
functions through a simple Question and answer procedure. This avoids confusion in the early
stages of use.
- WinRAR makes it easy for you send files, compressed, by
e-mail. There is no need for separate programs or separate steps to handle this
- WinRAR introduces yet another FIRST, being the first
main-stream archiver to bring you the benefits of recovery volumes. Recovery volumes allow you
to recover a completely missing volume from a multi-volume set.
- WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength
archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128
- WinRAR features are constantly being aggressively
developed to keep WinRAR ahead of the pack. WinRAR was the 1st to bring you integrated Solid
archiving, the 1st to bring you archive sizes and file counts limited only by the underlying
Operating system. The 1st to bring you an archiver in multiple
- WinRAR will continue to lead in the development of
serious and important features which will enhance your archiving