Using WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression by
consistently making smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space
and transmission costs.
WinRAR provides complete support for RAR and ZIP archives and is able to
unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives.
WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as
well as the command line interface.
When you purchase 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.
You also receive the benefit of a life-time 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 offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits.
WinRAR supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. The
number of archived files is, for all practical purposes, unlimited.
WinRAR offers the ability to create selfextracting and multivolume archives.
Recovery record and recovery volumes allow to reconstruct even physically
WinRAR features are constantly being developed to keep WinRAR ahead of the
Changes in Version 3.80
1. Added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode file names in UTF-8
format. When creating ZIP archive, WinRAR stores names in Unicode only if they
cannot be stored correctly using the current single byte character set.
2.Added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives.
3.Improved Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names.
4."Ask before overwrite" and "Skip existing files" update modes are now
available in archiving dialog. They allow to specify WinRAR behavior when
updating already existing files in archive. Unlike already available "Fresh
existing files only" and "Add and update files", these new modes ignore file
date and compare only file names.
Command line equivalents of these modes are:
a)switch -o enables "Ask before overwrite" archiving mode;
c)switch -o+ enables "Overwrite all" mode (default for archiving).
5.New "Add to context menu" option in "Profile parameters" dialog. If this
option is on, the profile name will be displayed in Explorer context menus
allowing to activate a profile from context menu.
6.New -cp switch allows to select a compression profile in command line mode.
It is supported only by GUI WinRAR.exe, not by rar.exe.
7.New "Options" page of archiving dialog contains the group of settings
modifying the behavior of "Delete files after archiving" option from "General"
a)Delete files. Delete files normally like in previous WinRAR versions.
b)Move files to Recycle Bin. Deleted files are placed to Recycle Bin.
Command line equivalent of this option is -dr switch.
c)Wipe files. Before deleting file data are overwritten by zero bytes to
prevent recovery of deleted files.
Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch.
All these options have an effect only if "Delete files after archiving" is on.
You can enable any of these options in the default compression profile to
change the default behavior of "Delete files after archiving".
8.WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable. You can use
the mouse to drag its border to the desired size and provide more space for
folder tree pane. WinRAR will store new dimensions of this dialog.
9.New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group of options in
"Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. These command and options
allow to check time and implement file time based updating;
10.SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut..." command in "Advanced
SFX options" dialog now allow to specify an icon file containing an icon
associated with shortcut.
11.New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog provides
more secure, though slower, way to delete temporary WinRAR files.
12.WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpacking a multivolume
RAR archive if all volumes are present in the same folder.
13.WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment variables in list
files. For example, a list file can contain lines like:
This feature is available only in Windows RAR version.
14.Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data.
15.Added support of TAR archives, which does not contain the end of archive
entry consisting of 512 zero bytes.
16.Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window.
17.Shift+Tab key combination can be used in main WinRAR window to switch the
input focus between interface elements (files, comment, tree, address) in
reverse order. In previous versions Shift+Tab used the same order as Tab.
18.Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated UDF ISO files.
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