What are you talking about…
WinRAR is an application that lets you compress or unzip files on your computer with support for various formats.
With it, you can reduce the size of a file or even split it into multiple pieces for easy uploading or sharing.
In terms of decompression, the program supports various formats such as RAR, ZIP, 7-ZIP, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, GZIP, ISO, JAR, LZH, TAR, UUE, XZ and Z. perform a compression the application is capable of working with ZIP, RAR and RAR 5 types.
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If you have already squeezed or compressed a document you know how important it is to have a reliable tool for the task. In addition, with the wide variety of formats available, it is also necessary that the chosen program be flexible and capable of handling various file types.
WinRAR virtually misses presentations, being one of the most popular tools on the market to accomplish these tasks. Its interface is also well known, featuring functions divided into menus, but with the main tools are displayed in button form at the top of the screen for easy viewing.
During the installation of the program you can already define which formats you want to associate with the application, selecting the options you deem appropriate.
There are two ways to compress a folder or file. You can open WinRAR and use the field available on the screen to locate the target of compression. That done, just click the Add button. Alternatively, you can right-click the item and select the Add to file option.
Regardless of the way you choose, a new screen opens for you to set the desired parameters for the task. First, you can modify the name of the output file by typing the option you prefer in the field available for it. You can then choose the format for compression by selecting the alternative that you find most suitable from those available.
You can also define the method to use for the task (slow, normal, fast, etc.) and compress it by separating a file into multiple volumes. To do so, simply indicate the desired size for each of them. In addition, you can choose a password to protect the file (under Set Password).
With these basic settings you can already perform compression normally. However, if you wish, you can modify a number of other preferences in the other tabs available in the compression industry. When everything is as desired, click OK. Once this is done, the operation starts automatically and the process can be followed in real time by the program interface.
To unzip a folder or file, right-click it and select the Extract Files option. Alternatively, you can also double-click the compressed document and use the Extract to function in the open interface.
You can then define file update and replacement methods and choose the directory in which you want to store the content to unzip. The operation takes only a few moments and you can follow the progress of the process in real time through the program screen.
Our opinion about WinRAR Beta
WinRAR virtually misses presentations, being one of the best-known tools on the market when it comes to file compression and decompression. The program interface is familiar and well known which makes it very intuitive. In addition, the options are organized properly, bringing the most commonly used button functions.
Another plus point of the program is that you can either perform your functions directly on the application screen or launch functions from the context menu of files, speeding up the process. The operation can be performed in batches, with the possibility of including as many documents or folders as needed.
In addition, WinRAR is also capable of supporting a large number of formats for unzipping, which makes it very flexible. Although it does not have many types available for compression, it still has the most commonly used models. All processes were executed very quickly, even for those larger files without unnecessary delays.
Another point worth mentioning is the ability to compress and also the issue of file security. You can add a password and ensure that only authorized people are able to open the content, increasing protection for sensitive documents.
Pro & Cons
- Friendly interface and good organization
- Simple use
- Quickly Performed Procedures
- License Notice Expired in Free Version