WinRAR is Windows version of the RAR archiver - a powerful tool which allows you to create, manage and control archive files. There are several versions of RAR, for a number of operating environments: Windows, Linux,FreeBSD, Mac OS X.
There are two versions of RAR for Windows:
Version with graphical user interface - WinRAR.
Command line console (text mode) version - Rar.exe.
WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules require Windows XP or later.
Complete support of RAR and ZIP 2.0
Highly sophisticated, original compression
Special algorithms optimized for text, audio, graphics, 32-bit and 64-bit Intel executables
Shell interface including drag-and-drop facility and wizard ;
Command line interface ;
Non RAR archives (7Z, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, GZ, ISO, JAR, LZH, TAR, UUE, Z )
Solid archiving, which can raise compression ratio by 10% - 50% over more common methods, particularly when packing a large number of small, similar
Multivolume archives ;
Creation of self-extracting archives (also multivolume) using the default or optional SFX
Recovering physically damaged
Recovery volumes allowing to reconstruct missing parts of multivolume archives.
Unicode support in file
Other service functions, such as encryption , archive comments , error logging, etc.
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