WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility developed by Eugene Roshal, and first released in autumn of 1993. It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, because the encoding method is held to be proprietary.

WinRAR supports the following features:

  • Complete support for RAR (WinRAR native conversion format) and ZIP archives, and unpacking of ARJLZHTARGZACEUUEBZ2JARISOEXE7z, and Z archives.
  • Multithreaded compression
  • The ability to create self-extracting and multi-volume (split) archives.
  • Data redundancy is provided via recovery records and recovery volumes, allowingreconstruction of damaged archives.
  • Support for advanced NTFS file system options and Unicode in file names.
  • Optional archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a 128-bit key.

WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (AdvancedEncryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits. It supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. It also offers the ability to create selfextracting and multivolume archives. With recovery record and recovery volumes, you can reconstruct even physically damaged archives.


1. Improved detection of UTF-8 encoding in file names in ZIP archives. WinRAR attempts to recognize Unicode names, even when UTF-8 flag is not present in ZIP archive headers.

2. Bugs fixed:

a) If switch -t was set in RAR environment variable, WinRAR “View” command failed to open archived files;

b) “”Autodetect” string” option in “Define volume sizes” dialog did not work;

c) If “Split to volumes, size” in default compression profile was set to “Autodetect”, “Delete” and “Add comment” commands refused to modify ZIP archives.

Download: WinRAR 4.10 Beta 4 32 bit or 64 bit | 1.4 MB
DownloadOther languages or current stable version (4.01) 

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