WinRAR (32-bit) 5.21 Fileforum Pick

4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 (1688 votes)

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Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Shareware; $29.00 / 472,011 downloads

RAR is a general purpose archiving and compression program competing with/replacing programs such as PKZip, ARJ, and others. It offers significantly improved compression ratios, easier use and a cheaper price as well as supporting long file names, disk spanning, and self-extracting file creation.

You can also try RAR for Mac OS X, Linux, or FreeBSD.

Reviews of WinRAR (32-bit)

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    jojololo

    Reviewing 5.21 Beta 2 (Feb 3, 2015)

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  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    Enlightenment

    Reviewing 5.20 (Dec 19, 2014)

    WinRAR has an option for file recovery records to protect against bit rot and transmission errors, unlike ZIP and 7z (7-zip) file formats.

    Yes, a person can use MultiPAR to create PAR2 recovery files, but they aren't integrated into the archive file like RAR file format.

    WinRAR works great. I purchased a licence over 10 years ago and it still works for the latest version of WinRAR.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars
    panic82

    Reviewing 5.11 Beta 1 (Aug 7, 2014)

    Great app, fast, solid. I go through my phases where I switch between this and 7zip. 7zip is equally good, and not as ugly. Giving it 4 stars because of the hideous UI, but as far as pure functionality and resource consumption, it's among the best.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    dejavu

    Reviewing 5.00 Beta 7 (Jul 15, 2013)

    For me, five stars to the excellent winrar 5!

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    dejavu

    Reviewing 5.00 Beta 4 (Jun 3, 2013)

    It's the same Winrar with new 'file format 5' and 'new recovery record' - secure and stable ever!
    The best!

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