WinRAR (64-bit) 5.20 Fileforum Pick

4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 (251 votes)

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Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Shareware / 136,114 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 (64-bit)

  1. 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.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 5.00 Beta 8 (Aug 5, 2013)

    great program ! one of the best in it's class but I will stay with 7zip my top pick..

  3. 2 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing 5.00 Beta 7 (Jul 15, 2013)

    The programmer seems lost lately. I'll be sticking with version 4.11 for the foreseeable future.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing 5.00 Beta 7 (Jul 15, 2013)

    Everyone that I know uses RAR and RAR only.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    jcollake

    Reviewing 5.00 Beta 5 (Jun 4, 2013)

    The new RAR5 format has few technical improvements, but I don't think offers any compelling reason for most people to migrate. Heck, people still primarily use ZIP because it's 'good enough', and RAR5 is only a marginal improvement of RAR, so it stands little to no chance of widespread adoption except for edge cases.

    Other than the new RAR5 format, this major version doesn't have that many changes.

Discuss WinRAR (64-bit)

  1. Jun 11, 2009 - 7:51 AM
    Somnambulator

    anyone tested 64bit vs 32bit speeds?