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WinRAR For Windows

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In a nutshell: Archiving utility with a complex compression engine, security features, integrity checkup, repair feature, recovery mode, file splitting, and more #Winrar archiver #SFX creator #Create RAR #Archiver #Compression #SFX #RAR

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What's new in WinRAR 6.24:

  • Bugs fixed:
  • WinRAR and UnRAR.dll extraction command dereferenced a null pointer and crashed when processing a zero length archive name in the archive metadata stored with -am switch.
  • WinRAR and UnRAR.dll extraction command overwrote extracted file data with contents of ::$DATA NTFS alternate data stream, if such stream was present in the archive. In this case unpacked data size and checksum could mismatch file size and checksum displayed in WinRAR file list. It didn't affect file name and type, which were displayed properly.
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WinRAR is one of the most popular archiving software solutions out there, due to the plethora of features it comes with, all packed within a highly intuitive GUI.

Seamless shell integration

During the installation process, you get the possibility to add the functions of WinRAR to your right-click menu, thus speeding up its compression and extraction operations. If you are unsure about this the shell integration at this point, you can just skip it and enable it at a later time from the Settings window.

If you do choose to benefit from this feature, you will be able to create new archives and extract the contents of a package by right-clicking any file on your PC. Moreover, you can personalize the items in these submenus by removing or adding them with ease.

Supports numerous types of archives

Due to WinRAR, you can not only build new archives, but also unpack a selected archive or add new files to an existing package. The supported formats are 7z, ARJ, ZIP, RAR, TAR, ISO, CAB, IZ, LZH and so on.

Additionally, you also get to convert your archives from one format to another, or assign a password that will be used to protect the packages you create.

Another function provided by WinRAR is searching within the contents of a chosen file, without needing to first extract the data. You can enable hexadecimal search, match the letter case or skip encrypted files.

Multiple extraction parameters

When it comes to extracting documents, you have the choice to extract and replace files, extract and update files, or extract only fresh files. If you enable overwrite mode, you can also set the app to automatically rename existing files or simply skip them, depending on your needs.

Last but not least, as soon as it completes an extraction, WinRAR can power off the computer, send it to hibernate or sleep modes, or just exit the app and keep the PC running.


To wrap it up, WinRAR continues to be a worthy competitor to all compression software out there, especially since it can be used by novices and experts alike, without any effort.

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WinRAR is part of these download collections: Open RAR, Open ZIP, View ISO, SFX Creators

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WinRAR 6.24

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  portable version
A portable version of this application is available: WinRAR Unplugged
  runs on:
Windows 11
Windows 10 32/64 bit
Windows 8 32/64 bit
Windows 7 32/64 bit
Windows Vista 32/64 bit
  file size:
3.2 MB
  main category:
Compression tools
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