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WinRAR
FREE / Windows / macOS
Powerful and most popular archive manager

Overview

For many years, WinRAR has remained the market leader in the world of file compression. But why? Microsoft’s operating system comes with native support for file compression. You only need two — maybe three — clicks to compress and decompress archive files on Windows.

There’s just one problem.

While the native compression system is easy to use, it’s severely limited. For one, it only supports the compression and decompression of ZIP files. The native file compression system on Windows is also slow, with zero archive options.

As a result, most computer users have to look to third-party software to handle popular archive formats such as RAR. And that’s where WinRAR comes in.

WinRAR is a powerful archive manager that grants complete control over RAR and ZIP archives, along with unpacking loads of other archive formats. It’s lightweight, taking minimal space on your hard disk without affecting the system’s performance.

Wait, there’s more!

Features of WinRAR

1. Fast and Powerful Compression Tool

WinRAR is one of the most powerful compression tools on the market, with tons of integrated features to organize compressed files.

It’s faster and consistently creates a smaller archive than other tools. That way, you can save more disc space, share the file faster, and ultimately save more time.

2. Support for Popular Archive Formats

WinRAR supports all the most popular archive formats. These include RAR, ZIP, ARJ, CAB, LZH, TAR, GZip, ISO, UUE, BZIP2, 7-ZIP, ACE, and Z.

This file compression tool also supports files and archives that are as much as 9,000 petabytes in size. For all practical purposes, that’s unlimited file size support.

3. Splits Archive Into Separate Volumes

Thanks to WinRAR, users can easily support split archives into separate volumes. This is particularly useful when you want to save compressed files into different discs.

4. Built-in Security Features

WinRAR comes with 128-bit password encryption and an authenticated signature technology. That means you can password protect your archive file before sending it through the web.

5. Other security options on this software tool include:

  • Integration with virus scanners
  • Add authenticity information
  • Protect archives against accidental modification
  • Reconstruction of missing split archives
  • Protecting archives from damage

Download WinRAR (Version 5.90)

Changelog

Windows version 5.90:

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 5.90 of WinRAR for Windows. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.


macOS version 5.90:

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 5.90 of WinRAR for macOS. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.