Download WinRAR 5.90 (32 bit) for Windows

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About WinRAR

Editors Review
WinRAR's powerful security features, extensive archive management, easy interface, and shell integration all contribute to its status as perhaps the most popular archiving solution out there. However, its relatively high cost (if you choose not to ignore the many prompts that appear after your "trial" expires) diminishes its value against many free software, some of which use their own compression methods that could be more efficient.
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager and compression tool.

WinRAR supports most popular compression formats including RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip. It uses a special compression algorithm that efficiently compresses most types of data, and very effectively leverages multi-core processors to rapidly compress and decompress archives.

WinRAR also supports encryption of archives with industry-standard 256-bit AES encryption; such archives can only be opened and decrypted with a password set by the archive creator. Recovery record and recovery volumes can be used to repair or reconstruct corrupted archives.

The software allows for the creation of multi-volume archives, which are split into numerous files that can be recombined and extracted into the original files. This allows for archives to be spread across multiple media, such as optical discs or flash drives, if they are too large.

WinRAR is available to try for 40 days, after which users will be prompted to register the product upon every launch for $29. WinRAR can also be purchased from the RARLAB website.

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