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Over 500 million users worldwide make WinRAR the world's most popular compression tool today.



There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage.

RAR and WinRAR are Windows 8.x (TM) compatible, available in over 50 languages in both 32bit and 64bit and several operating systems (OS) and the only compression software that is fully accepted in all countries using Unicode.

What's New in WinRAR 5.40?


The latest version brings enhancements of usability and compatibility as well as many technical improvements.


- The "Name encoding" submenu in "Options" menu allows to select encoding for archived file names.
This selection affects archive browsing and extraction commands. You can use the Ctrl+E shortcut to access this menu quickly.
It can be useful when unpacking an archive without Unicode file names, for example, unpacking a zip file with Chinese archived names in Windows, with Russian specified as a language for non-Unicode programs.

- Usability Enhancements
You can now drag folders from the folder tree panel and drop them to other programs or Desktop to copy or unpack them.
You can also drag the archive icon in the tree panel root to unpack the entire archive.

- SFX Feature
The maximum comment length for RAR archives has been increased from 64 to 256 KB. Since SFX script commands are stored in archive comment, it now allows a longer main and license text in an SFX archive.

- Recovery Record
If an archive has a Recovery Record, it can be repaired even after having been damaged due to a defect on a disc or other data loss. The ZIP format does not support Recovery Records.
Now, with WinRAR 5.40, Recovery Records (.rev files) are in the same folder as usual RAR volumes and archive test command verifies .rev contents after completing the test .rar files.

- Synchronization Feature
Previously "Synchronize archive contents" update mode (-as command line switch) aborted if some of the archiving folders could not be read. Now WinRAR continues performing the operation and preserves archived files matching unreadable folders.

Furthermore, WinRAR 5.31 x 64 was not able to "compress and email" with Outlook x64. This has been fixed.

Due to security issues in the past, WinRAR 5.40 requires a minimum of Windows XP SP3, thus WinRAR will not run on XP without service packs.

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What's New in WinRAR 5.30 / 5.31?


The classic compression program stays on course with high compatibility, support of new multipart formats and offers many other functions for security and ease-of-use.


WinRAR 5.31 is a small service update and corrects a few issues in Windows high DPI mode.
Some bugs were fixed.

Enhanced extraction support for multipart archives
WinRAR 5.30 now supports the extraction of files that have been split into multiple parts with the extensions .001, .002, ... . It combines all parts and saves them to the extracted file if all files are stored in the same folder. Furthermore, WinRAR is now also able to extract multipart ZIP archives created with 7-Zip. In order to unpack or browse in such archives the user needs to open .zip.001 in the WinRAR shell. Again, all parts must be stored in the same folder before starting extraction. These improvements will help to handle huge amounts of data from different sources and in different formats.

Enhanced Usability
The latest version provides enhancements of usability for the graphical user interface and command line modus of WinRAR. Thus, for example in WinRAR file list the user can navigate in recently visited folders with the mouse 'Back' and 'Forward' buttons or Alt+Left and Alt+Right keyboard shortcuts. Also, for command line mode there are some new commands available which will simplify the WinRAR usage in this mode. Furthermore, WinRAR prevents a computer to go to sleep by inactivity timeout until the current operation, such as archiving, extraction or any other archive processing, is done. This is extremely useful for time consuming tasks such as creating backups with WinRAR or extracting huge files. In previous versions it was already possible to pause every compression or decompression operation. Now this functionality is also available for SFX archives. The 'Extract' button is changed to 'Pause' once the extraction has been started. This is needed if the user’s system is overloaded with tasks or if the user manually wants to interrupt the extraction process of an SFX archive.

As always updates are free for licensed users. Just download and install the latest version, your license key will stay valid.

WinRAR 5.21 is a small service update.


As always updates are free for licensed users. Just download and install the latest version, your license key will stay valid.


What's New in WinRAR 5.20?


Enhanced Usability


A completely new feature allows using the winrar.ini file instead of the registry to store WinRAR settings. This will be extremely helpful if users want to install WinRAR to removable media, such as a USB flash drive in order to run it on different computers. Detailed information can be found within the WinRAR help section at "Configuration settings"/ "winrar.ini file".

Furthermore, the "Open with WinRAR" command is now available within Windows context menus for all archive formats supported by WinRAR. It can be turned off with the "Open with WinRAR (for usual archives)" option in the WinRAR "Settings/Integration/Context menu items..." dialogue.

The latest version of WinRAR 5.20 offers the possibility to drag files within Explorer with your right mouse button, drop them to a folder and select WinRAR archiving commands inside context menu to create an archive with these files in the destination folders. This feature helps users to compress and secure files.

WinRAR has been better adapted for Windows User Account Control (UAC). If Windows User Account Control prevents extracting or archiving commands to create files in system protected folders, WinRAR attempts to start another copy with administrator privileges to complete the operation.

Enhanced Compatibility


In addition to the RAR-format, WinRAR also supports many other archiving formats, giving the user the utmost flexibility to work with different formats. XZ compression algorithm has been added to extraction support of ZIP and ZIPX archives to ensure enhanced compatibility.

As always updates are free for licensed users. Just download and install the latest version, your license key will stay valid.


What's New in WinRAR 5.11?


WinRAR 5.11 is a small service update.


As always updates are free for licensed users. Just download and install the latest version, your license key will stay valid.


What's New in WinRAR 5.10?


Improved extraction support


We are pleased to announce that we have added now - as many of our users have requested such feature - the extraction support for ZIP and ZIPX archives using BZIP2, LZMA and PPMd compression. Furthermore also extraction support for 7z split archives has been included to be as user-friendly as possible and to provide a wide coverage of the most important archiving formats.

Performance improvements


With WinRAR 5.10 support for AES-NI CPU instructions has been added. Thus improvements of RAR encryption and decryption performance can be realized while using the software.

User interface


Keeping the general WinRAR appearance gives the user the familiarity they have come to expect over the last two decades. With version 5.10 images of default theme icons are scaled up with better quality in high DPI display mode. "What's going on behind the scenes has changed substantially since the first days of Windows and we have always thought the inner values are more important than a flashy user interface changing with each new version available. While people used to tell us constantly that we should change the GUI since we started, today we get compliments for not having done so. It is very rewarding to see that WinRAR and RAR compression have become a standard within the industry in many ways" says Burak Canboy, CEO of win.rar GmbH.

What's New in WinRAR 5?


WinRAR 5.01 is a small service update.


As always updates are free for licensed users. Just download and install the latest version, your license key will stay valid.


WinRAR 5.0 is here and ready to download!



The latest WinRAR release features a new and advanced archive format which makes archiving more secure, more efficient and faster than ever before.

Berlin, 03.09.2013 – win.rar GmbH and RARLAB are pleased to announce the long-awaited final release of WinRAR 5.0. The world’s leading compression software is now even more advanced and has implemented a variety of innovations further boosting the performance of WinRAR.
The new RAR5 archive format includes many improvements of existing features of WinRAR and creates RAR5 files with a higher compression ratio and significant speed gain relative to the competition.

RAR5

There is a new archive format. When using WinRAR 5.0, you'll not only have the existing RAR and ZIP compression options but also the new RAR5 archive format. An assortment of advanced algorithms has been implemented in addition to further optimization for use with modern software and hardware configurations.
In summary, there is no better option for file compression than RAR5.

Security

“It's never been more important to feel confident your sensitive data is safe from unwanted access and tampering,” says Öncül Kaya, managing director of win.rar GmbH.

WinRAR has always set the standard for quick and easy encryption and that's not going to seize anytime soon. With WinRAR 5.0, the RAR algorithm has been upgraded to include 256-bit AES encryption - further ensuring that the user's data is fully protected. With RAR encryption, data is safe and sound.

Compression

RAR archives have always provided a higher compression ratio than the competition. WinRAR 5.0 can now create larger dictionaries of up to 1 GB in the 64-bit version of WinRAR which leads to an even higher compression ratio than in previous versions.

Speed

Decompression speed has also been increased due to the introduction of a number of advanced algorithms optimizing the process. The increased of speed derives primarily from the use of multithreaded decompression on multi-core systems.

Further Additions to WinRAR 5.0

Based on the demand of many users the limitation of maximum archived file path length in RAR archive is changed from 260 to 2048 characters.

Another major improvement is the new recovery record function which is based upon the Reed-Solomon error correction codes making archive recovery stronger and more efficient. In test scenarios with a 1 GB archive, WinRAR was able to fix 9 times more damages relative to the previous version.

The file identification within RAR archives has been additionally enhanced by using BLAKE2sp hash as a file checksum. With BLAKE2 inclusion, one may definitively detect whether files are different or the same. While using CRC32, two different files may share the same value. This is not the case with BLAKE2.

More information on the improvements of WinRAR 5.0 can be found here: www.win-rar.com/whatsnew.html.

Another tip: for all Windows-64-bit users, it is highly recommended to install the WinRAR 64-bit version. It is faster and offers the best available integration. WinRAR’s compression speed in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and on any multi-core-system has been increased considerably.


WinRAR is available in more than 40 different languages and is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 and Windows 8. The command line version of WinRAR is also available for Linux, FreeBSD and MAC OS X.