WinRAR 4.00 Beta 2

WinRAR is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs.

WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface. WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure.

WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits. It supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. It also offers the ability to create selfextracting and multivolume archives. With recovery record and recovery volumes, you can reconstruct even physically damaged archives.

Download: WinRAR 4.0 Beta 1 32 or 64 bit | 1.4 MB (Shareware)
View: Changelog for WinRAR 4.00

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I won my copy in a contest (about 2 years ago), but I always used the trial (before winning it), and I love it! Glad to see them improving it.

Neobond said,
Great app!

7-zip is generally better overall and FREE and recently updated to stable v9.20.

because pretty much anything WinRAR compresses well, 7-zip will do even better.

p.s. once in a while WinRAR will be better but vast majority of the time on stuff that normally compresses well 7-zip does a noticeably better job.

ThaCrip said,

7-zip is generally better overall and FREE and recently updated to stable v9.20.

because pretty much anything WinRAR compresses well, 7-zip will do even better.

p.s. once in a while WinRAR will be better but vast majority of the time on stuff that normally compresses well 7-zip does a noticeably better job.


bleh 7-zip is ugly, ill stick to winrar

jardragon901 said,

bleh 7-zip is ugly, ill stick to winrar

might be ugly. but functionality/use means more right?

p.s. sure, it's interface is nothing fancy but it's good enough and the program works well.

You're welcome to use WinRAR for free, as well, there's just a nag screen if you don't buy it. Personally, I don't care for 7-Zip at all, and RAR is my archive format of choice. I've been using WinRAR for something like 10 years, maybe longer, and it's still great, so switching to a program that isn't even capable of writing RARs would definitely fall into the "if it isn't broken..." category. Nice try, though.

The interface on WinRAR isn't anything fancy, either. It's clean and simple, and for a while now it's been skinnable.

Darrian said,
Personally, I don't care for 7-Zip at all, and RAR is my archive format of choice. I've been using WinRAR for something like 10 years, maybe longer, and it's still great, so switching to a program that isn't even capable of writing RARs would definitely fall into the "if it isn't broken..." category. Nice try, though.

i see your point and all. but there really is no need to write .rar files when .7z is pretty much generally better. 7-zip can already read .rar files fine which is only needed because a lot of people still use .rar format.

but i can see your point about the 'if it aint broke, dont fix it' thing. but i think .7z has been fairly proven to be reliable as it's not one of those oddball formats.

so i guess for me bottom line is... 7-zip is free and compresses most stuff better than .rar does and can extract .rar .zip .7z fine. so in a way it's sort of like a slightly better version of WinRAR in a way

jardragon901 said,

bleh 7-zip is ugly, ill stick to winrar

I actually find that 7zip, in its simplicity of design, looks better than WinRAR, which is stuck in the design patterns of Windows 98.

Recon415 said,

I actually find that 7zip, in its simplicity of design, looks better than WinRAR, which is stuck in the design patterns of Windows 98.

Yikes. If Winrar is stuck in 98, 7zip looks like 1995. Smells almost like Borland.