WinRAR 4.10 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.


  • Volume size in archiving and wizard dialogs can be specified as a decimal fraction. Decimal mark is defined by Windows regional settings.
    -v command line switch also allows decimal fractions. In command line mode the dot (.) is always used as the decimal mark. For example, -v1.5g switch means 1.5 gigabytes.
  • "Add" command in first WinRAR beta did not allow to create a console SFX archive using WinCon.SFX module.
  • If ZIP archive contained ZIP Unicode path extra fields, the first beta could not unpack files in subfolders of such archive.
  • "CD700" and "FAT32" predefined volume sizes did not work properly.

Download: WinRAR 4.10 Beta 2 32-bit or 64-bit | 1.43 MB (Shareware, € 29,95)
Download: Other languages or current stable version (4.01)

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cleverclogs said,
I prefer WinRar over 7zip, I find the interface on 7zip atrocious.

They both look like 90s software.

Order_66 said,
I've tried 7-zip but it always seemed to be a poor performer compared to winrar.

Please explain what you mean. I personally have never had a problem, so I am wondering what problems you are having.

Pam14160 said,

Please explain what you mean. I personally have never had a problem, so I am wondering what problems you are having.

Its slower with a higher compression size compared to winrar. Winrar has the best compression rates of any codec in general and only loses to some programs in certain areas such as compressing specific files.

Kreuger said,
People still use WinRar?

That's exactly what I thought. I sent a 7zip file to a friend the other day and he replied "Can you stop sending me all these 7z files, what the hell are they anyway?! Send zip files for god sakes."

I was gob smacked, who hasn't come across a 7zip file yet?!

I had another friend who still uses winzip. I couldn't convince them to use 7zip either, even though it's about 35mb smaller to download, lighter on RAM, supports more formats and is free, they still preferred winzip

tiagosilva29 said,
Yes. Modern RAR files are not handled very well in the free implementations.
7zip has never given me a problem.

littleneutrino said,
although this has some very nice features what is the advantage of this over say 7-zip, where 7-zip free?

There really isn't any. There is no reason to pay for a compression problem when one of the best is free (7-zip 64, and 32 bit).