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WinRAR
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WinRAR 3.91 in Windows 7
Developer(s) Eugene Roshal, Alexander Roshal
Initial release 1995
Stable release 3.93  (15 March 2010; 3 day(s) ago (2010-03-15)) [+/−]
Preview release [+/−]
Written in C++
Operating system Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux (Wine required for GUI), OS/2
Available in Multilingual (46+ languages)
Development status Current
Type File archiver
License Commercial, Proprietary, Shareware
Website Primary: www.rarlab.com
Secondary: www.win-rar.com

WinRAR is a popular shareware file archiver and data compression utility developed by Eugene Roshal, and first released around 1995.[1] It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, because the encoding method is held to be proprietary.

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Developer

The current developer is Eugene Roshal, while his brother Alexander Roshal is engaged in running the business behind the software.[2]

Features

WinRAR supports the following features:

  • Complete support for RAR (WinRAR native conversion format) and ZIP archives, and unpacking of ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE, 7z, and Z archives. Future versions of WinRAR are planned to include 7z creation.[3]
  • The ability to create self-extracting and multi-volume (split) archives.
  • Data redundancy is provided via recovery records and recovery volumes, allowing reconstruction of damaged archives.
  • Support for advanced NTFS file system options and Unicode in file names.
  • Optional archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a 128-bit key.

Version history

Below is a summary of version information. Version 2.00 was released on September 6, 1996.

WinRAR Unplugged

WinRAR Unplugged is a portable version of WinRAR that does not require installation or create dependencies on the host computer.

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Simple English

WinRAR

Developer:Eugene Roshal / Alexander Roshal
Latest release:3.90 /
OS:Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux (Wine required for GUI), OS/2
Available language(s):Multilingual
Use: File archiver

License:Commercial proprietary, Shareware
Website: Primary: www.rarlab.com
Secondary: www.win-rar.com

WinRAR (a.k.a. RAR) is a shareware file archiver and data compression program created by Eugene Roshal. Many people think that it is one of the three most used File Archiver for Windows, together with WinZip and 7-Zip. It is one of the few programs that can create RAR archives, because the encoding method is proprietary, or it means they own it and nobody else can use it.

Developer

The current developer is Eugene Roshal, while his brother Alexander Roshal is helping with the business.

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