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February 16, 2017
WinRAR is a program designed to pack files with a high compression level. This utility is one of the most used by the worldwide community, thanks to its simplicity and powerful functions; in fact, users with minimal knowledge can operate it without expert assistance.
Another advantage is the extended support for packed files in other formats, including ZIP, CAB, ARJ, GZip, ISO and many others. This support range enables to implement it on any system even in the oldest.
Analyzing the engine compression, we can say that it is one of the most sophisticated and powerful on the market. It features high compression speed and strong file size reduction. On this point, the user can choose the compression level, by selecting between uncompressed (pack-only) to the highest level named 'strongest'. We recommend using the medium-compression, when is required to share the packed file with other users, avoiding compatibility issues.
Another compression engine option is its ability to divide archives into parts, simplifying its distribution via email or uploading to Internet servers. Once file segments are in the target system, it is easy decompress them, since the packet-file has a 'self-extracting' which performs the segment join and finally decompress them.
In addition, WinRAR offers advanced security options through password-protection and encryption. It undoubtedly makes the program a professional solution for business environments where the information normally is confidential. Other functions presented in WinRAR enable to verify the file integrity once it is packed, and in cases of getting a corrupt file, you may realize one recovery through the 'damaged-repair' option.
Finally, during our test, WinRAR has proven to be a practical and powerful utility to pack and compress files. It has the required functions in business environments, such as encryption and security; and its simplicity allows us to rate it as suitable for all user knowledge levels.
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- OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Win7/8, and Win 10.
- Processor: 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above.
- RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended).
- Free Hard Disk: 2MB space for installation.
- Graphics Card: Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher.