WinRAR 是一個強大的壓縮檔管理工具。它能備份你的資料，減少 E-mail 附件的大小，解壓縮從 Internet 上下載的 RAR、ZIP 和其他格式的壓縮檔，並能創建 RAR 和 ZIP 格式的壓縮檔。
1.WinRAR can unpack contents of .zst and .zipx archives utilizing Zstandard algorithm.
2.Added support of Windows 11 Explorer context menus.
Beginning from Windows 11, an application can add only a single top level command or submenu to Explorer context menu.
If "Cascaded context menus" in "Integration settings" dialog is on, this single item is a submenu storing all necessary WinRAR commands.
If this option is off, only one extraction command for archives and one archiving command for usual files are available. You can select these commands with "Context menu items..." button in "Integration settings" dialog.
3."Legacy context menus" option in "Settings/Integration" dialog can be used in Windows 11 if WinRAR commands are missing in "Show more options" Windows legacy context menu or in context menus of third party file managers. If WinRAR commands are already present here, keep "Legacy context menus" option turned off to prevent duplicating them.
This option is not available in Windows 10 and older.
4.Windows XP is not supported anymore. Minimum required operating system version is Windows Vista.
5."Close" item is added to "When done" list on "Advanced" page of archiving dialog. It closes WinRAR window, when archiving is done.
6."When done" list is added to "Options" page of extraction dialog. It allows to select an action like turning a computer off or closing WinRAR after completing extraction.
7.Switch -si can be used when extracting or testing to read archive data from stdin, such as:
type docs.rar | rar x -si -o+ -pmypwd dummy docs\
Even though the archive name is ignored with this switch, an arbitrary dummy archive name has to specified in the command line.
Operations requiring backward seeks are unavailable in this mode. It includes displaying archive comments, testing the recovery record, utilizing the quick open information, processing multivolume archives.
Prompts requiring user interaction are not allowed. Use -o[+|-|r], -p
rar a -ep4texts\books archive c:\texts\books\technical
removes "text\books" from archived names, so they start from 'technical'.
9.New -mes switch skips encrypted files when extracting or testing. It replaces the former -p- switch.
11.If 'p' command is used to print a file to stdout, informational messages are suppressed automatically to prevent them mixing with file data.
12."Generate archive name by mask" option and switch -ag treat only first two 'M' characters after 'H' as minutes. Previously any amount of such characters was considered as minutes.
It makes possible to place the time field before the date, like -agHHMM-DDMMYY. Previous versions considered all 'M' in this string as minutes.
13.Maximum allowed size of RAR5 recovery record is increased to 1000% of protected data size. Maximum number of RAR5 recovery volumes can be 10 times larger than protected RAR volumes.
Previous WinRAR versions are not able to use the recovery record to repair broken archives if recovery record size exceeds 99%. Similarly, previous versions cannot use recovery volumes if their number is equal or larger than number of RAR volumes.
14.Warning is issued if entered password exceeds the allowed limit of 127 characters and is truncated. Previously such passwords had been truncated silently.
15.If archive includes reserved device names, the underscore character is inserted in the beginning of such names when extracting. For example, aux.txt is converted to _aux.txt. It is done to prevent compatibility problems with software unable to process such names.
You can use "Allow potentially incompatible names" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog or command line -oni switch to avoid this conversion.
16.WinRAR attempts to reset the file cache before testing an archive. It helps to verify actual data written to disk instead of reading a cached copy.
WinRAR a -v100k -v200k -v300k arcname.zip
Previously multiple -v
19.Newer folder selection dialog is invoked when pressing "Browse" button in WinRAR "Settings/Paths" page, "Repair" and "Convert" commands, also as in few other similar places. Previously a simpler XP style folder selection dialog was opened.
20.When restoring from tray after completing an operation, WinRAR window is positioned under other opened windows, to not interfere with current user activities.
21."650 MB CD" is removed and "2 GB volumes" is added to the list of predefined volume sizes in "Define volume sizes" dialog invoked from WinRAR "Settings/Compression".
22."Rename" command selects the file name part up to the final dot. Previously it selected the entire name.
23.If SFX archive size exceeds 4 GB, an error message is issued during compression, immediately after exceeding this threshold. Previously this error was reported only after completing compression.
Executables of such size cannot be started by Windows.
24.Command line -en switch is not supported anymore. It created RAR4 archives without the end of archive record.
End of archive record permits to gracefully skip external data like digital signatures.
a.when editing a file inside of .rar or .zip archive, WinRAR created a new SFX archive instead of updating an existing archive if "Create SFX archive" option was set in the default compression profile;
b.the total progress could be displayed incorrectly when using -oi, -f, -u switches or appropriate GUI options;
c."Find files" command with "Use all tables" option and command line "it" commands failed to find strings in UTF-16 encoding.
WinRAR 在 DOS 時代就一直具備這種優勢，經過多次試驗證明，WinRAR 的 RAR 格式一般要比其他的 ZIP 格式高出 10%～30% 的壓縮率，尤其是它還提供了可選擇的、針對多媒體資料的壓縮演算法。
WinRAR 對 WAV、BMP 聲音及圖像檔可以用獨特的多媒體壓縮演算法大大提高壓縮率，雖然我們可以將 WAV、BMP 檔轉為 MP3、JPG 等格式節省存儲空間，但不要忘記 WinRAR 的壓縮可是標準的無損壓縮。
雖然其他軟體也能支援 ARJ、LHA 等格式，但卻需要外掛對應軟體的 DOS 版本，實在是功能有限。但 WinRAR 就不同了，不但能解壓多數壓縮格式，且不需外掛程式支援就可直接建立 ZIP 格式的壓縮檔，所以我們不必擔心離開了其他軟體如何處理 ZIP 格式的問題。
讓我們通過開始選單的程式組啟動WinRAR，在其主介面中選擇“選項”選單下的“設置”打開設置視窗，分為常規、壓縮、路徑、檔列表、查看器、綜合六大類，非常豐富，通過修改它們，可以更好地使用 WinRAR。實戰：如果同時安裝了某款壓縮軟體與 WinRAR，ZIP 檔的關聯經常發生混亂，現在我們只需進入設置視窗，選“綜合”標籤，將“ WinRAR 關聯文件”一欄中的 ZIP 一項打勾，確定後就可使 ZIP 檔與 WinRAR 關聯，反之如果將勾去掉，則 WinRAR 自動修改註冊表使 ZIP 重新與這個壓縮軟體的關聯。
WinRAR 中包含的RAR支援在Windows/DOS系統上的命令行操作，格式為： RAR ＜命令＞ -＜開關＞ ＜壓縮包＞ ＜檔...＞ ＜解壓縮路徑\＞ a 壓縮，e、x 解壓等常用參數基本無異於DOS版本，可以在批文件中方便地加以引用。 實戰：我們編輯如下的批次檔案WPS.bat： start /w "c:\program files\wps2000\winwps32.exe" start "c:\program files\winrar\rar" m -p328 c:\mywj\wj.rar c:\mywj\*.wps 該批文件運行後首先調用 WPS 2000，用戶編輯完檔並存入 Mywj 檔夾中，eWPS 2000後 RAR 立即將 Mywj 下的 WPS 檔壓縮、加密碼移入Wj.rar中，省去了每次壓縮加密的繁瑣。
- WinRAR provides complete support for RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, XZ, Z archives.
- WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface.
- When you purchase WinRAR license you are buying a license to the complete technology, no need to purchase add-ons to create self-extracting files, it's all included.
- 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. This avoids confusion in the early stages of use.
- WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 256 bits.
- WinRAR supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. The number of archived files is, for all practical purposes, unlimited.
- WinRAR offers the ability to create self-extracting and multivolume archives.
- Recovery record and recovery volumes allow to reconstruct even physically damaged archives.
- WinRAR features are constantly being developed to keep WinRAR ahead of the pack.
WinRAR is compatible with:
RAR for Linux & Mac is compatible with:
MacOS – Command Line Only
Linux – Command Line Only
FreeBSD – Command Line Only
RAR is the native format of WinRAR archiver. Like other archives, RAR files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.
ZIP is a popular archive format widely using in Internet. Like other archives, ZIP files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you downloaded ZIP file, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.
- GZ and TAR.GZ
- BZ2 and TAR.BZ2
- JAR (Java Archive)
- ISO (ISO9660 - CD image)
- Z (Unix compress)