The latest beta of the powerful archive manager. Create and decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from the internet.

WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.

WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This will save you disc space, transmission costs AND valuable working time as well.


  • WinRAR supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip).
  • WinRAR is ideal for multimedia files. WinRAR automatically recognizes and selects the best compression method. The special compression algorithm compresses multimedia files, executables and object libraries particularly well.
  • WinRAR allows you to split archives into separate volumes easily, making it possible to save them on several disks for example.
  • WinRAR is also ideal, if you are sending data through the web. Its 128 bit password encryption and its authenticated signature technology will give you the peace of mind you have been looking for.
  • WinRAR is shareware, meaning you have the chance to thoroughly test it. The program can be used absolutely free of charge for 40 days!
  • WinRAR licenses are valid for all available language and platform versions. If you have purchased several licenses, you can even mix versions to meet your own personal needs.
  • WinRAR gives you all future Updates for free.

What's New

  • 64-bit WinRAR version uses 64-bit SFX modules by default. 64-bit SFX modules are needed to unpack archives with dictionaries exceeding 1 GB. 32-bit modules are renamed to Default32.SFX, Zip32.SFX, WinCon32.SFX.
  • Maximum allowed dictionary size for archiving and extraction can be specified in gigabytes in MaxDictA and MaxDictE variables in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR\Policy" Registry key. If these variables are smaller than corresponding values defined in WinRAR interface, they override interface values.
  • "Benchmark" command:
    • wider text area allows to fit longer system information strings;
    • "Copy to clipboard" buttom copies both text and window screenshot.
  • Note to software developers: FCI_RAR5_COMPAT and UNPACK_MAX_DICT values have been added in UnRAR source code 7.0.3. If earlier version of UnRAR 7 source code was integrated into application, it is necessary to update it to support them.
  • Console RAR filters out character 27 from screen output. It is done for security reasons, because this character can be used to declare ANSI escape control sequences in some terminal applications. We are thankful to Siddharth Dushantha for bringing this issue to our attention.
  • "Remove" option is added to "Original archive name and time" list on "Options" page of "Info" dialog. Unlike "Do not save", it removes the archive information even if no other options in this dialog are modified.
  • It is possible to enable "Packed" column in WinRAR file list also outside of archives to see NTFS compressed file size.

Bugs fixed:

  • invalid names could be displayed for files inside of LZH archives
  • archiving dialog opened from Windows 11 context menu could be unexpectedly closed soon after opening
  • asterisk character wasn't displayed after encrypted archived files in WinRAR file list
  • value displayed as the dictionary size in archive properties in Windows Explorer could be either by 1024 larger than actual dictionary size or missing completely
  • '+' character from "Generate archive name by mask" string was included into resulting archie name
  • environment variables were not expanded in command parameters inside of SFX archive script