RARLab - 3.0 MB ( Shareware)
The very popular WinRAR compress any file or folder offering the possibility to protect or to recover them in case of necessity.
WinRAR is a reference in the field of archiving data compression utilities. Based on RAR compression algorithm, it can significantly reduce the size of the documents.
WinRAR is very useful when it comes to open its archives in case the user does not have this software because it can create self-extracting archives.
WinRAR integrates with Windows Explorer and allows to compress and decompress files from the context menu. For mainstream users, this feature may be sufficient, but WinRAR also includes more advanced features such as protection of archives by creating recovery volumes possibilities, adding passwords, test archived files or a module for benchmarking test performance by compressing the computer. The encryption uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard ) method with a key of 128 bits.
The application is also able to repair a damaged archive when a network transfer was not completed correctly or the storage medium is faulty. But the program is not limited to RAR and ZIP formats because it allows you to view and extract the contents of archives using less common formats such as ACE , 7 -ZIP , CAB , TAR , ISO, GZIP and BZ2 by instance.
Version 5.71 beta 2
1. Master password processing:
a) if password stored in compression profile is protected
with master password and user entered a wrong master password
after choosing a profile, "the specified password is incorrect"
message is displayed before repeating request;
b) if -cp<profile_name> switch is used, profile stores a password
protected with master password and user cancels the master
password prompt, the entire archiving command is cancelled.
Previous versions continued archiving without a password.
2. When repairing archives in command line, it is allowed to specify
a name of existing destination folder also without trailing path
separator. Previously "r" command accepted only "destfolder\" format.
Path separator is still required if destination folder does not exist.
3. Bugs fixed:
a) WinRAR could crash when attempting to display some types of archive
comments in GUI shell, resulting in a denial of service;
b) current archive name was not updated in hint message associated
with tray icon when repairing several archives in background.