Downloading and using Winrar

Downloading and using Winrar

Downloading and using Winrar

It is important you understand Downloading and using Winrar. Winrar is the Windows Version of the RAR archive. A powerful tool which allows you create, manage and control archive files (example of archive files are ISO, CAB, LZH, ARJ, AZE, RAR, ZIP)

Winrar was developed by Alexander Roshal

To download Winrar, click Here

After successful Download, install the application on your system by following the appropriate steps. If installation is successful the instructions below will guide you through Decompressing and Compressing a file

Decompressing a File

File which usually have extensions (e.g file.zip, file.rar, file.jar) have been compressed, the only way to view the contents of the file is to decompress it. To decompress a file, follow the steps below

1. Make sure you have Winrar installed on your Computer
2. Right click on the file you wish to decompress and a pop up menu will appear
3. Choose Extract here, the file will be extracted, appearing in the same directory

Compressing a File

You may ask, why do I need to compress a file? There are numerous reasons why you should compress a file for example, some email clients do not allow files larger than 25mb to be attached to a mail, compression helps reduce file size for sending mails, compression also combine numerous files together.
To successfully compress a file, follow the steps

1. Make sure Winrar is installed on your Computer
2. Right click on the file you wish to compress and a pop up menu will appear
3. Click add to ‘filename.rar’ the file will automatically be compressed in the same directory
4. For more advanced archiving, click add to archive, a Winrar window will appear
5. In the General tab enter the name for the compressed file
6. There are also other functionalities you can implement i.e select if you want it compressed in rar or zip format, recovery record or authenticity verification
7. Click OK to start compression

By using Winrar, you can save space, time and work more efficiently

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