Posts Tagged ‘rar’

How to Identify and Open RAR5 Archives

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

You don’t run across RAR archives as often as more popular compression formats, but when you do, it’s nice to know how to open them …

Winrar introduced a new version of the popular RAR format back in April 2013 and integrated it into the final version of Winrar 5.0 when it was released in September of the same year. The RAR5 format offers better compression under certain conditions, but not all of the time. It furthermore introduces better update and open performance for archives and NTFS file security.


4 Tools To Extract Multiple Zip And Rar Archives

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Interesting information for anybody who spends much time downloading compressed files …

Many files on the Internet are compressed to reduce the time it takes to transfer the files to users requesting them and to cut down on the monthly bandwidth bill. A negative aspect of this is that the files need to be decompressed on the user’s computer system before they can be used.

Standard unpackers like WinRar, WinZip or 7-zip are able to handle most of the operations with ease. They usually fail on the other hand when it comes to extracting lots of archives, especially if those are stored in multiple folders.

This article reviews four specialized programs that are capable of extracting multiple archives at once.