How to Uninstall WinRAR


WinRAR is an exceptional archive management utility which can create, extract and repair RAR and ZIP archives.

WinRAR’s higher settings did not offer significantly superior compression to Fast for this test corpus; with some notable exceptions for text files where higher settings did provide significant benefits.

What is WinRAR?

WinRAR is a software application that enables you to compress files on your computer using its proprietary compression algorithm, which works well on executable files, large text files, objects and executables. WinRAR also takes into account data security needs by offering password-protection of archive files as well as fixing damaged ones and adding comments into archives.

To create a new archive file in WinRAR, either press Alt+A or select the Add button at the top of its window. In the resulting dialog box, enter or accept the default archive name before setting archiving parameters such as format type and compression level. When finished setting all desired archiving parameters, simply click the OK button.

Extract files from a RAR file by pressing Alt+E or using the Extract To button. During the extraction process, a window displaying extraction statistics appears; should you wish to stop or cancel it early by selecting Cancel on this window, once extraction is completed you can minimize WinRAR to your tray and exit WinRAR.

WinRAR stands out as an extremely flexible program, able to work with virtually every type of media: floppy disk, ZIP disk, flash drive or CD. Furthermore, its very large file capacity and archive management make it ideally suited for backup of large computer systems as well as file compression over the Internet.

WinRAR offers another advantage by being free for 30 days; after which time, payment must be made for continued use. Thankfully, however, the developer of WinRAR has released a free version called WinRAR Lite available on its official website to download for free – but this doesn’t contain ads or any limitations; though it does offer the full functionality as offered by its paid counterpart.

How to Install WinRAR

WinRAR is an exceptional file compression and archive extraction tool available exclusively on Windows computers. From transferring large files quickly, saving space, password protecting them, and protecting against corruption to being compatible with many popular file formats – WinRAR makes file management simpler than ever!

To install WinRAR, visit its official website and click either on the blue “Download WinRAR” button or your Windows version (32-bit or 64-bit). When your download has finished, double-click its executable file and follow on-screen instructions for installation – after this you should see a window with “WinRAR has been successfully installed”.

WinRAR requires users to create an Archive Name and Type as well as make settings adjustments before they can create archives. Once this process is completed, creating archives becomes simple: right-click any file or folder you’d like to compress and click WinRAR’s Add to Archive option before selecting “Compress”. When this window pops up, choose where and who your compressed archive should go along with setting a password or any additional parameters you require.

Once you’ve created a RAR file, it’s time to extract its files. To do this, open WinRAR and locate the RAR file you wish to extract; click its book-like icon; click File; click Extract To (located at the upper-left corner); then Extract To.

WinRAR is also available for Linux systems. To install it on your system, first launch a terminal, download the latest version from its official website, and follow instructions for installation via command-line interface. When installed successfully, you can run WinRAR either as an standalone command-line interface program or integrate it with your desktop through GUI – giving additional right-click menu options like “Extract to” or “Add to archive”.

How to Uninstall WinRAR

If you have been using WinRAR for some time, it may be worthwhile to uninstall it in order to protect both your system and files from any unexpected changes that might otherwise arise from using another compression utility instead. It is especially pertinent if your operating system no longer supports it or if another compression utility offers similar capabilities as WinRAR does – either way it is important that any uninstallation process goes smoothly so as not to create problems on either front.

The conventional method for uninstalling WinRAR is by using the Control Panel ‘Uninstall a Program’ feature. This will display all installed programs on your computer; choose WinRAR from this list, follow its prompts to uninstall, but keep in mind this method does not always fully remove all components of the application – leaving behind residual files may create issues when trying to install or run other programs.

An alternative approach is to utilize a third-party uninstaller. This program will scan for any remnant files and registry entries associated with WinRAR before offering to delete them for you – making this method of uninstallation more reliable than manual methods.

To use a third-party uninstaller, download it from its official website and run it on your computer. When the installation has completed, an uninstall window will pop up asking you if you wish to initiate it; click “Yes” in order for the uninstaller to scan your computer for any leftover files and registry entries associated with that particular program and remove them for you.

Alternative solution: to manually uninstall WinRAR from your computer using the command line, use this step: open a command prompt and type product get name to list all installed programs; locate WinRAR by searching its PackageFullName entry; copy its entry; use regedit to find and edit its entry;

Once you make these modifications, it should be possible to successfully uninstall WinRAR from your computer. However, should any issues persist after taking these steps, please reach out directly to its manufacturer for additional support.

What is the Maximum File and Archive Size Limit for RAR?

File size limits may present an obstacle when sending emails or uploading to cloud storage, but there are tools available that can help compress files to reduce their size and make emailing or uploading easier – WinRAR is one such program, boasting an intuitive user experience and offering protection with password protection features to stop others from accessing them.

Start by downloading and installing WinRAR from its website, then navigate to the folder with files you would like to archive and select them all by right-clicking and choosing “Add to archive.” Select where and which compression method you would like the archive saved before clicking “OK” to initiate compression process.

When multiple files are too large to fit in one archive, WinRAR makes it possible to break them apart into smaller parts. This feature can help if you want to fit them onto a 1.44MB floppy disk by selecting “Split to volumes, size” and choosing one of its predefined sizes or entering your own custom one.

Utilize this tool to convert BIN files to other formats, such as ISO (which stores an image of CD or DVD discs). Furthermore, this software also enables you to create self-extracting archives so you can send large files as email attachments.

While WinRAR is an effective compression tool, there are a few important points you should keep in mind before beginning to use it. First and foremost is its not free for commercial use – instead it is shareware which means you can use it freely for personal purposes while purchasing a license to use for business. Fortunately, its licensing costs are relatively affordable when compared with similar commercial software; additionally it does not display trial expired messages when opening the program!

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