When it comes to file archiving, WinRar is one of the most popular tools used by Windows users. Sending and downloading huge files through e-mail, Internet or flash drives can be time consuming. The bigger the file size, the longer it takes time to download, attach or send it. Furthermore, e-mail applications have set limits when it comes to the file size that one can send per e-mail. If the file size is bigger than the e-mail attachment limit, it will not be possible to attach them. This is where WinRar becomes helpful. It compresses files and make them smaller. It also allows extraction of files so archive files received will be accessible. WinRar portable is also available.
The portable version of this application is called WinRar Unplugged. This provides the same features as the regular WinRar application without the need of installation. This is perfect for people on the go. The file can be downloaded and saved on a USB flash drive so users can carry it wherever they go. If they need to compress or decompress files, the USB flash drive containing the portable version of WinRar can be connected for use. Users do not have to worry about having copies of their files on a specific computer where they used them. Since the compressed or decompressed files will be saved on the drive where WinRar Unplugged is saved, the files will not be accessible once the drive is removed.
WinRar offers archiving files into several volumes with smaller sizes. This allows faster compression and sending time. Also, this makes it possible for users to save the files in separate storage if they can’t be saved in one drive. It supports almost all compression formats created from various extraction tools. Some of these formats include are 7-Zip, ACE, ARL, BZIP2, CAB, GZip, ISO, LZH, RAR, TAR, UUE, Z and ZIP. Aside from archiving documents, this is also perfect for compressing multimedia files. Even if the user is not sure what type of format to use for the compression, the application will automatically choose the best method of compression.
It offers extra security as archived files will have 128 bit password encryption. It is also authenticated by signature technology ensuring that the files will not be jeopardized while being sent across the web. This application is available in different languages. When using WinRar Unplugged, make sure not to remove the drive where the application is saved while the application is still running on the computer. This may cause corrupted or missing files. Let WinRar finish with archiving or extraction process and close it before removing the drive from being connected to the computer.
This version of WinRar is available to be used for 40 days at no cost. This allows users to experience and test the application. This is enough time to familiarize themselves on how it is use and determine if this is the right extraction utility for them. Those who have purchased the full version of the regular WinRar application can use their license key for the portable version so they do not have to pay anything for it.