WinRAR is one of the best applications for the compression and decompression of files that we can find on the market, and the fame that accompanies it is not free or invented, since for years it has occupied a privileged place among the tools of hundreds of millions users for its impressive features and performance.
However, it may be that due to our activities we do not use it, or instead use some other application, so at the time of having to use it, we may not know very well how to use its features, which we will talk about in detail. this article.
How to download WinRAR
Step 1: The first thing we have to do, in case we do not have it installed on our computer, is to download it from its official site, which we can do by clicking on this link.
Step 2: After downloading it, we install it, with which we will already be in a position to enjoy its virtues.
From this point on, the guide on how to use WinRAR, which is separated into sections with the most common tasks that we can perform with the application.
How to compress files in “RAR” format with WinRAR?
Step 1: One of the best ways to compress a file into “RAR” is to select it with the right mouse button, press the “WinRAR” option and then choose “Add to file name”, since in this way, the program will compress the file or the contents of a folder keeping its name.
Step 2: We wait for WinRAR to finish compressing the file or files.
Protect compressed files with password
Step 1: Select the file with the right mouse button, click on “WinRAR” and choose the option “Add to file”.
Step 2: In the window that appears, click on the “Set Password” button.
Step 3: Enter the desired password and click on the “Accept” button .
Dividing a large file into several parts
This is very common practice for uploading large files to the Internet, which would otherwise be very difficult to share.
Step 1: Click on the file, and with the right mouse button click on “WinRAR”. After that we select the option “Add to File”.
Step 3: After that, in the window that appears, press on the button “Break into Volumes” and enter the size that the parts of the division should have.
RAR file extraction
In the event that we are presented with a RAR file, extracting its content is really simple, all we have to do is:
Step 1: We select the RAR file from which we want to extract the content with the right mouse button and then click on “WinRAR”. Then we press on the option “Extract here”.
Compressing multiple files simultaneously with WinRAR
Step 1: We select the files that we want to compress in the usual way, that is, holding down the “Ctrl” key or with the check box, and then with the right mouse button we click on “WinRAR” and then on “Add to File “
It should be noted that the RAR file that we have just created, in case it is too large to share in the traditional way, can also be divided, as we explained in the previous steps.