Guide to install WinRAR, the file compression and extraction software

By Laura

WinRAR is the program which compress, extra and reduce the file size rather effectively. This article will guide you the way to install this software with simple steps.

Currently on Internet, there are so many tools for compressing and extracting files such as WinRAR, WinZip, IZarc, 7-zip, etc. Among them, WinRar is always highly appreciated by users with strengths like the fast compression and extraction speed, easy-to-use, no requirement of a high configuration computer. However, very few people know the way to install this software correctly. This article will guide you how to install WinRAR on your computer easily without encountering any problem.

Requirement for the system:

To install WinRAR, your computer must use operating systems like Windows, Mac Osx and Linux.
Step 1: First, you must download the installer of WinRAR to your computer. In case you do not have any installer or the installer is too old, you can download the latest version of WinRAR here.
Step 2: Run the setup file by left clicking on the setup file.
A setup window will appear. To install, click on the "Install" box.


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Step 3: After clicking Install, the system will automatically install it on your computer in a few seconds. Then, a new window will appear and require you to customize parameters of the software.
- At Associate Winrar with: Here you tick on formats supported by Winrar (Normally you can set default for these options or if you want Winrar to support all formats in the setup, click Select all)
At Interface: There are 3 options about creating the Winrar startup file
 + Add Winrar to Desktop: Create the startup file on the computer screen.
 + Add Winrar to Start Menu: Create the start up file on the Start menu
 + Create Winrar program group: Create the program group opened by Winrar.
At Shell Integration: You are required to select Winrar integration. (You can set default options)
After setting up parameters, configuration, click "OK".


Step 4: A new window appears and informs that the install process is completed.


Hence, you have installed Winrar on your computer successfully. This setup will help WinRAR run on your computer better than other ways. Because when Winrar is installed, it automatically establishes the configuration to suit to the computer you are using. Thus, there will be no mistakes caused by the incompatibility with the system such as Stopped Working or the software stops suddenly when you are using it, etc.
Wish you success!


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