WinRAR Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to WinRAR for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WinRAR and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WinRAR are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), File Roller (Free, Open Source), p7zip (Free, Open Source) and FreeArc (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 18, 2021

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    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
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    • ReactOS
    • Haiku
    • Terminal
    • GNOME
    • Windows Explorer
    • Google Drive
    • Wine
    • KDE
    • Self-Hosted

    Features

    • File Compression
    • File Compression
    • Portable
    • File management
    • AES encryption
    • Drag n drop
    • Encryption
    • Windows Explorer integration
    • Support for Unicode
    • Unzip multiple zip files
    • Windows Explorer extension
    • Ad-free
    • Shell integration
    • Lightweight
    • Password management
    • Command line interface
    • Context Menu extension
    • Data compression
    • Built-in archiver
    • Installer extraction

    License

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    • Paid
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    • 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. View 107 alternatives to 7-Zip
      Almost everyone thinks 7-Zip is a great alternative to WinRAR.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • ReactOS
      7-Zip vs WinRAR
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      KuboFHromoslav 7-Zip is highly efficient, open source archiver.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      30
      williambrown It is free, works very good and open more kind of files
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      23
      It doesn't associate the files that it works with in the windows shell with the program automatically, you have to open the files with the program by right clicking and selecting "open with 7zip".
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      -11
      zokris 7-Zip "Ultra" mode has better compression than WinRAR's "Best" mode. Also, it's Free and Open Source whereas WinRAR is proprietary.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

      0
      Faster, lightweight, better compression, no ads and FREE!
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      2
      Does the same things but does better
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      0
      Free and 7zip ultra compression replacing propietary RAR
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      2
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      7 of 21 comments
    • PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects. View 94 alternatives to PeaZip
      Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to WinRAR.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      PeaZip vs WinRAR
      pros, cons and recent comments
      don1 It is fast, has many file extensions and always updated.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1
      rickysantoso I think the extract time faster than winrar, also support many file extensions. One of the lightest file manager & archiver that I use.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      0
      Its basically a de-uglified 7-zip, support various compression formats and has its own compression format PEA (pack encrypt and autenticate) the only cons it has are 1. it takes longer than other apps to open (its not the compression time thats slow its the app opening) 2.it sometimes gives you an error when extracting files and 3. you have to delete ALL of its related files in regedit otherwise it will still be classified as an option to open archived files even after deleting
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      classic57 I've been using PeaZip for about 8 years and during that time I've found it to be rock-solid. I've tried 7Zip and a few others during that time but keep coming back to PeaZip. On installation, PeaZip is vastly customizable and covers all the major archive formats that most people are going to use...
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1


    • File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. View 83 alternatives to File Roller
      This alternative is disputed. File Roller is still a legitimate alternative to WinRAR, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GNOME
      File Roller vs WinRAR
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Can't even extract multi-part archives. Can't show CRC or anything at all. Suprised this poor app has that high votes.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      7
      Capable of almost nothing, and certainly does not offer the feature range of winrar.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      0
    • p7zip is a port of the command line version of the 7-Zip file archiver to POSIX-conforming operating systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ... View 84 alternatives to p7zip
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Haiku
    • FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. View 80 alternatives to FreeArc

      Discontinued

      Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress . View 84 alternatives to B1 Free Archiver
      Most users think B1 Free Archiver is a great alternative to WinRAR.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      B1 Free Archiver vs WinRAR
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it does not uncompress files more than 500MB
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      -2
    • Ark is a program for managing various archive formats within the KDE environment. View 27 alternatives to Ark
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
    • Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. View 83 alternatives to Xarchiver
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
    • A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2 http://www.mate-desktop.org/. View 86 alternatives to Engrampa
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
    • Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989. View 82 alternatives to Info-ZIP

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008

      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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