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WinRAR Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to WinRAR for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to WinRAR are PeaZip, Bandizip, WinZip and IZArc.

WinRAR alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinRAR.
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  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

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    Almost everyone thinks 7-Zip is a great alternative to WinRAR.
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    KuboFHromoslav

    7-Zip is highly efficient, open source archiver.

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    williambrown

    It is free, works very good and open more kind of files

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    whatinthetech

    It is free and Open Source!

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    I prefer 7zip because it has much more feature than winrar but stays really simple to use

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    zokris

    7-Zip "Ultra" mode has better compression than WinRAR's "Best" mode. Also, it's Free and Open Source whereas WinRAR is proprietary.

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    Faster, lightweight, better compression, no ads and FREE!

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    Does the same things but does better

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  2. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

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    Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to WinRAR.
    don1

    It is fast, has many file extensions and always updated.

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    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

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    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...

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    rickysantoso

    I think the extract time faster than winrar, also support many file extensions. One of the lightest file manager & archiver that I use.

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  3. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.

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    Most users think Bandizip is a great alternative to WinRAR.
    ichimitch

    Supports compressing and decompressing a wide variety of formats and itegrates with the Windows context menu

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    Really fasttttttt to compress

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    Tottaly free, support basically every type of compressed file, is customizable, multi language, always updating, and have other cool things to help you

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    yarko

    Fast, modern, with cool features and FREE! Highly reccomended!

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    WinZip

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    The world's best file compressor in the world. Start saving your time with the world's #1 compression software. Zip, protect, manage and share all your files quickly and easily.

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    Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to WinRAR.

    similar and friendly interface.. cool!

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    The most similar interface to WinRar.

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    IZArc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    Zip Utility - NEWS since - "Version 4.2 = NO MORE ADWARE. IZARC INSTALLER IS COMPLETELY ADWARE FREE" No bundleware that is showing in description.

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    Most users think IZArc is a great alternative to WinRAR.


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    p7zip

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.

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    FreeArc

    • FreeOpen Source
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    FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.

    Discontinued

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

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    B1 Free Archiver

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Online
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    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 .b1, zip, rar or .7z archive from your computer directly online.

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    Most users think B1 Free Archiver is a great alternative to WinRAR.

    it does not uncompress files more than 500MB

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    NanaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NanaZip is an open source file archiver intended for the modern Windows experience, forked from the source code of well-known open source file archiver 7-Zip 21.03.

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    7-Zip ZS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    7-Zip with support for Zstandard, Brotli, Lz4, Lz5 and Lizard Compression. Open source under LGPL-2.1 license.

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