Winrar is mostly all about extracting files with .rar and .zip file extensions, Winrar also supports a wide range of file extensions, those two are just the most common extensions.
Winrar is mostly used for extracting which can be done in mainly 3 different forms. You can choose with method you want to use but all methods achieve the same goal – extracting the file. If you are really a computer relate then you should have noticed the widespread of archived files over the internet, its spread like wildfire. Almost all downloaded files you download from the internet are either archived files,program files,music or videos. Archived files extensions, that is the .rar and .zip has joined ranks with the other popular extensions exe,mp3,avi,pdf etc. Archived files has a lot of advantages and quite some disadvantages, as they say ‘Nothing/No one is Perfect’.
I think the reason for the use of archived extensions like rar and zip is to protect the files contained in it and also because it serves as a compression agent.
Now to the extracting parts.There are 3 main methods : Single File Extraction
Extract Files : This is the 1st method of Extraction. All you need to do is Right Click then Click on Extract Files to extract the archived file. This method gives you a chance to choose where you want to extract your file to. You can customize, change some extracting settings and so much more. Experiment with it.
Extract Here : This is the 2nd method of extraction. With this method you the extracted file will immediately be extracted in that same folder.
Extract To : This is the 3rd method. This method automatically creates a folder and extracts to the same folder. Its similar with the 2nd method but it extracts it to a new folder.
How To Extract Multiple rar Files : All you need to do here is Right click on the rar file ending with ‘part1.rar’ and extract (which anyone with one of the 3 extraction method).
Winrar not only extracts files, it also recover files,test files,fix broken archives and so on.
Fix/Repair Broken Archives : With the presence of a certain level of recovery record % winrar will repair your broken archive.
Test Archives : You can also test archives before extracting to know if there are broken or not broken.
How to Create .rar or .zip Files : Winrar being a great archiving tool gives you the opportunity of creating your very own rar or zip file. This also helps in compressing the file you want to archive. You can choose the compression ration among other things.