All About WinRAR archiver and How to Install WinRAR Themes

Since the development of WinRAR file archiver in 1993 by Russian software engineers Eugene Roshal and Alexander Roshal, it has been the king of commercial archivers with many outstanding features which easily blows its rivals bzip2 and 7-Zip way out of the water.


From WinRAR v3.50, this versatile and secure utility has been constantly improving for the better, providing wonderful compression ratio and user interface that is fully compatible with Windows XP x64 or above, including shell integration. Besides RAR, it also supports compression to ZIP and can unpack many other archive formats like CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z.

WinRAR Version 4.01 is the latest stable version which is easy to use, powerful, affordable and can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to what it does best: file compression with smaller archives that saves disk space and transmission costs.

Other useful features of WinRAR v4.01 include:

  • Added support for large file size stored in binary format in TAR archives.
  • Improved RAR decompression speed up to 30% faster than in previous versions.
  • Special “Wizard” mode that allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure.
  • Industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits.
  • Unlimited number of archived files support.
  • Ability to self-extracting and multivolume archives.
  • Reconstruction of physically damaged archives with Data Recovery record and Recovery volumes feature.

Winrar Themes

Using WinRAR Themes is a fresh and damn cool way to improvise the user interface instead of using the boring standard theme icons. Although WinRAR has wonderful collection of themes available in 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 80×80, 96×96 and 128×128 toolbar icons sets, many have no idea that WinRAR had themes. And moreover, WinRAR themes are free to download @ RARLAB Themes, very easy to install and to use –

  1. Simply double click on the RAR archived theme file and when it prompts you whether to install the theme contained in the archive or not, just click “Yes” for the installation to finish right after.
    Install new theme window
  2. Next, to apply your desired theme just select it from WinRAR “Option -> Themes” menu.
    WinRAR Options -> Themes Menu

    That’s it! Your WinRAR is now ready with a fresh new look!!

Here is how WinRAR looks with some ubercool theme icons:

WinRAR Jr 1.01, 48×48

WinRAR Jr. theme version 1.01

RARaddin 64×64

RARaddin theme snapshot

WinRAR OS X theme

WinRAR OS X theme Snapshot

Vista Ultimate 48×48

WinRAR Vista Ultimate theme Snapshot

WinRAR Tango 48×48

WinRAR Tango theme Snapshot

WinRAR Stalk-Lab 32×32

WinRAR Stalk-Lab theme Snapshot

Tulliana theme 48×48

WinRAR Tulliana theme Snapshot

GnomeRAR theme 48×48

GnomeRAR theme Snapshot

Windows 7 v2

Windows 7 v2 WinRAR theme Snapshot

Windows 7 WinRaR 48×48

Windows 7 WinRAR theme Snapshot

WinRAR AquaWorld theme

WinRAR AquaWorld theme snapshot

WinRAR Crystal Theme 64×64

WinRAR Crystal theme Snapshot

WinRAR Cartoon theme 48×48

WinRAR Cartoon theme Snapshot

WinRAR India theme 2010

WinRAR India theme Snapshot

WinRAR-PC.DE 48×48

WinRAR PC.DE theme Snapshot

WinRAR JOM 1.0 48×48

WinRAR JOM theme Snapshot

WinRAR RefresCL 48

WinRAR RefreshCL theme Snapshot

WinRAR Senyum’s 48×48

WinRAR Senyum's theme Snapshot

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