Winzip and WinRar are the two most commonly
used today to compress and decompress files
but do not need to have installed both
programs, as for example WinRAR is able to
work with the two extensions.
What is an archive?
It is a file that is transformed so it takes up less
space on the hard drive of your computer that
would occupy in its normal state.
? The archive can be stored anywhere: hard drive,
CD, floppy disk, memory stick (flash drive), etc.
It is a powerful and easy to
use tool that compresses
and decompresses files
quickly, saving disk space
and minimizing transmission
time of an email.
When a file is compressed?
For its size (which marks the file
type that is). The most common are
ZIP: Original Winzip
RAR: Original Winrar
No, in that state it is simply stored, but if you want
to use the file either to write it (if it is a text file) or
hear (if it is a sound file), you need to unzip it to
bring it to its original state.
WinRAR is one of the best
file compressors. All historic
in the world of software that
has managed to renew and
grow and adapt to new
WinRAR creates and decompresses files in
the most popular formats (ZIP and RAR) and
is also able to decompress files created in
other formats, so if you have WinRAR
installed you do not need any other
WinRAR integrates seamlessly into
Windows Explorer. In it appear as
eleven options, you can choose
which ones, such as: "Open with
WinRAR" or "Extract".
Features: speed, flexibility, and
They are shareware, this means you can try
them free for 40 days, after this trial period must
purchase a license or uninstall them from your