Compression/decompression of files with WinRAR
This tutorial will show you how to use WinRAR.
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
I. Create an archive, compress
First, take the file to compress, right-click on "add to archive...
Here you can choose :
- The name of the file
- Format .ZIP or .RAR (we often use .rar).
- The method of compression (if you compress more it will take more time).
- The length of the part, it cut the file in several files. Some length are predefined, choose the one you want. If you want another, you can enter a length manually, don't forget to add "mo" beside (exemple "100mo").
For more security, you can put a password, in advanced tab (red).
Don't forget the password, once set you can't access the file without the password.
When you have finish to setup, click on "OK".
II. Decompress the archive
Right-click on the archive, if they are several parts, do it on one of them.
Choose "extract to"
During the decompression, if the file have a password, you just have to enter it.