RAR Support

Here you can find out how to setup PowerArchiver to work with rar.exe and be able to compress files to RAR format. Keep in mind that PowerArchiver will always use its own unrar for extracting RAR archives, because it is up to 30% faster than official RAR version.

How To set up RAR

PowerArchiver is setup to automatically detect RAR.exe on your computer. If you need to manually set RAR.exe you may do so easily using the following steps:

  1. Go to Configuration
  2. Click the RAR support tab
  3. Click the Browse button next to path field that specifies the path to RAR.exe
  4. Find RAR.exe on your computer and click Open
  5. The full location of RAR.exe should now show and RAR support is set up.


Download RAR

PowerArchiver requires console RAR to create RAR files. It needs no installation, and is fastest version RAR available. It does not matter if it is 32bit or 64bit release, but it is important that it is in English language.

You can download it here:http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm