Category: Main Utilities Compression WinRAR 5.x/6.x/7.x


Version 6 doesn't bring any new radically new features and was seemingly released because Eugene Roshal didn't want to have version 5.10.

Version 7 brings in slightly better compression and dictionary support for up to 64GB (given enough RAM) for the x64 version of the program.

Application Details:

Version: 5.x/6.x/7.x
License: Shareware
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.7

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Compression
  • Decompression
  • Testing
  • Benchmarking

Pretty much everything except shell integration which is a Windows only feature.

What does not


What was not tested

The program cannot restore file creation dates because Linux lacks an API for that.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora Linux 40Apr 26 20249.7Yes Yes NoPlatinumZhenboLi 
CurrentFedora 39 XFCE x86_64Mar 17 20249.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20227.18Yes Yes NoPlatinumTomas Zidek 
ShowCrouton Debian 10 in Chrome OS 93Sep 10 20216.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumJose de Jesus De la Cruz Torres 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster"May 20 20216.8-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumToast 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14601 WinRAR v3.7-v5.5 easter egg animation very slow, consuming 100% of one cpu core NEW View
26549 Add support for setting processor priority (niceness) NEW View
26803 file open dialog: slow when selecting many files NEW View
26865 Cannot drag-drop extract files (WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc.) NEW View
42201 Implement Taskbar Extensions UNCONFIRMED View

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