WinRAR 4 Index Page

About WinRAR
    What is WinRAR
    WinRAR limitations
    Console RAR version
Quick start for novices
    Shell and command line modes
    How to extract files
        How to extract files using WinRAR shell mode
        How to extract files using command line
        How to extract files in Explorer or Desktop
    How to archive files
        How to archive files using WinRAR shell mode
        How to archive files using command line
        How to archive files in Explorer or Desktop
Archive types and parameters
    RAR versus ZIP
    Support of other archive formats
    Solid archives
    Volumes (split archives)
    Recovery volumes
    Self-extracting (SFX) archives
    Archive comment
    Protecting archives from damage
    Locking archives
    How to choose optimal archiving settings
WinRAR interface
        Introduction to WinRAR interface
        File management and archive management modes
        Selecting files
        Using WinRAR Wizard
        Wizard: Choose the operation
        Wizard: Choose the archive to unpack
        Wizard: Choose the archive to create or update
        Wizard: Choose a folder for unpacked files
        Wizard: Archiving options
    Viewing files
        Viewing files
        Internal viewer
    File and archive management commands
        Add to archive
        Extract to the specified folder
        Test files
        View file
        Delete files
        Rename file
        Print file
        Show archive information
        Extract without confirmation
        Add archive comment
        Protect archive from damage
        Lock archive
        Scan archive for viruses
        Convert archives
        Repair archive
        Convert archive to SFX
        Find files
        Show information
        Generate report
        Benchmark and hardware test
    WinRAR menus
        File menu
        Commands menu
        Tools menu
        Favorites menu
        Options menu
        Help menu
Integration with Windows shell
    How to open an archive from Windows shell
    Using context menus
    Drag and drop support
Command line mode
    Command line syntax
        Alphabetic commands list
        "A" - Add to an archive
        "C" - Add an archive comment
        "CH" - Change archive parameters
        "CV" - Convert archives
        "CW" - Write an archive comment to file
        "D" - Delete from an archive
        "E" - Extract from an archive ignoring paths
        "F" - Freshen files within an archive
        "I" - Find string in archives
        "K" - Lock an archive
        "M" - Move files and folders to an archive
        "R" - Repair a damaged archive
        "RC" - Reconstruct missing volumes
        "RN" - Rename archived files
        "RR[N]" - Add data recovery record
        "RV[N]" - Create recovery volumes
        "S[name]" - Convert an archive to a self-extracting type
        "S-" - Remove SFX module
        "T" - Test archived files
        "U" - Update files within an archive
        "X" - Extract files from an archive with full paths
        Alphabetic switches list
        "--" - stop switches scanning
        "-@[+]" - disable [enable] file lists
        "-ac" - clear "Archive" attribute
        "-ad" - append archive name to destination path
        "-af<type>" - specify archive format
        "-ag[format]" - generate archive name using the current date and time
        "-ai" - ignore file attributes
        "-ao" - add files with "Archive" attribute set
        "-ap<path>" - set path inside archive
        "-as" - synchronize archive contents
        "-av" - apply authenticity verification
        "-av-" - disable adding authenticity verification
        "-cfg-" - ignore default profile and environment variable
        "-cl" - convert file names to lower case
        "-cp<name>" - select a compression profile
        "-cu" - convert file names to upper case
        "-df" - delete files after archiving
        "-dh" - open shared files
        "-dr" - delete files to Recycle Bin
        "-ds" - do not sort archiving files
        "-dw" - wipe files after archiving
        "-ed" - do not add empty folders
        "-en" - do not add "end of archive" block
        "-ep" - exclude paths from names
        "-ep1" - exclude base folder from names
        "-ep2" - expand paths to full
        "-ep3" - expand paths to full including the drive letter
        "-e[+]<attr>" - set file exclude and include attributes
        "-f" - freshen files
        "-hp[pwd]" - encrypt both file data and headers
        "-iadm" - request administrative access for SFX archive
        "-ibck" - run WinRAR in background
        "-ieml[.][addr]" - send archive by email
        "-iicon<name>" - specify SFX icon
        "-iimg<name>" - specify SFX logo
        "-ilog[name]" - write errors to file
        "-inul" - disable error messages
        "-ioff" - turn PC off
        "-k" - lock archive
        "-kb" - keep broken extracted files
        "-log[fmt][=name]" - write names to log file
        "-m<n>" - set compression method
        "-mc<par>" - set advanced compression parameters
        "-md<n>" - select dictionary size
        "-ms[list]" - specify file types to store
        "-mt<threads>" - set the number of threads
        "-n<file>" - include only the specified file
        "-n@<listfile>" - include files listed in the specified list file
        "-oc" - set NTFS "Compressed" attribute
        "-or" - rename files automatically
        "-os" - save NTFS streams
        "-ow" - process file security information
        "-o[+|-]" - set the overwrite mode
        "-p[pwd]" - set password
        "-r" - recurse subfolders
        "-r-" - disable recursion
        "-r0" - recurse subfolders for wildcard names only
        "-ri<p>[:<s>]" - Set priority and sleep time
        "-rr[N]" - add data recovery record
        "-rv[N]" - create recovery volumes
        "-s" - create solid archive
        "-s<n>" - create solid groups using file count
        "-sc<charset>[objects] - specify the character set
        "-se" - create solid groups using extension
        "-sl<size>" - process files with size less than specified
        "-sm<size>" - process files with size more than specified
        "-sv" - create independent solid volumes
        "-sv-" - create dependent solid volumes
        "-s-" - disable solid archiving
        "-sfx[name]" - create self-extracting archive
        "-t" - test files after archiving
        "-ta<date>" - process files modified after the specified date
        "-tb<date>" - process files modified before the specified date
        "-tk" - keep original archive time
        "-tl" - set archive time to newest file
        "-tn<time>" - process files newer than the specified time
        "-to<time>" - process files older than the specified time
        "-ts<m,c,a>[N]" - save or restore file time (modification, creation, access)
        "-u" - update files
        "-v<n>[k|b|f|m|M|g|G]" - create volumes
        "-vd" - erase disk contents before creating volume
        "-ver[n]" - file version control
        "-vn" - use the old style volume naming scheme
        "-vp" - pause before each volume
        "-w<path>" - set folder for temporary files
        "-x<file>" - exclude specified file
        "-x@<listfile>" - exclude files listed in the specified list file
        "-y" - assume Yes on all queries
        "-z<file>" - read archive comment from file
    WinRAR exit codes
        List of WinRAR exit codes
Configuration settings
    General settings dialog
    Compression settings dialog
    Paths settings dialog
    File list settings dialog
    Viewer settings dialog
    Security settings dialog
    Integration settings dialog
    Compression profiles
    RAR environment variable
    Registry variables
    Optimizing files sorting - rarfiles.lst file
Self-extracting modules
    GUI RAR and ZIP SFX modules (Default.SFX and Zip.SFX)
    GUI SFX modules: setup commands
    GUI SFX modules: command line options
    Console RAR SFX module (WinCon.SFX)
Frequently asked questions and hints
    List of frequently asked questions
License and purchasing information
    WinRAR license
    Purchasing information