How can I get WinRAR for free

Current version: WinRAR 6.01

Download and test are free

You can extensively test RAR / WinRAR for 40 (forty) days. If you want to continue using it after the trial period has expired, you will need to purchase a license. If you have decided otherwise, simply uninstall the program via the control panel / software. License terms

WinRAR downloads (secure connections)


German versions:

WinRAR 6.01 (64-bit version) (the version for Windows 64-bit systems)

WinRAR 6.01 (32-bit version) (the "classic" version for Windows 32-bit systems)

English versions:

WinRAR 6.01 (64-bit version) (the version for Windows 64-bit systems)

WinRAR 6.01 (32-bit version) (the "classic" version for Windows 32-bit systems)

Which version is right for me?

How to determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit version or a 64-bit version of the Windows operating system (external link to Microsoft).
If you are still not sure which version of the operating system you are using, download the 32-bit version.


If you want to switch back to version 4.2 after installing version 5.x - you will find the previous versions here:
WinRAR 4.20 German (32 bit) or WinRAR 4.20 (64 bit)



Older versions, which you can also operate with Windows 98, Windows 2000 and NT 4, can be found here.




RAR for other operating systems

You can also use the powerful RAR format under other operating systems
(English command line versions):

Other language versions of WinRAR

WinRAR is available in almost 50 languages


Please visit the WinRAR developers page if you need WinRAR in a different language version (the page opens in a new browser window).