WinRAR Goes Portable! (Finally)
Note: A more recent version is available!
The version number for WinRAR Unplugged is 3.62 despite the latest WinRAR for Windows version being 3.70 Beta 4.
As with all portable software, WinRAR Unplugged can be installed on any removable storage device (USB Stick, Memory card, External HDD) and then can be used on any computer that device is connected to.
Install is actually too big of a word, since the process consists of simply uncompressing the contents of the WinRAR Unplugged kit on the storage device of your choice. The easiest way to do this is download the self-extracting kit, copy it to the storage device, run it and watch as it unpacks itself in that location. Alternatively, you can save it on your internal HDD, run it and point it to unpack the contents on the external storage device.
After the “installation” is complete, all you need to do is go to the “WinRAR Unplugged” folder and double click the “Launch WinRAR.exe” file. This will start the WinRAR Unplugged Launcher, which stays in the systray and allows you to start the actual program. The launcher stays around even if you close WinRAR, you need to manually close it by right clicking on the systray icon and choosing “Exit”.
One thing you should be warned about is you should never ever disconnect the device that contains WinRAR Unplugged while the program or the launcher is still running, as doing so may cause data loss on that device or even (rarely) hardware damage.
(.exe SFX 1.80MB, MD5: CFCE9D11A059BC7DC3A3A3AE3C677D71)
More information: WinRAR Unplugged Info page
- When you place WinRAR on an external device, you can use it (including your profiles, AV-Code, themes, etc.) anywhere a Windows PC is available.
- Complete storage and backup solution
- Do you like to have your personal data with you on an external device when travelling? Now you can take WinRAR Unplugged with you on your external drives. With WinRAR unplugged you can manage your data just like at home – anywhere you go!
- Safe and secure
- When you remove the device with WinRAR Unplugged, all your information is secure and leaves with you.
- All included – Your personal license key for WinRAR is also valid for WinRAR Unplugged!
- WinRAR Unplugged supports 7 interchangeable languages within one version! Supported languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and simplified Chinese.