Shell namespace extension technology has been unique to MagicRAR for over a decade, having proven impossible for our competition to copy.
Simply double-click any archive. It opens up right inside your active Windows Explorer window as if it were an ordinary folder. Now that's convenient!
Every folder that is located inside an archive has a distinct MagicRAR cover, helping you determine where you're located in your file system.
The integration with Windows Explorer is so seamless, you may find yourself forgetting you're navigating compressed files!
Paste a file you copied from an archive folder to extract it on-the-fly.
Double-click a file inside an archive folder to extract and open it with its owner application. Save your changes, and MagicRAR offers to update the original archive for you.
The illusion is perfect: this is why we call it MagicRAR!
Whether you're compressing or extracting, MagicRAR can do more for you in less time. MagicRAR is especially powerful when running on SSDs.
Extract multiple archives all at once - no queues, no waiting. Compress files into multiple formats all at once - instant results and instant gratification is what you get with MagicRAR.
Use MagicRAR Drive Press 3.0 to convert any drive, including your boot drive, to a compressed volume. Files and applications on compressed volumes remain fully accessible at all times, without requiring decompression.
An invaluable utility for any SSD user, MagicRAR Drive Press 3.0 uses safe, proven NTFS compression as its underlying storage medium, and is guaranteed to beat Windows's own compression every time.
Even better, the multi-core, SSD-optimized MagicRAR Drive Press 3.0 converts your disks much faster than Windows! Faster speed and better compression is a win-win for you.
Ever noticed how other archive utilities keep on creating extra folders when extracting, forcing you to repeatedly clean up after themselves?
MagicRAR's "Extract to Subfolders" refuses to create redundant folders when the files you're extracting are already located inside a single archive subfolder. That's the magic of intelligent design.
Some archives you download can be really complex. Save yourself the acrobatics of countless mouse right-clicks and the challenge of sifting through a puzzle of files and folders. MagicRAR's Recursive Extract decompresses archives, analyzes the output, and extracts each further archive found in the decompressed file set - until it can no longer find anything to extract. All in a single click - and no puzzle solving skills required!
Here's an end to the religious wars of which archive format performs best! Make peace - not war. Let MagicRAR do the legwork for you.
Right-click any selection of files and choose "Find Smallest Archive" to instantly benchmark all compression formats against this live data set. It doesn't get any easier!
Tired of having to install more and more archive utilities, each provided by different vendors, each with their own little quirks, just so you can extract the files you've downloaded?
Those days are over. MagicRAR, with its constantly expanding array of plug-ins, means you never have to install another archive utility, ever again! Focus on your work while letting MagicRAR handle your digital logistics.
MagicRAR has no built-in notion of any particular archive type. Every archive operation is supported by one or more plug-ins. As you install more plug-ins, you increase the capabilities of your MagicRAR.
You may even customize the "owner" plug-ins for various archive operations using the Plug-In Bindings Editor.
MagicRAR integrates with Microsoft(R) Outlook(TM) to save you even more time and hassle when working on your computer.
On the MagicRAR tab in Outlook, enable attachment compression, include an extraction tip, and decide which compression format to use - ensuring your recipients always successfully extract your data.
Secure data encryption means with MagicRAR and Outlook, your data transmissions are always safe from prying eyes.
And unlike our competition, MagicRAR's Outlook integration is a free benefit for all our users - not an expensive add-on.
Finally - enjoy previewing archive attachments directly in Microsoft(R) Outlook(TM).
Choose any compressed attachment in Outlook, and click the "Preview file" button.
Archive contents are immediately rendered in an easily navigated, clear tree structure.
Double-clicking any file shown in the preview transparently extracts it from the archive, and opens the file using the application associated with the file type. All from within the native Outlook preview pane!
If you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, you may already be using the preview pane to preview various file types directly within Windows Explorer.
With MagicRAR, you also get to enjoy archive previews in the Windows Explorer preview pane for all archive types that are recognized by MagicRAR's installed plug-ins.
Just click any archive to quickly preview its contents. The archive folder structure and their contents are neatly displayed, in an easily browsed fashion. Double-click any file inside the Windows Explorer preview pane to launch it with its owner application.
You may even save your changes to files launched form the Windows Explorer preview pane - MagicRAR asks you whether you want to update the archive with your changes.
We all use virtual machines these days, if only for the Windows XP Mode that runs run our legacy applications. MagicRAR browses directly inside your Windows XP Mode hard disks as if they were ordinary folders - putting all your virtualized data at your fingertips; and making complex virtual hard disk mounting procedures a thing of the past.
Our competition asks you to choose what type of setup file to download for your system - you'll just have to know. MagicRAR's installer doesn't expect you to know anything - and will install all the correct files on your computer, automatically picking the right bitness without letting you make a mistake. Installing all software should be this easy!