How to Install & Use Themes in WinRAR

Back in the 90’s, WinZIP used to be the most popular file archiving utility for Windows users. But WinRAR has now become the most installed archiving tool for Windows computers and is enjoying the same popularity as once WinZip did. There are many reasons for this change – better and faster compression algorithms, support for more archive formats, very strong encryption and many more. What many people perhaps do not know that WinRAR also supports themes – a set of icons that can replace the default icons in the WinRAR toolbar. If you want to install themes in WinRAR, then you can use these steps:

  1. First of all you have to download the WinRAR themes. You can download the officially supported themes from the WinRAR web site at But you can also find many more themes from the sites like deviantart (make sure you scan the downloaded files with a good antivirus software before using them).WinRAR Themes
  2. After downloading the theme files, all you have to do is double-click on any of the downloaded theme file. You will be asked whether you want to install the theme in WinRAR. You have to click on the Yes button.WinRAR Themes
  3. After the installation is done, WinRAR will close down. You have to start WinRAR once again. Then select Options → Themes from the menubar and choose one of themes from the list that you have installed.WinRAR Themes
  4. If you want to delete the installed themes later on, then you can select Options → Themes → Configure Themes from the menubar and it will open up a small themes manager window from where you can select, add or delete the themes.WinRAR Themes

Conclusion: Working on computers could be tiring and boring but adding new themes to various programs like WinRAR can make it a little pleasant. WinRAR allows adding themes to its user interface and offers many exciting official themes for download.