Handling RAR and ZIP files is only possible with 3rd party software. WinRAR is advanced and efficient archiving and compression manager. The windows explorer can only build and extract ZIP archives by default. There is no solution of RAR archives except installing third party application.
It has large variety of support for multiple compressed archives including CAB, TAR, ISO, JAR, ACE, 7-ZIP and more. The main objective of this legend software is to save maximum space with compressing data. In simple words, you can save upto 100 MB after compressing a 500 MB of game folder. It will give more saving on files as comparing to images, videos and software files.
In other way, you can lock personal archives with password protection. A locked archive will not allow anyone to extract and access to personal files. The students and teachers can put assignments, papers, tests and PDF books into encryption. Even you can protect official docs into password so no one can access to files. Furthermore, extract files or add archives from right click menu.
Creating a SFX file is easier because it will work like a application. You can simply write what your needs on setup instructions or set a copyright message in SFX archive. Splitting a large file into pieces is another legendary feature where you can divide a 5 GB file into five parts with 1 GB each. This will makes you easier to upload and share files on cloud based storage such as Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox. At last, you should try this for at least one time.