WinRAR - What's new in the latest version Version 4.01 1.

Added support for file sizes stored in binary format in TAR archives. Some TAR archives use the binary size format instead of octal for files larger than 8 GB. 2. Bugs fixed: a) "Repair" command failed to properly reconstruct structure of RAR archives, which contained at least one file with packed size exceeding 4 GB. This bug did not affect the recovery record based repair. It happened only if recovery record was not found and WinRAR performed reconstruction of archive structure; b) even if "Do not extract paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog was set as the default, WinRAR still unpacked file paths if called from Explorer context menu; c) after entering a wrong password for encrypted ZIP archive, sometimes WinRAR ignored subsequent attempts to enter a valid password; d) "Wizard" command did not allow to create self-extracting and multivolume archives, when compressing a single folder or a file without extension; e) "Import settings from file" command did not restore multiline comments in WinRAR compression profiles; f) when converting RAR volumes having name1.name2.part#.rar name format, "Convert archives" command erroneously removed ".name2" name part. So resulting archive had name1.rar file name instead of expected name1.name2.rar; g) RAR could crash when creating a new archive with -agNNN switch if archive number in generated name was 110 or larger; h) WinRAR failed to display non-English file names in 7-Zip archives properly if they used a non-default code page. It was the display only problem, such names were unpacked correctly. Version 4.00 1. RAR decompression speed is improved. Depending on data type, decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions. Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia methods benefit from this improvement. The only module of RAR algorithm, which is not affected, is "Text compression" method. 2. Changes in ISO support:

Now you can specify a wildcard .50 revision. "Convert". These improvements include: a) better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename". Changes in -x<file> switch syntax." button in password dialog provides access to password organizer interface. 6. so "Show password" option is available also when extracting. Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is protected from unauthorized access. where you can specify your frequently used passwords.. b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer context menus. You can disable it using "Taskbar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings. making WinRAR localization possible for Unicode only languages. UDF revision number is displayed after the "UDF" format name in WinRAR address bar and in archive information dialog." button in the password dialog and define a new password entry. d) Unlike previous versions. the password from default compression profile is not used for extraction. b) "Organize passwords. c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpacking folders stored in UDF and ISO9660 files. specifying "*" file mask in "Select for archives" field.. 4.lng files. press "Organize passwords. It makes possible to unpack most of Blu-ray ISO files. If you use this option with an empty password. 3. c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog when unpacking several archives at once. Changes in password dialog: a) WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving and extracting. in folder tree panel. Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly. "Find" and other commands. You can utilize it to apply an entered password to all archives. b) when browsing UDF ISO file.. in password request dialog and in many other parts of WinRAR interface. WinRAR will skip all encrypted archives. 5. It is important to know that saved passwords are not encrypted and anybody having access to your computer can view them. c) Unicode support in .a) UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2.. You will be able to access these saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature in password dialog. In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows taskbar. If you wish to use the same password for all extracting archives.

now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML or Unicode text format. GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install" if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive comment. For example.GZ and TAR. but you can change the default back to WinRAR 3. If TAR. Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file. like -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\ 7.BZ2 archives. 10. TAR. If you prefer "Install" button. It does not contain names of all extracted files anymore. "Report" command allows to select HTML. Minimum Windows version required for WinRAR 4.0 is Windows 2000.exclusion mask for folders. WinRAR will create these links when unpacking such archive. Also it makes easier to locate error messages. WinRAR displays the current percent above the operation progress bar when repairing an archive containing the recovery record . Windows 98.BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard links and if destination file system is NTFS. Recovery volume processing involves less disk seek operations resulting in higher performance. You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path. WinRAR will create symbolic links as symbolic and hard links as hard in Windows Vista and newer and it will create all links as hard in older Windows. the path part up to and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted file paths. 8. This option is the new default extraction mode. it will be extracted as "Images". New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog. you can download previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp. 11. 15.x style. because they are not hidden among extracted file names. but do not need to execute any setup programs. WinRAR will skip links when unpacking TAR. you can add "Setup=<>" command. So non-English characters in file names will be displayed properly in such reports. 13. If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file links. if you are inside of "Backup\MyData" archive folder and extract "Images" folder. Such mask must have the trailing '\' character. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements for SFX archives containing a large number of files. Just select "Extract full paths" and then press "Save settings" in "General" part of extraction dialog. If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell and enable "Extract relative paths" option. 12. not as "Backup\MyData\Images". Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error 9.GZ or TAR. 14.rarlab. TAR. Unlike previous WinRAR versions.

It happened only for files in current folder which names matched files in ZIP archive. 20. "Background archiving" option from the default compression profile does not affect the extraction behavior anymore. This new code can be returned by archive.. where you can set "Turn PC off when done" option for extraction and test operations. So \\server\share will be converted to __server\share when archiving and restored to the original \\server\share when extracting with -ep3. just like for other extraction options. b) previous versions displayed the wrong total packed size in "Info" command for multivolume CAB archives. c) in ZIP archives 'U' (update) and 'F' (fresh) commands could erroneously update even files not specified in the command line." button in operation progress window is enabled also when extracting or testing archives. when saving an encrypted file back to RAR or ZIP archive after modifying it in some external editor. Previous WinRAR versions usually requested the password twice. If "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option is enabled and WinRAR waits for another copy. Previously this dialog was accessible only when archiving. extract. "Mode. 18. It means that RAR did not find any files matched the specified file or archive mask. both when extracting the original file and archiving its modified copy. New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR. Now switch -ep3 converts not only disk letters. Only RAR archives with encrypted file names were processed with the single password prompt. but also UNC paths.. New "Background extraction" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog places WinRAR into background. Bugs fixed: a) renaming a file in archive could also rename all other files with the same name in other folders of the same archive. So now "Continue" button allows to override the state of "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option for current operation. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add) . 16. It provides access to "Command parameters" dialog. 23. It makes possible to display much longer names. 17. 21. you can press "Continue" button in command progress window to force WinRAR to stop waiting. WinRAR limits the maximum possible volume size to 4 GB minus 1 byte when creating RAR volumes on a disk with FAT or FAT32 file system in volume size autodetecting mode. 19. File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now. 22. 24. delete and repair commands. WinRAR displays one password request instead of two. These file systems do not support 4 GB and larger files. when extracting files. You can save its default state with "Save settings" button in "General" part of extraction dialog.and when processing recovery volumes.

In RAR 3. 2. even if they were unpacked successfully. 2. c) if file matched two different masks in RarFiles. if neither of masks is a subset of another. Now -x switch uses RAR 3.91 -x<mask> switch could also exclude folders from archiving even if mask contained wilcard characters and did not contain a path.92 1. 3. For example.archiving mode. which path does not match the path specified in the switch and only the folder name is the same as specified. . Version 3. In previous versions it was always displayed on primary monitor.92 -xd:\path\folder switch could also exclude folders.90 asked it twice. Version 3. -x*. 3.80 approach for masks without path. which do not have the extension in the name. This version can unpack tar.. when opening an empty ZIP archive created with "New WinRAR ZIP archive" context menu command. Previous versions left the subject blank. excluding folders only if mask does not contain wildcards and matches the folder name exactly. This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with LZMA2 algorithm. Version 3. WinRAR 3.. the command dialog will be displayed on the same monitor as context menu." context menu command adds the archive name to email subject. b) switches -y -or did not work correctly together. If you start WinRAR command from Explorer context menu in multiple monitor configuration. WinRAR did not delete archives after the damaged one.93 1.bz2 archives consisting of several smaller bz2 streams merged together. b) if "Delete archive" option was enabled when unpacking several ZIP archives and if one of archives was damaged. 4. WinRAR could select the last match.91 1. WinRAR "Compress and email. Now a password is requested only once when unpacking 7z archives with encrypted file names from context menu. the first match must be chosen. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3. Switch -or was ignored in presence of -y. Previous versions unpacked only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive. Bugs fixed: a) in WinRAR 3.91 reported the incorrect "Unexpected end of archive" error.lst. Normally. excluded all those folders.

. d) WinRAR 3. 5. but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.90 1." command in archiving dialog). 2. WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. . If you use Windows x64. 3. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpacking files for the second time. Previous versions left this field blank for GZIP files.90 displayed "Save" button instead of "Open" or "OK" in "Find archive" dialog ("Open archive" command in "File" menu and "Browse.gz (not . d) Del key removes a selected folder in the folders tree." command in Explorer context menu. e) when unpacking ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm.. This option will eliminate redundant archive name based folders from extraction path if you unpack an archive with "Extract to DestName\" context menu command and if archive root folder contains only one folder and no files. This bug was present when working in Windows XP. b) F2 key renames a selected folder in the folders tree.90 "Find" command and console RAR "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string was greater than 127..tar. RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual . 4.gz) archives. WinRAR could unpack same archived files twice during the same operation. it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version. Version 3. b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3. c) F5 key updated the tree pane contents. f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3. "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. c) WinRAR 3. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version.4..

Previous RAR versions did not fill this field. 10. If used when extracting.5. the new command line switch -ai forces RAR to ignore file attributes. 13. .exe" files on slow network disks. 9. 7. Now WinRAR context menu will be more responsive when working with thousands of selected files. Improved compatibility with high DPI Windows display mode. You can enable "Show seconds" option in "Settings/File list" dialog if you wish to see seconds in file dates in file list in WinRAR shell. When using this switch. 14. By default. you can turn off "Network disks" options to minimize the delay before displaying the context menu. For example.txt instead of previous 1. This new sort behavior is available in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and newer. if you frequently right click ". 11.arc dirname' command will add only the empty dirname folder and ignore its contents. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" for more details.txt. 12. extracted files will always have attributes assigned by operating system to a newly created file by default.txt. New command line switch -r. Message displayed when you place the mouse cursor on WinRAR tray icon includes the archive name now. Previously only time left and total percent were displayed for archiving operations. 17. if dirname does not include wildcards. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar. 16. If you sort files by name in the file list in WinRAR shell. 2.txt. same as in Windows Explorer.disables recursion completely.txt.gz archive if such archive contained a file larger than 8 GB. New 'Shutdown' variable in 'Software\WinRAR\Policy' registry key allows to disable "Turn PC off when done" option for security reasons. RAR sets modification time of archived entry to current system time. "Where to check for SFX archives" options group in "Settings/Integration/Context menus items" dialog lets you to control processing of SFX archives in context menus. 2. 15. "View as Windows text" shortcut in WinRAR viewer changed from Ctrl+W to Ctrl+I. 6. resulting in meaningless modification time for stdin. Better shell extension performance. So files will be sorted as 1. When compressing stdin data with -si[name] switch. Ctrl+W key combination can be used to close the main WinRAR window also as WinRAR viewer windows. So 'rar a -r. console RAR will send comment data to stdout. 8. considering digits in file names by their numerical value. RAR adds its contents even if -r switch is not specified. If output file name is not specified in "cw" command.txt. 10. WinRAR will use the new logical file name sorting. 10.

c) previous WinRAR versions failed to rename files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. because they can hide an actual file extension. Delete files normally like in previous WinRAR versions.enables "Skip existing files" archiving mode. New -cp<profile name> switch allows to select a compression profile in command line mode. Before deleting file data are overwritten by zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files. 2. New "Options" page of archiving dialog contains the group of settings modifying the behavior of "Delete files after archiving" option from "General" page: a) Delete files. "Ask before overwrite" and "Skip existing files" update modes are now available in archiving dialog. WinRAR stores names in Unicode only if they cannot be stored correctly using the current single byte character set. But this security measure prevented the rename command to work properly.exe. . Command line equivalent of this option is -dr switch. c) switch -o+ enables "Overwrite all" mode (default for archiving). 4. 6. 5. It is supported only by GUI WinRAR. If this option is on. Added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives. WinRAR shell does not display such spaces for safety reasons. these new modes ignore file date and compare only file names. the profile name will be displayed in Explorer context menus allowing to activate a profile from context menu. New "Add to context menu" option in "Profile parameters" dialog. c) Wipe files. Unlike already available "Fresh existing files only" and "Add and update files". not by rar. Command line equivalents of these modes are: a) switch -o enables "Ask before overwrite" archiving mode. Improved Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names.b) WinRAR context menu did not work properly in Windows 7 beta if icons in context menus were enabled and user clicked a file inside of Windows 7 Library folder. b) switch -o. b) Move files to Recycle Bin.80 1. 3. They allow to specify WinRAR behavior when updating already existing files in archive.exe. Added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode file names in UTF-8 format. Deleted files are placed to Recycle Bin. Version 3. 7. When creating ZIP archive.

New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group of options in "Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. Shift+Tab key combination can be used in main WinRAR window to switch the input focus between interface elements (files. These command and options allow to check time and implement file time based updating. Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data. address) in reverse order.Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch.. tree. 14. which does not contain the end of archive entry consisting of 512 zero bytes. You can use the mouse to drag its border to the desired size and provide more space for folder tree pane. WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpacking a multivolume RAR archive if all volumes are present in the same folder. a list file can contain lines like: %windir%\*. .. 17. You can enable any of these options in the default compression profile to change the default behavior of "Delete files after archiving". All these options have an effect only if "Delete files after archiving" is on. Added support of TAR archives. 12. 15. Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated UDF ISO files." command in "Advanced SFX options" dialog now allow to specify an icon file containing an icon associated with shortcut. For example. WinRAR will store new dimensions of this dialog. WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable. WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment variables in list files. SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut. 10. New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog provides more secure. way to delete temporary WinRAR files. Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window. 18. 11. 13. 8. comment. In previous versions Shift+Tab used the same order as Tab. though slower.exe %USERPROFILE%\Desktop This feature is available only in Windows RAR version. 9. 16.

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