WinRAR - What's new in the latest version Version 4.10 1.

WinRAR can create ZIP archives of practically any size. 2 GB archive size and 65535 file number ZIP limitations of previous WinRAR versions are not valid anymore.

ZIP volumes have names li e '', 'volname.z01', 'volname.z02'. Use a volume with ".zip" file extension in all archive processing operations li e starting extraction or opening an archive. Unli e RAR volumes, ZIP volumes cannot be self-extracting. WinRAR needs to have access to all ZIP volumes of multivolume file set at the same time, when creating or unpac ing them. So it is impossible to create or unpac ZIP volumes on removable dis s, one volume per dis . You need to create them all in the same folder. 3. Added the high precision file time support in ZIP archives. WinRAR can store and extract modification, creation and last access file time in ZIP archives with 100 nanosecond precision. You need to set "High precision modification time" option in "Time" part of archiving dialog to store all 3 times in archive. Set appropriate "File time" options in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog to choose times to extract. 4. Added support for Unicode names stored in ZIP extra field data. Different ZIP tools store Unicode names either in file header or in ZIP extra field and now WinRAR can correctly process both types of Unicode names. 5. "Synchronize archive contents" option and -as command line switch are supported in ZIP format. 6. Modifications of switch -ag behavior: a) -ag can be used with all RAR and WinRAR commands, not just with archiving only; b) 'N' format character behavior differs in archiving and non-archiving operations. When archiving, it is incremented until the first unused name is found. In non-archiving operations li e extracting it selects the existing archive preceding the first unused name; c) 'I' format character allows to specify minutes regardless of presence and position of 'H' (hours) in format string. It can be used instead of 'M' (minutes), when you wish to place minutes before hours or do not need hours at all. 7. By default, WinRAR proposes to update an archive if viewer modified an opened file or created any new files. New "Ignore modifications for"


2. WinRAR can create multivolume ZIP archives, which are also split ZIP files.

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It might be useful if you wish to run the conversion command in unattended mode. which was specific for RAR 1. because -log provides the archive name generated by WinRAR. 12. 11. New "Wipe temporary files/Encrypted only" option in "Settings/Security". This switch is especially useful. 9. 15. b) special "rar2" archive type. Both "Run after extraction" and "Run before extraction" are now multiline. 10. Quic delete is used for all other temporary files. if you still prefer to s ip them.option in "Settings/Viewer" dialog allows to disable such behavior. you can do it by enabling "S ip encrypted archives" option in "Convert archives" dialog. 16. the initial search for archives is performed faster. Now you can select size units in the drop down list to the right of volume size. Since the convert command does not need to detect RAR archive version anymore. You can enter one or several file mas s separated by spaces here and WinRAR will not prompt to update an archive if file created or modified by viewer matches one of these mas s. you can enable "Wipe files if password is set" in the default compression profile. Changes in "Predefined sizes" in "Define volume sizes" dialog. character after the numeric size value. "Setup program" SFX options are moved from "General" to "Setup" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. added new entries for maximum FAT32 file size and for Blu-ray dis s. If you prefer to always delete encrypted files securely. avoiding password prompts. Though. by entering ' '. It allows to use a slower and more secure delete for temporary files extracted from archives identified by WinRAR as encrypted. deleting and listing commands for RAR format. is also supported. New "Wipe files if password is set" option in "Options" page of archiving dialog. Previous way to define size modifiers.x and 2. New -log[fmt][=name] switch allows to write archive and file names to log file in archiving command for RAR and ZIP formats and also in extracting. when you need to further process an archive created with -ag or -v switches. resulting in shorter delay before displaying "Convert archives" dialog.x archives. so it is possible to specify several setup programs for same SFX archive. "SetupCode" SFX script command instructs SFX archive to wait                   . Now "rar" archive type controls conversion of all versions of RAR archives. New -@[+] switch allows to process all parameters starting from '@' character either as file names (-@) or as file lists (-@+). 'm'. 14. is removed. Floppies and ZIP dis s are replaced by 5 MB and 100 MB volumes. Changes in volume size input field. 13. etc. Previously "Convert archives" command s ipped them. 8. Changes in "Convert archives" command: a) now it is possible to convert encrypted archives.

b) even if "Do not extract paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog was set as the default. Bugs fixed: a) "Repair" command failed to properly reconstruct structure of RAR archives. 18. which contained at least one file with pac ed size exceeding 4 GB.5g switch means 1. WinRAR still unpac ed file paths if called from Explorer context menu. It was the display         . d) "Wizard" command did not allow to create self-extracting and multivolume archives. This bug did not affect the recovery record based repair.5 gigabytes. c) after entering a wrong password for encrypted ZIP archive. "Convert archives" command erroneously removed ". g) RAR could crash when creating a new archive with -agNNN switch if archive number in generated name was 110 or larger. Volume size in archiving and wizard dialogs can be specified as a decimal fraction. Some TAR archives use the binary size format instead of octal for files larger than 8 GB.rar file name instead of expected name1. In command line mode the dot (. -v1. 2. So resulting archive had name1. GUI equivalent of this command is "Wait and return exit code" option on "Setup" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog.name2.rar name format. SFX does not support "S" (create in the top level of Start Menu) "Shortcut" command mode anymore. -v<size> command line switch also allows decimal fractions.01 1.rar.part#. Decimal mar is defined by Windows regional settings. e) "Import settings from file" command did not restore multiline comments in WinRAR compression profiles. It happened only if recovery record was not found and WinRAR performed reconstruction of archive structure. For example. Added support for file sizes stored in binary format in TAR archives.for termination of setup program and return the exit code of setup program increased by 1000 as the exit code of SFX executable. when compressing a single folder or a file without extension. Recent Windows versions do not allow programs to add items to the top of Start Menu. f) when converting RAR volumes having name1. h) WinRAR failed to display non-English file names in 7-Zip archives properly if they used a non-default code page.name2" name part.name2. 17. sometimes WinRAR ignored subsequent attempts to enter a valid password.) is always used as the decimal mar . Version 4.

. such names were unpac ed correctly.. is "Text compression" method. It ma es possible to unpac most of Blu-ray ISO files. c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpac ing folders stored in UDF and ISO9660 files. b) "Organize passwords. the password from default compression profile is not used for extraction. d) Unli e previous versions. Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is protected from unauthorized access. Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia methods benefit from this improvement. If you wish to use the same password for all extracting archives. It is important to now that saved passwords are not encrypted and anybody having access to your computer can view them.. Version 4.only problem. c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog when unpac ing several archives at once." button in password dialog provides access to password organizer interface. where you can specify your frequently used passwords. Depending on data type.50 revision. If you use this option with an empty password. RAR decompression speed is improved. press "Organize passwords. The only module of RAR algorithm.                       . which is not affected.. You can utilize it to apply an entered password to all archives. WinRAR will s ip all encrypted archives. Changes in ISO support: a) UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2. specifying "*" file mas in "Select for archives" field. 2. Changes in password dialog: a) WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving and extracting. b) when browsing UDF ISO file. 4. decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions. so "Show password" option is available also when extracting." button in the password dialog and define a new password entry. In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows tas bar. You will be able to access these saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature in password dialog. You can disable it using "Tas bar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings. 3. UDF revision number is displayed after the "UDF" format name in WinRAR address bar and in archive information dialog.00 1.

6. b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer context menus.x style. New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog. TAR. Minimum Windows version required for WinRAR 4. 11. If TAR. Recovery volume processing involves less dis see operations resulting in higher performance.lng files. in folder tree panel. Unli e previous WinRAR versions. Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly.BZ2 archives. "Find" and other commands. "Report" command allows to select HTML.GZ or TAR.BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard lin s and if destination file system is NTFS. These improvements include: a) better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename". not as "Bac up\MyData\Images". If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file lin s. Windows 98. if you are inside of "Bac up\MyData" archive folder and extract "Images" folder. For example. You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path. "Convert". This option is the new default extraction mode.GZ and TAR. c) Unicode support in . If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows. li e -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\ 7. Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file. it will be extracted as "Images". in password request dialog and in many other parts of WinRAR interface. TAR. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell and enable "Extract relative paths" option.                                         . 10. Such mas must have the trailing '\' character. ma ing WinRAR localization possible for Unicode only languages. the path part up to and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted file paths.0 is Windows 2000. but you can change the default bac to WinRAR 3. So non-English characters in file names will be displayed properly in such reports. 8.rarlab. you can download previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp. WinRAR will create these lin s when unpac ing such archive. Just select "Extract full paths" and then press "Save settings" in "General" part of extraction dialog. WinRAR will s ip lin s when unpac ing 9. Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. 12.5. WinRAR will create symbolic lin s as symbolic and hard lin s as hard in Windows Vista and newer and it will create all lin s as hard in older Windows. now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML or Unicode text format. Changes in -x<file> switch syntax. Now you can specify a wildcard exclusion mas for folders.

This new code can be returned by archive. both when extracting the original file and archiving its modified copy. 20. but also UNC paths.. when extracting files. Now switch -ep3 converts not only dis letters. 17. It ma es possible to display much longer names.. WinRAR displays the current percent above the operation progress bar when repairing an archive containing the recovery record and when processing recovery volumes. These file systems do not support 4 GB and larger files. GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install" if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive comment. If you prefer "Install" button. Previous WinRAR versions usually requested the password twice. Only RAR archives with encrypted file names were processed with the single password prompt. 21. New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR. It provides access to "Command parameters" dialog. Also it ma es easier to locate error messages. So \\server\share will be converted to __server\share when archiving and restored to the original \\server\share when extracting with -ep3. 18. because they are not hidden among extracted file names. New "Bac ground extraction" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog places WinRAR into bac ground. If "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option is enabled and WinRAR waits for another copy. but do not need to execute any setup programs. 23. where you can set "Turn PC off when done" option for extraction and test operations. WinRAR limits the maximum possible volume size to 4 GB minus 1 byte when creating RAR volumes on a dis with FAT or FAT32 file system in volume size autodetecting mode. WinRAR displays one password request instead of two. you can add "Setup=<>" command. 16. So now "Continue" button allows to override the state of "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option for current operation. just li e for other extraction options. 15. "Bac ground archiving" option from the default compression profile does not affect the extraction behavior anymore. File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now.                     . you can press "Continue" button in command progress window to force WinRAR to stop waiting. 22. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements for SFX archives containing a large number of files. Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error messages. You can save its default state with "Save settings" button in "General" part of extraction dialog. delete and repair commands. It does not contain names of all extracted files anymore. 14. It means that RAR did not find any files matched the specified file or archive mas ." button in operation progress window is enabled also when extracting or testing archives.13. extract. 19. when saving an encrypted file bac to RAR or ZIP archive after modifying it in some external editor. "Mode.

c) in ZIP archives 'U' (update) and 'F' (fresh) commands could erroneously update even files not specified in the command line.93 1.92 1. which path does not match the path specified in the switch and only the folder name is the same as specified. Version 3. WinRAR could select the last match. In RAR 3. excluded all those folders. 2. 24. It happened only for files in current folder which names matched files in ZIP archive.92 -xd:\path\folder switch could also exclude folders. 3. the first match must be chosen.                       .lst. Bugs fixed: a) in WinRAR 3. 4. Normally. If you start WinRAR command from Explorer context menu in multiple monitor configuration. Switch -or was ignored in presence of -y. when opening an empty ZIP archive created with "New WinRAR ZIP archive" context menu command.Previously this dialog was accessible only when archiving. even if they were unpac ed successfully. -x*. WinRAR "Compress and email. the command dialog will be displayed on the same monitor as context menu. 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." context menu command adds the archive name to email subject.. c) if file matched two different mas s in RarFiles.. b) switches -y -or did not wor correctly together. Previous versions left the subject blan . Now -x switch uses RAR 3. which do not have the extension in the name. WinRAR did not delete archives after the damaged one. Version 3. In previous versions it was always displayed on primary monitor. For example. if neither of mas s is a subset of another.80 approach for mas s without path. b) if "Delete archive" option was enabled when unpac ing several ZIP archives and if one of archives was damaged.91 reported the incorrect "Unexpected end of archive" error. excluding folders only if mas does not contain wildcards and matches the folder name exactly. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add) archiving mode. b) previous versions displayed the wrong total pac ed size in "Info" command for multivolume CAB archives.91 -x<mas > switch could also exclude folders from archiving even if mas contained wilcard characters and did not contain a path.

90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm. This version can unpac tar. If you use Windows x64. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version." command in archiving dialog). 3.. WinRAR 3.tar.91 1.Version 3. WinRAR could unpac same archived files twice during the same operation. 3.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual .gz (not . 2.. but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7. WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. Previous versions left this field blan for GZIP files.90 1. Previous versions unpac ed only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive.90 "Find" command and console RAR "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string was greater than 127. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpac ing files for the second time. 2. 4.. Now a password is requested only once when unpac ing 7z archives with encrypted file names from context menu. f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3. This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with LZMA2 algorithm. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. This option will eliminate redundant archive name based folders from extraction path if you unpac an archive with                     ." command in Explorer context menu. b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives. it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version.gz) archives.. c) WinRAR 3. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3.90 as ed it twice.bz2 archives consisting of several smaller bz2 streams merged together.90 displayed "Save" button instead of "Open" or "OK" in "Find archive" dialog ("Open archive" command in "File" menu and "Browse. e) when unpac ing ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files. This bug was present when wor ing in Windows XP. Version 3. "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. 5. d) WinRAR 3.

if you frequently right clic ". b) F2 ey renames a selected folder in the folders tree. 4. 8. resulting in meaningless modification time for stdin. console RAR will send comment data to stdout. 9. New command line switch -r. you can turn off "Networ dis s" options to minimize the delay before displaying the context menu. .txt. same as in Windows Explorer.txt. extracted files will always have attributes assigned by operating system to a newly created file by default.arc dirname' command will add only the empty dirname folder and ignore its contents. if dirname does not include wildcards. Ctrl+W ey combination can be used to close the main WinRAR window also as WinRAR viewer windows. 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. considering digits in file names by their numerical value. 7. Previously only time left and total percent were displayed for archiving operations.txt.txt. WinRAR will use the new logical file name sorting. When compressing stdin data with -si[name] switch. This new sort behavior is available in Windows XP Service Pac 2 and newer. RAR adds its contents even if -r switch is not specified.txt instead of previous 1. If output file name is not specified in "cw" command.                 d) Del       ey removes a selected folder in the folders tree. 11. "Where to chec for SFX archives" options group in "Settings/Integration/Context menus items" dialog lets you to control processing of SFX archives in context menus. For example. Message displayed when you place the mouse cursor on WinRAR tray icon includes the archive name now. If used when extracting.txt. 12. "View as Windows text" shortcut in WinRAR viewer changed from Ctrl+W to Ctrl+I. Previous RAR versions did not fill this field.disables recursion completely. 2. the new command line switch -ai forces RAR to ignore file attributes. 2. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder. 13. When using this switch. RAR sets modification time of archived entry to current system time."Extract to DestName\" context menu command and if archive root folder contains only one folder and no files. c) F5 ey updated the tree pane contents. 5. 10. 6.exe" files on slow networ dis s. So files will be sorted as 1. 10. 10. If you sort files by name in the file list in WinRAR shell. So 'rar a -r. By default.

Improved Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names. New "Options" page of archiving dialog contains the group of                     . WinRAR stores names in Unicode only if they cannot be stored correctly using the current single byte character set. "As before overwrite" and "S ip existing files" update modes are now available in archiving dialog. If this option is on. 2. Now WinRAR context menu will be more responsive when wor ing with thousands of selected files. Improved compatibility with high DPI Windows display mode. these new modes ignore file date and compare only file names. But this security measure prevented the rename command to wor properly. Better shell extension performance. Added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode file names in UTF-8 format. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" for more details. the profile name will be displayed in Explorer context menus allowing to activate a profile from context menu. c) switch -o+ enables "Overwrite all" mode (default for archiving). Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar. 15. 3. It is supported only by GUI WinRAR. New 'Shutdown' variable in 'Software\WinRAR\Policy' registry ey allows to disable "Turn PC off when done" option for security reasons. 7. b) WinRAR context menu did not wor properly in Windows 7 beta if icons in context menus were enabled and user clic ed a file inside of Windows 7 Library folder.exe. Unli e already available "Fresh existing files only" and "Add and update files". Command line equivalents of these modes are: a) switch -o enables "As before overwrite" archiving mode. When creating ZIP archive. WinRAR shell does not display such spaces for safety reasons. because they can hide an actual file extension. 6. They allow to specify WinRAR behavior when updating already existing files in archive. New -cp<profile name> switch allows to select a compression profile in command line mode. New "Add to context menu" option in "Profile parameters" dialog. not by rar. 16. 5.14. b) switch -o.enables "S ip existing files" archiving mode. Added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives. 4. c) previous WinRAR versions failed to rename files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name.exe.80 1. Version 3.gz archive if such archive contained a file larger than 8 GB. 17.

14. WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment variables in list files. Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window. These command and options allow to chec time and implement file time based updating. Shift+Tab ey combination can be used in main WinRAR window to             .." command in "Advanced SFX options" dialog now allow to specify an icon file containing an icon associated with shortcut. 12. 11.exe %USERPROFILE%\Des top This feature is available only in Windows RAR version. 10. SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut. Before deleting file data are overwritten by zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files. 16. a list file can contain lines li e: %windir%\*. which does not contain the end of archive entry consisting of 512 zero bytes. c) Wipe files. Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data. though slower. Deleted files are placed to Recycle Bin. 13.. New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group of options in "Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. 9. 17. 15. WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpac ing a multivolume RAR archive if all volumes are present in the same folder. way to delete temporary WinRAR files. Delete files normally li e in previous WinRAR versions. WinRAR will store new dimensions of this dialog. New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog provides more secure. 8. b) Move files to Recycle Bin. Added support of TAR archives.settings modifying the behavior of "Delete files after archiving" option from "General" page: a) Delete files. Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch. You can use the mouse to drag its border to the desired size and provide more space for folder tree pane. All these options have an effect only if "Delete files after archiving" is on. Command line equivalent of this option is -dr switch. For example. WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable. You can enable any of these options in the default compression profile to change the default behavior of "Delete files after archiving".

18. Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated UDF ISO files. In previous versions Shift+Tab used the same order as Tab.switch the input focus between interface elements (files. . address) in reverse order. comment. tree.

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