WinRAR - What's new in the latest version Version 3.93 1. Bugs fixed: a) in WinRAR 3.

92 -xd:\path\folder switch could also exclude folders, which path does not match the path specified in the switch and only the folder name is the same as specified; b) switches -y -or did not wor correctly together. Switch -or was ignored in presence of -y. Version 3.92 1. If you start WinRAR command from Explorer context menu in multiple monitor configuration, the command dialog will be displayed on the same monitor as context menu. In previous versions it was always displayed on primary monitor. 2. WinRAR "Compress and email..." context menu command adds the archive name to email subject. Previous versions left the subject blan . 3. In RAR 3.91 -x<mas > switch could also exclude folders from archiving even if mas contained wilcard characters and did not contain a path. For example, -x*. excluded all those folders, which do not have the extension in the name. Now -x switch uses RAR 3.80 approach for mas s without path, excluding folders only if mas does not contain wildcards and matches the folder name exactly. 4. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3.91 reported the incorrect "Unexpected end of archive" error, when opening an empty ZIP archive created with "New WinRAR ZIP archive" context menu command; b) if "Delete archive" option was enabled when unpac ing several ZIP archives and if one of archives was damaged, WinRAR did not delete archives after the damaged one, even if they were unpac ed successfully; c) if file matched two different mas s in RarFiles.lst, WinRAR could select the last match. Normally, if neither of mas s is a subset of another, the first match must be chosen. Version 3.91 1. This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with LZMA2 algorithm. 2. Now a password is requested only once when unpac ing 7z archives with encrypted file names from context menu. WinRAR 3.90 as ed it twice. 3. This version can unpac tar.bz2 archives consisting of several

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous versions unpac ed only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive. RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3. f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3. d) WinRAR 3. but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7. 3. Version 3.. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual .90 "Find" command and console RAR "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string was greater than 127. e) when unpac ing ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files.tar.90 1.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled.smaller bz2 streams merged together... "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. 2. If you use Windows x64. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version. c) WinRAR 3. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. b) F2 ey renames a selected folder in the folders tree. 4.gz) archives. This bug was present when wor ing in Windows XP. WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available..90 displayed "Save" button instead of "Open" or "OK" in "Find archive" dialog ("Open archive" command in "File" menu and "Browse. it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version. b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives.                   . This option will eliminate redundant archive name based folders from extraction path if you unpac an archive with "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.gz (not .90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm. 5. 4." command in Explorer context menu. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpac ing files for the second time. WinRAR could unpac same archived files twice during the same operation." command in archiving dialog). Previous versions left this field blan for GZIP files.

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

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

WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable. way to delete temporary WinRAR files. 15. 16. SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut. which does not contain the end of archive entry consisting of 512 zero bytes.. Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window. 9. 8. a list file can contain lines li e: %windir%\*." command in "Advanced SFX options" dialog now allow to specify an icon file containing an icon associated with shortcut. 10. Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data. comment. You can enable any of these options in the default compression profile to change the default behavior of "Delete files after archiving". 12.71 1. New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group of options in "Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog.exe %USERPROFILE%\Des top This feature is available only in Windows RAR version. All these options have an effect only if "Delete files after archiving" is on. WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpac ing a multivolume RAR archive if all volumes are present in the same folder. These command and options allow to chec time and implement file time based updating. Added support of TAR archives.           . You can use the mouse to drag its border to the desired size and provide more space for folder tree pane. 17. Archive names in rar. Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch. Version 3. 11.zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files. WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment variables in list files.log error log file always include the full path. 13. address) in reverse order. tree. WinRAR will store new dimensions of this dialog. New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog provides more secure. Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated UDF ISO files.. 14. In previous versions Shift+Tab used the same order as Tab. Shift+Tab ey combination can be used in main WinRAR window to switch the input focus between interface elements (files. though slower. 18. For example.

Version 3.log and WinRAR theme files are stored in %APPDATA%\WinRAR folder instead of WinRAR program files folder. e) if "Turn PC off when done" option was set in "Convert archives" command.reg is also stored in %APPDATA%\WinRAR folder by default. f) if user specified a non-existent destination path in SFX archive in Vista.70 1. 4. b) if -ag switch mas contained archive number. If you modified a file in archive with encrypted names using an external editor. WinRAR placed 'I' character instead of minute value into generated archive name for archive numbers exceeding 1.           . d) WinRAR could crash when decompressing some of corrupt RAR archives. It will use a password which you entered when opening an archive. c) Log file rar. It is possible to set the string value "AppData" in Registry ey HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR\Paths to override the default %appdata%\WinRAR path for WinRAR settings.reg both in its program files folder and in %APPDATA%\WinRAR. Exported settings file settings. SFX could enter into infinite "create new SFX window" loop. 3. Sometimes they set archive time to current system time instead of latest file time. b) GUI self-extracting modules attempt to request for administrator permissions if they cannot create destination folder under current user account. WinRAR will not as for archive password again when prompting to update a file. g) WinRAR could fail to unpac an individual file from subfolder of ACE archive using the drag and drop. month and minute characters. Bugs fixed: a) switch -tl and "Set archive time to latest file time" option could fail in previous version. Numerous Windows Vista compatibility changes: a) help format changed from old HLP to newer HTML based CHM. WinRAR tray icon is compatible with high DPI display modes. WinRAR turned PC off after converting the first archive in selected group instead of after converting the entire group. WinRAR searches for registration ey and settings. but it is possible to select another folder in "Save WinRAR settings" and "Load WinRAR settings" dialogs. c) high ASCII names in ISO files using ISO 9660 format without Joliet format extension were displayed incorrectly.2.

if you wish to store theme files in WinRAR folder. it displays the current compression ratio in separate line.." button moved to bottom of window. 7. set this value to "c:\Program Files\WinRAR". GUI self-extracting modules do not pass the entire command line to setup program li e they did in previous versions. e) "Mode. 3. c) when archiving. allowing much longer archive names than before. Design changes in window displaying archiving and extraction progress: a) it provides more space for file names. New switch -sc<charset>[objects] allowing to select character sets for archive comments and list files. Turn on "Windows progress bars" option in WinRAR "Settings/General" dialog to use standard progress bars. 2. so WinRAR should handle non-English file names in . parse sfxcmd environment variable which contains this command line. hide all same as -s silent mode. which was removed from list of supported switches. allowing lengthy names.iso files better. Command line equivalent of this option is -iadm switch.For example. d) Vista compatibility changes in WinRAR shell integration. which will request the administrative access when started in Windows Vista. Added Unicode support for ISO 9660 files. GUI self-extracting modules support following command line switches: -d<path> -p<pwd> -s -s1 -s2 -sp<par> set the destination path specify a password silent mode. Added support for ISO 13346 (UDF) file format. 5. If you need to get access to entire command line of SFX archive. hide start dialog specify parameters for setup program 6. It replaces -fcu switch introduced in RAR 3.. 4.60. Windows progress bars are two color only. so they do not indicate the current compression ratio. This format is frequently used in ISO images of DVD dis s. Now you need to specify -scuc instead of -fcu to use     . But now the ratio is displayed in separate line. b) it displays the current archive name in separate line. e) New "Request administrative access" option in "Advanced" page of "Advanced SFX options" allows to create SFX archive. By default this option is on if some Windows visual style is active and off if Windows Classic theme is selected. d) it can use both standard Windows and classic WinRAR progress bars.

If you need to change the default word wrap mode. Buttons "Up" and "Down" added to "Organize profiles" dialog. 12. Unli e -fcu. Using these buttons you can change position of selected profile in the list. Previous versions also calculated the volume control sum. "Word wrap" command added to "View" menu of WinRAR internal viewer. 8. WinRAR diplays a message about the current operation progress. In previous versions it included only percent done. Operation progress is displayed when adding the recovery record. Console RAR displays "Calculating the control sum" message when calculating CRC32 control sum for newly created RAR volume. 14. State of this option is not stored between viewing sessions..Unicode comments. -sc also supports OEM and ANSI charset. but did it silently. GUI WinRAR is not affected. 15. now it also contains the time left information.         . 13. If WinRAR is minimized to tray and mouse is over its icon. We are than ful to the iDEFENSE LABS for reporting this bug. This command may be useful if you opened an archive from Internet directly in WinRAR and then decided to save it on local dis ." command in "File" menu. New "Save archive copy as. Archives history list in "File" menu allows Unicode names. so you can change the wrapping mode of already opened viewer window. 10. 9. use WinRAR "Settings/Viewer" dialog.. Stac overflow vulnerability has been corrected in password processing module of console RAR and UnRAR. 11. providing more reliable support for non-English archive names.

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