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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 pac ed 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 unpac ed 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 unpac ed 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:
a) UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2.50 revision. It ma es possible to unpac most of Blu-ray ISO files; b) when browsing UDF ISO file, UDF revision number is displayed after the "UDF" format name in WinRAR address bar and in archive information dialog; c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpac ing folders stored in UDF and ISO9660 files. 3. Changes in password dialog: a) WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving and extracting, so "Show password" option is available also when extracting; b) "Organize passwords..." button in password dialog provides access to password organizer interface, where you can specify your frequently used passwords. You will be able to access these saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature in password dialog. It is important to now that saved passwords are not encrypted and anybody having access to your computer can view them. Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is protected from unauthorized access; c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog when unpac ing several archives at once. You can utilize it to apply an entered password to all archives. If you use this option with an empty password, WinRAR will s ip all encrypted archives; d) Unli e previous versions, the password from default compression profile is not used for extraction. If you wish to use the same password for all extracting archives, press "Organize passwords..." button in the password dialog and define a new password entry, specifying "*" file mas in "Select for archives" field. 4. In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows tas bar. You can disable it using "Tas bar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings. 5. Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly. These improvements include: a) better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename", "Convert", "Find" and other commands, in folder tree panel, in password request dialog and in many other parts of WinRAR interface; b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer context menus; c) Unicode support in .lng files, ma ing WinRAR localization possible for Unicode only languages. 6. Changes in -x<file> switch syntax. Now you can specify a wildcard
exclusion mas for folders. Such mas must have the trailing '\' character, li e -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\ 7. New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell and enable "Extract relative paths" option, the path part up to and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted file paths. For example, if you are inside of "Bac up\MyData" archive folder and extract "Images" folder, it will be extracted as "Images", not as "Bac up\MyData\Images". This option is the new default extraction mode, but you can change the default bac to WinRAR 3.x style. Just select "Extract full paths" and then press "Save settings" in "General" part of extraction dialog. 8. Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. Minimum Windows version required for WinRAR 4.0 is Windows 2000. If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows, you can download previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp.rarlab.com/rar 9. If TAR, TAR.GZ or TAR.BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard lin s and if destination file system is NTFS, WinRAR will create these lin s when unpac ing such archive. 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. If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file lin s, WinRAR will s ip lin s when unpac ing TAR, TAR.GZ and TAR.BZ2 archives. 10. Recovery volume processing involves less dis see operations resulting in higher performance. 11. You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path. 12. "Report" command allows to select HTML, Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file. Unli e previous WinRAR versions, now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML or Unicode text format. So non-English characters in file names will be displayed properly in such reports. 13. Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error messages. It does not contain names of all extracted files anymore. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements for SFX archives containing a large number of files. Also it ma es easier to locate error messages, because they are not hidden among extracted file names. 14. 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, but do not need to execute any setup programs, you can add "Setup=<>" command. 15. WinRAR displays the current percent above the operation progress bar when repairing an archive containing the recovery record
and when processing recovery volumes. 16. 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. These file systems do not support 4 GB and larger files. 17. If "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option is enabled and WinRAR waits for another copy, you can press "Continue" button in command progress window to force WinRAR to stop waiting. So now "Continue" button allows to override the state of "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option for current operation. 18. WinRAR displays one password request instead of two, when saving an encrypted file bac to RAR or ZIP archive after modifying it in some external editor. Previous WinRAR versions usually requested the password twice, both when extracting the original file and archiving its modified copy. Only RAR archives with encrypted file names were processed with the single password prompt. 19. New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR. This new code can be returned by archive, extract, delete and repair commands. It means that RAR did not find any files matched the specified file or archive mas . 20. File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now. It ma es possible to display much longer names. 21. Now switch -ep3 converts not only dis letters, but also UNC paths. So \\server\share will be converted to __server\share when archiving and restored to the original \\server\share when extracting with -ep3. 22. New "Bac ground extraction" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog places WinRAR into bac ground, when extracting files. You can save its default state with "Save settings" button in "General" part of extraction dialog, just li e for other extraction options. "Bac ground archiving" option from the default compression profile does not affect the extraction behavior anymore. 23. "Mode..." button in operation progress window is enabled also when extracting or testing archives. It provides access to "Command parameters" dialog, where you can set "Turn PC off when done" option for extraction and test operations. Previously this dialog was accessible only when archiving. 24. 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; b) previous versions displayed the wrong total pac ed 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. It happened only for files in current folder which names matched files in ZIP archive. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add)
archiving mode. 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 smaller bz2 streams merged together. Previous versions unpac ed only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive.
4. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual .gz (not .tar.gz) archives. Previous versions left this field blan for GZIP files. 5. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3.90 displayed "Save" button instead of "Open" or "OK" in "Find archive" dialog ("Open archive" command in "File" menu and "Browse..." command in archiving dialog); b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives; c) WinRAR 3.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm; d) WinRAR 3.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. This bug was present when wor ing in Windows XP, but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7; e) when unpac ing ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files..." command in Explorer context menu, WinRAR could unpac same archived files twice during the same operation. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpac ing files for the second time; f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3.90 "Find" command and console RAR "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string was greater than 127. Version 3.90 1. WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. If you use Windows x64, it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version. 2. RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. 3. "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. 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. 4. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder; b) F2 ey renames a selected folder in the folders tree; c) F5 ey updated the tree pane contents;
ey removes a selected folder in the folders tree.
5. 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. 6. "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, if you frequently right clic ".exe" files on slow networ dis s, you can turn off "Networ dis s" options to minimize the delay before displaying the context menu. 7. If you sort files by name in the file list in WinRAR shell, WinRAR will use the new logical file name sorting, same as in Windows Explorer, considering digits in file names by their numerical value. So files will be sorted as 1.txt, 2.txt, 10.txt instead of previous 1.txt, 10.txt, 2.txt. This new sort behavior is available in Windows XP Service Pac 2 and newer. 8. Ctrl+W ey combination can be used to close the main WinRAR window also as WinRAR viewer windows. "View as Windows text" shortcut in WinRAR viewer changed from Ctrl+W to Ctrl+I. 9. New command line switch -r- disables recursion completely. So 'rar a -r- arc dirname' command will add only the empty dirname folder and ignore its contents. By default, if dirname does not include wildcards, RAR adds its contents even if -r switch is not specified. 10. If used when extracting, the new command line switch -ai forces RAR to ignore file attributes. When using this switch, extracted files will always have attributes assigned by operating system to a newly created file by default. 11. If output file name is not specified in "cw" command, console RAR will send comment data to stdout. 12. When compressing stdin data with -si[name] switch, RAR sets modification time of archived entry to current system time. Previous RAR versions did not fill this field, resulting in meaningless modification time for stdin. 13. 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. 14. New 'Shutdown' variable in 'Software\WinRAR\Policy' registry ey allows to disable "Turn PC off when done" option for security reasons. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" for more details. 15. Better shell extension performance. Now WinRAR context menu will be more responsive when wor ing with thousands of selected files. 16. Improved compatibility with high DPI Windows display mode. 17. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar.gz archive if such archive contained a file larger than 8 GB;
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; c) previous WinRAR versions failed to rename files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. WinRAR shell does not display such spaces for safety reasons, because they can hide an actual file extension. But this security measure prevented the rename command to wor properly. Version 3.80 1. Added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode file names in UTF-8 format. When creating ZIP archive, WinRAR stores names in Unicode only if they cannot be stored correctly using the current single byte character set. 2. Added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives. 3. Improved Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names. 4. "As before overwrite" and "S ip existing files" update modes are now available in archiving dialog. They allow to specify WinRAR behavior when updating already existing files in archive. Unli e already available "Fresh existing files only" and "Add and update files", these new modes ignore file date and compare only file names. Command line equivalents of these modes are: a) switch -o enables "As before overwrite" archiving mode; b) switch -o- enables "S ip existing files" archiving mode; c) switch -o+ enables "Overwrite all" mode (default for archiving). 5. New "Add to context menu" option in "Profile parameters" dialog. If this option is on, the profile name will be displayed in Explorer context menus allowing to activate a profile from context menu. 6. New -cp<profile name> switch allows to select a compression profile in command line mode. It is supported only by GUI WinRAR.exe, not by rar.exe. 7. 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. Delete files normally li e in previous WinRAR versions. b) Move files to Recycle Bin. Deleted files are placed to Recycle Bin. Command line equivalent of this option is -dr switch. c) Wipe files. Before deleting file data are overwritten by zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files.
Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch. All these options have an effect only if "Delete files after archiving" is on. You can enable any of these options in the default compression profile to change the default behavior of "Delete files after archiving". 8. WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable. You can use the mouse to drag its border to the desired size and provide more space for folder tree pane. WinRAR will store new dimensions of this dialog. 9. New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group of options in "Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. These command and options allow to chec time and implement file time based updating; 10. SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut..." command in "Advanced SFX options" dialog now allow to specify an icon file containing an icon associated with shortcut. 11. New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog provides more secure, though slower, way to delete temporary WinRAR files. 12. WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpac ing a multivolume RAR archive if all volumes are present in the same folder. 13. WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment variables in list files. For example, a list file can contain lines li e: %windir%\*.exe %USERPROFILE%\Des top This feature is available only in Windows RAR version. 14. Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data. 15. Added support of TAR archives, which does not contain the end of archive entry consisting of 512 zero bytes. 16. Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window. 17. Shift+Tab ey combination can be used in main WinRAR window to switch the input focus between interface elements (files, comment, tree, address) in reverse order. In previous versions Shift+Tab used the same order as Tab. 18. Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated UDF ISO files.