WinRAR - What's new in the latest version Version 4.01 beta 1 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 a display

Changes in password dialog: a) WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving and extracting. Depending on data type. UDF revision number is displayed after the "UDF" format name in WinRAR address bar and in archive information dialog. The only module of RAR algorithm.only problem. which is not affected. Changes in ISO support: a) UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2. is "Text compression" method. If you use this option with an empty password.. where you can specify your frequently used passwords. such names were unpacked correctly. Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia methods benefit from this improvement. 3. c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpacking folders stored in UDF and ISO9660 files. You will be able to access these saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature in password dialog. It makes possible to unpack most of Blu-ray ISO files. Version 4.50 revision. so "Show password" option is available also when extracting.. RAR decompression speed is improved.00 1. b) "Organize passwords." button in password dialog provides access to password organizer interface. It is important to know that saved passwords are not encrypted and anybody having access to your computer can view them. WinRAR will skip . Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is protected from unauthorized access. 2. b) when browsing UDF ISO file. c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog when unpacking several archives at once. You can utilize it to apply an entered password to all archives. decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions.

New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog. the path part up to and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted file paths. For example. "Find" and other commands. press "Organize passwords. it will be extracted as "Images". making WinRAR localization possible for Unicode only languages. in password request dialog and in many other parts of WinRAR interface. Just select "Extract full paths" and then press "Save settings" in "General" part of extraction dialog. You can disable it using "Taskbar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell and enable "Extract relative paths" option. 8. like -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\ 7. In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows taskbar. "Convert". Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR . the password from default compression profile is not used for extraction.lng files. These improvements include: a) better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename".all encrypted archives..x style. in folder tree panel. but you can change the default back to WinRAR 3. Now you can specify a wildcard exclusion mask for folders. d) Unlike previous versions. 5. Such mask must have the trailing '\' character. 4. Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly. specifying "*" file mask in "Select for archives" field. 6. if you are inside of "Backup\MyData" archive folder and extract "Images" folder." button in the password dialog and define a new password entry.. b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer context menus. This option is the new default extraction mode. Windows 98. If you wish to use the same password for all extracting archives. Changes in -x<file> switch syntax. c) Unicode support in . not as "Backup\MyData\Images".

rarlab. TAR.and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. Also it makes easier to locate error messages. now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML or Unicode text format. 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. TAR. If you prefer "Install" button. Minimum Windows version required for WinRAR 4. Recovery volume processing involves less disk seek operations resulting in higher performance. but do not need to execute any setup programs.BZ2 archives. WinRAR displays the current percent above the operation progress bar when repairing an archive containing the recovery record and when processing recovery volumes. 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 . you can add "Setup=<>" command. So non-English characters in file names will be displayed properly in such reports.0 is Windows 2000. 14. 12. 10. If TAR. GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install" if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive comment. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements for SFX archives containing a large number of files. because they are not hidden among extracted file names. you can download previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp. Unlike previous WinRAR versions. WinRAR will create these links when unpacking such archive. If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows.GZ or TAR. Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file. You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path. 15. 13. It does not contain names of all extracted files anymore. WinRAR will skip links when unpacking TAR. 16.BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard links and if destination file system is NTFS. If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file links. "Report" command allows to select HTML. Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error messages. 11.GZ and 9.

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

93 1. Switch -or was ignored in presence of -y. 2. 3. 4. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add) archiving mode. -x*. Version 3.91 reported the incorrect "Unexpected end of archive" error. the command dialog will be displayed on the same monitor as context menu. b) switches -y -or did not work correctly together. when opening an empty ZIP archive created with . Bugs fixed: a) in WinRAR 3. Previous versions left the subject blank. Version 3. excluding folders only if mask does not contain wildcards and matches the folder name exactly." context menu command adds the archive name to email subject. which do not have the extension in the name. which path does not match the path specified in the switch and only the folder name is the same as specified. WinRAR "Compress and email. In previous versions it was always displayed on primary monitor. Now -x switch uses RAR 3. In RAR 3. It happened only for files in current folder which names matched files in ZIP archive. 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.91 -x<mask> switch could also exclude folders from archiving even if mask contained wilcard characters and did not contain a path. excluded all those folders.a) renaming a file in archive could also rename all other files with the same name in other folders of the same archive.92 -xd:\path\folder switch could also exclude folders.80 approach for masks without path. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3.. If you start WinRAR command from Explorer context menu in multiple monitor configuration. For example.92 1.

5.91 1. 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. Normally. 3. 2. even if they were unpacked successfully. This version can unpack tar. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3.. but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7. This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with LZMA2 algorithm. Now a password is requested only once when unpacking 7z archives with encrypted file names from context menu." command in Explorer context menu. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual .lst.. d) WinRAR 3. e) when unpacking ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled.gz) archives.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm. 4.. Previous versions unpacked only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive. c) if file matched two different masks in RarFiles."New WinRAR ZIP archive" context menu command.bz2 archives consisting of several smaller bz2 streams merged together. c) WinRAR 3. b) if "Delete archive" option was enabled when unpacking several ZIP archives and if one of archives was damaged. b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives. the first match must be chosen.tar. WinRAR could select the last match.90 asked it twice. WinRAR 3. if neither of masks is a subset of another. Version 3.gz (not ." command in archiving dialog).. WinRAR did not delete archives after the damaged one. WinRAR could unpack same archived files . This bug was present when working in Windows XP.

it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version. For example. If you use Windows x64.twice during the same operation.exe" files . "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. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3. WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. if you frequently right click ". It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version. Version 3. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpacking files for the second time. 5. 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. 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. 3. c) F5 key updated the tree pane contents. d) Del key removes a selected folder in the folders tree. 4. 6.90 1. 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. RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. 2.

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

Added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode file names in UTF-8 format. c) switch -o+ enables "Overwrite all" mode (default for archiving). Version 3. c) previous WinRAR versions failed to rename files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. .17. Command line equivalents of these modes are: a) switch -o enables "Ask before overwrite" archiving mode. Added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives. these new modes ignore file date and compare only file names. New "Add to context menu" option in "Profile parameters" dialog. 3. 4.enables "Skip existing files" archiving mode. WinRAR stores names in Unicode only if they cannot be stored correctly using the current single byte character set. because they can hide an actual file extension. Unlike already available "Fresh existing files only" and "Add and update files". the profile name will be displayed in Explorer context menus allowing to activate a profile from context menu. If this option is on. But this security measure prevented the rename command to work properly.gz archive if such archive contained a file larger than 8 GB. b) switch -o. When creating ZIP archive. Improved Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names. WinRAR shell does not display such spaces for safety reasons. 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.80 1. 2. "Ask before overwrite" and "Skip existing files" update modes are now available in archiving dialog. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar. They allow to specify WinRAR behavior when updating already existing files in archive. 5.

way to delete temporary WinRAR files. New -cp<profile name> switch allows to select a compression profile in command line mode. Delete files normally like in previous WinRAR versions. WinRAR will store new dimensions of this dialog. New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group of options in "Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. b) Move files to Recycle Bin. WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpacking ." command in "Advanced SFX options" dialog now allow to specify an icon file containing an icon associated with shortcut.exe. Before deleting file data are overwritten by zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files. Deleted files are placed to Recycle Bin. WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable. SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut. 8. 12. though slower. 7. 10. It is supported only by GUI WinRAR. You can enable any of these options in the default compression profile to change the default behavior of "Delete files after archiving".exe. 9. 11. Command line equivalent of this option is -dr switch.6. You can use the mouse to drag its border to the desired size and provide more space for folder tree pane. not by rar. These command and options allow to check time and implement file time based updating. New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog provides more secure. 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... All these options have an effect only if "Delete files after archiving" is on. c) Wipe files. Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch.

address) in reverse order. 15. Added support of TAR archives. Shift+Tab key combination can be used in main WinRAR window to switch the input focus between interface elements (files. 13. which does not contain the end of archive entry consisting of 512 zero bytes. a list file can contain lines like: %windir%\*. For example. 18. WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment variables in list files.a multivolume RAR archive if all volumes are present in the same folder. 17. Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data. Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated UDF ISO files. In previous versions Shift+Tab used the same order as Tab. tree. 16. comment.exe %USERPROFILE%\Desktop This feature is available only in Windows RAR version. . 14. Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window.

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