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WinRAR - What's new in the latest version Version 5.00 1. New RAR 5.0 archiving format.

You can use "RAR 5.0" option in archiving dialog or -ma command line switch to create RAR 5.0 archives. Older software including older WinRAR versions is not able to decompress RAR 5.0 archives, so if you plan to send an archive to other people, it is necessary to take the compatibility issue into consideration. You can select "RAR" instead of "RAR5" option in archiving dialog to create RAR 4.x archives compatible with previous WinRAR versions. 2. Changes in RAR 5.0 compression algorithm: a) maximum compression dictionary size is increased up to 1 GB in 64 bit WinRAR. 32 bit WinRAR version can use up to 256 MB dictionary when creating an archive. Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions can unpack archives with any dictionary size, including 1 GB; b) default dictionary size for RAR 5.0 is 32 MB, typically resulting in higher compression ratio and lower speed than RAR 4.x 4 MB. You can use "Dictionary size" archiving dialog option or -md<size> switch to change this value; c) -md<size> switch syntax is modified to support larger dictionary sizes. Append 'k', 'm' and 'g' modifiers to specify the size in kilo-, mega- and gigabytes, like -md64m for 64 MB dictionary. If modifiers are not present, megabytes are assumed, so -md64m is equal to -md64; d) RAR 5.0 format includes Intel IA-32 executable and delta compression algorithms, but RAR 4.x text, audio, true color and Itanium algorithms are not supported. These excluded algorithms are not efficient for modern data types and hardware configurations; e) RAR 5.0 decompression can utilize several CPU cores. Though not to same extent as in compression algorithm, it improves the decompression speed on large files with poorly compressible data or when using BLAKE2 checksums. 3. Changes in RAR 5.0 archive format: a) file times are stored as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) instead of former local time, making file exchange among several time zones more straightforward; b) file names and archive comments use UTF-8 encoding. 4. RAR 5.0 recovery record is based on Reed-Solomon error correction codes. If recovery record size is large enough, 5% and more, the new error correction scheme provides much higher resistance to multiple damages comparing to RAR 4.x recovery record. Smaller record, such as 1 - 2%, or less random damage type would result in less difference between 4.x and 5.0. For single continuous damage 4.x and 5.0 efficiency is about the same.

to make impossible guessing file contents based on checksums. b) special password verification value allows to detect most of wrong passwords without necessity to unpack the entire file. Ability to fix multiple damages is proportional to N. it might be possible to repair it even if recovery record validity test is failed. that "Repair" command does not fix broken blocks in recovery record.0 files are modified using a special password dependent algorithm. Only file data are corrected. Do not expect such . So it is impossible to specify its size in sectors.0 encryption algorithm: a) encryption algorithm is changed from AES-128 to AES-256 in CBC mode. Miller to improve Reed-Solomon coding performance.Additionally to usual data erasures. RAR 5. when damaged sectors are filled by zeroes or any other data instead of cutting them out completely from resulting file. Note.0 recovery record. So treat the negative recovery record test result as a reason to re-create the archive if original files are still available. Maximum insertion size is several megabytes. New recovery record is not based on 512 byte sectors anymore and incorporates more complicated data structures. the best recovery performance and efficiency is achieved if no deletions and insertions are present. you may need to create a new recovery record for saved files. 5. After successful archive repair. "Repair" command attempts to utilize even a partially damaged recovery record. the new recovery record is able to detect deletions and insertions of much larger size than in previous RAR versions.0 archives the parameter of -rr[N] switch and rr[N] command is always treated as a percent of archive size regardless of presence of % character. file checksums for encrypted RAR 5. If corrupt archive contains the recovery record. For RAR 5. Kevin M. 6. if you use some special software to copy an archive from damaged media. Key derivation function is based on PBKDF2 using HMAC-SHA256.0 recovery record is more resistant to damage of recovery record itself and can utilize a partially corrupt recovery record data. Changes in RAR 5. though. Also we are grateful to Artem Drobanov and Bulat Ziganshin for samples and ideas allowed to make Reed-Solomon coding more efficient. but not as a reason to avoid "Repair" command. Greenan and Ethan L. We used "Screaming Fast Galois Field Arithmetic Using Intel SIMD Instructions" paper by James S. Recovery record is tested after processing all archived files. it is better to choose the mode. Still. c) if archive headers are not encrypted ("Encrypt file names" option is off). "Test" command verifies validity of RAR 5. Maximum deletion size depends on the damage type and in some cases can be as large as the recovery record size. so all data including damaged sectors preserve their original positions. Typically N% recovery record can repair up to N% of continuously damaged data and increases the archive size by only slightly more than N%. Plank. Thus.

rNN volume names are not supported by RAR 5. If two files have the same BLAKE2 value.0 archives.x and RAR 5.partN. 10. 11. Command line equivalent of this option is -ol switch. d) file comments are not supported anymore both in RAR 4. 12. which is present in both versions of archive format and is not planned for removal. b) recovery volume operations are faster than in RAR 4. b) switch -en (do not add "end of archive" block) is not supported by RAR 5.x. so their contents is not ) instead of 32 bit CRC32 as a file checksum. RAR 5. Console RAR 'cf' command is removed.0 REV files also store service information such as checksums of protected RAR files. "Set password" command and "Dictionary size" option are moved to "General" page of archiving dialog. So they are slightly larger than RAR volumes which they protect. 9.rar volume names. BLAKE2 can be used for file contents identification. it practically guarantees that file contents is the same.0 archive format. Similar option for NTFS hard links is "Save hard links as links".encrypted file checksums to match usual CRC32 and BLAKE2 values.0 archives. Both options are available only for RAR 5. you need to take it into account and specify RAR volume . which always have the end of archive block.0 format is 65535 instead of 255. 8. While producing slightly larger archives. Enable "Use BLAKE2 file checksum" option in "Options" page of archiving dialog or specify -htb command line switch to use BLAKE2 checksums. c) additionally to recovery data. This block helps WinRAR to safely skip external data like digital signatures appended to archive.0 archive format: a) maximum number of RAR+REV volumes in RAR 5. RAR 5. You can use "Save symbolic links as links" option on "Advanced" page of archiving dialog to save and restore NTFS symbolic links and reparse points as links. If you plan to copy individual RAR and REV files to some removable media. 7. c) old style extension based arcname. which use only arcname.0 archives. Features removed: a) authenticity verification feature did not provide the required level of reliability and was removed. Its command line equivalent is -oh switch. Added extraction only support for XZ archive format. Changes in recovery volume processing in RAR 5. It does not affect the archive comment support. BLAKE2 error detection property is also stronger than in much shorter CRC32.0 archives allow to utilize 256 bit length BLAKE2sp hash ( https://blake2.

so Unicode file names are stored in the log correctly. . General RAR compression algorithm allocates about 120 MB comparing to 40 MB in WinRAR 4. best results are achieved in multi-core environment. Internal WinRAR viewer can detect and display files in UTF-8 and UTF-16 little endian encodings. not in that beginning as before. You can use -sc<charset>l switch to override this default. 'v' and 'l' commands display archived file names in the end of line. Command line 'r' (repair) command can include an optional destpath\ parameter defining the destination folder for repaired archive: rar r archive. Also some fields previously available in 'l' and 'v' output are now shown only by 'lt' and 'vt'. UTF-16 little endian encoding is used in RAR and WinRAR log file rar. Changes in RAR compression: a) RAR general compression algorithm is optimized for better utilization of several processor cores. Several cores are utilized more efficiently when compressing large files.0 archives. 'vt' and 'lt' commands provide the detailed multiline information for every archived file. 17. 13. It is impossible to distinguish a wrong password and data damage for RAR 4.log. Command line RAR returns the exit code 11 if it can detect that user entered a wrong password. 16. While some speed gain is possible even in single processor mode. 19. 'vta' and 'lta' also include service headers into list.rar destpath\ Version 4.log. Maximum path length for files in RAR and ZIP archives is increased up to 2048 characters. In previous versions it was ANSI for WinRAR and OEM for console RAR.11. Now the default charset for filelists in commands like 'rar a arcname @filelist' is ANSI for both WinRAR and console RAR. 15.log file in non-Unicode format to avoid mixing different encoding in the same log file.size by a few kilobytes smaller than media size. b) we had to increase memory requirements to achieve higher compression speed. Speed gain depends on data type and average file size. 18. such as -scag for ANSI encoding. You can use -sc<charset>g switch to change the default log file encoding. This code can be returned only for RAR 5. WinRAR automatically truncates the old rar.x archives. 14. otherwide RAR will append UTF-16 messages to existing rar. In case of console RAR you need to delete the old rar.20 1.log manually.

7z archive format. RAR general decompression algorithm speed is slightly improved. so this gain is most noticeable when working with solid state drive.11. so its performance does not depend on a number of cores. If you create or update SFX archive. You can also change this option permanently in default compression profile. 8.16 as before. Previously "Find files" did not support ." button on "Advanced" page of archiving dialog to access it. In 4. so its performance in multiprocessor environment is much lower than for general algorithm. Now the allowed <threads> value for -mt<threads> switch is 1 . "Save current settings" button in "Advanced SFX options" dialog is now available only when converting an existing archive to SFX. not 0 . b) memory use for ZIP compression is increased to about 15 MB. So we decided to disable the text algorithm by default. Single CPU ZIP compression is also faster than in 4. 7. Though.c) RAR text compression algorithm cannot utilize several CPU cores efficiently. Options saved in "Advanced SFX options" dialog are ignored for these operations. though not to same extent as RAR compression. Windows 2000 is not supported by WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. 6.11 1. typically hard drive seek speed is a limiting factor for recovery volumes. Version 4. "Find files" command can search data in 7-Zip archives.. 3. If you need maximum possible compression ratio for plain text data regardless of speed. 2.32. Options saved with this button are applied only to convert to SFX operation. 4. only SFX options stored in default compression profile are used. you can enable the text compression in "Advanced compression parameter" dialog. Also its decompression speed is much lower than in general algorithm regardless of CPU number. Recovery volume creating and processing can use several CPU cores resulting in higher speed. Press "Compression. RAR decompression is not able to use several processor cores. Bugs fixed: . 5. d) "Fastest" (-m1) compression mode also supports several processor cores now. Changes in ZIP compression: a) now ZIP compression supports several processor cores resulting in noticeably higher performance in multi-core environment.11 it could use only a single processor core. In the command line mode the text compression can be enabled with -mct switch..

when creating or unpacking them. Added support for Unicode names stored in ZIP extra field data. 6. You need to set "High precision modification time" option in "Time" part of archiving dialog to store all 3 times in archive. WinRAR needs to have access to all ZIP volumes of multivolume file set at the same time.z01'. Use a volume with ".exe. 'volname. b) WinRAR crashed in command line mode if @filelist parameter was present and 'filelist' did not exist. not RAR.exe. not just with archiving only. Unlike RAR volumes. You need to create them all in the same'.10 1. So it is impossible to create or unpack ZIP volumes on removable disks. ZIP volumes cannot be self-extracting. WinRAR can store and extract modification. d) GUI self-extracting archives did not work in Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). 5. 'volname. WinRAR excluded all files and stopped creating an archive. This bug affected only WinRAR. Modifications of switch -ag behavior: a) -ag can be used with all RAR and WinRAR commands. Set appropriate "File time" options in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog to choose times to extract. when creating RAR archives. Added the high precision file time support in ZIP archives. 3. c) if -x*\somefolder\* exclusion mask was specified when archiving and if name of current folder contained 'somefolder'. ZIP volumes have names like 'volname. 2. 4. 2 GB archive size and 65535 file number ZIP limitations of previous WinRAR versions are not valid anymore. "Synchronize archive contents" option and -as command line switch are supported in ZIP format. When" file extension in all archive processing operations like starting extraction or opening an archive. it is incremented until the first unused . creation and last access file time in ZIP archives with 100 nanosecond precision.z02'. one volume per disk. which are also known as split ZIP files. 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.a) WinRAR did not store NTFS "Compressed" attribute. WinRAR can create ZIP archives of practically any size. Version 4. WinRAR can create multivolume ZIP archives. b) 'N' format character behavior differs in archiving and non-archiving operations.

'm'. Changes in "Convert archives" command: a) now it is possible to convert encrypted archives. which was specific for RAR is found. Since the convert command does not need to detect RAR archive version anymore. This switch is especially useful. Now "rar" archive type controls conversion of all versions of RAR archives. By default. 12. New "Wipe temporary files/Encrypted only" option in "Settings/Security". It can be used instead of 'M' (minutes). 11. etc. is also supported. 13. b) special "rar2" archive type.x and 2. Previous way to define size modifiers. Though. Now you can select size units in the drop down list to the right of volume size. New "Wipe files if password is set" option in "Options" page of archiving dialog. if you still prefer to skip them. character after the numeric size value. 7. It might be useful if you wish to run the conversion command in unattended mode. Changes in volume size input field. WinRAR proposes to update an archive if viewer modified an opened file or created any new files. is removed. added new entries for maximum FAT32 file size and for Blu-ray disks. when you need to further process an archive created with -ag or -v switches. resulting in shorter delay before displaying "Convert archives" dialog. when you wish to place minutes before hours or do not need hours at all. Previously "Convert archives" command skipped them. It allows to use a slower and more secure delete for temporary files extracted from archives identified by WinRAR as encrypted. Quick delete is used for all other temporary files. c) 'I' format character allows to specify minutes regardless of presence and position of 'H' (hours) in format string. deleting and listing commands for RAR format. because -log provides the archive name generated by WinRAR. you can enable "Wipe files if password is set" in the default compression profile. Changes in "Predefined sizes" in "Define volume sizes" dialog. by entering 'k'. 9. 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. New "Ignore modifications for" option in "Settings/Viewer" dialog allows to disable such behavior. 8. avoiding password prompts. Floppies and ZIP disks are replaced by 5 MB and 100 MB volumes. In non-archiving operations like extracting it selects the existing archive preceding the first unused name. . You can enter one or several file masks separated by spaces here and WinRAR will not prompt to update an archive if file created or modified by viewer matches one of these masks. If you prefer to always delete encrypted files securely. 10. the initial search for archives is performed faster.x archives. you can do it by enabling "Skip encrypted archives" option in "Convert archives" dialog.

so it is possible to specify several setup programs for same SFX archive. 2. c) after entering a wrong password for encrypted ZIP archive.5g switch means 1.14. 18. This bug did not affect the recovery record based repair. b) even if "Do not extract paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog was set as the default. GUI equivalent of this command is "Wait and return exit code" option on "Setup" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog. Added support for file sizes stored in binary format in TAR archives. New -@[+] switch allows to process all parameters starting from '@' character either as file names (-@) or as file lists (-@+).01 1. 16. d) "Wizard" command did not allow to create self-extracting and multivolume archives. In command line mode the dot (.5 gigabytes. 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. which contained at least one file with packed size exceeding 4 GB. e) "Import settings from file" command did not restore multiline comments in WinRAR compression profiles. 17. Some TAR archives use the binary size format instead of octal for files larger than 8 GB. sometimes WinRAR ignored subsequent attempts to enter a valid password.) is always used as the decimal mark. -v1. Volume size in archiving and wizard dialogs can be specified as a decimal fraction. Decimal mark is defined by Windows regional settings. Both "Run after extraction" and "Run before extraction" are now multiline. "SetupCode" SFX script command instructs SFX archive to wait for termination of setup program and return the exit code of setup program increased by 1000 as the exit code of SFX executable. Version 4. . Recent Windows versions do not allow programs to add items to the top of Start Menu. Bugs fixed: a) "Repair" command failed to properly reconstruct structure of RAR archives. WinRAR still unpacked file paths if called from Explorer context menu. when compressing a single folder or a file without extension. For example. It happened only if recovery record was not found and WinRAR performed reconstruction of archive structure. 15. "Setup program" SFX options are moved from "General" to "Setup" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog.

so "Show password" option is available also when extracting.. which is not affected. You can utilize it to apply an entered password to all archives. such names were unpacked correctly. 3.rar file name instead of expected name1. c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog when unpacking several archives at once. the password from default compression profile is not used for extraction. It makes possible to unpack most of Blu-ray ISO files. decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions. "Convert archives" command erroneously removed ". b) "Organize passwords.rar. where you can specify your frequently used passwords. WinRAR will skip all encrypted archives. It was the display only problem. It is important to know that saved passwords are not encrypted and anybody having access to your computer can view them.. So resulting archive had name1. If you use this option with an empty password. Depending on data type.name2.50 revision. 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. The only module of RAR algorithm. is "Text compression" method.part#. RAR decompression speed is improved. . g) RAR could crash when creating a new archive with -agNNN switch if archive number in generated name was 110 or larger. c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpacking folders stored in UDF and ISO9660 files. Version 4. h) WinRAR failed to display non-English file names in 7-Zip archives properly if they used a non-default code page.00 1." button in password dialog provides access to password organizer interface.rar name format. d) Unlike previous versions. You will be able to access these saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature in password dialog. Changes in ISO support: a) UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2.name2" name part. 2.f) when converting RAR volumes having name1. Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia methods benefit from this improvement.name2. Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is protected from unauthorized access. Changes in password dialog: a) WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving and extracting.

you can download previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp. Recovery volume processing involves less disk seek operations resulting in higher performance. press "Organize passwords.lng files. WinRAR will skip links when unpacking TAR.. .BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard links and if destination file system is NTFS. in password request dialog and in many other parts of WinRAR interface. Minimum Windows version required for WinRAR 9. 5. Changes in -x<file> switch syntax. If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file links. Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. it will be extracted as "Images". New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog. if you are inside of "Backup\MyData" archive folder and extract "Images" folder.If you wish to use the same password for all extracting archives.rarlab. but you can change the default back to WinRAR 3. 8. In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows taskbar. 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.BZ2 archives. "Convert". If TAR. If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows. For example. TAR.GZ and TAR.0 is Windows 2000. Just select "Extract full paths" and then press "Save settings" in "General" part of extraction dialog. This option is the new default extraction mode.. These improvements include: a) better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename". "Find" and other commands. Now you can specify a wildcard exclusion mask for folders. You can disable it using "Taskbar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings. 10.GZ or TAR. Windows 98. specifying "*" file mask in "Select for archives" field. the path part up to and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted file paths. not as "Backup\MyData\Images". Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly.x style. like -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\ 7. making WinRAR localization possible for Unicode only languages. Such mask must have the trailing '\' character. 4. TAR. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell and enable "Extract relative paths" option. c) Unicode support in . 6." button in the password dialog and define a new password entry. b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer context menus. in folder tree panel. WinRAR will create these links when unpacking such archive.

It makes possible to display much longer names. Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error messages. Previous WinRAR versions usually requested the password twice. 12. 17. 22. both when extracting the original file and archiving its modified copy.11. 20. New "Background extraction" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog places WinRAR into background. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements for SFX archives containing a large number of files. If "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option is enabled and WinRAR waits for another copy. now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML or Unicode text format. 18. Now switch -ep3 converts not only disk letters. 21. WinRAR displays the current percent above the operation progress bar when repairing an archive containing the recovery record and when processing recovery volumes. delete and repair commands. This new code can be returned by archive. 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. when saving an encrypted file back to RAR or ZIP archive after modifying it in some external editor. So now "Continue" button allows to override the state of "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option for current operation. So non-English characters in file names will be displayed properly in such reports. Also it makes easier to locate error messages. Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file. you can press "Continue" button in command progress window to force WinRAR to stop waiting. 15. Only RAR archives with encrypted file names were processed with the single password prompt. because they are not hidden among extracted file names. but do not need to execute any setup programs. These file systems do not support 4 GB and larger files. 16. WinRAR displays one password request instead of two. It means that RAR did not find any files matched the specified file or archive mask. 14. but also UNC paths. You can save its default state with "Save settings" button in "General" . It does not contain names of all extracted files anymore. 13. Unlike previous WinRAR versions. you can add "Setup=<>" command. when extracting files. extract. "Report" command allows to select HTML. You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path. 19. If you prefer "Install" button. New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR. So \\server\share will be converted to __server\share when archiving and restored to the original \\server\share when extracting with -ep3. GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install" if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive comment. File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now.

just like for other extraction options. -x*. when opening an empty ZIP archive created with .. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add) archiving mode. WinRAR "Compress and email.. For example. the command dialog will be displayed on the same monitor as context menu.93 1. Previously this dialog was accessible only when archiving. 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) switches -y -or did not work correctly together. In RAR 3..91 reported the incorrect "Unexpected end of archive" error. Version 3.91 -x<mask> switch could also exclude folders from archiving even if mask contained wilcard characters and did not contain a path. b) previous versions displayed the wrong total packed size in "Info" command for multivolume CAB archives. 24. Bugs fixed: a) in WinRAR 3. Switch -or was ignored in presence of -y. 4. which do not have the extension in the name." context menu command adds the archive name to email subject. "Background archiving" option from the default compression profile does not affect the extraction behavior anymore. It provides access to "Command parameters" dialog.92 1. which path does not match the path specified in the switch and only the folder name is the same as specified. 3. "Mode. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3.. where you can set "Turn PC off when done" option for extraction and test operations. excluded all those folders.92 -xd:\path\folder switch could also exclude folders. c) in ZIP archives 'U' (update) and 'F' (fresh) commands could erroneously update even files not specified in the command line. excluding folders only if mask does not contain wildcards and matches the folder name exactly. Version 3." button in operation progress window is enabled also when extracting or testing archives. If you start WinRAR command from Explorer context menu in multiple monitor configuration. Previous versions left the subject blank.part of extraction dialog.80 approach for masks without path. In previous versions it was always displayed on primary monitor. 23. 2. It happened only for files in current folder which names matched files in ZIP archive. Now -x switch uses RAR 3.

This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with LZMA2 algorithm. WinRAR 3.. the first match must be chosen.bz2 archives consisting of several smaller bz2 streams merged together. Normally." command in Explorer context menu.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm. Version 3.tar. 5. 4. Previous versions left this field blank for GZIP files. . Now a password is requested only once when unpacking 7z archives with encrypted file names from context menu." command in archiving dialog). even if they were unpacked successfully.lst. but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7. d) WinRAR 3...90 1. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3. WinRAR could unpack same archived files twice during the same operation. 2.. c) WinRAR 3. This version can unpack tar. if neither of masks is a subset of another. Version 3.gz (not . f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3.90 displayed "Save" button instead of "Open" or "OK" in "Find archive" dialog ("Open archive" command in "File" menu and "Browse.91 1. b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives. e) when unpacking ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files. c) if file matched two different masks in RarFiles. WinRAR could select the last match.90 "Find" command and console RAR "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string was greater than 127. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version. This bug was present when working in Windows XP. Previous versions unpacked only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual . WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version."New WinRAR ZIP archive" context menu command. If you use Windows x64.gz) archives. WinRAR did not delete archives after the damaged one. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpacking files for the second time.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. 3.90 asked it twice. b) if "Delete archive" option was enabled when unpacking several ZIP archives and if one of archives was damaged.

2.txt instead of previous 1.exe" files on slow network disks. 2. For example.txt. By default. . So 'rar a -r. 7. If you sort files by name in the file list in WinRAR shell. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. 8. This new sort behavior is available in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and newer. if you frequently right click ". 10. if dirname does not include wildcards. WinRAR will use the new logical file name sorting. "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. same as in Windows Explorer. 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.txt. d) Del key removes a selected folder in the folders tree.txt. So files will be sorted as 1. If used when extracting. 11. c) F5 key updated the tree pane contents. considering digits in file names by their numerical value. 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. New command line switch -r. When using this switch. 3. "View as Windows text" shortcut in WinRAR viewer changed from Ctrl+W to Ctrl+I.disables recursion completely. b) F2 key renames a selected folder in the folders tree.2. console RAR will send comment data to stdout.txt. RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems. the new command line switch -ai forces RAR to ignore file attributes.arc dirname' command will add only the empty dirname folder and ignore its contents. 5. If output file name is not specified in "cw" command. 4. you can turn off "Network disks" options to minimize the delay before displaying the context menu. 10. "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. Ctrl+W key combination can be used to close the main WinRAR window also as WinRAR viewer windows. 9.txt. RAR adds its contents even if -r switch is not specified. extracted files will always have attributes assigned by operating system to a newly created file by default. 10. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder. 6.

. because they can hide an actual file extension. WinRAR shell does not display such spaces for safety reasons.12. c) previous WinRAR versions failed to rename files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. Previous RAR versions did not fill this field. 14. resulting in meaningless modification time for stdin. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" for more details. 17. 15. 13. 16. Message displayed when you place the mouse cursor on WinRAR tray icon includes the archive name now. Better shell extension performance. 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. Improved compatibility with high DPI Windows display mode. Previously only time left and total percent were displayed for archiving operations. When compressing stdin data with -si[name] switch. RAR sets modification time of archived entry to current system time. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar. Now WinRAR context menu will be more responsive when working with thousands of selected files.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. But this security measure prevented the rename command to work properly.