RAR - What's new in the latest version Version 3.50 beta 4 1.

Bugs fixed: a) internal viewer always used the default WinRAR icon regardless of the selected theme; b) buttons at the bottom of "Find" window positioned incorrectly when resizing this window and using a non-default theme; c) rename command did not work for archived files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. Version 3.50 beta 3 1. Bugs fixed: a) "Find" window toolbar ignored the current theme and always used default icons; b) if all files in some archive subfolder were selected before starting "Extract To" command in WinRAR GUI shell, it could also unpack files from parent folder. Version 3.50 beta 2 1. Bugs fixed: a) when selecting a not default theme, some of localized SFX modules switched to English language; b) default compression profile settings ignored for "Test archived files" and "Lock archive" options; c) WinRAR ignored the optional <filename> parameter of -ilog switch. Version 3.50 beta 1 1. Now it is possible to change WinRAR's look by installing interface themes. Theme files are available on http://www.rarlab.com/themes.htm Theme files are RAR archives, just open them in WinRAR to install. You can manage installed themes using "Options/Themes" menu. 2. WinRAR supports decompression of ZIP archives created using Zip64 format extension. Zip64 was introduced to remove original ZIP format limitations on archived file size. 3. Added support of multivolume (multipart) CAB archives. 4. New options in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog:

If you are going to perform several archiving or decompressing tasks. 10.sfx files in WinRAR folder. SFX modules: a) SFX modules are not compressed by UPX anymore. b) "Check authenticity information" option controls processing of authenticity information in RAR archives. UPX compression caused numerous false alerts by antivirus software. For example. d) DOS.html" from this field. If you need to create DOS SFX archives using WinRAR. If you wish to use compressed modules. remove "*.sourceforge. You can do it either with "Load SFX logo from the file" option in "Text and icon" part of "Advanced SFX options" dialog or using -iimg<name> command line switch. Like the previous item. 9.a) "Delete archive" options allow to delete extracted archives. Note that -iimg is not supported by console RAR. "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option in "Advanced" parts of archiving and extraction dialogs. c) It is possible to specify user defined SFX icons larger than 32x32 and with any color depth.SFX module moved to RAR/DOS32 distributive. which are in RAR format. you can get UPX from http://upx.exe. Previous WinRAR versions unpacked the complete archive contents if the user pressed Enter or double clicked on *. *. b) The default SFX logo can be replaced by a custom bitmap file. 98 and Me. "Wizard" command allows to specify a password when creating or updating an archive.SFX to WinRAR folder. only GUI WinRAR recognizes it. . 6. Additional file name extensions for archive formats supported by WinRAR can be specified in the "User defined archive extensions" field on the "Integration" page of the "Settings" dialog. you can enter "001" here to associate WinRAR with such files.net and compress *. 7. For example. if you wish to unpack only a file under the cursor when you double click on archived HTML file. modifying or unpacking an archive and starts the operation only when other WinRAR tasks are complete. 5. such queued execution can help to reduce the amount of disk seeks and improve overall performance. This option is not supported in Windows 95. If enabled.001" extension. just copy DOS. New "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color" option in "File list" page of "Settings" dialog. 8. so they are larger now. Also you cannot use it if you compressed SFX modules by UPX. Now it is possible to define file masks to unpack everything for.htm and *. if you have files with ". this improvement is valid only if SFX modules are not compressed by UPX and your operating system is not Windows 9x/Me. Such masks can be entered on the "Viewer" page of the "Settings" dialog.html files. it waits while other WinRAR copies are creating.htm *.

which could cause a crash when deleting a file in a corrupt archive. "Repair" and "Extract" commands replace invalid characters (colon. you can use -e+h switch to compress only hidden files. b) WinRAR shell does not allow to run files having 5 or more continuous spaces in the name. Switch -ver[n] supports the optional 'n' parameter also when archiving.40 compression ratio was lower than in RAR 3.42 1. 17. "calc.41 1.q] switch. It limits the maximum number of file versions. In Windows XP WinRAR highlights the sorted column in the file list using the different color. In such situation previous versions prompted to overwrite the existing file even though long file names were not equal. 19. Version 3. Bugs corrected in this version: a) when adding new files to an already existing RAR solid archive. "Lock toolbars" prevents accidental toolbar moving or resizing. 18. so only files matching the mask will be processed.30.exe".11. . WinRAR shell removes these continuous spaces except first and last also when displaying names of such files in the file list. switches -idc. Version 3. For example. Fixed a buffer overflow bug in WinRAR GUI "Delete" command.txt . Switch -e+<attr> allows to specify file include attributes mask. For example. Additionally to previously available -idp switch (disable percentage indicator). Previously WinRAR did it only for RAR archives. like it is done in Windows Explorer. Archived PIF files is one of typical ways for computer viruses to distribute. 14. Viruses frequently add such spaces to confuse users and hide the real extension.d. 16. "Done" message and all information messages. question mark. Security changes: a) WinRAR shell does not allow to run *. New -id[c. etc. New -n<mask> and -n@<listfile> switches set additional include filters. New "Lock toolbars" option in "General" page of "Settings" dialog and in the menu displayed after clicking the right mouse button on the toolbar. If the short name of an already existing file is equal to the long name of an unpacking file. -idd and -idq instruct the console RAR to hide the copyright message. 12.p. 15. RAR 3. WinRAR changes the short name of the already existing file before unpacking.pif files. 13.) by underscore also in file names in ZIP archives.

but does not restore it unless -oc switch has been specified. Like GZIP and BZIP2 archives.exe. 8.7z files). New "Security" dialog in WinRAR settings: a) "File types to exclude from extracting" option to prevent extracting of potentially dangerous files like . It may be useful for tasks requiring the high speed like regular backups.taz files in one step. If you have selected several disks in Windows Explorer "My Computer" view and started archiving from the context menu. 7.Z and . 5.40 1. New command line switch -ep3 allows to save and restore full file paths including the drive letter. RAR 'l' and 'v' commands display ASCII file name instead of corrupt Unicode. New command line switch -oc to restore NTFS "Compressed" attribute when extracting files.b) WinRAR "Repair" command could crash when repairing a corrupt ZIP archive.tar manually. 3. Just choose "My Computer" in WinRAR address bar. "Fastest" (-m1) RAR compression method has been modified to provide much higher compression speed and lower ratio.pif.Z files). so users do not need to unpack . 2. You may select and compress disks directly in "My Computer" view in WinRAR shell. select disks to compress and press "Add". You may turn it off if you wish to skip the virus scanner selection dialog. RAR always saves "Compressed" attribute when creating an archive. .scr and . WinRAR shell equivalent of -ep3 switch are options "Store full paths including drive letter" in "Files/File paths" page of archiving dialog and "Extract absolute paths" in "Advanced/File paths" page of extracting dialog. "Find" command is not supported for this archive type. 2. WinRAR will automatically set "Store full paths including drive letter" archiving mode. . Version 3. 6. 4. WinRAR is able to decompress archives created by 7-Zip (. If archived Unicode name is invalid. WinRAR will automatically set the "Store full paths including drive letter" mode when compressing them. You may increase "Fastest" speed even more selecting 64KB compression dictionary instead of default 4MB. WinRAR is able to decompress archives created by Unix 'compress' tool (. If you selected more than one item. b) "Propose to select virus scanner" option modifies behavior of "Scan archive for viruses" command. WinRAR opens tar.

40 or newer. . For example: -agHH{hours}MM{minutes} Same feature is supported in the "Generate archive name by mask" field of WinRAR archiving dialog. 14. You may still drop an archive to WinRAR file list if you need to add it to browsing archive. Starting from this version RAR volumes contain the volume number field. 13. In the command line mode the volume number is displayed by 'L' and 'V' commands in the line with the total volume information. So files modified after placing them to an archive and before clearing "Archive" attribute. Commands 'L' and 'V' display NTFS "Compressed" attribute in archive listing.WinRAR shell equivalent of -oc switch is "Set attribute Compressed" option in "Advanced" part of extracting dialog. If switch -ac is specified. If you drop an archive to the WinRAR address bar or toolbar. Previous versions were able to restore only the root archive folder. 10. 12. RAR and WinRAR display the operation progress while repairing an archive containing the recovery record. This feature may be useful if original volume names are lost and you need to rename volumes to correct names. WinRAR will display its contents even if an other archive is opened right now. When editing archived files. The same is true for WinRAR "Clear attribute "Archive" after compressing" GUI option. 16. If you use the "Add to favorites" command inside of an archive subfolder. RAR will not reset the "Archive" attribute of those files. Previous versions proposed to add a dropped archive to browsing one. If the archive was created by WinRAR 3. 17. will be included in next incremental backup. Previous versions waited until an external editor terminates before updating a changed file. 9. 11. WinRAR will save the subfolder and restore it when accessing this favorite item. 15. which size or modification time was changed after starting the archiving operation. WinRAR proposes to update them immediately after detecting that file was changed. This text is inserted into the archive name. Switch -ag may include an optional text enclosed in '{' and '}' characters. you may view the volume number in the top line of "Info" dialog and in the address bar. Corrected processing of corrupt LZH archives to exclude a possible crash when reading corrupt LZH file headers.

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