WinRAR - What's new in the latest version Version 4.00 beta 4 1.

Bugs fixed: a) previous beta failed to create ZIP self-extracting archives; b) cursor was not placed to renamed file after renaming files in archive; c) previous beta versions could truncate some of files, extracted from ISO 9660 archives. Version 4.00 beta 3 1. Now switch -ep3 converts not only disk 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. 2. Bugs fixed: a) previous beta could fail to unpack self-extracting and multivolume CAB archives; b) "Create a new folder" command always created new folders in the root archive folder; c) "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option did not work; d) previous beta crashed when displaying archive comments with ANSI escape sequences; e) switches -cl and -cu did not work. Version 4.00 beta 2 1. "Reenter password for verification" field is not displayed in password dialog when extracting or opening an encrypted archive. It is present only when archiving and only if "Show password" option is off. 2. If you enabled "Use for all archives" option when entering the default password (Ctrl+P) and specified the empty password, extract and test commands will skip all encrypted archives. 3. If you prefer to use "Install" button instead of "Extract" in SFX module, but do not need any setup programs, you can add "Setup=<>" command to archive comment or enter "<>" as setup name in "Advanced SFX options" dialog. We changed it to "Setup=<>" instead of "Setup" as in the first beta, because presence of specific parameter allows to enable this mode also through "Advanced SFX options" dialog, by entering "<>" as setup name. 4. Bugs fixed:

Changes in password dialog: a) WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving and extracting. which is not affected. If you use this option with an empty password. c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog when unpacking several archives at once. You can disable it using .00 beta 1 1. 3. when browsing the root disk folder.50 revision.. b) WinRAR window title did not contain the current disk name. You will be able to access these saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature in password dialog. Version 4. It is important to know that saved passwords are not encrypted and anybody having access to your computer can view them. so "Show password" option is available also when extracting." button in password dialog provides access to password organizer interface. RAR decompression speed is improved. d) sorting by "Type" in WinRAR shell did not work inside of archives. You can utilize it to apply an entered password to all archives.a) extraction operation activated from Explorer context menu could fail if several archives were selected and processed at once. Changes in ISO support: a) UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2. Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is protected from unauthorized access. UDF revision number is displayed after the "UDF" format name in WinRAR address bar and in archive information dialog. is "Text compression" method. b) when browsing UDF ISO file. c) items related to extraction were not present in Explorer context menu for 7-Zip self-extracting archives.. WinRAR will skip all encrypted archives. Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia methods benefit from this improvement. 4. 2. It makes possible to unpack most of Blu-ray ISO files. b) "Organize passwords. In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows taskbar. The only module of RAR algorithm. c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpacking folders stored in UDF and ISO9660 files. decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions. where you can specify your frequently used passwords. Depending on data type.

If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows. Unlike previous WinRAR versions.x style.GZ and TAR. TAR. b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer context menus. Minimum Windows version required for WinRAR 4. now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML or Unicode text format. 12.GZ or TAR. WinRAR will skip links when unpacking TAR. TAR. Such mask must have the trailing '\' character.BZ2 archives. Now you can specify a wildcard exclusion mask for folders. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell and enable "Extract relative paths" option. 5. You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path. 6. "Find" and other commands. not as "Backup\MyData\Images"."Taskbar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings. 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. if you are inside of "Backup\MyData" archive folder and extract "Images" folder. If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file links. but you can change the default back to WinRAR 9. you can download previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp. Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore.0 is Windows 2000. WinRAR will create these links when unpacking such archive. "Convert".BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard links and if destination file system is NTFS. These improvements include: a) better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename". the path part up to and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted file paths. Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file.rarlab. it will be extracted as "Images". making WinRAR localization possible for Unicode only languages. This option is the new default extraction mode. Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly. Changes in -x<file> switch syntax. 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. c) Unicode support in . 11. "Report" command allows to select HTML. Recovery volume processing involves less disk seek operations resulting in higher performance. For example. So non-English characters in file names . 8. New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog. in folder tree panel. Windows 98.lng files. 10. If TAR. like -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\ 7.

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. 13. Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error messages. Only RAR archives with encrypted file names were processed with the single password prompt.will be displayed properly in such reports. 15. but also UNC paths. 21. New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR. when saving an encrypted file back to RAR or ZIP archive after modifying it in some external editor. GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install" if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive comment. It happened only for files in current folder which names matched . It means that RAR did not find any files matched the specified file or archive mask. but do not need to execute any setup programs. 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. 19. Previous WinRAR versions usually requested the password twice. you can add "Setup=<>" command. because they are not hidden among extracted file names. 14. File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now. Also it makes easier to locate error messages. If you prefer "Install" button. WinRAR displays the current percent above the operation progress bar when repairing an archive containing the recovery record and when processing recovery volumes. 16. So \\server\share will be converted to __server\share when archiving and restored to the original \\server\share when extracting with -ep3. WinRAR displays one password request instead of two. 20. 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. c) in ZIP archives 'U' (update) and 'F' (fresh) commands could erroneously update even files not specified in the command line. delete and repair commands. 17. 18. If "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option is enabled and WinRAR waits for another copy. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements for SFX archives containing a large number of files. b) previous versions displayed the wrong total packed size in "Info" command for multivolume CAB archives. It makes possible to display much longer names. 22. both when extracting the original file and archiving its modified copy. So now "Continue" button allows to override the state of "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option for current operation. This new code can be returned by archive. Now switch -ep3 converts not only disk letters. extract. It does not contain names of all extracted files anymore.

92 1. Previous versions unpacked . WinRAR could select the last match. In previous versions it was always displayed on primary monitor. WinRAR "Compress and email. WinRAR did not delete archives after the damaged one. Bugs fixed: a) WinRAR 3. excluded all those folders. -x*. 3. b) switches -y -or did not work correctly together.91 reported the incorrect "Unexpected end of archive" error. Previous versions left the subject blank. Normally.. which do not have the extension in the name. excluding folders only if mask does not contain wildcards and matches the folder name exactly. c) if file matched two different masks in RarFiles.files in ZIP archive.91 -x<mask> switch could also exclude folders from archiving even if mask contained wilcard characters and did not contain a path. 2. Now a password is requested only once when unpacking 7z archives with encrypted file names from context menu. Version 3. For example. 3. b) if "Delete archive" option was enabled when unpacking several ZIP archives and if one of archives was damaged. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add) archiving mode." context menu command adds the archive name to email subject.92 -xd:\path\folder switch could also exclude folders. the first match must be chosen. If you start WinRAR command from Explorer context menu in multiple monitor configuration. Version 3.93 1. the command dialog will be displayed on the same monitor as context menu.91 1. Now -x switch uses RAR 3.80 approach for masks without path. if neither of masks is a subset of another. WinRAR 3. Switch -or was ignored in presence of -y.bz2 archives consisting of several smaller bz2 streams merged together.lst. This version can unpack tar. Bugs fixed: a) in WinRAR 3. In RAR 3. This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with LZMA2 algorithm. 2. even if they were unpacked successfully. 4. which path does not match the path specified in the switch and only the folder name is the same as specified.. Version 3.90 asked it twice. when opening an empty ZIP archive created with "New WinRAR ZIP archive" context menu command.

" command in archiving dialog). but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7. WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual . RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core and multi-CPU systems.90 "Find" command and console RAR "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string was greater than 127. If you use Windows x64. This bug was present when working in Windows XP. Previous versions left this field blank for GZIP files. It displayed the overwrite prompt when unpacking files for the second time.gz (not . 4.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit WinRAR version.tar. WinRAR could unpack same archived files twice during the same operation. 4.only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive. c) F5 key updated the tree pane contents. Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog: a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently selected folder.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm. f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3.gz) archives. c) WinRAR 3. It provides a higher performance and better shell integration than 32 bit version. 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. Version 3. e) when unpacking ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files. d) Del key removes a selected folder in the folders tree. . 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.90 1. b) F2 key renames a selected folder in the folders tree. 2.. This improvement is most noticeable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available.. d) WinRAR 3. b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed ZIP archives. 5. "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option. 3..." command in Explorer context menu.

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

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

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

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