Posted by Tim Tibbetts, 11/15/2010 02:05 PM
WinRAR is a 32/64 bit Windows version of the RAR archiver - a powerful tool which allows you to create, manage and control archive files.
|WinRAR is a 32/64 bit Windows version of the RAR archiver - a powerful tool which allows you to create, manage and control archive files.
New in this version:
RAR decompression speed is improved. Depending on data type, decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions.
Changes in ISO support:
Changes in password dialog: Saved passwords are not encrypted. Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is
protected from unauthorized access.
In Windows 7 WinRAR will display the total operation progress also on WinRAR icon on Windows taskbar. You can disable it using
"Taskbar progress bar" option on "General" page of WinRAR settings.
Numerous Unicode support improvements allow to process non-English file names more smoothly.
Changes in -x switch syntax. Now you can specify a wildcard exclusion mask for folders.
New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog.
Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported anymore.
If TAR, TAR.GZ or TAR.BZ2 archive contains symbolic or hard links and if destination file system is NTFS, WinRAR will create these links when unpacking such archive. 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. If destination file system is FAT32 or any other not supporting file links, WinRAR will skip links when unpacking TAR, TAR.GZ and TAR.BZ2 archives.
. Recovery volume processing involves less disk seek operations resulting in higher performance.
You can select Windows 7 library in tree panel in extraction dialog and WinRAR will use its default save location as the destination path.
"Report" command allows to select HTML, Unicode text and usual text as output format for report file.
Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status and error messages.
GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install" if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive comment.
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 in volume size autodetecting mode. These file systems do not support 4 GB and larger files.
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.
WinRAR displays one password request instead of two, when saving an encrypted file back to RAR or ZIP archive after modifying it in some external editor.
New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR.
. File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now. It makes possible to display much longer names.
renaming a file in archive could also rename all other files with the same name in other folders of the same archive;
previous versions displayed the wrong total packed size in "Info" command for multivolume CAB archives;
in ZIP archives 'U' (update) and 'F' (fresh) commands could erroneously update even files not specified in the command line.
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