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Oct 22
WinRAR 5.20 Second Beta released!

Version 5.20 beta 2

 

   1. "Create WinRAR.ini file" command in "Export/Import" submenu

      of "Options" menu creates a new WinRAR.ini file and copies

      WinRAR settings from Registry to this file.

 

   2. Beta 1 documentation described "Global" keys in WinRAR.ini

      as Global/AppData, Global/Integration, Global/SaveSettings,

      when actually they are Global\AppData, Global\Integration,

      Global\SaveSettings (backslash instead of forward slash).

 

      Now WinRAR creates these keys in WinRAR.ini automatically

      if they do not already exist.

 

   3. Compression settings in "Convert archives" dialog were not saved after pressing "Save" button.

  

   4. First beta proposed "name.ext.ext.rar" instead of expected

      "name.ext.rar" archive name, when archiving "name.ext" folder.

Oct 07
WinRAR 5.20 First Beta released!

Version 5.20 beta 1 

 

   1. If Windows User Account Control prevents extracting or archiving

      commands to create files in system protected folders, WinRAR attempts

      to start its another copy with administrator privileges to complete

      the operation. It is necessary to confirm privileges elevation

      in response to User Account Control prompt to allow such second

      WinRAR copy to run.

 

   2. You can drag files in Explorer with right mouse button, drop them

      to some folder and select WinRAR archiving commands in context menu

      to create an archive with these files in the destination folder.

 

   3. It is possible to use WinRAR.ini file instead of Registry to store

      WinRAR settings. You may prefer such approach if you plan to install

      WinRAR to removable media, such as USB flash drive, and then run it

      on different computers.

 

      See "WinRAR.ini file" topic in "Configuration settings" chapter

      of WinRAR help for details.

 

   4. Added extraction support for ZIP and ZIPX archives using

      XZ compression algorithm.

 

   5. If ZIP or ZIPX archive contains any compression algorithms except

      usual "Store" or "Deflate", algorithm names are displayed

      in "Version to extract" field of archive information dialog.

      Algorithms with names unknown to WinRAR will be assigned "m"

      name, where "num" is a compression algorithm numeric identifier.

 

   6. "Open with WinRAR" command is available in Windows context menus

      for archive formats supported by WinRAR. It can be turned off

      with "Open with WinRAR (for usual archives)" option in WinRAR

      "Settings/Integration/Context menu items..." dialog.

 

   7. Command line RAR can read the default set of switches from rar.ini

      file stored in RAR program folder. Previously it was possible to

      define only the same set of switches for all RAR command with

      "switches=" string. Now rar.ini also allows to specify

      separate switch sets for individual RAR commands using

      the following syntax:

 

      switches_=

 

      For example:

 

      switches_a=-m5 -s

      switches_x=-o+

 

   8. Command "ch" supports switches -tl, -cu, -cl also for ZIP archives.

      Previously "ch" allowed these switches only for RAR archive format.

 

   9. For archive formats lacking file time information, such as .bz2,

      .xz and .Z, WinRAR sets container archive modification time

      to extracted files. It does not apply to tar.bz2, tar.xz and tar.Z,

      which use file time stored in tar headers.

  

  10. "Keep broken files" extraction option is supported for bzip2 archives.

 

  11. WinRAR icon in Windows context menus is scaled up correctly

      in high DPI screen modes such as 150 or 200 of normal text size.

 

  12. It is possible to disable WinRAR "Benchmark" command with

      "Benchmark" variable of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR\Policy

      Registry key. In multi-user environment "Benchmark" command might

      abuse shared computational resources. See "Registry variables" topic

      in "Configuration settings" chapter of WinRAR help for more details.

 

  13. Additionally to "sfxcmd" variable containing the entire command line,

      SFX module sets "sfxpar" variable containing command line parameters

      only, without leading SFX module name. These variables are set before

      starting a program specified in "Setup" command.

 

  14. File overwrite prompt in console RAR displays the size and modification

      time for existing and new files.

 

  15. When archiving from stdin with -si switch, RAR sets the current system

      time to modification time of archived file. Previous version did not

      set this time at all.

 

  16. It is possible to use -si and -v switches together. Previous

      versions did not allow to create volumes when archiving from stdin.

 

  17. Warning is issued when starting unpacking 4 GB or larger file

      from RAR or ZIP archive to FAT32 patition, so user may cancel

      the operation. FAT32 does not support files of such size.

 

      Also this warning is issued when starting to create RAR archive

      with "Store" (-m0) method if estimated archive size is 4 GB or more.

 

  18. "Select all" button in "Settings/Integration" dialog is renamed to

      "Toggle all". Now it deselects archive formats if all they are

      already selected.

 

  19. "Delete archive" extraction option correctly removes all .zip and .7z

      volumes. Previously it removed only the first volume in the set

      for these archive formats.

Sep 01
WinRAR 5.11 Final released!

Version 5.11 final

 

   1. WinRAR can unpack TAR archives containing folders with pax

      extended headers. Previous versions failed to unpack them.

 

   2. "Keep broken files" extraction option is supported for 7-Zip archives.

 

   3. Bugs fixed:

 

      a) WinRAR 5.10 did not set "hidden", "read-only" and "system"

         file attributes when unpacking ZIP archives;

 

      b) WinRAR 5.10 failed to update self-extracting RAR archives

         containing nested ZIP archives stored without compression;

 

      c) ZIP archive created with "Do not store paths" option

         included unnecessary empty name records for folders;

 

      d) archived files could have 1 hour modification time error

         in Windows XP;

 

      e) deleting a file in RAR5 solid archive containing files stored

         with -ver switch caused such files to lose version information;

 

      f) black rectangles were displayed instead of toolbar buttons

         in 16- and 24- bit screen color modes and Windows custom text size

         larger than 100.

Aug 07
WinRAR 5.11 First Beta released!

​Version 5.11 beta 1 get-winrar-060111.gif

 

 1. WinRAR can unpack TAR archives containing folders with pax

      extended headers. Previous versions failed to unpack them.

 

 2. "Keep broken files" extraction option is supported for 7-Zip archives.

 

 3. Bugs fixed:

      a) WinRAR 5.10 did not set "hidden", "read-only" and "system"

         file attributes when unpacking ZIP archives;

 

      b) WinRAR 5.10 failed to update self-extracting RAR archives

         containing nested ZIP archives stored without compression;

 

      c) ZIP archive created with "Do not store paths" option

         included unnecessary empty name records for folders;

 

      d) archived files could have 1 hour modification time error

         in Windows XP;

 

      e) deleting a file in RAR5 solid archive containing files stored

         with -ver switch caused such files to lose version information;

 

      f) black rectangles were displayed instead of toolbar buttons

         in 16- and 24- bit screen color modes and Windows custom text size larger than 100.