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Re: WinRar Release Updates

Post by abfan123 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:00 pm

WinRAR Version 3.90
Changelog
  • WinRAR version for Windows x64 is available. If you use
    Windows x64, it is strongly recommended to install 64 bit
    WinRAR version. It provides a higher performance and better
    shell integration than 32 bit version.
  • RAR compression speed is improved for multi-core
    and multi-CPU systems. This improvement is most noticeable
    in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
  • "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option
    in "Settings/Compression" dialog is replaced by more universal
    "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" option.
    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.
  • Changes in "Extraction path and options" dialog:

    a) "New folder" button creates a new subfolder in currently
    selected folder;

    b) F2 key renames a selected folder in the folders tree;

    c) F5 key updated the tree pane contents;

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

    a) WinRAR could fail to open tar or tar.gz archive if such archive
    contained a file larger than 8 GB;

    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. WinRAR shell does not display
    such spaces for safety reasons, because they can hide an actual
    file extension. But this security measure prevented the rename
    command to work properly.
WinRAR Version 3.80
ChangeLog
  • Added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode file names
    in UTF-8 format. When creating ZIP archive, WinRAR stores
    names in Unicode only if they cannot be stored correctly using
    the current single byte character set.
  • Added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives.
  • Improved Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names.
  • "Ask before overwrite" and "Skip existing files" update modes
    are now available in archiving dialog. They allow to specify
    WinRAR behavior when updating already existing files in archive.
    Unlike already available "Fresh existing files only" and
    "Add and update files", these new modes ignore file date
    and compare only file names.

    Command line equivalents of these modes are:

    a) switch -o enables "Ask before overwrite" archiving mode;

    b) switch -o- enables "Skip existing files" archiving mode;

    c) switch -o+ enables "Overwrite all" mode (default for archiving).
  • New "Add to context menu" option in "Profile parameters" dialog.
    If this option is on, the profile name will be displayed in Explorer
    context menus allowing to activate a profile from context menu.
  • New -cp switch allows to select a compression profile
    in command line mode. It is supported only by GUI WinRAR.exe,
    not by rar.exe.
  • 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. Delete files normally like in previous WinRAR
    versions.

    b) Move files to Recycle Bin. Deleted files are placed to
    Recycle Bin.

    Command line equivalent of this option is -dr switch.

    c) Wipe files. Before deleting file data are overwritten by
    zero bytes to prevent recovery of deleted files.

    Command line equivalent of this option is -dw switch.

    All these options have an effect only if "Delete files
    after archiving" is on. You can enable any of these options
    in the default compression profile to change the default
    behavior of "Delete files after archiving".
  • WinRAR "Extraction path and options" dialog is now resizable.
    You can use the mouse to drag its border to the desired size
    and provide more space for folder tree pane. WinRAR will store
    new dimensions of this dialog.
  • New "Update" SFX script command and "Update mode" group
    of options in "Update" page of "Advanced SFX options" dialog.
    These command and options allow to check time and implement
    file time based updating;
  • SFX script "Shortcut" command and "Add shortcut..." command
    in "Advanced SFX options" dialog now allow to specify
    an icon file containing an icon associated with shortcut.
  • New "Wipe temporary files" option in "Settings/Security" dialog
    provides more secure, though slower, way to delete temporary
    WinRAR files.
  • . WinRAR and RAR display the total progress bar when unpacking
    a multivolume RAR archive if all volumes are present
    in the same folder.
  • WinRAR and RAR automatically expand names of environment
    variables in list files. For example, a list file can contain
    lines like:

    %windir%\*.exe
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

    This feature is available only in Windows RAR version.
  • Added support of TAR archives with non-zero "extra field" data.
  • Added support of TAR archives, which does not contain
    the end of archive entry consisting of 512 zero bytes.
  • Improved Unicode support when dragging files from WinRAR window.
  • Shift+Tab key combination can be used in main WinRAR window to
    switch the input focus between interface elements (files, comment,
    tree, address) in reverse order. In previous versions Shift+Tab
    used the same order as Tab.
  • Corrected a possible WinRAR crash when opening truncated
    UDF ISO files.
Download URLs
WinRAR 3.90 32Bit (X86)
WinRAR 3.90 64Bit (X64)
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Re: WinRar Release Updates

Post by abfan123 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:01 pm

WinRAR 3.91 beta 1
Changelog
  • This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with
    LZMA2 algorithm.
  • Now a password is requested only once when unpacking 7z archives
    with encrypted file names from context menu. WinRAR 3.90 asked it
    twice.
  • This version can unpack tar.bz2 archives consisting of several
    smaller bz2 streams merged together. Previous versions unpacked
    only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive.
  • WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual .gz (not .tar.gz)
    archives. Previous versions left this field blank for GZIP files.
  • 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..." command in archiving dialog);

    b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed
    ZIP archives;

    c) WinRAR 3.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with
    "-lh7-" algorithm;

    d) WinRAR 3.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving
    if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. This bug was present
    when working in Windows XP, but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7;

    e) when unpacking ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files..." command
    in Explorer context menu, WinRAR could unpack same archived files
    twice during the same operation. It displayed the overwrite prompt
    when unpacking files for the second time;

    f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3.90 "Find" command and console RAR
    "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string
    was greater than 127.
Download Links
x86 (32Bit)
x64 (64bit)
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Re: WinRar Release Updates

Post by abfan123 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:17 pm

WinRAR Version 3.91 beta 2
  • WinRAR might crash when testing corrupt CAB files.
  • Beta 1 crashed on some of TAR.BZ2 archives.
  • Total progress bar could be displayed incorrectly in "Convert archives"
    command in beta 1.
  • SFX archives set the wrong value to "sfxcmd" environment variabe
    if user account control prompt was displayed when unpacking.
Download Links
64Bit version (x64)
32Bit version (x86)
IE8(Pro), Microsoft Security Essentials
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Re: WinRar Release Updates

Post by abfan123 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:21 pm

WinRAR Version 3.91
ChangeLog
  • This version can decompress 7-Zip archives created with
    LZMA2 algorithm.
  • Now a password is requested only once when unpacking 7z archives
    with encrypted file names from context menu. WinRAR 3.90 asked it
    twice.
  • This version can unpack tar.bz2 archives consisting of several
    smaller bz2 streams merged together. Previous versions unpacked
    only the first nested bz2 stream in such composite archive.
  • WinRAR displays CRC32 of files inside of usual .gz (not .tar.gz)
    archives. Previous versions left this field blank for GZIP files.
  • 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..." command in archiving dialog);

    b) WinRAR could display incorrect file names when browsing malformed
    ZIP archives;

    c) WinRAR 3.90 failed to decompress LZH archives created with
    "-lh7-" algorithm;

    d) WinRAR 3.90 could fail to delete a part of files after archiving
    if delete to Recycle Bin was enabled. This bug was present
    when working in Windows XP, but not in Windows Vista and Windows 7;

    e) when unpacking ISO file using WinRAR "Extract files..." command
    in Explorer context menu, WinRAR could unpack same archived files
    twice during the same operation. It displayed the overwrite prompt
    when unpacking files for the second time;

    f) hexadecimal search in WinRAR 3.90 "Find" command and console RAR
    "ih" command failed to find matches if first byte in search string
    was greater than 127.
Download Links
WinRAR 3.91 x64
WinRAR 3.91 X86
IE8(Pro), Microsoft Security Essentials
Main PC:
Image
Secondary PC same as primary but with Windows 7 x64 Ultimate as the OS.

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