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WinRAR 4.00 (Beta 1) (x64)  Change Log

  • RAR decompression speed is improved. Depending on data type,
    • decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions.
    • Both the general RAR algorithm and most of special RAR multimedia
    • methods benefit from this improvement. The only module of RAR
    • algorithm, which is not affected, is "Text compression" method.
  • Changes in ISO support:
      • UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2.50 revision. It makes possible
    • to unpack most of Blue-ray ISO files;
    • b) when browsing UDF ISO file, UDF revision number is displayed
    • after the "UDF" format name in WinRAR address bar
    • and in archive information dialog;
    • c) WinRAR sets the folder modification date when unpacking folders
    • stored in UDF and ISO9660 files.
  • Changes in password dialog:
      • WinRAR uses the same format of password dialog both when archiving
    • and extracting, so "Show password" option is available also
    • when extracting;
    • b) "Organize passwords..." button in password dialog provides
    • access to password organizer interface, where you can specify
    • your frequently used passwords. You will be able to access these
    • saved passwords using the drop down list or autocomplete feature
    • in password dialog.
    • It is important to know that saved passwords are not encrypted
    • and anybody having access to your computer can view them.
    • Use "Organize passwords" feature only if your computer is
    • protected from unauthorized access;
    • c) "Use for all archives" option is available in password dialog
    • when unpacking several archives at once. You can utilize it
    • to apply an entered password to all archives.
    • If you use this option with an empty password, WinRAR will skip
    • all encrypted archives.
  • 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. These improvements include:
      • better Unicode handling in WinRAR in "Rename", "Convert",
    • "Find" and other commands, in folder tree panel, in password
    • request dialog and in many other parts of WinRAR interface;
    • b) correctly displayed Unicode names in WinRAR items in Explorer
    • context menus;
    • c) Unicode support in .lng files, making WinRAR localization
    • possible for Unicode only languages.
  • Changes in -x switch syntax. Now you can specify a wildcard
    • exclusion mask for folders. Such mask must have the trailing '\'
    • character, like -x*tmp*\ or -x*\temp\
  • New "Extract relative paths" option in "Advanced" part of extraction
    • dialog. If you browse some archive subfolder in WinRAR shell
    • and enable "Extract relative paths" option, the path part up to
    • and including the current subfolder will be removed from extracted
    • file paths.
    • For example, if you are inside of "Backup\MyData" archive folder
    • and extract "Images" folder, it will be extracted as "Images",
    • not as "Backup\MyData\Images".
    • This option is the new default extraction mode, but you can change
    • the default back to WinRAR 3.x style. Just select "Extract full paths"
    • and then press "Save settings" in "General" part of extraction dialog.
  • Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT are not supported by WinRAR
    • and WinRAR self-extracting modules anymore. Minimum Windows version
    • required for WinRAR 4.0 is Windows 2000.
    • If you need to run WinRAR on older Windows, you can download
    • previous WinRAR versions from ftp://ftp.rarlab.com/rar
  • 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. Unlike previous WinRAR versions,
    • now WinRAR preservers Unicode characters in reports when using HTML
    • or Unicode text format. So non-English characters in file names
    • will be displayed properly in such reports.
  • Message list in GUI SFX archives displays only operation status
    • and error messages. It does not contain names of all extracted files
    • anymore. This change improves the speed and reduces memory requirements
    • for SFX archives containing a large number of files. Also it makes
    • easier to locate error messages, because they are not hidden among
    • extracted file names.
  • GUI SFX archives display "Extract" button instead of "Install"
    • if no "Setup" or "Presetup" commands are present in the archive
    • comment. If you prefer "Install" button, but do not need to
    • execute any setup programs, you can add "Setup=<>" command.
  • 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.
    • So now "Continue" button allows to override the state of
    • "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option for current operation.
  • 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. Previous WinRAR versions usually requested
    • the password twice, both when extracting the original file
    • and archiving its modified copy. Only RAR archives with encrypted
    • file names were processed with the single password prompt.
  • New error code 10 ("no files") is added to list of error codes
    • returned in command line mode by RAR and WinRAR. This new code
    • can be returned by archive, extract, delete and repair commands.
    • It means that RAR did not find any files matched the specified
    • file or archive mask.
  • File name area in file overwrite dialog occupies several lines now.
    • It makes possible to display much longer names.
  • Bugs fixed:
      • renaming a file in archive could also rename all other files
    • with the same name in other folders of the same archive;
    • b) previous versions displayed the wrong total packed size
    • in "Info" command for multivolume CAB archives;
    • c) in ZIP archives 'U' (update) and 'F' (fresh) commands could
    • erroneously update even files not specified in the command line.
    • It happened only for files in current folder which names matched
    • files in ZIP archive. This bug was not present in usual 'A' (add)
    • archiving mode.

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