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WinRAR 5.90 Beta 2 / WinRAR 5.80

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WinRAR 5.90 Beta 2 / WinRAR 5.80

WinRAR 5 is a powerful archive manager for Windows, Linux, Mac. This is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.

It can backup your data and reduce size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. The archiver puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression.

By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This will save you disc space, transmission costs AND valuable working time as well. WinRAR is ideal for multimedia files. It automatically recognizes and selects the best compression method.

The special compression algorithm compresses multimedia files, executables and object libraries particularly well. RAR files can usually compress content by 8% to 15% more than ZIP files can.

Features of WinRAR:

  • It is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.
  • It puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This will save you disk space, transmission costs AND valuable working time as well.
  • Supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip).
  • It is ideal for multimedia files. Automatically recognizes and selects the best compression method. The special compression algorithm compresses multimedia files, executables and object libraries particularly well.
  • Allows you to split archives into separate volumes easily, making it possible to save them on several disks for example.
  • Allows you to create selfextracting and multivolume archives.
  • Recovery record and recovery volumes allow to reconstruct even physically damaged archives.
  • It is also ideal, if you are sending data through the web. Its 256 bit password encryption and its authenticated signature technology will give you the peace of mind you have been looking for.
  • It is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special “Wizard” mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure. This avoids confusion in the early stages of use.
  • It is a trial product, meaning you have the chance to thoroughly test it. The program can be used absolutely free of charge for 40 days!
  • Licenses are valid for all available language and platform versions. If you have purchased several licenses, you can even mix versions to meet your own personal needs.

Changes in WinRAR 5.90 Beta 2:

Changes in WinRAR 5.80:

  • 1. “Preserve source files last access time” option on “Time” page of archiving dialog permits to preserve the original last access time of archiving files.
  • 2. Command line -tsp switch can be used to preserve the original last access time of archiving files. It can be combined with other -ts switches, like: rar a -tsc -tsp arcname files
  • 3. It is allowed to combine several modifiers in the same -ts switch. For example, we can use -tscap instead -tsc -tsa -tsp.
  • 4. WinRAR can read default values of command line switches from rar.ini text file, which can be stored either in the same folder as WinRAR.exe or in %APPDATA%\WinRAR folder. This file includes strings in following format:

switches=
switches_=

First applies switches to all and second to individual commands. For example:

switches=-m5 -s
switches_x=-o+

Most of switches specified in rar.ini are used only in the command line mode. Some switches can be applicable both in shell and in command line modes. Previously this rar.ini format was supported only by console RAR.

  • 5. Command line -agf switch specifies the default format string for -ag switch. It has a practical value only if placed to rar.ini configuration file or to RAR environment variable. For example, if we set RAR environment variable to -agfYYYY-MMM-DD, we can use -ag without a parameter with YYYY-MMM-DD format string assumed.
  • 6. Switches -ed and -e+d can be used in archive processing commands for any combination of RAR and archive operating systems. In older versions RAR for Windows could not use them for Unix RAR archives also as RAR for Unix for Windows RAR archives.
  • 7. Previously “Test” command failed to check integrity of archived NTFS alternate data streams and issued “Unknown data header format” warning if size of such stream exceeded 16 MB. This limitation is removed now.
  • 8. Archiving speed for large NTFS alternate data streams on multi-core CPUs is increased.
  • 9. “Find” command:
    • a) when extracting encrypted files directly from “Search results” dialog, password prompt was issued for every found file even if all files belonged to same archive. Now password is requested only once per archive;
    • b) Ctrl+A hotkey selects all files in “Search results”.
  • 10. Archive comment window:
    • a) previous versions did not allow to use Ctrl+W shortcut to close WinRAR when comment window had keyboard focus. Now Ctrl+W works also from comment window;
    • b) mouse wheel is supported also for comments with ANSI Escape sequences;
    • c) for some lenghty comments with ANSI Escape sequences last line of comment was visible only partially even after scrolling up to bottom. It is displayed comletely now.
  • 11. Maximum path length for files in 7z archives is increased up to 2048 characters. While such lengthy paths were already supported for RAR and ZIP formats, previous versions limited the path length to 260 characters for 7z archives.
  • 12. If archive or file name is too lengthy to fit to archiving or extraction progress window, it is truncated. Previously such names were truncated at the end, making the file extension invisible. This version truncates them removing the path component and symbols in the middle, but preserving beginning of file name and file extension.
  • 13. If files selected for archiving differ only by extension, a proposed archive name is based on their name part. For example, archiving dialog will propose Readme.rar if we selected Readme.txt and Readme.doc. Previous versions always generated the archive name based on parent folder name for several selected files.
  • 14. “Symlink” and “Hardlink” is diplayed in “Type” column for symlink and hardlink records in .tar archives. Previous versions displayed a proper type for such records only in .rar archives.
  • 15. Copying and pasting files from large archives could fail if extraction took a lot of time. This version can paste files from such archives as well, but we have to start extraction already on “Copy” command and not on “Paste” to achieve this.
  • 16. Similarly to RAR5 volumes, recovery volumes in RAR4 format use the same width of volume number field as corresponding RAR volumes. While previously WinRAR could create arc.part01.rar and arc.part1.rev in RAR4 format, now both types of volumes will use “part01”.
  • 17. “Set font…” button in “Settings/File list” also changes the folder tree panel font. Previously it changed only the file list font.
  • 18. “Find files” and command line mode “i” commands:
    • a) if “Use all tables” option or “t” modifer of “i” command are used, additionally to already supported ANSI, OEM and UTF-16 encodings WinRAR will search the specified string in UTF-8 files as well;
    • b) better support for Unicode text strings;
    • c) better performance, especially for case insensitive search;
    • d) hexadecimal search output includes both text and hexadecimal representation of found matches.
  • 19. File and total progress bar is displayed when unpacking tar.bz2, tar.gz, tar.lz, tar.xz, tar.z archives. Previously only the total progress was displayed properly for tar.bz2, tar.gz and tar.z. Neither file nor total progress was displayed for tar.lz and tar.xz.
  • 20. “File list/Files/Exact sizes” option also changes the file size format in WinRAR status bar.
  • 21. Bugs fixed:
    • a) if non-existent path is specified in archive name in archiving dialog, WinRAR proposes to create such path. Previous versions could create such path in WinRAR start-up folder instead of currently displayed folder;
    • b) WinRAR could crash when adding the recovery record in RAR5 format on CPUs not supporting CPUID EAX=7 command and returning random data in response. These are some CPUs from early 2000s;
    • c) WinRAR failed to create archives after dragging files with right mouse button in Windows shell, dropping them to another folder, selecting “Add to archive…” in context menu and enabling “Put each file to separate archive” option;
    • d) “winrar r *.zip” command repaired only the first ZIP archive in the set if all archives had numeric names like 1.zip, 2.zip and signatures in the beginning of archives were missing;
    • e) previous WinRAR version failed to unpack folder records in archives created by RAR 1.50;
    • f) in rare cases WinRAR failed to extract and reported an error for valid .gz archives produced by some compression optimization tools;
    • g) progress bar in tray icon never reached 100% in high DPI mode;
    • h) creation and last access time was not displayed for archived folders if folder records were stored in archive after folder contents;
    • i) “Skip encrypted archives” option in “Convert archives” command did not work for 7-Zip archives with headers encryption.

Changes in WinRAR 5.71:

  • 1. “Convert archives” command:
    • a) improved performance when processing a lot of small archives in Windows 10;
    • b) fixed memory leaks which could lead to excessive memory use when converting to ZIP format.
  • 2. Corrupt ZIP archive processing:
    • a) “Repair” command replaces packed and unpacked file sizes stored in local file header with sizes from central directory if local header sizes look invalid;
    • b) file extraction is stopped at unpacked size stored in ZIP headers even if available packed data allows further extraction. It is done to prevent unexpected hard drive space usage.
  • 3. Ctrl+C allows to abort RAR “l” command quickly. In previous versions it could take several seconds until list command stopped.
  • 4. Bugs fixed:
    • a) WinRAR could crash when attempting to display some types of archive comments in GUI shell, resulting in a denial of service;
    • b) if “Save archive name” and “Add to context menu” options were set in compression profile parameters and profile was invoked from Explorer context menu, WinRAR proposed an automatically generated archive name instead of name saved in profile.
    • c) WinRAR displayed an unneeded pair of round brackets in “Archive” column of “Diagnostic messages” window for system error messages;
    • d) “Extract to folder\” Windows Explorer context menu command could fail to unpack ZIP archives if their names included a numeric part followed by .zip extension, arbitrary data was present before the first file record and “Remove redundant folders from extraction path” WinRAR option was switched on;
    • e) in “RAR x -x arcname” command, parent folders of files matching the specified mask also were excluded from extracting;
    • f) “Find” command returned the current folder own name additionally to its contents for “Current folder” search area if folder name matched “File names to find” mask;
    • g) if “Find in files” and “Find in archives” are both enabled, “Find” command did not match an archive name itself against “File names to find” mask after searching inside of archive. So it did not display archive names for masks like *.rar and applied this mask only to files inside of archives;
    • h) when running an executable directly from archive, WinRAR 5.70 did not set a temporary folder with unpacked files as current. So executables attempting to access other archived files in current folder could fail to work;
    • i) WinRAR could be inaccessible for few seconds after closing an archived file opened in internal viewer in Windows 10;
    • j) dragging a file to subfolder of ZIP archive with “Store full paths”option enabled produced invalid pathnames consisting of repeated subfolder name. Same invalid pathnames were produced if adding files to ZIP archive with -ap -ep2 switches.

Homepage – https://www.win-rar.com

WinRAR is Windows 10 compatible, available in over 50 languages in both 32bit and 64bit and several operating systems (OS) and the only compression software that is fully accepted in all countries using Unicode.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
  • Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019.

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11 Comments on WinRAR 5.90 Beta 2 / WinRAR 5.80

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    trueboy

    woo so fast update .. thanks softexia

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    soundping

    It's Beta 5.20 not 5.12. http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

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    soundping

    WinRAR 5.11 64-bit final is working great.

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    arsenalz

    Who is wrong, always offends ... hehehehe

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    arsenalz

    I had problems with version 5.00. CRC errors. I went back to 4.2.1. Does anyone know if things have improved in this version?

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    soundping

    Lets hope 7-Zip will return the love with RAR5 support.

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    meemmeem

    i use bandzip so fast and free

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    Littlebits

    Haozip is a free product with all of the same features as WinRAR, why buy when you can get the same thing for free? Try Haozip and compare for yourself.

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    tmjolly

    Cool_recep's absolutely right: I've always felt that way re: RAR, in any incarnation, over Zip. Why? Superior compression & repair to name but two reasons. BTW, this post is 7 months after Cool's post but wouldn't change my opinion were it 17 year later.

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    cool_recep

    This release is absolutely a WinZIP killer :) Look at the release notes :) 

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    prithvi

    some tried haozip its like winrar only but free