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  1. Petrovic

    Petrovic Forum Addict Silver Member


    is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.


    WinRar 5.40 Final

    WinRAR - What's new in the latest version
       Version 5.40
       1. "Name encoding" submenu in "Options" menu allows to select
          encoding for archived file names. This selection affects archive
          browsing and extraction commands. You can use Ctrl+E keyboard
          shortcut to access this menu quickly.
          It can be useful when unpacking an archive without Unicode file names.
          For example, unpacking a zip file with Chinese archived names
          in Windows with Russian specified as a language for non-Unicode
       2. If RAR recovery volumes (.rev files) are present in the same folder
          as usual RAR volumes, archive test command verifies .rev contents
          after completing testing .rar files.
          If you wish to test only .rev files without checking .rar volumes,
          you can select .rev files in WinRAR file list and apply "Test"
          only to them or run:
          rar t arcname.part1.rev
          in the command line.
       3. While NTFS file system permits file names with trailing spaces
          and dots, a lot of Windows programs fail to process such names
          correctly. If "Allow potentially incompatible names" option
          in "Advanced" page of extraction dialog is turned off, WinRAR removes
          trailing spaces and dots, if any, from file names when extracting.
          This option is turned off by default.
          Command line RAR also removes trailing spaces and dots when extracting
          unless -oni switch is specified.
       4. Previously "Synchronize archive contents" update mode
          (-as command line switch) aborted if some of archiving folders
          could not be read. Now WinRAR continues performing the operation
          and preserves archived files matching unreadable folders.
       5. WinRAR Shift+Del delete command can be used to delete folders
          containing non-standard file names with trailing spaces and dots.
          Usual delete to Recycle Bin also as Shift+Del in previous WinRAR
          versions cannot delete such folders.
          Unlike Del command, Shift+Del removes files permanently,
          they are not moved to Recycle Bin. No additional prompts are issued
          for files with read-only and system attributes.
       6. You can drag folders from folder tree panel and drop them to
          other programs or Desktop to copy or unpack them. Drag the archive
          icon in tree panel root to unpack the entire archive.
       7. "New folder" button in extraction dialog proposes a new folder name
          based on archive name instead of generic "New Folder".
       8. Command line RAR version information:
          a) if -iver switch is specified, RAR displays the version number
             and quits. You can run just "RAR -iver";
          b) "x86" or "x64" is displayed in Windows RAR version information
             both for -iver and in the copyright title for other commands.
       9. If -p switch is used without optional <pwd> parameter,
          a password can be also set with file redirection or pipe.
          For example: rar -p myarc.rar myfiles < psw.txt
      10. Command line RAR treats 'arcname.partN' as 'arcname.partN.rar'
          if 'arcname.partN' does not exist and 'arcname.part#.rar' exists.
          For example, it is allowed to run:
          RAR x arcname.part01
          to start extraction from arcname.part01.rar
      11. Improvements in 7z archives support:
          a) "Solid" status is correctly detected and reported for 7z archives
             in WinRAR "Info" command;
          b) dictionary size is displayed for LZMA and LZMA2 7z archives
             in WinRAR "Info" command;
          c) unknown packed size for files inside of 7z solid block is denoted
             as '?' instead of '0' when browsing the archive contents in WinRAR.
      12. Maximum comment length for RAR archives is increased from 64 to 256 KB.
          Since SFX script commands are stored in archive comment,
          it allows a longer main and license text in SFX archives.
      13. Size of default WinRAR viewer font is scaled up properly
          in Windows high DPI mode.
      14. Switch -scul can be used to process big endian UTF-16 list files
          as well, provided that they have a correct byte order mark.
          Previously it allowed only little endian file lists.
      15. Minimum supported Windows version is Windows XP SP3 now.
          WinRAR will not run in Windows XP without service packs.
      16. "Settings/File list/Allow all uppercase names" option is removed.
          This option was intended to simplify transition from MS DOS to
          Windows and is not needed anymore.
      17. Bugs fixed:
          a) WinRAR 5.31 x64 "Compress and email" command did not work
             with Microsoft Outlook x64;
          b) if WinRAR 5.31 version for one of right to left languages
             was installed in Windows with English or other not right to
             left system language, WinRAR could change Windows Explorer
             layout to right to left;
          c) if archive was stored in a folder without "Write" permission
             and if archive contents was extracted with drag and drop to
             a writable folder, WinRAR issued an unnecessary privileges
             elevation prompt.
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  3. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    Have been using WinRAR for a very long time!! :)

    The License cost is very decent, and once you've purchased a can keep up with new version by purchasing a yearly maintenance package for a very small price. :)

    Thanks for posting this information!! :D

    And just to note: Not sure where the WinRAR v5.40 Final, is coming from...because according to both and v5.31 is the latest stable release, and says that v5.40 is in Beta 4. Please clarify this information!! Thank you!!

    This information extracted from

    Last updated: 21 July 2016
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  4. Petrovic

    Petrovic Forum Addict Silver Member

    WinRAR 5.50 beta 6 EN

  5. grr

    grr Board Enthusiast Silver Member Known Member

    The final version of WinRAR 5.50 is here and ready for download

    Berlin, 14th August 2017 — win.rar GmbH and RARLAB.COM are pleased to present the final release of WinRAR 5.50. The result of our continuous development is a multifunctional, user-friendly software with an intuitive interface featuring state-of-the-art options for downsizing, extracting, securing, restoring, fixing, sharing and managing files. In the new version additional features - especially for the password manager - and usability improvements have been added.

    RAR5 Default Archive format

    When users archive or share files, they will benefit from an outstanding compression ratio along with a fast compression rate to save you space and bandwidth. From version 5.50 on WinRAR and command line RAR use RAR 5.0 archive format by default. The user can change it to RAR 4.x compatible format with "RAR4" option in archiving dialog or -ma4 command line switch. This change affects only new, clean installs. If RAR format has been saved in the default compression profile in previous versions, WinRAR respects these stored settings.

    Password Manager Improvements

    In passwords we trust. And with WinRAR’s 256-bit password protection the user won’t be having any trust issues. In the latest release the password dialog has been updated, and from now on there is the possibility to use a master password. The "Set master password" button in "Organize passwords" dialog can be used to encrypt saved password records and protect them from unauthorized access. If the entered password does not match the master password, it is treated as a usual password for archive operations. To permanently save the master password WinRAR has to be closed.

    The latest version uses a new data format for the password organizer, so passwords stored in the "Organize passwords" dialog are not readable by older versions. It does not affect archive encryption formats and encrypted archives are compatible with previous WinRAR versions. Organizer data is converted to a new format only when users save it, but not immediately after installing WinRAR.

    In addition the usability of decompression dialog of password protected archives has been improved. If a wrong password has been entered when unpacking an encrypted RAR5 archive, WinRAR now proposes to enter a valid password for the same file instead of aborting extraction.

    Password Manager Improvements

    The security of other compression file formats has also been improved further. From version 5.50 on WinRAR uses AES-256 by default in CTR mode to encrypt ZIP archives as it is significantly more secure than the ZIP 2.0 legacy encryption algorithm. An extraction support was added for .LZ archives created by Lzip compressor and LZ and ZIPX have also been added to the list of associations in Settings/Integration dialog.
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