WinRAR Releases and Discussion

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  1. mood

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    More about the certificate revocation:

    Information on the revocation of WinRAR 5.91 digital certificate
    https://www.rarlab.com/revoked591.html
     
  2. xxJackxx

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    Edit: I saw the explanation... The fact that the revoked one was issued by Symantec is reason enough to move on.
     
  3. mood

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    WinRAR 6.0 beta 1 Released (October 22, 2020)
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    Version 6.0 beta 1

    1. "Ignore" and "Ignore All" options are added to read error prompt.
    "Ignore" allows to continue processing with already read file part
    only and "Ignore All" does it for all future read errors.

    For example, if you archive a file, which portion is locked by another
    process, and if "Ignore" is selected in read error prompt,
    only a part of file preceding the unreadable region will be saved
    into archive.

    It can help to avoid interrupting lengthy archiving operations,
    though be aware that files archived with "Ignore" are incomplete.

    If switch -y is specified, "Ignore" is applied to all files by default.

    Previosuly available "Retry" and "Quit" options are still present
    in read error prompt as well.

    2. Exit code 12 is returned in the command line mode in case of read errors.
    This code is returned for all options in the read error prompt,
    including a newly introduced "Ignore" option.

    Previously more common fatal error code 2 was returned for read errors.

    3. If several archives are selected, "Extract archives to" option group
    in "Options" page of extraction dialog can be used to place extracted
    files to specified destination folder, to separate subfolders
    in destination folder, to separate subfolders in archive folders
    and directly to archive folders.

    It replaces "Extract archives to subfolders" option and available
    only if multiple archives are selected.

    4. New -ad2 switch places extracted files directly to archive's own folder.
    Unlike -ad1, it does not create a separate subfolder for each unpacked
    archive.

    5. "Additional switches" option in "Options" page of archiving
    and extraction dialogs allows to specify WinRAR command line switches.
    It might be useful if there is no option in WinRAR graphical interface
    matching a switch.

    Use this feature only if you are familiar with WinRAR command line
    syntax and clearly understand what specified switches are intended for.

    6. Compression parameters in "Benchmark" command are changed to
    32 MB dictionary and "Normal" method. They match RAR5 default mode
    and more suitable to estimate the typical performance of recent
    WinRAR versions than former 4 MB "Best" intended for RAR4 format.

    Latest "Benchmark" results cannot be compared with previous versions
    directly. New parameters set produces different values, likely lower
    because of eight times larger dictionary size.

    7. When unpacking a part of files from solid volume set,
    WinRAR attempts to skip volumes in the beginning and start
    extraction from volume closest to specified file and with reset
    solid statistics.

    By default WinRAR resets the solid statistics in the beginning
    of large enough solid volumes where possible. For such volumes
    extracting a part of files from the middle of volume set can be
    faster now.

    It does not affect performance when all archived files are unpacked.

    8. Previously WinRAR automatically resorted to extracting from
    first volume, when user started extraction from non-first volume
    and first volume was available. Now WinRAR does so only if all volumes
    between first and specified are also available.

    9. Warning is issued when closing WinRAR if one or more archived files
    had been modified by external apps, but failed to be saved back to
    archive, because an external app still locks them. Such warning
    includes the list of modified files and proposes to quit immediately
    and lose changes or return to WinRAR and close an editor app.

    Previous versions issued a similar warning while editing a file,
    but did not remind it again when quitting.

    10. "Move to Recycle Bin" option in "Delete archive" options group
    of extraction dialog places deleted archives to Recycle Bin
    instead of deleting them permanently.

    11. New "Clear history..." command in "Options" menu allows to remove
    names of recently opened archives in "File" menu and clear drop down
    lists with previously entered values in dialogs. For example,
    these values include archive names in archiving dialog
    and destination paths in extraction dialog.

    12. "File time" options in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog are
    now available for 7z archives. Additionally to modification time,
    WinRAR can set creation and last access time when unpacking such
    archives.

    13. ""New" submenu items" options group is added to
    "Settings/Integration/Context menu items..." dialog. You can use
    these options to remove "WinRAR archive" and "WinRAR ZIP archive"
    entries in "New" submenu of Windows context menu.

    New state of these option is applied only after you press "OK"
    both in "Context menu items" and its parent "Settings" dialog.

    14. <Max>, <Min> and <Hide> commands can be inserted before the program
    name in SFX "Setup" command to run a program in maximized,
    minimized or hidden window. For example:

    Setup=<Hide>setup.exe

    15. It is possible to specify an additional high resolution logo
    for SFX module. If such logo is present, SFX module scales
    and displays it in high DPI Windows mode, providing the better visible
    quality compared to resizing the standard logo.

    Use "High resolution SFX logo" in "Advanced SFX options" dialog
    to define such logo. In command line mode add second -iimg switch
    to set the high resolution logo.

    Recommended size of high resolution logo PNG file is 186x604 pixels.

    16. If archive currently opened in WinRAR shell was deleted or moved
    by another program, WinRAR displays "Inaccessible" before archive name
    in the window title. Also it flashes the window caption and taskbar
    button.

    17. "Total information" option in "Report" dialog is renamed to
    "Headers and totals". Now it also adds headers of report columns
    additionally to total information about listed files and archives.

    18. If archive processing is started from Windows context menu
    in multiple monitor system, WinRAR operation progress and dialogs
    use the monitor with context menu.

    While basic multiple monitor support was present in previous versions
    shell extension for mouse driven commands, now it is extended to
    operations initiated from keyboard and to dropping files to archives.

    19. New -imon<number> switch allows to select a monitor to display
    WinRAR operation progress and dialogs in the command line mode.

    Use -imon1 for primary and -imon2 for secondary monitor.
    For example, "WinRAR x -imon2 arcname" will start extraction
    on secondary monitor.

    It works only in the command line mode and does not affect
    interactive WinRAR graphical inteface also as console RAR.

    20. Switch -idn hides archived names output in archiving, extraction
    and some other commands in console RAR. Other messages and total
    percentage are not affected.

    You can use this switch to reduce visual clutter and console output
    overhead when archiving or extracting a lot of small files.

    Minor visual artifacts, such as percentage indicator overwriting
    few last characters of error messages, are possible with -idn.

    21. Former "-im - show more information" switch is changed to
    "-idv - display verbose output" for consistency with console RAR
    -id[c,d,p,q] message control options and avoid a potential name
    conflict with newer -imon switch.

    While WinRAR still recognizes both -im and -idv, in the future
    -im support can be dropped.

    22. It is allowed to add an optional %arcname% variable to compression
    profile name. Such variable will be replaced with actual archive name.
    It might be convenient when using with "Add to context menu" profile
    option. For example, you can create ZIP compression profile
    and set its name to "Add to %arcname%", to display it with actual
    ZIP archive name in context menu.

    23. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Ins keyboard shortcuts can be used
    in "Diagnostic messages" window to copy contents to clipboard.

    24. More text is allowed in tray icon hint before a lengthy text
    is truncated. Also such text is now truncated in the middle of string,
    so both command type and completion percentage are still visible.

    25. In case of clean install, if previous version compression profiles
    are not present, "Files to store without compression" field
    in newly created predefined compression profiles is set to:

    *.rar *.zip *.cab *.7z *.ace *.arj *.bz2 *.gz *.lha *.lzh
    *.taz *.tgz *.xz *.txz

    You can change this field and save a modified value to compression
    profile later.

    Previous versions set this field to blank for clean install.

    26. Destination path history in extraction dialog treats paths like
    'folder' and 'folder\' as the same path and displays only 'folder'
    entry. Previously they occupied two entries in the history.

    27. "Enable Itanium executable compression" GUI option and -mci command
    line switch are removed. Optimized compression of Itanium executables
    is not supported anymore. WinRAR still can decompress already existing
    archives utilizing Itanium executable compression.

    28. Bugs fixed:

    a) "Lock", "Comment" and "Protect" commands could not be applied
    to several archives selected in WinRAR file list at once;

    b) SFX archive process did not terminate after completing
    extraction in Windows 10 if archive comment included "Setup"
    and "SetupCode" commands, did not include "TempMode" command
    and setup program was running for more than 8 minutes;

    c) compression profiles with quote character in profile name
    could not be invoked from Explorer context menu.
     
  4. mood

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    WinRAR 6.0 beta 2 Released (November 12, 2020)
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    Version 6.00 beta 2

    1. "Convert" and "Wizard: Unpack an archive" commands report
    the file open error if archive was deleted by some other application
    before processing. Previously they skipped such archives silently.

    2. "Find" command issues "No files or folders selected" warning
    for no items selected and "Selected items" search area.

    3. Bugs fixed:

    a) in beta 1 names of interface themes were added to "Folder tree"
    submenu instead of "Themes";

    b) %arcname% variable was not expanded in archiving dialog
    profile name when used in default profile.
     
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    WinRAR 6.01 beta 1 Released (March 2021)
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    Version 6.01 beta 1

    1. Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut selects the entire text in WinRAR comment
    window.

    2. If -idn switch is used together with -t or -df in console RAR
    when archiving, it additionally disables "Deleting <filename>"
    or "Testing <filename>" messages, normally issued by these switches.

    Also -idn disables folder creation messages when extracting
    a file to non-existing folder.

    3. WinRAR and ZIP SFX module refuse to extract contents of ZIP SFX
    archives if ZIP central directory is resided after beginning
    of Authenticode digital signature. It is done to prevent possible
    attacks with inclusion of ZIP archive into signature body.

    4. Bugs fixed:

    a) "Convert archives" command could incorrectly convert Unicode
    comments in RAR archives.

    b) if two archive information windows had been opened from Explorer
    context menu, the compression ratio bar in the first window
    could erroneously display a value for second archive.

    It did not affect the ratio and other text details at the right
    of window. Only the vertical bar at the left could be updated
    to a wrong value;

    c) if "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option was enabled
    in extraction dialog, "Waiting for another WinRAR copy" title
    was not set in command progress window while waiting;

    d) when extracting a symbolic link, previous versions did not
    overwrite existing symbolic links even if user requested it
    in overwrite prompt.
     
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    WinRAR 6.01 Released (April 12, 2021)
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    Version 6.01

    1. Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut selects the entire text in WinRAR comment
    window.

    2. If -idn switch is used together with -t or -df in console RAR
    when archiving, it additionally disables "Deleting <filename>"
    or "Testing <filename>" messages, normally issued by these switches.

    Also -idn disables folder creation messages when extracting
    a file to non-existing folder.

    3. WinRAR and ZIP SFX module refuse to extract contents of ZIP SFX
    archives if ZIP central directory is resided after beginning
    of Authenticode digital signature. It is done to prevent possible
    attacks with inclusion of ZIP archive into signature body.

    4. Bugs fixed:

    a) "Convert archives" command could incorrectly convert Unicode
    comments in RAR archives.

    b) if two archive information windows had been opened from Explorer
    context menu, the compression ratio bar in the first window
    could erroneously display a value for second archive.

    It did not affect the ratio and other text details at the right
    of window. Only the vertical bar at the left could be updated
    to a wrong value;

    c) if "Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option was enabled
    in extraction dialog, "Waiting for another WinRAR copy" title
    was not set in command progress window while waiting;

    d) when extracting a symbolic link, previous versions did not
    overwrite existing symbolic links even if user requested it
    in overwrite prompt.
     
  8. mood

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    WinRAR 6.02 beta 1 Released (May 2021)
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    Version 6.02 beta 1

    1. ZIP SFX module refuses to process SFX commands stored in archive
    comment if such comment is resided after beginning of Authenticode
    digital signature. It is done to prevent possible attacks with
    inclusion of ZIP archive into the signature body.

    We already prohibited extracting contents of such malformed archives
    in WinRAR 6.01.

    We are thankful to FireEye Mandiant team for reporting this issue.

    2. WinRAR uses https instead of http in the web notifier window,
    home page and themes links. It also implements additional checks
    within the web notifier. This is done to prevent a malicious web page
    from executing existing files on a user's computer. Such attacks
    are only possible if the intruder has managed to spoof or otherwise
    control user's DNS records. Other factors are also involved
    in limiting its practical application, including a security alert
    prompt asking for a user's confirmation before opening a malicious page.

    We would like to express our gratitude to Igor Sak-Sakovskiy
    for bringing this issue to our attention.

    3. Where appropriate, SFX archive displays the additional line
    with detailed error information provided by operating system.

    For example, previously such archive would display "Cannot create file"
    message alone. Now this message is followed by a detailed reason
    like access denied or file being used by another process.

    In the past this extended error information was available in WinRAR,
    but not in SFX archives.

    4. Switch -idn hides archived names also in 'v' and 'l' commands.
    It can be useful if only the archive type or total information
    is needed.

    5. If -ibck -ri<priority> switches are used together, WinRAR process
    sets the priority specified in -ri switch. Previous versions ignored
    -ri and set the priority to low in the presence of -ibck switch.

    6. When using "File/Change drive" command, WinRAR saves the last folder
    of previous drive and restores it if that drive is selected again
    later.

    7. Name of unpacking file is now included into WinRAR incorrect password
    warning for RAR5 archives. It can be helpful when unpacking
    a non-solid archive containing files encrypted with different passwords.

    8. Bugs fixed:

    a) "Convert archives" command issued erroneous "The specified password
    is incorrect" message after succesfully converting RAR archive
    with encrypted file names if new password was set and archive
    was opened in WinRAR shell;

    b) if command progress window was resized up and then quickly resized
    down to original dimensions, window contents could be positioned
    incorrectly.
     
  9. puff-m-d

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    Hello,

    A new stable release of WinRAR version 6.02 was posted today.
    Website - Downloads - Changelog
     
  10. Brummelchen

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    That was fast, thx.
     
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