help format changed from old HLP to newer HTML based CHM;
GUI self-extracting modules attempt to request for administrator
permissions if they cannot create destination folder under current user
Log file rar.log and WinRAR theme files are stored in %APPDATA%WinRAR
folder instead of WinRAR program files folder.
Exported settings file settings.reg is also stored in %APPDATA%WinRAR
folder by default, but it is possible to select another folder in
"Save WinRAR settings" and "Load WinRAR settings"
WinRAR searches for registration key and settings.reg both in its
program files folder and in %APPDATA%WinRAR;
It is possible to set the string value "AppData" in Registry
key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWinRARPaths to override the default
%appdata%WinRAR path for WinRAR settings.
For example, if you wish to store theme files in WinRAR folder, set this
value to "c:Program FilesWinRAR".
Vista compatibility changes in WinRAR shell integration;
New "Request administrative access" option in
"Advanced" page of "Advanced SFX options" allows to
create SFX archive, which will request the administrative access when
started in Windows Vista.
Command line equivalent of this option is -iadm switch.
Added support for ISO 13346 (UDF) file format. This format is frequently
used in ISO images of DVD disks.
Added Unicode support for ISO 9660 files, so WinRAR should handle
non-English file names in .iso files better.
Design changes in window displaying archiving and extraction progress:
it provides more space for file names, allowing lengthy names;
it displays the current archive name in separate line, allowing much
longer archive names than before;
when archiving, it displays the current compression ratio in separate
it can use both standard Windows and classic WinRAR progress bars.
Turn on "Windows progress bars" option in WinRAR
"Settings/General" dialog to use standard progress bars. By
default this option is on if some Windows visual style is active and off
if Windows Classic theme is selected.
Windows progress bars are two color only, so they do not indicate the
current compression ratio. But now the ratio is displayed in separate
"Mode..." button moved to bottom of window.
GUI self-extracting modules support following command line switches:
-d set the destination path
-p specify a password
-s silent mode, hide all
-s1 same as -s
-s2 silent mode, hide start dialog
-sp specify parameters for setup program
GUI self-extracting modules do not pass the entire command line to setup
program like they did in previous versions. If you need to get access to
entire command line of SFX archive, parse sfxcmd environment variable which
contains this command line.
New switch -sc[objects] allowing to select character sets for archive
comments and list files. It replaces -fcu switch introduced in RAR 3.70,
which was removed from list of supported switches. Now you need to specify
-scuc instead of -fcu to use Unicode comments. Unlike -fcu, -sc also
supports OEM and ANSI charset.
New "Save archive copy as..." command in "File" menu.
This command may be useful if you opened an archive from Internet directly
in WinRAR and then decided to save it on local disk.
"Word wrap" command added to "View" menu of WinRAR
internal viewer, so you can change the wrapping mode of already opened
State of this option is not stored between viewing sessions. If you need to
change the default word wrap mode, use WinRAR "Settings/Viewer"
Buttons "Up" and "Down" added to "Organize
profiles" dialog. Using these buttons you can change position of
selected profile in the list.
Operation progress is displayed when adding the recovery record.
If WinRAR is minimized to tray and mouse is over its icon, WinRAR diplays
a message about the current operation progress. In previous versions it
included only percent done, now it also contains the time left information.
Console RAR displays "Calculating the control sum" message when
calculating CRC32 control sum for newly created RAR volume. Previous
versions also calculated the volume control sum, but did it silently.
Archives history list in "File" menu allows Unicode names,
providing more reliable support for non-English archive names.
Stack overflow vulnerability has been corrected in password processing
module of console RAR and UnRAR. GUI WinRAR is not affected. We are thankful
to the iDEFENSE LABS for reporting this bug.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Shareware Version: 3.70 Size: 1.15MB Works on: Windows