Posted on Tuesday, August 09 2005 @ 02:48:56 CEST by LSDsmurf
Now it is possible to change WinRAR's look by installing interface themes.
Theme files are available on http://www.rarlab.com/themes.htm
Theme files are RAR archives, just open them in WinRAR to install. You can
manage installed themes using "Options/Themes" menu.
WinRAR supports decompression of ZIP archives created using Zip64 format
extension. Zip64 was introduced to remove original ZIP format limitations on
archived file size.
Added support of multivolume (multipart) CAB archives.
New options in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog:
"Delete archive" options allow to delete extracted archives;
"Check authenticity information" option controls processing
of authenticity information in RAR archives.
"Wait if other WinRAR copies are active" option in
"Advanced" parts of archiving and extraction dialogs.
If enabled, it waits while other WinRAR copies are creating, modifying or
unpacking an archive and starts the operation only when other WinRAR tasks
are complete. If you are going to perform several archiving or decompressing
tasks, such queued execution can help to reduce the amount of disk seeks and
improve overall performance.
SFX modules are not compressed by UPX anymore, so they are larger now.
UPX compression caused numerous false alerts by antivirus software. If
you wish to use compressed modules, you can get UPX from
http://upx.sourceforge.net and compress *.sfx files in WinRAR folder;
The default SFX logo can be replaced by a custom bitmap file. You can
do it either with "Load SFX logo from the file" option in
"Text and icon" part of "Advanced SFX options"
dialog or using -iimg command line switch. Note that -iimg is not
supported by console RAR, only GUI WinRAR recognizes it. This option is
not supported in Windows 95, 98 and Me. Also you cannot use it if you
compressed SFX modules by UPX.
It is possible to specify user defined SFX icons larger than 32x32 and
with any color depth. Like the previous item, this improvement is valid
only if SFX modules are not compressed by UPX and your operating system
is not Windows 9x/Me;
DOS.SFX module moved to RAR/DOS32 distributive. If you need to create
DOS SFX archives using WinRAR, just copy DOS.SFX to WinRAR folder.
"Wizard" command allows to specify a password when creating or
updating an archive.
Previous WinRAR versions unpacked the complete archive contents if the
user pressed Enter or double clicked on *.exe, *.htm and *.html files. Now
it is possible to define file masks to unpack everything for. Such masks can
be entered on the "Viewer" page of the "Settings"
dialog. For example, if you wish to unpack only a file under the cursor when
you double click on archived HTML file, remove "*.htm *.html" from
Additional file name extensions for archive formats supported by WinRAR
can be specified in the "User defined archive extensions" field on
the "Integration" page of the "Settings" dialog. For
example, if you have files with ".001" extension, which are in RAR
format, you can enter "001" here to associate WinRAR with such
New "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color" option in
"File list" page of "Settings" dialog.
New "Lock toolbars" option in "General" page of
"Settings" dialog and in the menu displayed after clicking the
right mouse button on the toolbar. "Lock toolbars" prevents
accidental toolbar moving or resizing.
"Repair" and "Extract" commands replace invalid
characters (colon, question mark, etc.) by underscore also in file names in
ZIP archives. Previously WinRAR did it only for RAR archives.
New -n and -n@ switches set additional include filters, so only files
matching the mask will be processed.
New -id[c,d,p,q] switch. Additionally to previously available -idp switch
(disable percentage indicator), switches -idc, -idd and -idq instruct the
console RAR to hide the copyright message, "Done" message and all
Switch -e+ allows to specify file include attributes mask. For example,
you can use -e+h switch to compress only hidden files.
Switch -ver[n] supports the optional 'n' parameter also when archiving. It
limits the maximum number of file versions.
If the short name of an already existing file is equal to the long name of
an unpacking file, WinRAR changes the short name of the already existing
file before unpacking. In such situation previous versions prompted to
overwrite the existing file even though long file names were not equal.
WinRAR shell does not allow to run *.pif files. Archived PIF files is
one of typical ways for computer viruses to distribute;
WinRAR shell does not allow to run files having 5 or more continuous
spaces in the name. For example, "calc.txt .exe". Viruses
frequently add such spaces to confuse users and hide the real extension.
WinRAR shell removes these continuous spaces except first and last also
when displaying names of such files in the file list.
In Windows XP WinRAR highlights the sorted column in the file list using
the different color, like it is done in Windows Explorer.
WinRAR is able to integrate to Windows context menus also on Windows x64
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