< WinRAR 5.50 Beta 5 released
25.07.2017 11:48 Age: 1 year

WinRAR 5.50 Beta 6 released

  1. File association option for JAR files is off by default in WinRAR installer unless you enabled it earlier in previous WinRAR versions. You need to enable this option manually if you wish to associate WinRAR with *.jar.
  2. Unless "Allow absolute paths in symbolic links" extraction dialog option or -ola command line switch are specified, WinRAR does not allow to extract symbolic links with ".." in target if any of link path components is an existing symbolic link itself. It is done to prevent bypassing WinRAR security checks with chains from several symbolic links.
  3. Bugs fixed:
    1. if "Add" command was used from inside of archive opened in WinRAR interface, "file not found" error could be issued for files which pathnames included spaces;
    2. fixed crashes when unpacking corrupt RAR archives;
    3. "rar a arc. filename" command created "arc." archive with trailing dot instead of expected "arc" without any extension;
    4. "New folder" button in extraction dialog selected a parent of newly created folder instead of such folder itself;
    5. "Checksum error" could be mistakenly reported for some valid GZIP archives.

The new WinRAR 5.50 (32-bit) beta 6 can be downloaded from here:

The 64-bit version of WinRAR 5.50 beta 6 is available at the following download link:

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win.rar GmbH has been the official distributor of WinRAR and RARLAB products since February 2002 and handles all support, marketing and sales related to WinRAR & rarlab.com. win.rar GmbH is registered in Germany and is represented worldwide by local partners in more than 40 countries on six continents. win.rar's declared objective is to provide first-class quality support and to optimize its software to meet customer's requirements in accordance with their valued feedback. For more information about WinRAR and win.rar GmbH please visit our website: win-rar.com


The beta download links are being expire after the final release!