< WinRAR 5.71 Beta 2 released
29.04.2019 13:09 Age: 24 days

The final version of WinRAR 5.71 is here and ready for download!


  1. "Convert archives" command:
     
    1. improved performance when processing a lot of small archives in Windows 10;
       
    2. fixed memory leaks which could lead to excessive memory use when converting to ZIP format.
       

     
  2. Corrupt ZIP archive processing:
     
    1. "Repair" command replaces packed and unpacked file sizes stored in local file header with sizes from central directory if local header sizes look invalid;
       
    2. file extraction is stopped at unpacked size stored in ZIP headers even if available packed data allows further extraction. It is done to prevent unexpected hard drive space usage.
       

     
  3. Ctrl+C allows to abort RAR "l" command quickly. In previous versions it could take several seconds until list command stopped.
     
  4. Bugs fixed:
     
    1. WinRAR could crash when attempting to display some types of archive comments in GUI shell, resulting in a denial of service;
       
    2. if "Save archive name" and "Add to context menu" options were set in compression profile parameters and profile was invoked from Explorer context menu, WinRAR proposed an automatically generated archive name instead of name saved in profile.
       
    3. WinRAR displayed an unneeded pair of round brackets in "Archive" column of "Diagnostic messages" window for system error messages;
       
    4. "Extract to folder\" Windows Explorer context menu command could fail to unpack ZIP archives if their names included a numeric part followed by .zip extension, arbitrary data was present before the first file record and "Remove redundant folders from extraction path" WinRAR option was switched on;
       
    5. in "RAR x -x<mask> arcname" command, parent folders of files matching the specified mask also were excluded from extracting;
       
    6. "Find" command returned the current folder own name additionally to its contents for "Current folder" search area if folder name matched "File names to find" mask;
       
    7. if "Find in files" and "Find in archives" are both enabled, "Find" command did not match an archive name itself against "File names to find" mask after searching inside of archive. So it did not display archive names for masks like *.rar and applied this mask only to files inside of archives;
       
    8. when running an executable directly from archive, WinRAR 5.70 did not set a temporary folder with unpacked files as current. So executables attempting to access other archived files in current folder could fail to work;
       
    9. WinRAR could be inaccessilbe for few seconds after closing an archived file opened in internal viewer in Windows 10;
       
    10. dragging a file to subfolder of ZIP archive with "Store full paths" option enabled produced invalid pathnames consisting of repeated subfolder name. Same invalid pathnames were produced if adding files to ZIP archive with -ap<folder> -ep2 switches.
       

All information on the improvements and bugs fixed of WinRAR 5.71 can be found here:
https://www.win-rar.com/whatsnew.html.

An useful tip for all Windows-64-bit users, it is highly recommended to install the WinRAR 64-bit version. It is faster and offers the best available integration. WinRAR’s compression speed in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 and on any multi-core-system has been increased considerably.

WinRAR 5.71 32-bit can be downloaded at:
https://www.win-rar.com/fileadmin/winrar-versions/winrar/wrar571.exe.
WinRAR 5.71 64-bit can be downloaded at:
https://www.win-rar.com/fileadmin/winrar-versions/winrar/winrar-x64-571.exe.

WinRAR is available in more than 40 different languages and is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1. For all Android users the RAR for Android App is available on Google Play. The command line version of WinRAR is also available for Linux, FreeBSD and MAC OS X.

About WinRAR:
WinRAR is the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows version of the RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. RAR files can, in most cases, compress content up to 30 percent more effectively than ZIP files. The most notable functions of WinRAR include very powerful document and multimedia file compression, file encryption, processing of other archive formats, programmable self-extracting (SFX) archives, damaged archive repair and Unicode support.

About win.rar GmbH:
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 70 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: https://www.win-rar.com

 


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