WinRAR 3.71 beta 1

WinRAR is a 32-bit Windows version of RAR Archiver, an archiver and archive manager. RAR files can usually compress content by 8 percent to 15 percent more than ZIP files can. WinRAR's main features include strong general and multimedia compression, the ability to process non-RAR archive formats, ZIP compression and decompression, support for long filenames, programmable self-extracting archives (SFX), repair of damaged archives, authenticity verification, embedded file comments, and encryption. Unicode is supported in archive filenames, allowing non-English filenames to be handled painlessly. You can manipulate the parameters of many archives at once and view a volume sequence as a single archive. WinRAR can convert other archive formats to RAR and search for specified text and files in archives.

New in WinRAR 3.71 beta 1

- Archive names in rar.log error log file always include the full path.
- WinRAR tray icon is compatible with high DPI display modes.
- If you modified a file in archive with encrypted names using an external editor, WinRAR will not ask for archive password again when prompting to update a file. It will use a password which you entered when opening an archive.

Bugs fixed:

- switch -tl and "Set archive time to latest file time" option could fail in previous version. Sometimes they set archive time to current system time instead of latest file time.
- if -ag switch mask contained archive number, month and minute characters, WinRAR placed 'I' character instead of minute value into generated archive name for archive numbers exceeding 1.
- high ASCII names in ISO files using ISO 9660 format without Joliet format extension were displayed incorrectly;
- WinRAR could crash when decompressing some of corrupt RAR archives.
- if "Turn PC off when done" option was set in "Convert archives" command, WinRAR turned PC off after converting the first archive in selected group instead of after converting the entire group.
- if user specified a non-existent destination path in SFX archive in Vista, SFX could enter into infinite "create new SFX window" loop.
- WinRAR could fail to unpack an individual file from subfolder of ACE archive using the drag and drop.
 
Download: WinRAR 3.71 beta 1 shareware
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since we jump to the 7-zip vs Winrar arena, I'd like to say that love 7-zip. it offers the best compression available, but it's usability is still a little behind Rar. take self-extracting archives for instance, I haven't found a way to set a predefined folder using 7-zip.

They should have a new theme by default :(

The current one is very, very, very, very dated and so Windows 3.x

Too funny that everyone says WinRAR looks way better than 7-zip. :P
(Once again: Who cares about the GUI? How often do you open the main window?)

th3rEsa said,
Too funny that everyone says WinRAR looks way better than 7-zip. :P
(Once again: Who cares about the GUI? How often do you open the main window?)

i agree with you here... i wish 7-zip would become the new standard in "the scene" instead of .rar like it is currently.

also i dont agree with "everyone" about the winrar looks way better than 7-zip... i actually like 7-zip's overall interface it's lite and straight to the point and dont look "that bad" ;)

but one things for sure (atleast in my opinion it is ) 7-zip is easily the best FREE compression program out there

ThaCrip said,

i agree with you here... i wish 7-zip would become the new standard in "the scene" instead of .rar like it is currently.

also i dont agree with "everyone" about the winrar looks way better than 7-zip... i actually like 7-zip's overall interface it's lite and straight to the point and dont look "that bad" ;)

but one things for sure (atleast in my opinion it is ) 7-zip is easily the best FREE compression program out there ;)


It's not just the looks. While 7-zip offers better compression, WinRAR still has the best feature set among the archiver programs. Just take a few mins to go through all the tabs in the "Add to Archive" dialog box, you'll know what I mean. Some of these features are very useful, like excluding particular filetypes from being compressed (which are already in a compressed format), which can reduce a lot of compression time without sacrificing compression efficiency.