WinRAR 4.00 Beta 1

WinRAR is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs.

WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface. WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure.

WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits. It supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. It also offers the ability to create selfextracting and multivolume archives. With recovery record and recovery volumes, you can reconstruct even physically damaged archives.

Download: WinRAR 4.0 Beta 1 32 or 64 bit | 1.4 MB (Shareware)
View: Changelog for WinRAR 4.00

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Damn, I was hoping for compression improvements in a WinRAR 4. NanoZip, FreeARC, 7-zip, all free, some even as in "libre", have been getting ahead *the past few years*.

But I still like WinRAR, since it's so feature rich and mature.

And that's exactly why better compression would complete it and give it a re-established role as a first-class compressor. And not just an archiving utility.

This may of course change in Beta 2, but usually/historically the major changes have already been in the first beta.

MistaT40 said,
Is Powerarchiver able to unrar multiple rar volumes that are part of a series e.g. 001, 002, 003, 004 etc..?

Yes, it can.

I use Powerarchiver mostly, but I bought it years ago so I don't see any point buying another product and I'm happy with it. I think the main thing I like better are the file icons. Powerarchiver uses the traditional zip style icon and in addition adds the file type to it such as rar, 7z, etc. WinRAR's icons just look like purple blocks (supposed to be a stack of books but still). They really need to update them.

Skyfrog said,
I use Powerarchiver mostly, but I bought it years ago so I don't see any point buying another product and I'm happy with it. I think the main thing I like better are the file icons. Powerarchiver uses the traditional zip style icon and in addition adds the file type to it such as rar, 7z, etc. WinRAR's icons just look like purple blocks (supposed to be a stack of books but still). They really need to update them.

http://www.rarlab.com/themes.htm

Themes also change the file icon

Skyfrog said,
I use Powerarchiver mostly, but I bought it years ago so I don't see any point buying another product and I'm happy with it. I think the main thing I like better are the file icons. Powerarchiver uses the traditional zip style icon and in addition adds the file type to it such as rar, 7z, etc. WinRAR's icons just look like purple blocks (supposed to be a stack of books but still). They really need to update them.
I don't see how you can not use something because of it's icon?

De.Bug said,
I don't see how you can not use something because of it's icon?

I don't either. Of course that's not what I said at all. If you read the very first sentence I said I've already bought another program. That's the main reason I don't use WinRAR, I don't need it. I also don't like proprietary formats.

I just mentioned the file icons as one of the things I like better about Powerarchiver. Nowhere did I say it was the only thing. Reading comprehension, it helps. ;-)

eilegz said,
too bad that both winrar and power archiver its not free, but well at least we have 7 zip which its not bad

7-zip is not bad at all

Nice update

Depending on data type, decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions.

UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2.50 revision. It makes possible to unpack most of Blue-ray ISO files

DARKFiB3R said,
Nice update

Depending on data type, decompression can be up to 30% faster than in previous versions.

UDF support is upgraded to UDF 2.50 revision. It makes possible to unpack most of Blue-ray ISO files

blu-ray, not blue-ray...

I have used WinRar before but then discovered PowerArchiver back in 2007 and have been using it ever since. WinRar is a great tool but PowerArchiver is just much better. Although this is personal preference.

Jonessie said,
I have used WinRar before but then discovered PowerArchiver back in 2007 and have been using it ever since. WinRar is a great tool but PowerArchiver is just much better. Although this is personal preference.

What do you mean by much better? Like how?

MistaT40 said,

What do you mean by much better? Like how?

Yeah how is it better? Just wondering as I've used WinRar for a long time.