WinRAR 5.10 Beta 1

WinRAR

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 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 self extracting and multi volume archives. With recovery record and recovery volumes, you can reconstruct even physically damaged archives.

What's new in this version:

  • Added extraction support for ZIP and ZIPX archives using BZIP2, LZMA and PPMd compression.
  • Added extraction support for 7z split archives (.7z.001, .7z.002, ...).
  • Added support for AES-NI CPU instructions allowing to improve RAR encryption and decryption performance.
  • Default theme images are scaled up with better quality in high DPI display mode.
  • Environment variables, such as %temp%, can be used in "Files to add" field of archiving dialog.
  • Switch -ai can be used when creating RAR archive, so predefined values, typical for file and folder, are stored instead of actual attributes. Previously this switch could be used only when extracting.

Download: WinRAR 5.10 Beta 1 32-bit | WinRAR 5.10 Beta 1 64-bit | ~1.8 MB (Shareware)
View: WinRAR Website | Release Notes

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I wonder if they fix the bug some day that causes the Extract dialog to hang as soon as you paste some path until it expands to that path.

No hangs here. Are you pasting a network path? Or perhaps pointing to an HDD that has gone off to sleep? In any case have you informed the dev yet? He's very responsive.

scaramonga said,

And about time!

Split archives are about the dumbest thing people still do. Hello, you don't need to make stuff fit on a CD anymore. Its like when people were putting multi-part rars in torrents.

ensiform said,

Split archives are about the dumbest thing people still do. Hello, you don't need to make stuff fit on a CD anymore. Its like when people were putting multi-part rars in torrents.

I prefer 15-30-50GB to be split. You are obviously living in the past. Hello, MEGA/Firedrive.

ensiform said,
Split archives are about the dumbest thing people still do. Hello, you don't need to make stuff fit on a CD anymore. Its like when people were putting multi-part rars in torrents.
Dumbest? I've had to create split archives to fit on USB sticks, and also when there was no FS choice except FAT32. There are times when one might need to create them so you really should get off your high horse.

Maybe not the dumbest idea to split things, but definitely not the smartest either!

I'm willing to bet that more than 50% don't do files that size.

cork1958 said,
I'm willing to bet that more than 50% don't do files that size.
Debatable, but what I don't understand is what people can possibly have against this feature being included in the first place? How is it hurting them? Don't like it, don't use it, move on. Simple.

To be honest, Winrar and Total Commander are both license traps. After 40 and 30 days respectively, both become pirated software formally, but continue to work. License checkers are pleased to make criminal charges on unsuspecting users. Here, in Poland anyway.

License traps? Wow, in Poland license checkers audit home PCs too? If people are installing these on their work machines without authorization then that's IT personnel's fault for allowing it, or management's fault for not buying it if there's a legitimate requirement.

.Neo said,
Would it kill them to update the interface to more modern standards?
So what do you want other than new toolbar icons? A ribbon? I hope they leave it as-is. It's small, fast and perfectly functional.

.Neo said,
Would it kill them to update the interface to more modern standards?

I agree the icons are rather ugly but 99% of the time I never see them since I just use the shell extension to extract or create files. At least for me there's rarely any need to run the program.

.Neo said,
Would it kill them to update the interface to more modern standards?

Then there will be a lot of complaining. Good example of this is Windows 8.