WinRAR 5.10 Beta 2

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, fixed bugs:

  • when processing nested archives, WinRAR could attempt to open inner archive as self-extracting instead of opening an outer archive. It happened if inner archive was stored without compression and outer archive name had non-standard extension;
  • Unix RAR could not decompress hard links stored by WinRAR if link source name included path separator characters.

Download: WinRAR 5.10 Beta 2 32-bit | WinRAR 5.10 Beta 2 64-bit | ~1.8 MB (Shareware)
View: WinRAR Website | Release Notes

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I use 7zip. When I use a zip program, I don't spend a lot of time staring at the UI. I just unzip and zip. Hmmmm,sounds like my high school days. :)

winzip? this has been made obligate since win 98 plus pack or at least lets say win xp when zipping files was integrated in the OS per default. sure i know winzip offers a bit more and so, but zip is zip for 99% of users and they dont care about it. rar files are a different matter in that regard and i remember win ace well too and loved the ace format and esp. their software was such a beauty back in the win2k days but this is long over...

You can change it, sure, but I also think WinRAR should invest in a much nicer default icon theme, perhaps one that blends nicely into the Modern UI of Win8.

As they say, first impressions are often the most important. Luckily, WinRAR is great software and you rarely need the actual front-end GUI.

i also think that the application needs a subtle refresh.
I know there are themes, but i don't care about those, i prefer defaults!

Quillz said,
You can change it, sure, but I also think WinRAR should invest in a much nicer default icon theme, perhaps one that blends nicely into the Modern UI of Win8.

As they say, first impressions are often the most important. Luckily, WinRAR is great software and you rarely need the actual front-end GUI.

WinRar isn't just a Windows app, nor is it a metro app. The fact that Microsoft seem to think flat and ugly is the new thing doesn't automatically oblige everyone to design the UI of their products that way. WinRar fits into a desktop environment perfectly well in my opinion.

I agree. Sometimes paying attention to little details as a default icon theme says much about a company or developer. I use the Win8 theme they have on their website and it looks nice: http://imgur.com/SnyEkaL

They should use it or create another one for the default.

Yeah, it definitely needs a new theme to get with the times. I'm pretty sure it's been the same for over 10 years. Correct me if I'm wrong. I think a slight UI overhaul would work as well, but those icons are so old school.
The program itself is great however. I've tried some other ones but they seem to suffer from incompatibility issues, WinRar just extracts everything.