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5.30 b3, 5.30 b2, 5.30 b1, 5.21, 5.20, 5.11, 5.10, 5.01, 5.00, 4.20, 4.11, 4.10, 4.01, 4.00, 3.93, 3.92, 3.91, 3.90, 3.80, 3.71, 3.70, 3.62, 3.61, 3.60, 3.51, 3.50, 3.42, 3.41, 3.40, 3.30, 3.20, 3.11, 3.10, 3.00

Changes in version 5.3, b3

1. WinRAR treats .txz archive extension as .tar.xz and opens .txz contents in a single step.
2. If you drag a file from another application to WinRAR holding Shift button, a file will be deleted after archiving. Previous versions ignored Shift state here.
3. WinRAR ignores "Turn PC off when done" option in case of read and write errors if user pressed Cancel in repeat read or repeat write dialogs.
4. Bugs fixed:

a) archive comment is displayed also in empty ZIP archives. Previous versions did not display it if ZIP archive did not contain any files;

b) Explorer window containing a temporary folder with unpacked file could be opened when attempting to view an archived file in a corrupt ZIP archive. File entry in a corrupt ZIP could have a wrong "hard drive" icon.
5. SFX module sets sfxstime environment variable, which contains the module start time in "YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS-ms" format. You can specify it in Path command if you need to generate a time based unique installation path, such as "Path=myapp-".
6. Fewer password requests in following cases in "Convert archives" command:

a) if "Convert archives" is applied to archive with encrypted file names, which contents is currently displayed in WinRAR;

b) if archive produced by "Convert archives" includes encrypted file names.
7. Bugs fixed:

a) RAR volumes renamed from standard .part1.rar, .part2.rar to .001, .002 are recognized and processed correctly now. Previous beta opened them as set of usual split files, not as RAR volumes;

b) reports produced with "Generate report" command contained invalid CRC32 checksums for non-archived files;

c) "rar x arcname.rar d:" command unpacks files to d: current folder. Previous version unpacked them to d: root folder;

d) archive comment was not encrypted if added to archive with encrypted headers using "c" command without -hp switch. This beta encrypts an archive comment in such case.
8. Added extraction of multipart ZIP archives created by 7-Zip. Such archives have .zip.001, .zip.002, ... file extensions. You need to open .zip.001 file in WinRAR shell to browse or unpack such archive. All parts must be stored in the same folder before starting extraction.
9. Added extraction of files split to multiple parts with .001, .002, ..., extensions. You can open .001 file as a usual archive and then unpack its contents. WinRAR will combine all parts and save them to extracted file. All parts must be stored in the same folder before starting extraction.

"001" item is included to "Associate WinRAR with" list in "Settings/Integration" dialog.
10. WinRAR file list allows to use mouse Back and Forward buttons or Alt+Left and Alt+Right keyboard shortcuts to navigate in recently visited folders.
11. Folder wildcards are allowed in RAR command line in file names to archive. For example:

rar a backup c:\backup\2015*\*

Recursion is enabled automatically for such folder wildcards even if -r switch is not specified.
12. "Extract" button in SFX archive is changed to "Pause" when extraction is started, so it is possible to pause SFX extraction and resume it later.
13. "Skip encrypted" option in "Find files" dialog to silently skip encrypted archives while performing search command.
14. Archive test command works for tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz archives. Since TAR format does not provide file data checksums, WinRAR checks only validity of GZIP, BZIP2 or XZ container.
15. Adding a new string to WinRAR diagnostic messages window could be slow and affect the operation performance in case of thousands of errors. Now it works fast regardless of errors number.
16. New 'R' object for -sc switch defines encoding of console RAR messages sent to redirected files and pipes. For example:

rar lb -scur data > list.txt

will produce Unicode list.txt with archived file names.
17. Sleep time parameter in -ri<priority>[:<sleep_time>] switch is adjusted to lower its impact to RAR performance and especially to recovery record related operations. Higher sleep time values are needed to reduce the system load to same level as in previous versions.
18. Console RAR "l" and "v" commands display file time in YYYY-MM-DD format.
19. When extracting RAR and ZIP archives created in Unix, WinRAR maps decomposed Unicode characters to precomposed. Such conversion is required for some Unix and OS X archives to correctly unpack non-English archived names in Windows. It works for Windows versions starting from Windows Vista.
20. Modification time is set for all folders created when unpacking .7z archives. Previous versions set it only for non-empty folders.
21. WinRAR prevents a computer to go to sleep by inactivity timeout until current operation, such as archiving, extraction or another archive processing, is done.
22. Total progress bar is displayed when extracting .arj, .lzh and .cab archives (except multivolume archives).
23. Progress bar is displayed when deleting files after archiving and when clearing "Archive" attribute of archived files.
24. "Test" command also verifies contents of NTFS alternate data streams in RAR 3.x - 5.x archives. Previously their contents was checked only during extraction command.
25. Bugs fixed:

a) console RAR crashed instead of displaying an overwrite prompt when attempting to add files to already existing volumes;

b) console RAR "lt" command did not display seconds in file timestamp;

c) WinRAR failed to decompress .xxe files if they did not include "section N of xxencode" string in the body;

d) RAR could not restore contents of NTFS alternate data stream saved with -os switch if it was split between different volumes.

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