New features of WinRAR 4.01

Recently compression software WinRAR 4.01 released. WinRAR released it’s 4.01 beta version 20 days before , and the difference is the official version released after only one beta version.

New features of WinRAR 4.01:

1. Added support for file sizes stored in binary format in TAR archives.Some TAR archives use the binary size format instead of octal for files larger than 8 GB.

2. Bugs fixed:

a) “Repair” command failed to properly reconstruct structure of RAR archives, which contained at least one file with packed size exceeding 4 GB.

This bug did not affect the recovery record based repair. It happened only if recovery record was not found and WinRAR performed reconstruction of archive structure;

b) even if “Do not extract paths” option in “Advanced” part of extraction dialog was set as the default, WinRAR still unpacked file paths if called from Explorer context menu;

c) after entering a wrong password for encrypted ZIP archive, sometimes WinRAR ignored subsequent attempts to enter a valid password;

d) “Wizard” command did not allow to create self-extracting and multivolume archives, when compressing a single folder or a file without extension;

e) “Import settings from file” command did not restore multiline comments in WinRAR compression profiles;

f) when converting RAR volumes having name1.name2.part#.rar name format, “Convert archives” command erroneously removed “.name2″ name part. So resulting archive had name1.rar file name instead of expected
name1.name2.rar;

g) RAR could crash when creating a new archive with -agNNN switch if archive number in generated name was 110 or larger;

h) WinRAR failed to display non-English file names in 7-Zip archives properly if they used a non-default code page. It was the display only problem, such names were unpacked correctly.

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