1. "Ignore" and "Ignore All" options are added to read error prompt.
"Ignore" allows to continue processing with already read file part
only and "Ignore All" does it for all future read errors.
For example, if you archive a file, which portion is locked by another
process, and if "Ignore" is selected in read error prompt,
only a part of file preceding the unreadable region will be saved
It can help to avoid interrupting lengthy archiving operations,
though be aware that files archived with "Ignore" are incomplete.
If switch -y is specified, "Ignore" is applied to all files by default.
Previously available "Retry" and "Quit" options are still present
in read error prompt as well.
2. Exit code 12 is returned in the command line mode in case of read errors.
This code is returned for all options in the read error prompt,
including a newly introduced "Ignore" option.
Previously more common fatal error code 2 was returned for read errors.
3. If several archives are selected, "Extract archives to" option group
in "Options" page of extraction dialog can be used to place extracted
files to specified destination folder, to separate subfolders
in destination folder, to separate subfolders in archive folders
and directly to archive folders.
It replaces "Extract archives to subfolders" option and available
only if multiple archives are selected.
4. New -ad2 switch places extracted files directly to archive's own folder.
Unlike -ad1, it does not create a separate subfolder for each unpacked
5. "Additional switches" option in "Options" page of archiving
and extraction dialogs allows to specify WinRAR command line switches.
It might be useful if there is no option in WinRAR graphical interface
matching a switch.
Use this feature only if you are familiar with WinRAR command line
syntax and clearly understand what specified switches are intended for.
6. Compression parameters in "Benchmark" command are changed to
32 MB dictionary and "Normal" method. They match RAR5 default mode
and more suitable to estimate the typical performance of recent
WinRAR versions than former 4 MB "Best" intended for RAR4 format.
Latest "Benchmark" results cannot be compared with previous versions
directly. New parameters set produces different values, likely lower
because of eight times larger dictionary size.
7. When unpacking a part of files from solid volume set,
WinRAR attempts to skip volumes in the beginning and start
extraction from volume closest to specified file and with reset
By default WinRAR resets the solid statistics in the beginning
of large enough solid volumes where possible. For such volumes
extracting a part of files from the middle of volume set can be
It does not affect performance when all archived files are unpacked.
8. Previously WinRAR automatically resorted to extracting from
first volume, when user started extraction from non-first volume
and first volume was available. Now WinRAR does so only if all volumes
between first and specified are also available.
9. Warning is issued when closing WinRAR if one or more archived files
had been modified by external apps, but failed to be saved back to
archive, because an external app still locks them. Such warning
includes the list of modified files and proposes to quit immediately
and lose changes or return to WinRAR and close an editor app.
Previous versions issued a similar warning while editing a file,
but did not remind it again when quitting.
10. "Move to Recycle Bin" option in "Delete archive" options group
of extraction dialog places deleted archives to Recycle Bin
instead of deleting them permanently.
11. New "Clear history..." command in "Options" menu allows to remove
names of recently opened archives in "File" menu and clear drop down
lists with previously entered values in dialogs. For example,
these values include archive names in archiving dialog
and destination paths in extraction dialog.
12. "File time" options in "Advanced" part of extraction dialog are
now available for 7z archives. Additionally to modification time,
WinRAR can set creation and last access time when unpacking such
13. ""New" submenu items" options group is added to
"Settings/Integration/Context menu items..." dialog. You can use
these options to remove "WinRAR archive" and "WinRAR ZIP archive"
entries in "New" submenu of Windows context menu.
New state of these option is applied only after you press "OK"
both in "Context menu items" and its parent "Settings" dialog.
14. , and commands can be inserted before the program
name in SFX "Setup" command to run a program in maximized,
minimized or hidden window. For example:
15. It is possible to specify an additional high resolution logo
for SFX module. If such logo is present, SFX module scales
and displays it in high DPI Windows mode, providing the better visible
quality compared to resizing the standard logo.
Use "High resolution SFX logo" in "Advanced SFX options" dialog
to define such logo. In command line mode add second -iimg switch
to set the high resolution logo.
Recommended size of high resolution logo PNG file is 186x604 pixels.
16. If archive currently opened in WinRAR shell was deleted or moved
by another program, WinRAR displays "Inaccessible" before archive name
in the window title. Also it flashes the window caption and taskbar
17. "Total information" option in "Report" dialog is renamed to
"Headers and totals". Now it also adds headers of report columns
additionally to total information about listed files and archives.
18. If archive processing is started from Windows context menu
in multiple monitor system, WinRAR operation progress and dialogs
use the monitor with context menu.
While basic multiple monitor support was present in previous versions
shell extension for mouse driven commands, now it is extended to
operations initiated from keyboard and to dropping files to archives.
19. New -imon switch allows to select a monitor to display
WinRAR operation progress and dialogs in the command line mode.
Use -imon1 for primary and -imon2 for secondary monitor.
For example, "WinRAR x -imon2 arcname" will start extraction
on secondary monitor.
It works only in the command line mode and does not affect
interactive WinRAR graphical inteface also as console RAR.
20. Switch -idn hides archived names output in archiving, extraction
and some other commands in console RAR. Other messages and total
percentage are not affected.
You can use this switch to reduce visual clutter and console output
overhead when archiving or extracting a lot of small files.
Minor visual artifacts, such as percentage indicator overwriting
few last characters of error messages, are possible with -idn.
21. Former "-im - show more information" switch is changed to
"-idv - display verbose output" for consistency with console RAR
-id[c,d,p,q] message control options and avoid a potential name
conflict with newer -imon switch.
While WinRAR still recognizes both -im and -idv, in the future
-im support can be dropped.
22. It is allowed to add an optional %arcname% variable to compression
profile name. Such variable will be replaced with actual archive name.
It might be convenient when using with "Add to context menu" profile
option. For example, you can create ZIP compression profile
and set its name to "Add to %arcname%", to display it with actual
ZIP archive name in context menu.
23. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Ins keyboard shortcuts can be used
in "Diagnostic messages" window to copy contents to clipboard.
24. More text is allowed in tray icon hint before a lengthy text
is truncated. Also such text is now truncated in the middle of string,
so both command type and completion percentage are still visible.
25. In case of clean install, if previous version compression profiles
are not present, "Files to store without compression" field
in newly created predefined compression profiles is set to:
*.rar *.zip *.cab *.7z *.ace *.arj *.bz2 *.gz *.lha *.lzh
*.taz *.tgz *.xz *.txz
You can change this field and save a modified value to compression
Previous versions set this field to blank for clean install.
26. Destination path history in extraction dialog treats paths like
'folder' and 'folder\' as the same path and displays only 'folder'
entry. Previously they occupied two entries in the history.
27. "Enable Itanium executable compression" GUI option and -mci command
line switch are removed. Optimized compression of Itanium executables
is not supported anymore. WinRAR still can decompress already existing
archives utilizing Itanium executable compression.
28. Bugs fixed:
a) "Lock", "Comment" and "Protect" commands could not be applied
to several archives selected in WinRAR file list at once;
b) SFX archive process did not terminate after completing
extraction in Windows 10 if archive comment included "Setup"
and "SetupCode" commands, did not include "TempMode" command
and setup program was running for more than 8 minutes;
c) compression profiles with quote character in profile name
could not be invoked from Explorer context menu.