Software Update: WinRAR 3.90 Beta 4

RAR Labs has released the fourth beta release of version 3.90 of its WinRAR archiving utility. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the popular compression tool is not only available for Windows, but also for Linux and Mac OS X. The program can handle the most common formats, including rar, zip, cab, arj, lzh, tar, gz , ace, uue, bz2, jar, iso, 7z and z, has a skinnable interface and support for Zip64 and multivolume cab files. The main changes in version 3.90 are the separate versions for 64bit operating systems and the support for multicore processors. Only the Windows versions of the fourth beta release are currently available for download. Below are the release notes for beta 4:

Changes in version 3.90 beta 4

  • New ‘Shutdown’ variable in ‘SoftwareWinRARPolicy’ registry key allows to disable “Turn PC off when done” option for security reasons. Read “Configuration settings/Registry variables” for more details.
  • Program Compatibility Assistant in Windows 7 will not display an erroneous “This program might not have installed correctly” message after closing RAR SFX archives created by this beta.
  • Improved compatibility with high DPI Windows display mode.

Bug fixed:

  • beta 3 did not display archiving commands in context menu if user selected several archives;
  • beta 3 did not handle ‘LongLink’ records in TAR archives correctly;
  • recovery record based repair did not work correctly in previous beta versions;
  • beta 3 could display a folder icon for archived files without a file extension.

The following downloads are available:
WinRAR 3.90 beta 4 (32bit)
WinRAR 3.90 beta 4 (64bit)
WinRAR interface themes

Version number 3.90 beta 4
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, PocketPC 2002, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Linux AMD64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website Manufacturer
File sizes 1.31MB – 1.45MB
License type Shareware