Software Update: WinRAR 5.50 Beta 3

RAR Labs has released the third beta release of version 5.50 of its RAR and WinRAR archiving tools. This popular compression tool is available for a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. The program handles 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 following changes and improvements have been made in this release:


  • Added support for Unix extended timestamp extra field (0x5455 extra field tag) in ZIP archives. Such timestamps are used by InfoZip to store UTC file time additionally to standard ZIP local time. Now WinRAR reads and sets such timestamps when extracting.
  • “Run”, “Open in associated application”, “Show archive contents” items are added to right click menu in WinRAR file list. So you can right click SFX archive or archive file with non-archive extension like .docx and choose if you wish to browse its contents, to run or open it. These items are present only in the file management mode and are not available inside of archives.
  • “File types to open as archives first” option is moved from “Settings/Archives” to “Settings/Compression”. Now it works only outside of archives to avoid conflicts with “Settings/Viewer/ Unpack everything for” option. Default folders for archives and extracted files are moved from “Settings/Compression” to “Settings/Paths” dialog page.

Bug fixed:

  • Some files in TAR archives could be unpacked with full paths even if “Extract relative paths” option was enabled.

The following downloads are available:
WinRAR 5.50 beta 3 (32bit)
WinRAR 5.50 beta 3 (64bit)
RAR 5.50 beta 3 for Linux (32bit)
RAR 5.50 beta 3 for Linux (64bit)
RAR 5.50 beta 3 for FreeBSD
RAR 5.50 beta 3 for macOS

Version number 5.50 beta 3
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website RAR Labs
File sizes

499.00kB – 2.11MB

License type Shareware