Software Update: WinRAR 6.20 beta 2

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RAR Labs has released the second beta release of version 6.20 of its archivers RAR and WinRAR. This popular compression tool is available for various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. The program can handle most common formats – including rar, zip, cab, arj, lzh, tar, gz, uue, bz2, jar, iso, 7z and z – has a skinnable interface, and support for Zip64 and multivolume cab -files. Beta 2 also includes the following changes and improvements:


  • If Zone.Identifier alternate NTFS stream, also known as Mark of the Web, is present both in archived office document file and host archive and if archive security zone is set to “Internet” or “Restricted sites”, WinRAR sets the host archive stream to unpacked file and ignores the archived file stream.

Bug fixed:

  • Updating an existing archive in RAR5 format could result in broken archive data in beta 1 if existing archive included the archive comment, encrypted file names and was created by version older than WinRAR 6.20;
  • Updating an archive with -ver -ow -s switches failed with checksum error if -ver removed old archived file versions. Without -s, it could produce a larger than necessary archive with redundant NTFS security data records.

The following downloads are available:
WinRAR 6.20 beta 2 (32bit)
WinRAR 6.20 beta 2 (64bit)
RAR 6.20 beta 2 for Linux (32bit)
RAR 6.20 beta 2 for Linux (64bit)
RAR 6.20 beta 2 for FreeBSD (32bit)
RAR 6.20 beta 2 for FreeBSD (64bit)
RAR 6.20 beta 2 for macOS (64bit)
RAR 6.20 beta 2 for macOS (Arm)

Version number 6.20 beta 2
Release status Beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website RAR Labs
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License type Shareware
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