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Changes in version 3.10

1. New "Find" command allows to search for text string in archives and usual files. Its command line equivalent is 'i' command.
2. New "Convert" command converts archives from one format to other. It can process a single archive or several selected archives at once. It is possible to select file folders to convert their contents.
3. Repair command:

a) "Repair" is able to correct data erasure and insertion errors in RAR archives containing the recovery record. Earlier it was possible to fix only those errors, when an archive size was not changed;
b) "Repair" uses fixed.arcname.rar and rebuilt.arcname.rar names for repaired archives, where 'arcname' is the name of original archive. Previous versions used _recover.rar and _reconst.rar names;
c) It is possible to select several archives in WinRAR shell and repair them at once;
d) 'R' command accepts wildcards in the archive name to repair several archives at once.
4. Recovery volumes:

a) WinRAR attempts to reconstruct both missing and damaged volumes. Original copies of damaged volumes are renamed to *.bad. Previous version was able to reconstruct only missing volumes;
b) WinRAR automatically detects corrupt recovery volumes and ignores them;
c) Recovery volumes naming scheme changed from <name>N1_N2_N3.rev to less complicated <name>N.rev, where 'N' is the number of volume. Old style recovery volumes are also recognized and supported;
d) WinRAR displays the progress bar while reconstructing volumes.
5. SFX modules:

a) Start and License SFX dialogs had been redesigned;
b) SFX provides fully functional HTML support in "Text" command. Earlier versions supported only very limited set of HTML tags;
c) "SavePath" SFX script command and "Save and restore paths" option in "Advanced SFX settings" allow to save the destination path entered by user in Registry and then restore it when executing SFX archive next time.
6. Compression improved when adding small text files to already existing archive using "Best" (-m5) or "Forced text" (-mct+) modes.
7. "Flat folders view" command in "Options/File list" menu switches between the classic tree style view and flat view, when all archived files and folders are displayed in the same list.
8. Option "Turn PC off when done" in "Advanced" part of archiving dialog and command line switch -ioff turn a computer off after completing an operation. Hardware must support the power off feature.
9. Sizes of ZIP-100, CD-650MB and CD-700MB disks are added to predefined values in the volume size list in archiving dialog.
10. New command line switch -iicon<name> specifies an icon to use in SFX archive created or updated by WinRAR. This switch is supported only by WinRAR, console RAR does not recognize it.
11. Now WinRAR opens tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives in one step, so users do not need to unpack .tar manually.

WinRAR does not store temporary .tar files on the disk, all required operations are performed directly in memory.
12. WinRAR is able to decompress multipart ZIP archives (.zip, .z01, .z02, ...).
13. New 'N' (archive number) modifier for -ag switch and "Generate archive name by mask" backup option of archiving dialog. WinRAR searches for already existing archive with a generated name and if it is found, increments the archive number until generating a unique name. For example, if you use -agyymmdd-nn several times in the same day, every new archive name will include a new increasing number.
14. If rarfiles.lst contains such two masks that all files matched by one mask are also matched by other, that mask which matches a smaller subset of file names will have higher priority regardless of its position in the list. For example, in case of *.cpp and f*.cpp masks, f*.cpp has higher priority.
15. WinRAR displays CRC16 column inside of LZH archives.
16. It is possible to disable the main menu and settings dialog using "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WinRAR\Policy" or "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR\Policy" Registry key. This feature may help to preserve WinRAR settings in multiuser environment. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" topic in winrar.hlp for more details.

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