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Changes in version 3.30

1. New "Scan archive for viruses" command unpacks an archive to temporary folder and checks its contents with antivirus software installed on a user's computer.
2. New "Generate report" command creates a report containing the list of usual or archived files. You may optionally include a file size, date and CRC to report, choose the sort order, save report to file, send it to printer or copy to clipboard.
3. New "Benchmark and hardware test" command allows to compare performance of RAR compression algorithm on different computers and detect possible errors caused by hardware failures.
4. New "Print file" command is able to print both archived and usual files.
5. New "Tools" menu contains "Wizard", "Show information", "Convert archives", "Find files", "Repair", "Convert to SFX" commands previously available in "Commands" menu and new "Scan archive for viruses", "Generate report", "Benchmark and hardware test" commands.
6. WinRAR supports decompression of ZIP archives created using "Enhanced deflate" method.
7. WinRAR pre-allocates disk space for files unpacked from ZIP archives. It helps to reduce disk fragmentation, especially on NTFS disks. Previous versions did it only for RAR archives.
8. Now it is possible to decompress TAR, GZIP and ISO9660 archives of any size. Previous versions could not handle files of these formats, if they exceeded 2 GB.
9. Status bar displays the current operation progress, when reading contents of large tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives.
10. "Next volume" dialog allows to modify not only a name, but also a size of next volume, so you may create volumes of different size. This dialog is displayed if you create volumes on removable disks or set "Pause after each volume" option in "Advanced" part of archiving dialog.
11. Several -v switches can be specified in the command line mode to set different sizes for different volumes. For example, 'rar a -v100k -v200k -v300k arcname' command sets 100 KB size for first volume, 200KB for second and 300KB for all following volumes.
12. More WinRAR commands support Unicode in archive names. If your Windows is NT based (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003), you may modify archives with non-English names regardless of Regional Settings.
13. Small and some of large icons have been updated by Francesco Indrio.
14. "Diagnostic message" window can be resized. It preserves new dimensions and restores them when activated the next time.
15. "Mode..." button in the archiving progress window allows to change the compression method and "Turn PC off when done" option on the fly.
16. WinRAR supports -cfg- switch in the command line mode. It forces WinRAR to ignore options saved in the default compression profile and RAR environment variable.
17. WinRAR opens .qpr and .qpk files (QNX packages) in one step, like it already does for .tar.gz archives.
18. Extraction command proposes to browse for missing CAB file in multivolume CAB sequence instead of "Cannot open" error.
19. "Rename" command displays a window with information about processing files.
20. "Convert" command checks the lowest allowed ratio before starting the archive test, so if resulting archive is too large, WinRAR does not waste time to test it.
21. "Files to exclude" field in the archiving dialog has "Append" button now, so you may browse for excluded files instead of entering their names manually.
22. WinRAR understands quotes inside of parameters in the command line mode. For example, "-pmy password" and -p"my password" will set the same password. Eariler WinRAR understood only the first syntax ("-pmy password") and only the console RAR handled both.
23. Data analyzing module is tuned to detect executable and audio data more accurately. Erroneous selecting of executable and audio algorithms could reduce the compression ratio in some situations.
24. WinRAR understands the command line switch -hp without a parameter and requests to enter a password when processing it.
25. WinRAR preserves NTFS streams of updated archives, if archive and temporary files are resided on NTFS partition. For example, if you entered some comments in "Summary" section of archive properties, they will not be lost when updating an archive using WinRAR. Do not confuse NTFS streams of archive itself and streams of archived files, latter can be preserved by previous versions as well.
26. It is possible to prohibit change of archiving password with "WinRAR\Policy\Password" Registry value. This feature may help to avoid encrypting of important data in multi-user environment. Read "Configuration settings/Registry variables" help topic for details.
27. "Select toolbar buttons" dialog allows to specify separators after any toolbar button.
28. New console RAR -si[name] switch to compress data from stdin (standard input).
29. Console RAR 'vt' and 'lt' commands display symlink target names, when listing RAR/Unix archives contained symbolic links. These commands also display NTFS stream names, when listing WinRAR archives contained streams.

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