RARLAB, the developer of WinRAR and the RAR compression format, has released WinRAR 5.90 to the public. The new version of the shareware program for Windows introduces numerous new features, improvements, and fixes. The last version of WinRAR, WinRAR 5.80, was released in December 2019.
WinRAR 5.90 is already available for the supported operating systems Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and Android. Existing users may download the latest version of the compression software from the developer website to install it over a currently installed version. WinRAR does not support automatic updates.
Select Help > About WinRAR to check the installed version before and after installation to verify that everything went smoothly.
Interested users may check out the release notes for the new version directly. Since it is quite a long list, here is a summary of the most important changes in WinRAR 5.90:
Several bugs are fixed in the new version next to that including a fix for repair displaying "Recovery record is corrupt" when in fact it was not. While the message did not impact a successful repair operation, it did irritate users.
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