A new version of the popular file archiving and data compression software WinRAR has been released. WinRAR 5.90 offers some improvements in application performance and interface.
RARLAB, the developer of WinRAR and RAR compression format, has released the final version of WinRAR 5.90. The new version of the archive application came with a lot of new features, improvements and bug fixes. The latest version of WinRAR, WinRAR 5.80, was released in December 2019.
WinRAR 5.90 is supported on Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux and Android operating systems. Users can download the latest version of the compression software from the developer’s website to update the WinRAR application. Unfortunately WinRAR does not support automatic updates.
What’s new and changes with WinRAR 5.90:
RAR compression speed has been improved in systems with 16 or more core processors.
The maximum number of threads used by WinRAR has been increased from 32 to 64. The -mt command-line switch accepts values between 1 and 64 to reflect the change.
The new “thread” entry in the settings has replaced the multi-thread parameter. Accepts values between 1 and CPU core count.
When browsing archived content, packaged and unpackaged sizes are now displayed.
RAR5 archive repair performance has been improved.
If the archives take a long time to read, a progress bar and cancel button will be displayed.
Some windows, archiving and extraction progress windows can now be resized.
You can check out all the WinRAR 5.90 patch notes here. You can find out which version of WinRAR application installed on your computer from Help> About WinRAR. To download WinRAR 5.90, you can access RARLAB’s site here.