RAR Expander Changelog

New in version 0.8.5 Beta 4

December 17th, 2012
  • Updated unrar core to latest version (v4.2.4).

New in version 0.8.5 Beta 3 (March 19th, 2009)

  • Updated unrar core to latest version (v3.60).
  • When entering a password for password-protected archives, the password can now be copy/pasted using the edit menu (and the standard shortcut key).
  • Added a checkbox to the password entry window so that the password can optionally be shown while typing.
  • Fixed bug: the cleanup of the temporary surrounding folder failed when extracting empty archives or pressing cancel for password-protected archives, causing RAR Expander to think it was still extracting the archive.
  • Added an additional "using password" argument to the "expand" AppleScript command to script expansion of password-protected archives.
  • The Finder now recognizes files with extensions "01" and "001" as files that can be opened with RAR Expander by double clicking them.

New in version 0.8.4 (March 19th, 2009)

  • Missing parts in multi-part archives, broken archives and password-protected archives caused a crash on Intel-based Macs. This should be fixed now.

New in version 0.8.1 (March 19th, 2009)

  • Fixed small problem with the dialog that appears when RAR Expander can not find a part with the expected name when expanding multi-part archives: the file dialog filtered out too many files, including files with commonly used RAR part extensions, this has been fixed.
  • Recognized .001, .002 etc. as recognized file extensions. (To open one of these you will have to use the File > Open command though, I decided not to add it as an extension recognized for double-clicking in the Finder since the extension is very general and not often used for .rar files)

New in version 0.8.2 (March 19th, 2009)

  • Improved version update checking system which can be configured to check for new stable versions alone or new beta versions as well.

New in version 0.8.3 (March 19th, 2009)

  • Compiled as a Universal Binary, making it run faster on Intel-based macs in comparison to the previous version.
  • Bug Fix: when pressing the "Choose Folder" button for selecting a "Fixed Destination" in the preferences, a window for selecting the folder would be shown, but the new folder you chose would not be accepted. Fixed.

New in version 0.8 (March 19th, 2009)

  • (Major rewrite of GUI, moving from Java-based implementation to Objective-C).
  • Better error reporting, RAR Expander now gives clearer information about most errors.
  • A warning is now issued when trying to expand archive files that are part of a multi-part archive but are not the first part.
  • The expansion progress window is now closed when all expansions are finished.
  • Slight interface enhancements: "Expand" file selection dialog now filters out non-RAR file types, a clearer message is shown in the "Choose Destination Folder" and "Volume Not Found" dialogs about their purpose.
  • The "never create surrounding folder" option no longer overwrites existing files.
  • Added an option to create a "surrounding folder" only if the archive's root folder contains a user-specified number of items.

New in version 0.7 (March 19th, 2009)

  • New icon.

New in version 0.6 (March 19th, 2009)

  • Added (preliminary) AppleScript support.
  • Greatly improved the speed of expansion.
  • Improved Help: removed the "Sorry, help not yet written" message, cleaned up the layout of the Help pages, and added a brief 'Solving Problems' section.