using 1 year old Winrar version is it ok ?

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  1. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using a 1 year old version of Winrar software
    should I update it every time a new version released ?
    If i keep using this old version could this cause issues in programs that extracted with it ?
     
  2. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    why not?

    yes
    rar files created with latest version winrar sometime cannot be extracted with a older version winrar
     
  3. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    so as long an old version of winrar can extracting files that means its good to keep using it ?
     
  4. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    no 4 me
    i always update to the latest
     
  5. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    As you can see by looking at the stories with Win 10, Firefox or ccleaner, using the latest is not the ultimate in wisdom...
     
  6. urie

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    Just install latest version you do not need to unninstall old version, no need to enter registration details it will grab your existing key along with your current settings.
     
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  8. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using the the trial version
    surely I will update it to the latest version
    i'm just asking because I extracted msi afterburner with that 1year old version of winrar and i'm just worry about if something went wrong to the msi afterburner
     
  9. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    I don't need to uninstall the old version to install the latest version even if I'm using the trial version ? (both r trial the old and the latest)
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    no you don't need to unninstall
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    There recently was a security issue with an an old Winace DLL file. It's recommended to update to the latest version. A license is not expensive and lifetime. Mine is from 2008.
     
  12. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    Never had problem with extracted files that are damaged since WinXP era, if it can be extracted it will not be corrupted unless the file itself was corrupted before archiving, i can assure you no need to worry about that.
     
  13. athanato

    athanato MDL Junior Member

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    update for security fixes
     
  14. urie

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    I just noticed that winrar does RAR5 format by default now, on older version you had to select RAR5,
    RAR4x was default setting.
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    It's called evolution, I guess. I still have RAR 2.50 DOS version, the format used by that software is even older than RAR4 format. There is RAR2.50, RAR4, and RAR5 format now, AFAIK.

    No idea if WinRAR can open the old RAR 2.50 format anymore. Something to test...
     
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  17. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    well I keep certain very old versions of winrar like v2.90 and v3.42 in case I need to actually create and make rar files
     
  18. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Member

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    #20 NST_Adventure, Sep 30, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
    You need update do not try to make any problem by not update any program included winrar as well
    Outdated version of any product can cause bug or maybe other problem ;)
    Anyway about winrar you are personal user right?don't worry about trial
    Because winrar have trial forever (you can keep use full feature even trial grace period end) :)
     
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