WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, processing of non-RAR archives, long filename
support, programmable self-extracting archives(SFX), damaged archive repair, authenticity verification, embedded file comments, and encryption.
File-Ex also adds long filename
support to 16-bit applications, so those legacy programs will be even more useful.
Other new features to the product include long filename
support, allowing users to manage file and folder names that are more than 31 characters long and a new batch rename feature that allows users to rename a whole batch of images after they have been cataloged.
File-Ex 98 even adds long filename
support to 16-bit applications, so those old favorite programs will be even more useful.
1 will feature both FAT 32 (File Allocation Table) and long filename
Windows 95 features, including long filename
support and shell integration.
It can burn long filenames
(up to 107 characters) and over 65,000 files.
More problematic, however, are the long filenames
that Win95 allows.
But, she noted, "Backing up files is also an issue, as current backup software cannot handle long filenames
The "baseline requirements" for Chicago include 32-bit Windows "Portable Executable" code, support for Chicago interface conventions (including how setup routines perform), long filenames
, and--"where appropriate"--support for OLE 2.
FAT features include: long filenames
, multiple volumes, media error handling, mix of media, check disk and multiple media drivers, journaling
Microsoft DVD Evangelist Jim Taylor says, "Support for long filenames
and foreign language characters in filenames via the Joliet specification is important for versions of Windows that don't read the UDF file system.