Creating rar archive in powerarchiver



  • Currently we can only extract/test rar archives, it could be interesting if we also could create them directly with powerarchiver…



  • You are not the first who asked.
    Look at this thread and you know why it is still not implemented

    Link



  • you should use 7Zip (Solid compression) instead.
    It has a amuch better compression ratio than RAR



  • there is one way if powerarchiver does what tugzip does it would not infringe copyright rules enough said close thread



  • I realize that formats like RAR and ACE are licensed formats but would it be possible at all to create a seperate add-on to PA (that users must pay for and is optional) for creating RAR, ACE, or other licensed formats?

    To be honest, I just want a full range of capability in PA, even if it costs a bit more in the end.



  • @CWolfCW:

    I realize that formats like RAR and ACE are licensed formats but would it be possible at all to create a seperate add-on to PA (that users must pay for and is optional) for creating RAR, ACE, or other licensed formats?

    To be honest, I just want a full range of capability in PA, even if it costs a bit more in the end.

    Previously I worked with comprexx (available at http://www.comprexx.com) which cost a bit more (about 30 dollars but offer rar+ace+macintosh archives formats in full range functionality …



  • @Claude:

    Previously I worked with comprexx (available at http://www.comprexx.com) which cost a bit more (about 30 dollars but offer rar+ace+macintosh archives formats in full range functionality …

    Yeh… I just have tried this tool in my another machine. It really can create RAR file V3.

    (Some offtopic here… There are some annoying issues regarding the installation/uinstallation of Comprexx

    • I’ve tried one Access Violation during installation if I don’t get it on-focus.
    • After uninstallation, the file association doesn’t recover and the shell menu entries are not removed.)


  • @Claude:

    Previously I worked with comprexx (available at http://www.comprexx.com) which cost a bit more (about 30 dollars but offer rar+ace+macintosh archives formats in full range functionality …

    Is that the only program that supports RAR/ACE compression other than the proprietary programs at the moment? As far as I can tell, that would make CompreXX, PowerArchiver’s closest competitor.

    I’m surprised I’ve never even heard of CompreXX until now.



  • @CWolfCW:

    Is that the only program that supports RAR/ACE compression other than the proprietary programs at the moment? As far as I can tell, that would make CompreXX, PowerArchiver’s closest competitor.

    I’m surprised I’ve never even heard of CompreXX until now.

    This program is known under different names : Archivexp is one of those …



  • @Claude:

    Previously I worked with comprexx (available at http://www.comprexx.com) which cost a bit more (about 30 dollars but offer rar+ace+macintosh archives formats in full range functionality …

    @Claude:

    Is that the only program that supports RAR/ACE compression other than the proprietary programs at the moment?

    Just to avoid confusion, admittedly based on their online documentation (I haven’t tried the utility) it would seem:-

    1. it does not support ACE compression - only decompression.
    2. it does not support RAR compression - it provides a plug-in type option to utilise an already installed (and licensed) WinRAR/RAR.

    This is same method used by others - as davidsplash already said.

    And before someone asks again - no, at the moment PowerArchiver does not have this plug-in/third-party expansion type support (already been discussed many times).
    If you have already installed/licensed those utilities, you might as well simply use the Explorer context menus they provide.


 

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