Compressing .exe files



  • Accept my congratulations for this amazing program.
    I like it very much but i noticed that i can’t compress an .exe file to a .7z
    directly with a right click using the context menu. Why is that?



  • Assuming you have activated the shell option - then you can compress “normal” exe files. Test with the PA program file “POWERARC.EXE”.

    Of course, sometimes (already compressed ?) then you cannot - try “_PASETUP.EXE”.


  • conexware

    its probably because file is already compressed with format supported by PowerArchiver, so it gives you extract options? Even then, you can enable additional shell ext. option to allow you to compress it, but please not that compression ratio will not be high.

    thanks,



  • Dear Sirs.

    Thank you for your interest about my question.
    I found my answer by unchecking the box under:
    Options / Configuration / Shell Extensions / Options / Check for self-extracting ZIP,ARJ,ACE,BH,LHA and RAR files.

    Best regards
    STJ



  • @STJ:

    …I found my answer by unchecking the box under:
    Options / Configuration / Shell Extensions / Options / Check for self-extracting ZIP,ARJ,ACE,BH,LHA and RAR files…

    Hi,
    It is better to use Options / Configuration / Shell Extensions / Menu Items / Compress to… (for archives) 😉
    So you will be able to extract/open SFX archives with shell extantions…
    …and compress them…

    Serhiy


 

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