Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
Review found what do the makers of pa say
I found it misleading and outdated and not very accurate in places
Common Features Comparison
YES — Nested context menu entries
YES — Customizable interface
YES — Drag-n-drop archive creation
YES — SFX integration
NO — 7z + RAR file create/extract
YES — Batch archive extraction
Cost: Shareware, $20
Compression ratio: 1.14; 7z (Fair)
Compression speed: 25:41 (Very poor)
PowerArchiver is the choice of many users, taking over a significant share of WinZip’s customers over the past five years. What PowerArchiver has achieved so far is due to its loaded feature set. There’s little PowerArchiver cannot do, but like many applications that do everything, PowerArchiver joins their company in not doing all things well, and because of its weaknesses, it cannot serve as the only archiver on your desktop.
Surprisingly, PowerArchiver was one of the slowest archivers in our test field. In 2001, PowerArchiver angered many of its users by switching from freeware to shareware. For its features alone, PowerArchiver is worth serious consideration. And if you’re not archiving large files, you won’t mind its archiving speed. But PowerArchiver’s slow compression engine — even for ZIP — along with limited 7z support and lack of RAR creation is a hindrance to our current endorsement of it.
Broad format support.
Backup features are well considered.
Full feature set.
Excellent Help file.
Batch archive creation and extraction.
Well-maintained by its developer.
Slow archiving speed.
7z support is currently limited (no comment ability).
7z archive size larger than other programs that support the format.
Unable to pause archive operation
review is review… thats pretty old review that was already commented on these forums.
I dont think it was good testing really, since they never posted what they actually tested (so it is hard to try to reproduce it).
We did speed up 7zip though, so I guess none of the cons would be valid for PA 2007? LOL :-).
p.s. did you guys know that Computer Shopper had PA 2006 as best compression utility in their Best of Technology 2006 edition, (this month).
Computer Shopper had PA 2006 as best compression utility in their Best of Technology 2006 edition