Now that the Windows Store is making support for non-UWP apps mainstream, including those with their own update delivery process, it would be nice to see PowerArchiver in the Windows Store going forwards - at least as a channel for the product to be available.
In Windows 11 a new explorer context menu is introduced.
The “old” context menu may still be accessed through an additional mouse click, to reach the PowerArchiver context menu functions, but this isn’t comfortable at all.
Could you add PowerArchiver items to the first level (and ideally disable the Windows native ZIP entry)
I’d like to propose an improvement for password protected archives.
Actual behavior is:
If I open an archive, which is password protected and make a typo in the password dialog, I’ll get the message, that the password was wrong and I end up with an empty window. I need to reopen the archive to be able to enter the password again.
Tell me, that the password was wrong and give me the chance to enter the correct password to decrypt the archive.
I know I have been asking for this feature some time ago, but as nothing has changed let me ask again:
The ZIPX-format offers an algorithm, that compresses JPEG-files by about 20-30%. Please add compression (packing) support for this in ZIPX-archives to Powerarchiver. Extraction of JPEGs packed into ZIPX by this algorithm is already supported by Powerarchiver for a long time, so it should not be difficult? Or is it a licensing problem?
I’d like to suggest, that the correct archive type is (always) selected, when adding files by drag & drop to an archive.
This is already happening if the archive has the correct extension. For example, if I’m adding files to test.zip, zip will be selected. If I’m adding files to test.7z, 7z will be selected as format in “Add dialog”.
But this won’t be working, if the archive has not the “right” extension.
So XPI files (Firefox addons) for example are ZIP files. PowerArchiver opens them without any problems, but if I try to add file by drag & drop, PowerArchiver won’t auto select “ZIP”, but use the last selected archive format, while PowerArchiver already knows, that I’m trying to add files to a ZIP.
I love this, only there is one problem. The UAC elevation feature does not extend to Mount Image option in the add-on software PA provided. It is most annoying whenever I am on highest UAC settings and I mount an ISO, every time I open and create a virtual drive UAC appears. I also do not want to completely disable UAC.
Is adding UAC elevation for mount image feature possible?
I noticed that when I want to run the Virtual Drive for the first time inside the PowerArchiver Burner it prompts to download it form the internet.
I was wondering, would it be OK to include this utility straight into the offline installer to be able to set it up locally?
How about recognising a few more (or all) of the file formats that are basically renamed zip files and treating them is if they are zip files.
For instance Android .apk files are just renamed .zip files.
Libreoffice/Openoffice ODF documents are all, as far as I am aware, just renamed .zip files. (.odt, .ott, .ods, .ots, .odp, .otp, .odb, .odf etc.)
Would it be possible at all in some future version perhaps, to have a “find file” function?
Reason I ask is that I was looking for a certain file I knew existed in an archive, but I had to unzip it then use another tool to find the file. It would have saved that extra step if that function existed in PA itself.
Is there a way to enable the user to encrypt the files inside a ZIPX archive that has already been created?
This could save time for large archives that the user may need to encrypt at a later stage or that he/she has forgotten to enable encryption before creating the archive,
I would like to see a new feature implemented: a ‘Fast Extract’ Mode.
Currently PowerArchiver extracts files to a temporary directory and then moves them to the target directory chosen by the user. At least via drag and drop.
This can be both time consuming and needs free space on the system drive for large files.
Is there a way to directly extract files to the target directory with PowerArchiver?
And if not, can a feature like this be considered for future updates?
Thanks very much!
I believe it would be useful to implement Serpent-256 encryption for PAE/PAE2 formats, even though PowerArchiver offers strong encryption ciphers already.
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Do you think this will be a useful addition?
Thank you for the consideration!
I think it would be a great option to make the portable version of PowerArchiver compatible with PortableApps (i.e. adding the necessary files and folders to integrate it smoothly into their structure).
I own various other commercial programmes which -when installed in portable mode- offer to make the becessary changes without needing an extra installer or the official PortableApps repos.
Thanks for opinions or perhaps even a realization of this.
New Ideas for 2007 Release.
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After using PowerArchiver 2007 since its 1st Beta Release I have noticed that the following should be amended or added.
It would nice to have the ability to save the configuration settings into an external file therefore if I was to install PA on a new computer or have to crash my system down and reinstall PA I would only need to upload and apply my saved settings file via a CD or floppy disk.
This would save allot of time in the long run as so far every release I have had to go into the configuration screen and amend all my settings to the way I want PA to work and look etc.
Temp Folder Options
Also another amendment I would like to see is the ability to designate a default Temp Folder at the moment the user only has the option in Misc to “use current location as the temp”. For security reasons this would also be a good idea as you would be able to instruct your anti-virus program to actively monitor that folder and also your shredding program to clear on shut down should the temp not clear its self etc.
Comment Screen Amendment
When Compressing an archive you can right click and select “Archive Comment” this then brings up a pop up that a user can type their notes into. However, the user also has an option to dock the comments window to PA but you cant change the text within this… it would be nice if you could change and save the test without out having to right click and select “Archive Comments” again. Thus giving the user a more integrated feel when making notes.
Docked File Viewer
I ofton use the File Viewer for pictures, work documents, note files etc the Viewer is a quicker and simpler method of seeing the data without having to extract or open it. The option of Docking the Viewer to PowerArchers Screen would be nice in the exact same way you have the option for Archive Comments. Once again this keep all PowerArchiver sub screen togeather in one application without it making things look a mess.
- save configuration wouldnt work in Vista
- You can select your temp folder in “Folders” section :-).
In any case, all wishes are for future versions of PA, as we are not going to add any more features to PA 2007 - it is only bug testing.
We have to release it :-)
But keep the wishes in separate threads, so we can have them easily available for 10.1 and other releases…
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How are we doing on the release date? will Beta 5 be the last beta or are you still sometime away from finalising it?
Other than that PA2007 is a fantastic step up! yopu guys dont do things by half do you :)