I noticed that the option to add the optimize archive function to the context menu is missing on Windows 10.
Opening each archive with the interface in order to click it becomes tedious with many files.
Same for others functions like Remove Archive Encryption
It would be nice to be able to at least extract Zstandard archives.
I prefer to use light themes, and when, for example, I have set up my main archive screen to be Classic Toolbar with Blizzard Blue, files in the archive are highlighted (no checkboxes, full row select) with white text on grey background. They are easy to see .
However, in the Add screens, the files and folders are black type upon a pale blue background, which is not so readily visible, especially when highlighting separate files in lists with Ctrl/Click for addition. It would be ideal if the backgrounds to files in these screens could be set to mimic the highlighting of those in the main archive window.
I have tried experimenting with different themes and settings for skins, toolbars and so forth, but, unless I’ve missed something, none seem to give me the effect I want.
Re: Windows 11 Context menu support
It would really make me happy if you put .BH in the Windows 11 context menu. I know it’s in the “More Options” section, but this would make it more convenient. Don’t know why the option to add it to the menu isn’t there in the first place. P-L-E-A-S-E ??? :) Thanks You!
Any chance of including this format in a future release?
Exceptional compression levels.
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’m surprised that OneDrive for Business isn’t supported. I can’t link my company’s OneDrive account, but a personal (free) account works fine.
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?
Option to enable compression of open files
I would like to compress log files, which are in use by the corresponding application. Unfortunately this is not possible with PowerArchiver, but with WinZip (gives a warning).
Could be interesting also for files, which are known to be open for reading only.
you can do so with 7zip format, but not with zip, inside PA.
So if you select 7zip, you will be able to compress files in use…
Thanks for your help!
My version of PA is 10.01.03 - with that version it does not work.
Why is it not working with zip? I thought internally the compressor simply gets something like a Stream of bytes to compress.
it will work with 7zip, unless files are exclusivly in use (not just being accessed) in which case it will not work (and it is not possible for it to work).
It doesnt work with zip at all, since zip engine checks file open handle and simply doesnt even try to compress files which have file open handle.
Bam! Wish granted. Please look at PA 2009 Beta 1.
How is this being done? Did you just swizzle your CreateFile parameters or did you go all the way and use VSS?
it opens shared files but not files exclusivly in use, such as with VSS (yet)… it is being planned, but there are other things currently on higher priority.