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?
Streamlined update installation
I’ve got a registered version of Powerarchiver 2007, and it’s frustrating that when even a minor new version comes out, you have to download a whole setup program, which asks you the same questions as if it’s a fresh install. I don’t want to have to uncheck the “Add desktop icon” etc boxes every time I update. The ideal situation would be if PA could download, extract and run the latest update file with just a single click of the “Update” button (plus a click for Vista’s security dialog where appropriate). Does that sound feasible?
due to many updates over the year, and many different languages, it would mean that currently for PA 2007 we would have to build at minimum extra 20 installs - and if we wanted to save you some download time, it would be 120 :-).
So the truth is that we are always thinking about doing it but currently it would take too much of our valuable time.
We constantly are improving the installation, so we might be able to do something about root cause of your complaint (checkboxes) even without having special update installation…
Hi, thanks for replying so quickly. As you say, even if the regular installer were able to skip over certain questions if it can see PA is already installed, that would be good too. The automated download was the more minor point. Thanks again.
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Allot of new software programs wil detect previos installs and registry values etc… also they drop a small setup.dll file into the root folder so on an update/install of a new version it asks the question “Keep Previos Settings” or “Clean Install”. I am sure once PA’s developers have the time this is something they could look into creating.