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.)
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.
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.
I had a look at the command line switches, but there are no switches to change the startup mode.
At the moment, PowerArchiver opens in the last used mode.Opening PowerArchiver from Start Menu or Desktop: Start in Explorer Mode Opening PowerArchiver by double clicking an archive: Start PowerArchiver in Archive Mode
I’d like to have command line switches to influence the startup mode.
Basically, the aim is:
OT: A while back I requested that moving up and down in an archive’s folder structure could be considered to work with a mouse’s forward and back buttons like windows explorer does. It is so automatic for me I still try to use them with PA first before realising I have to double-click on the two dots. Can this be done?
Opening the ‘Backup’ I still wonder how PA is ordering the files.
It’s not by name, not by last run…
Is it not possible to have them ordered by NAME (default).
Now you have to click on Name to have a meaning overview. If you jump to ‘archive’ and back to ‘backup’, they are again disordered
Grouping files in Batch Archive Creation
I’m attempting to use the Batch Archive Creation dialog to zip a handful of folders into individual archives. In the dialog, I have checked the ‘Group files from same folder into same archive’ check box.
What I would like is for each top-level directory (i.e. the one’s I choose with the ‘Add Folder’ button) to become its own archive that includes its entire contents, even if some of its contents are subdirectories. The problem, however, is that every directory - even subdirectories of the top-level directories - become separate archives.
To illustrate the example, consider a file system that looks like this:
What I want is to add parent_folder_1 and parent_folder_2 to the Barch Archive Creatopm dialog and create two archives: parent_folder_1.zip and parent_folder_2.zip.
What happens, however, is that I get:
From reading the documentation, this appears to be how it is supposed to work. My question is:
QUESTION: Is there any way to just get
parent_folder_1.zip to automatically include
child_folder_1 and it’s contents without
creating a separate child_folder_1.zip archive?
I can do this manually by just creating a normal, one-off archive. For multiple directories, I can even enable the queue and adding all of the parent folders manually as individual jobs. It works, but it’s cumbersome when processing many directories. I’d really love to be able to automate this using the Batch Archive Creation dialog.
Thanks, in advance, for your input.
I went through all the hassle of registering to post that to batch convert folders to zip files is why I tried this app. The way it works, as posted above, is the reason I am uninstalling it. Otherwise I did like the app, and would’ve bought it if it operated as expected.
To the OP, I found this program: http://www.download.com/Batch-Zip-Folders-Utility/3000-2250_4-10848396.html?hhTest=1. For $10 less it does exactly what we are looking for.
PA 2009 contains this feature, thats why it was on the wishlist :)… and for 10$ you get so much more than just one tool
Will the price be decreased in PA 2009?
PA 2009 contains this feature…
What is the release schedule for PA2009? From glancing around the powerarchiver.com web site, it appears that 2007 (which I am running) is still the most current release. Thanks.
its out now - b1… please check it out for this feature and let us know if it works properly…