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?
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.
Grouping files in Batch Archive Creation
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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?
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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…