Can you include .3MF to the list of re-compressible formats? Its structure is similar to MS Office 2007 documents and Open Document Format. It is a ZIP Deflate archive with XML data and some JPG, and/or PNG pictures inside. Otherwise, if I try to compress .3MF it bearly makes it smaller unless I recompress .3MF to the Store setting then it makes it a lot smaller.
Wish they all would move to 7zip ZSTD in the first place so that the optimized file size with FileOptimizer would be 50% of the ZIP Deflate version. And there would be no extra compression needed :)
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
.arc compression method support in PA
Free, open-source, with Win32 and Linux versions
Includes LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and generic Multimedia compression algorithms with automatic switching by file type
Filters that further improve compression: REP (finds repetitions at the distances up to 1gb), DICT (dictionary replacements for texts), DELTA (improves compression of tables in binary data), BCJ (executables preproccesor) and LZP (removes repetitions in texts)
Special compression algorithms are used in fast compression modes (GRZIP for texts and Tornado for binary data)
Overall, 11 compression algorithms and filters are included (compared to 3 in 7-zip and 7 in RAR) and this number still grows
Smart file sorting that groups similar files together and fully customizable sorting order (see below) further improve compression
Typically, FreeArc works 1.5-3 times faster than best programs in each compression class (ccm, 7-zip, rar, uharc -mz, pkzip) while retaining the same compression ratio; from technical grounds, it’s superior to any existing practical compressor
Moreover, you can use any external program as compressor or filter as easy as internal ones, with Precomp, ECM, CCM(x), PPMonstr, Durilca, LPAQ, UDA and PAQ are already preconfigured in arc.ini as shipped
You can fine-tune settings for each compression algorithm, and which compression algorithms are used for each type of files; you can create new compression profiles and modify existing ones; use -dic$ option in order to see all details of compression used
Solid compression with smart updates (only changed solid blocks are recompressed)
User-definable solid block size (-s…) and file sorting order (-ds…), including customized filename ordering (arc.groups)
AES/Blowfish/Twofish/Serpent encryption with keyfiles support and ability to chain multiple ciphers (-p, -hp, –keyfile, --encryption=ALGORITHMS)
FAR and Total Commander plugins allow to create/browse/extract archives using the file manager interface
Ability to list/extract archives directly from Internet: arc x http://www.haskell.org/bz/arc.arc *.h
Archive protection and recovery, including recovery over Internet driven by CRCs of archive sectors (r/rr/-rr/–original=URL)
Ability to test archive before and after any operation (-tp/-t), including checking by recovery record and full archive test
Moving to archive (m), joining archives (j), archive recompression (ch), locking (k) and commenting (-z/cw)
Select files by size, time/age and name (-sl, -sm, -ta, -tb, -tn, -to, -n), select by/clear ARCHIVE file attribute (-ao/-ac)
Base directory on disk / inside archive (-dp/-ap), automatic generation of archive filenames (-ag)
Errors and warnings are reported to stderr and reflected in program exit code; --logfile option saves to the file all the information displayed
Configurable via arc.ini file and FREEARC environment variable; alternative settings may be selected by means of -cfg/-env options
Compared to RAR and 7-zip, FreeArc at this moment lacks the following: GUI, SFX/installer, multi-volume archives, 64-bit version, storing of file attributes/extended timestamps/NTFS streams in the archive, bcj2, data segmentation. These are planned to be fixed in subsequent versions.
Third-party GUIs for FreeArc archives
wArc — convenient and user-friendly archive manager
PeaZip — Windows/Linux archive manager with support of many compression formats