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
.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