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.
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!
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’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.
I love this, only there is one problem. The UAC elevation feature does not extend to Mount Image option in the add-on software PA provided. It is most annoying whenever I am on highest UAC settings and I mount an ISO, every time I open and create a virtual drive UAC appears. I also do not want to completely disable UAC.
Is adding UAC elevation for mount image feature possible?
How to: add password protected .exe to RMB
Instead of zipping to .pae I’d like to have encrypted files (I mean password protected files) be zipped to .exe instead of .pae which is now the default.
Have tried to encrypt a text file to .zip (with password protection), then renamed the .zip to .exe
then on my new pc (with nothing installed - see my earlier mail) tried to open it.
Double clicking that one gets me an error.
The NTVDM-CPU has detected an illegal instruction.
CS:0f75 IP:020c OP:c7 9b 14 97
p.s.: I am happy I still have old pc at hand…
you can not just rename .zip to exe :-).
You need to create SFX archive.
Best way to do it is to use SFX Wizard (from tools menu) and use 7zip sfx, select aes encryption.
that will work great…
Yeah … frankly, I forgot that feature :o
I used once or twice, but the .pae thing was available in the context menu and assuming that it was identical to .exe I forgot about the sfx thing.
When will it be available as a contextmenu item ?
(same as .pae, so to say)
what you can do with shell right now, is create password protected 7zip, and then right click on it and select Make SFX… that will work too.
What Serhiy suggested in my other thread:
In context menu select Powerarchiver->Encrypt and then select pae + tag selfextracting file.
you want to use 7zip encryption + make sfx, both can be done via shell extensions… that will work properly…
Well, as said, I hope that one day File Encrypt, format .pae to self extracting format will be available in the context menu. That option does not require an installed PA version.
I dont know if it is difficult job to add this to ‘Options, configuration, shell extensions’.
spwolf, ref your request to update the existing threads
i’d like to bring this up again for the next release that you are working on.
alternatively: add this to the submenu presented when selecting : zip with options
(add: menu item Encrypt archive to .exe)
what do you think?