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?
Archive Properties always shown as "Unknown"
It might just be me, but on the Archive Properties dialog, the following information is always “Unknown”:
Ver. to extract
Ver. made by
I have tested it with several ZIP archives which I know have been compressed using standard Zip compression (ie. not Zip64), and were created solely on Windows. Why is this information not shown ?
Can you fix this please ?!
I’ve always had this problem too.
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More/Better information in the properties window is already on the Wish List.
the main problem will always be that this information can really only be created at the time of creation, so for instance sake not all archive progams do this. If and when powerarchiver does this it will be one of the first to do this. It should be made standard on all arechive programs
Yes, but when I checked the central directories of the test archives I created, every file entry had the following info:
version made by operating system (00): MS-DOS, OS/2, NT FAT
version made by zip software (20): 2.0
operat. system version needed to extract (00): MS-DOS, OS/2, NT FAT
unzip software version needed to extract (20): 2.0
Therefore the information is present, but PA is not using it when displaying the Properties dialog. Why bother having these entries on the Properties dialog if they are always “Unknown”
there is already an thread like this, which then started the wishlist thread.
Info is not always unknown, it depends on different formats. For some it showns info and for others it does not, leaving “Unknown”. In this case, certainly ZIP info is wrong due to comptability with older/other utilities - or do you think you cant extract the files in Win98 OS?
As TBGBe said, wishlist is here:
I am moving this to the wishlist and closing it. Please reffer to the above thread for more info on how new properties should look like.