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.
Convert to ZIP/7Z/etc… in shell extension
I would really like to see “Convert to ZIP/7Z/etc…” as options for the shell extension under Extraction, just like there are options for “Compress to ZIP/7Z/etc…” under Compression. It would be awesome to be able to right click a zip and just hit “Convert to myarc.7z” to have it one-click convert with my current settings.
What’s the matter with the Convert Shell extension that’s already available?
Surely adding different Shell extensions for converting to individual types of archive will leave you with quite a big list of shell extensions. I know it means one extra click on the mouse but surely that’s preferable.
They would just be options to add, just as they are already with the “Compress to ZIP/etc”. Look in your PowerArchiver configuration. Under Shell Extensions -> Compression, there are 6 different “Compress to <format>…” options, but they are not all active by default. I propose the same for “Convert to <format>…” on the Extraction tab. They would be available but not (all) be enabled by default, as that would fill up the list with potentially useless options.
Edit: Also, it’s three button clicks (OK, OK, Close) after you pick the item off the right-click menu (four if you change the destination format), plus it launches the full PowerArchiver application instead of the little window that displays when you do “Compress to <format>”, which takes a lot longer to load.</format></format></format>
Also, it’s three button clicks (OK, OK, Close) after you pick the item off the right-click menu (four if you change the destination format)
I’ll let you have 3 but not 4.
If you wanted to change the destination format I’m guessing that would have to be an additional click on your wished for method too. ;)
Nope, because you’d add whichever ones to your context menu you want, just like with “Compress to <format>…”.
So say I added “Convert to ZIP…” and “Convert to 7Z…” because those are the ones I use most commonly. When I right click a .zip, I would see “Convert to <file>.7z”, when I right click a .7z, I would see “Convert to <file>.zip”, and when I right click any other archive, I would see both options.</file></file></format>
Fair enough I miscalculated. :p
I personally prefer the way it is now though and like to keep my shell extensions to a minimum.
I do too, but in this case I think it’s worth it. The nice thing about how PowerArchiver works is it knows enough to show the “Compress” menu entries only for uncompressed files and “Extract” entries for compressed files :)
I’d really only use the zip & 7z options, so in most cases I’d only see one extra menu entry anyhow. Every so often when I come across a .gz or something I might see both.
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Presumably, you would want to use the compression profiles for these options (so that you can preset the various compression options).
Wouldn’t that mean there would have to be multiple shell entries for each format (eg fast, solid, encrypted etc)?
Maybe, you could also have a “use as shell entry” option in the profile configuration?
Seems like we are multiplying the configuration option choices here.
Nonono, it would work /exactly/ as the current “Compress to <format>” options work, except you would see them in the context menu on existing archives. They would use the last selected settings for the specified format automatically.</format>