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
PA - Convertion Idea's
We have been asked to come up with some idea’s, suggestions or fix requests to keep PowerArchiver ahead of those pesky competitor’s.
One Idea I thought about last night was based on something i see being done, and do myself in the office enviroment. However, it never dawned on me until Drazen asked us to think about the convert tool.
So here is my 1st idea, suggestions and wish!
A simple “Group Content” checkbox within the “Convert Archive” UserForm.
What this would do “automatically” would on selection of file / folders that contained existing archives ie Zip’s, RAR’s, 7zips, CAB’s etc the user basically wanted to extract them all and covert under one format keeping the folder structure.
ie say you have a Archive called “Master Reports.zip” and in that two archives called “reports 1.zip” and “reports 2.7z” the reports 1 zip was compacted early in the year using old methods and the reports 2 using early 7z standards.
The user want’s to use the latest ultra compression 7zip, paf, rar, zip methods for that entire File / Folder on all archives and make them into one with the existing archives made as folder’s instead.
ie “Master Reports.7z” and two folders “Reports 1”, “Reports 2” no longer different formats but compressed under one yet keeping same file header formats.
I could tweak this with some more additional idea’s but want to know if you like the idea 1st. Because it isnt an impossible process to make. The tick box is basically telling PA to unzip all archive’s into a folder structure then archive on the method selected by user.
Ok, just a quick note on the above request.
I need to see the option to “Test & Delete old Archive”, So when dealing with large archive’s within archive’s being able to ensure it has been completed without error and clearing out the old one would be great.
Another suggestion would be to provide some of the same options in the “Add” dialog you get when creating new archives via “Compress To –> Compress with options…”.
Because in many way, you are actually creating a brand new archive by converting another.
So ideally, you could just copy over the Drop Down’s and checkbox’s code from that “add screen” to the compile one.
So options such as like
1. Encription “drop down” & Checkbox on Encrypt Filenames.
2. Encrypt archive to .Pae
3. Open after completion
4. Send (Email, FTP, Burn)
5. Multiple Spanning…
No Profile support? :-)
No Profile support? :-)
Well… its about time you came up with something :D
Yes, throw that in aswell. I cant be the only one with the ideas. ;)