Now that the Windows Store is making support for non-UWP apps mainstream, including those with their own update delivery process, it would be nice to see PowerArchiver in the Windows Store going forwards - at least as a channel for the product to be available.
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?
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.)
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.
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. ;)