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 Queue Plus!
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One feature that can be handy is the Queue tool, this enables users to tell powerarchiver to run each task one by one depending on the size.
And…. Thats it.
I would love to see Conexware look at archive’s in a similar way to Network Traffic when using one application bandwidth and resources arnt impacted. However, when using more than one application these two areas are impacted. So to overcome this certain Firewalls, switches and software programs use Traffic Control, bandwidth prioritization to ensure quality of service ie maximum speed and reduced system impact.
So the thought crossed my mind when i had 26 Batched rar files all requiring extracting and two files requiring encrypting i tried to run 6 all at once and it slowed my system rite down almost stalling it, i enabled queue and i realized it was doing them in an order i wasnt really requiring to then use the buttons move up and down wasnt really speeding this up so i then cancelled all and selected each one based on my preference.
The idea poped into my head during this time that PowerArchiver could adapt a Queue Prioritisation Process…
PA Queue Prioritization - Settings, Options and GUI Enhancements
ie any archive being processed in a certain location such as Local MyDocuments treat prioritize higher than FTP, Or NAS Drive.
or have my Movies, Pictures and Music as my top paths everything else is at the bottom of the queue.
I may extract more rar’s in large batchs than any other format so anything that is a rar move to the top.
I could add anything Encrypted or PAF format too
Number of transfers per time
By default to maintain the fastest possible speed it would be 1 but i can change this to 2,3 or 5 transfers per process.
the ability to click a tick box during the extract or compress process that informs Queue to treat that particular process as Top priority even if it doesnt fall under Path or format settings.
Show Queue Dialog
next to move up, move down a pause button so those files selected are stoped from the process until deselected
By selecting a file in the Queue screen and selecting turbo all other priorities, connections are paused PowerArchiver focuses its complete utter attention to that one process and on completion resumes the prior settings.