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?
Option to change the "Meadata" and Icon in an SFX Executable while creating an SFX
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I sent this email to the General Support at PowerArchiver as well. But It may get a better review and interest here as well. I am in hopes it will. ;)
_I have been playing and toying with some programs that allegedly (and probably do for standard .EXE files) can change the MAINICON of the executable file, permanently. I know there is a way to do it, but when I tried to change the Icon via a program I have found called Resource Hacker which allows editing the “metadata” (for lack of a better word) information of the EXE file. Unfortunately, when I tried it corrupted the 7Z SFX. I knew it probably would, but what did it hurt for trying, right?
My request for future updates for the SFX feature of PowerArchiver is this:
Why not include a way to have the SFX more customizable by including an option to change the final icon of the SFX executable? This would be so great. When I download some games they include a two part installation process…the Setup file and the .BIN file that has the “encrypted” files encased within. (I tried opening them with PowerArchiver but they come back with an error message stating that the file is corrupt, why? Probably not a true compressed file?) So When I use PowerArchiver to 7-Zip them together and create an SFX EXE I would like to be able to change the information put into the “metadata” as well as the Icon the SFX displays (instead of that “Open Box and Disc” icon) upon completion.
I have not found anything close to a solution to this within the forums. So I thought I’d take a shot and email you and see if you are ever going to offer such an option.
Your Loyal User since 1999.
this is possible… what kind of data are you SFX’ing?
Got your email as well, 1999…yay!