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.
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!
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?
Two related requests:
- I would like the option to encrypt filenames in any format that has such an option.
- In those formats, I would like the option to create a profile where that option is chosen.
Once I could encrypt filenames in 7z (could have been zipx). I no longer see that option in the latest build (though I could be overlooking it).
Rar5 does have that option (available when manually creating a RAR archive using “compress to” option within PA), However, that option is not (as far as I can see) one users can choose when creating a new RAR profile.
Good point about RAR.
As to 7zip - isnt it enabled when you select AES 256 bit encryption? Thats how it should work.
With ZIP, thats patented, and we cant use it.
. . . the option is greyed out even in 7z with 256 (that’s where I thought it was in earlier options). See image
It is not an option at all if I try to build a 7z encrypted profile (unless I am missing something).
ah, advanced add screen probably, does the same happen when you use “normal” add screen?
I thought I tried it every way I know. I start with the shell, since that is what I usually use. Then I thought I tried the add screen from within PA.
However, even if there is some screen that has this option, there are others that do not. And none of the options to build a compression profile include it.
Now perhaps there is a screen (if so, I would like to know where). And perhaps there is a reason why the option cannot be on the other screens. That is something you all must decide. I was just suggesting that were it doable, these would all be nice options to have.
it seems to be something with the use of profiles, when profiles are not used, I can select encrypt filenames in both shell and add window. I will get Mili to test it out and write it up.
Same is true with the other add window (see image).
I thought it would be nice to:
a) have the options in add windows, and
b) have the option to make it a feature in some user profiles.
Perhaps, though, none of this is doable.
I just saw your note (I thought mine disappeared, so I did a partial repeat.
So perhaps the option doesn’t like the user to have profiles. Doesn’t seem infeasible at all.
yeah, should be working next release lets hope
That would be great. Thanks.
thanks Socrates, seems to happen when you use custom profiles with Encryption enabled, then the Encrypt Filenames checkbox is not available as it should.
If you choose Disabled in the Encryption field and then AES encryption again, it will show up. Logged in for fixing.
Also logging in to add the Encrypt Filenames option to 7z and RAR formats in the compression profiles section.
Thanks. for discovering the source . . . and logging it in.
Similar thread . . . but not entirely.
I have been adding files to existing archives using user profiles without a hitch (other than the missing option).
Today I tried to create an archive using an existing profile. The options in the add window didn’t match the profile settings. Then the truly odd thing. It made the motions of creating an archive . . . except it wasn’t there.
But then I choose the Compress to option. A filename I tried to create was listed.
I think there are more kinks in the profiles.
I may try to delete and remake a couple of then and see how they fare. Perhaps the settings were lost in the new installation.
BTW, it happened only with zipx. It happened even after I deleted and recreated the profile.
There is no comparable problem with 7z with encryption.
if you are using Windows 7 or 8 with libraries, i noticed that on my computer they quite often dont update properly (libraries)… so file might be there (as noticed when you type its name save as window, if it is autocompleted, means file is there) but not shown since library listing did not update.
Try going directly to that folder so for instance:
or whatever that folder was.
I have seen this phenomenon. But not here. I checked 2-3 different ways. It wasn’t really there.
Thanks, though, for the suggestion.
maybe it was due to some option then?
Maybe. I just think that it didn’t really actually created the archive. But it is hard to be certain. ONLY on zipx with profiles.
Socrates, does this now work in 15.02.01? Thanks!
It is there and it’s checkable. I assume it works, but haven’t tried it.
we also added encrypt filenames option to profiles… thanks for the report!
noticed it early. It was one of the main positive changes to which I was referring in the earlier post.