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
Some oldies but goodies
Over the years, you have made any number of improvement that I proposed. For that I am VERY grateful.
Others may be undoable . . . either technically or because of copyright restrictions…
But here’s some I can quickly recall:
Proposals I can recall:
1. Keep a list somewhere of what items you have entered in your to-do list from user input. It lets participants know you have heard our concerns, find them meritorious, and plan to address them. Then we can be confident that they will be done, if feasible. And we do not feel the need to remind you.
2. A slew of concerns with profiles. These are potentially powerful tool that give the user the ability to shape PA for our particular needs (which will vary from person to person).
a. Some particular glitches I recently reported (and assume there are on the todo list.
b. Adding the ability for users to add their particular profiles to the shell (so one doesn’t have just compress to zip, but “Compress to Mole’s sculpted zipx profile".).
3. if possible, have the system detect whether an existing archive into which the an user wants to place a file is already encrypted, and so select by default the encrypted version of that format and profile.
4. Give the option for the user to move (rather than just copy) a file into an archive by some key combo (Ctrl while D&D).
5. Some changes to AC (10-8-2013). . . but most of these may already be in the pipeline.
6. Add encrypt filenames to every add window where that is a technical option.
7. Add more options (like encrypt filenames) to PBS backup scripts.
8. ZTE with more particular options (# of downloads, time for download etc.) for each use of ZTE.
9. Any chance to use SFX with PAE files?
10. Speed upload to cloud (e.g., DropBox)
11. When using ZTE with multiple files, let the minimum setting for using ZTE be determined by the TOTAL size of the collective files rather than each file individually.
12. . In FTP, use the same way of indicating file size in both panes (so it is easier to determine if the upload was successful).
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Cloud application is actually very good, i would like to see this expanded on and improved.
Not sure exactly what you could do but when you look at onedrive and dropbox etc there are plenty of options for you.
Richard, you better add some of your wishes as well…
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