Fast Extract large files directly to target directory



  • Hi.

    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!


  • conexware

    i also entered a wish for PA 2020 for favorite folders to show everywhere so it will be easier to use… otherwise only D&D uses copy and that is because we wanted to use native Windows function for UAC, and every other part of extract uses direct extraction and will elevate UAC when needed. Thanks!


  • conexware

    hi @2Flo , any option but drag and drop? try extact button dropdown and then MRU (it will save your MRU).



  • Hi.

    Sorry for the late response.

    I will try your suggestion and see how it goes.
    Thank you!


  • conexware

    i also entered a wish for PA 2020 for favorite folders to show everywhere so it will be easier to use… otherwise only D&D uses copy and that is because we wanted to use native Windows function for UAC, and every other part of extract uses direct extraction and will elevate UAC when needed. Thanks!


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