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Power Archiver 2015 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Power Archiver 2015

PowerArchiver 2015 supports over 50 compression methods and formats.
$22.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 156 (68%) 73 (32%) 81 comments

Power Archiver 2015 was available as a giveaway on January 12, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$17.95
free today
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PowerArchiver 2015 is one of the most powerful archive utilities available with support of over 50 different compression formats including ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, 7-zip, CAB, TAR, ISO and more. PowerArchiver includes most advanced multicore ZIP/ZIPX engine with support of all various compression methods. It is fully compatible with both WinZIP and SecureZIP and includes FIPS 140-2 validated AES-256 encryption support. Windows XP/7/8/10 are fully utilized with UAC elevation and VSS support.

Special tools included: Batch Zip, Archiver Converter, Repair ZIP, Multi-extract and others. It offers the best integration with Windows Explorer with powerful shell extensions and PowerArchiver Mini that integrates within Explorer Preview window and enables most commonly used operations.

Please note: 3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with a lifetime license of PowerArchiver 2015 Professional. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10/ Server 2003/ 2008/ 2012; 150 MB for the program files plus some additional space for backup files (minimal)

Publisher:

ConeXware Inc

Homepage:

http://www.powerarchiver.com/powerarchiver/

File Size:

33.8 MB

Price:

$22.95

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Was the best when it was free. Still the best and today it is free again :)

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

This is version 15.04.03 (08/2015).

Reply   |   Comment by Morris Cox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Downloaded and registered just fine. This software and registration (and maybe this should have been disclosed in the System Requirements section) ... it requies the skill to read. Follow the directions, and it registers flawlessly 3 to 4 minutes of your time.

That time is very well spent indeed. I was a fan of IZArc and 7-ZIP over the years, but their UI's are spartan to say the least. Presented here is a well crafted, full featured archive manager. At first, I felt a little uneasy with it and equated it with the aforementioned freeware. But as usual, you might be surprised by this thing called "Options". You can change skins, and even one that comes with the install is bound to make you feel better.

This software doesn't "take over your computer" or anything of the sort. ALL software needs to be configured and this is no exception. If it had no configuration option then that would be something to complain about. Once configured to your system and tastes, Power Archiver hums along happily; interferes with no one; and is always at your fingertips to do any task you need that is related to archives.

I find it hard to imagine a more versatile product than what is being given away here. In fact, I'd go so far as to say "Too bad!" for those that have missed this giveaway. But then, the trial version is always available. Give it ten minutes to be sure you have it set up to your satisfaction (nothing very technical). Take it for a spin and I am confident that this will be your archiver of choice in no time.

[Disclosure: I am in no way connected with or recompensed by ConeXware. I am simply a new user who has found software of great worth]

Reply   |   Comment by Paul B.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Paul B.

Praise where its due Paul.

"Paul B." has written a concise level headed and most importantly unbiased summary.

I own a paid lifetime license as well as a paid WinRAR License and I'm still not certain which program I prefer, although 7Z seems to usually be the fastest.

I usually Test all my archived downloads - just to be certain they're 100% functional (as some downloads aren't on my corrupted)

My preference would be for a Single Function that is a combination of Test & (then) Extract, (if only someone would make such a function)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Paul B.

Thanks for the kind words Paul B. and Peter C1!
We do our best to listen to PowerArchiver users and implement future features and fixed according to what we hear.

Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - ConexWare  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I already have version 15.4.3. Is this the same release?

Reply   |   Comment by GregC  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

GregC
Yes, it is.

Reply   |   Comment by Morris Cox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The install for this is a mess. Uninstalled app.

Reply   |   Comment by Don Cook  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Idea informer not working, here is my tip:
Add native RAR compress, without WinRAR.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Menders  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

It appears that this is only a 30-day trial. It asks for a registration code, but I didn't find any in the GOTD information.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Hunter  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

http://www.powerarchiver.com/powerarchiver-2015-standard-giveaway-of-the-day/
How do I get the GOTD code to fillout the registerform completely

Reply   |   Comment by ruud mulder  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I am always willing to try out what appear to be useful softwares. Upon starting the install process my AVG kicked in giving me the following error: IDP ARES Generic detected. I have been installing GOTD offerings for years and this is the first time that AVG has had a problem with the installer. Good enough for me, so this is a pass for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Gregn357  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Gregn357
Hello, here is VT scan of our installer:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/25050c60a711a8db388ed1036d5d10eee435220225ab4a749bb584db3fe7ee62/analysis/1452520993/

It is 0/48. We never had any kind of issue with this and each executable is signed with our digital certificate. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Gregn357
AVG is about the only anti virus that reports this because it reads the install as close as it can and not exactly as it is. AVG says it is "generic" because it can't figure out the complete structure of the supposed virus. This is a false positive. The installer is clean. You can check it with just about any other anti virus software and the installer will show clean. You have nothing to worry about. It is just one of those AVG things.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen C  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Glen C
Thanks Glen C., I will go ahead and allow the install and see how the software works.

Reply   |   Comment by Gregn357  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

P.S.: Can I buy your Holiday Special ( @78 % discount) without the 3 or 5 year extended support option?

Reply   |   Comment by jmjsquared  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

jmjsquared

Hello, it comes standard in all packages. Usually, 1 year is only included but 3 or 5 as part of the holiday package.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - ConexWare  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Greetings. May I install PowerArhiver Toolbox on my desktop and laptop with one license if I am their sole user.

Great product, btw, especially the cloud integrations.

Reply   |   Comment by jmjsquared  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

jmjsquared

Its a per user license, so yes.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - ConexWare  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Cannot go forward with their site registration. I get the following error message:

Error with giveaway code! Please contact ordering@conexware.com to solve the problem!

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Fox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Bob Fox

Hello,

you can download PA 2015 from our website at www.powerarchiver.com/download, you dont need to use GAOTD installer in this case. Just make sure you get the codes before the giveaway is done and you'll be able to register it. Then if you have any issues, you can always contact us directly. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - ConexWare  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Doesn't install, "Failed to launch the program." No help understanding why. First GAOTD I have tried installing that has failed in this manner.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Bragg  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Dan Bragg
Hello Dan,

you can download PA 2015 from our website, you dont need to use GAOTD installer in this case. Just make sure you get the codes before the giveaway is done. Then if you have any issues, you can always contact us directly. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

ConeXware
Erm, _where_ on your website? A link would be very helpful. The only link I can see to the Power Archiver 2015 Standard is through your "Buy" button...

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Bragg  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ConeXware
Did - installed - id verification failed.

I am satisfied with 7zip and WinRAR and other compression softwares.

Reply   |   Comment by Steffo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Dan Bragg
It is regular PA 2015 installer on download page or big blue download button on main page... here it is directly: http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2015/powarc150403.exe

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Steffo
It seems that file is not downloading correctly for you, not sure what else does that error message could mean (is it windows error message?). If you want to figure it out or change your mind, let us know at any time via our support website. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I've had this version for quite some time. I don't remember where I got it, but it has been working troublefree for me on Win7. I have used other compression programs, but this has become my favorite. It unzips files when I need it to, without taking over my computer. I've tried the last two versions of Winzip, and nearly hosed my OS both times, which disappointed me, because I always liked it in the distant past. I've used most of the others mentioned here. Also liked Izarc, but this just does what I need it to do without getting in the way, which is what I want in compression software. I haven't had any problems with it updating itself and becoming unregistered.

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Sparky
Thank you for your comments!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have a paid version of this on my "backup" (older) computer, and I went to use PowerArchiver the other day and it told me there was an update. I let it update itself and it updated itself to a newer, unlicensed version. Since I don't use that computer much, I didn't bother with it and left it as is--maybe to be uninstalled. So you need to be very careful about updates it suggests. On my newer computer, I decided not to bother with it anyway...I have 7Zip and and older licensed version of WinZIP which meet all my needs.

I almost downloaded the GOTD anyway though today...because in general I thought the software was pretty good (though I agree with others about the user interface). However, these days, I try not to load software I don't absolutely need on my computer. I get tired of the constant need to update/patch cycle all modern software seems to be stricken with. If it's not something you are using regularly, it's just extra work! So I decided against.

Reply   |   Comment by Neil  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Neil
If you have purchased old version of PA, you likely have free update. You can check our support page if you decide to update it at any time, or contact us via email/web chat/phone. There is no time limit, anytime you want. Thank you for your comments!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

There is no place to insert my name on the registration form (where the license code is to be inserted)...Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by chad tunis  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

chad tunis
You have old version installed. Uninstall it. Install latest PA 2015 from our website and then you will be able to input full info. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hmmm. I just got this about a month ago, and while I really like the software, as soon as it automatically
updated itself I lost the Give Away of The Day. It started asking for payment. I see they're "Giving away"
Power Archiver 2015, which will probably update itself immediately and cost money to maintain.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sittel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Richard Sittel
I think all GOTD is like that...if you let it update, you lose use of the program. Whenever I install a GOTD, I immediately set it so it does not update.

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Richard Sittel
Just go to >Options>Auto Update> and click on update "never". Problem solved. Practically all GAOTD software has this feature.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul B.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

like the program to an extent...biggest problem i find with it is that it is NOT very user friendly....it does how ever cover what im looking for a 1 stop shop for all compression files......is so un friendly i actually had to go back to winrar for my rar files sadly. far as 7z goes i refuse to install that if dont have to....again good program for a 1stop shop compression tool but not very user friendly. thanks tho.

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

grvdggr864

there is a classic interface option you can turn on, which makes it go to classic interface which is much simpler. PowerArchiver is very customizable to suit various different users. Advanced interface can be intimidating for sure! Thank you for your comments as always.

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

ConeXware
ok yes classic is far better. thank you for that informantion...........

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Power Archiver is too intrusive and overbearing, seems to want to “take over” the PC zipping function.
Do NOT allow it to associate itself to various compressed formats.
Not user friendly user interface.

You only need the following:
7Zip portable FREE
Bandizip portable FREE
IZArc2Go portable FREE
PeaZip portable FREE
ZipGenius FREE

WinRAR portable Paid (Trial software can be used after trial period expired)

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

After installation of the main program the program updater wants to install the 2016 version. Is that covered by the giveaway?

Reply   |   Comment by wurzmurzel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Doesn't everyone already use 7zip and WinRAR? What's the point for this? I could find no advantage and a cumbersome takeover of my default file types.

Reply   |   Comment by khalid  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

khalid
For one thing, I can drag files directly from the archive into a program ... archived epub files into Calibre for instance. Can't do that with any other.

All I can say is that I tried it about 6 months ago and still use it. It helps if you have winrar installed since you can use PA to archive .rar files.

Reply   |   Comment by RustyNail  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

RustyNail
As far as dragging files from the archive into a program--you CAN do that with 7zip. I do it all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered ok on Win 10x64. There are a few steps to get the product registered, but from what I've seen it is worth it. There are some links to helpful tuts as well. Fed up with nag screens from shareware zippers, and this one performed well when I did an experimental zipping and unzipping. The developer seems to have thought of everything with a wide variety of options. Sorry can't get more technical. Can only say that this software gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Thumbs up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wendy

thank you for your kind comments, we try our best!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

This is to me the best zip file program I have used it is like a Swiss Army Knife of the zip programs and it's main selling point is it simple yet powerful at the same time what I meant by simple every click was intuitive, fast and I could see what I was installing in a preview window and read the ReadMe's without opening other programs like I would have to do in other archive programs. I'll be honest here I have used this program over the years from GAOTD. I'm glad I got to update it each year. This one is a keeper. Thanks guys while there are some free ones out there this one to me is a premium player of the archive programs.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

nomadss1

thanks a lot for your kind comments!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Seems like a nice product and a keeper.

One problem: Although I have unchecked all file-types and the corresponding installation option, it still took over .zip and .7z. I really prefer to keep all my file associations while testing a product. This looks like a bug in the installation process.

Thumb up in spite of the above.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Harry M
Thank you for your comment, we will check it out for next release... thanks for the kudos as well!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

The registrationcode: to be acquired on:
http://www.powerarchiver.com/l/gotd116
In the Readme is a coupon-code.

The Site
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PowerArchiever2015_20160112/CodeAanvraag.png
Several mail's:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PowerArchiever2015_20160112/Mail-1.png
And a mail with the registration:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PowerArchiever2015_20160112/Mail-2.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ashamp01  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I need the Giveaway Code!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Heidi  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Heidi

Giveaway code is in the Readme.txt file that you get when you download zip from GOTD page above (big green buttons).

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Heidi
GOTD116

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Jonkers  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Have a registered PRO-version from 2010. Don´t know if I should change that to this version...

Reply   |   Comment by Clark  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Clark

Visit your account and check free upgrades, unless you bought business license, you likely have free upgrade. conexware.com/shop/

thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

ConeXware
What an account? Don´t have an account! When I let the program search for updates - no results (11.71.04). My question is only is PRO 2010 or "normal" now better.

Reply   |   Comment by Clark  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Clark
If you purchased PowerArchiver 2010 Pro, then you have account.

As to which one is better, this is lesser but newer version. Pro has more features.

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

ConeXware
No - I have no account and never purchased your SW: I buyed another product and became as gift a key for free...

Reply   |   Comment by Clark  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

What is a LIFETIME license for you??
Following the link 78% discount LIFETIME license it says "3 year premium support/upgrades!" (same /w 5 yr), which is a 3 (5) yr license, not lifetime (except you know that I'm dead by then).

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

George

Hello George, there is 3 or 5 years of premium support and lifetime free updates for home users.

thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by ConeXware  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

George

Hi George,

The 3/5 year package refers to the Select Premium plan only, license stays valid lifetime, even once the Select plan expires.
Usually, 1 year of the select plan is included.

Thanks :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - ConexWare  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Good piece of software, too bad it is not their latest ( and IMHO much better) release.

Reply   |   Comment by jordan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

jordan
And when the software asked you to upgrade, DON'T,
you will lose your GAOTD software and be forces to pay
for the 2016 version.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sittel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Richard Sittel
Indeed. My present updated version has 10 days of use left as an unregistered version. I'm going to try uninstalling it then install today's GOTD version.

I like the program that much. Hopefully, it will work as I'm not sure I like it so much that I want to purchase it when there are free programs that meet my archiving needs, which are pretty basic.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered in a cumbersome registration method; thought the installation had hung at times, patience is needed.

On initial opening of a file thought it wasn't working as a preview was covering the listing of the files.

Recently had had problems viewing the contents of a RAR file in fact thought it was protected however, today's download had no problems with it.

The interface is very similar to many other programs of this type and will probably prove very useful, keeping it.

Note on registration.
After filling in the information in the webpage I received two e-mails, the first had a password in it which I don't believe I used anywhere, the second, a link which I followed.
The third e-mail as a result of following the link had the registration name and the registration code, the registration name wasn't used in my registration box as it filled in "giveaway."
After all this rigmarole I was finally registered and up and running.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

XP-Man
Thanks for the detail - The last time this was offered I tried and tried to get it registered, but could never figure it out.

It did run, even though it eventually told me I had exceeded the 'trial' period.

Once the trial period expires you must wait for a 5 second timer to count down before you can use the archived files.

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Update
It looks like it had used the previous information from the last time this was offered to register.
Just in case it was time-limited I decided to use the new information to reregister; I used the new username and serial number.

A dreadfully cumbersome registration procedure that needs considerable improvement.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

XP-Man
Thank you. I had read all the comments and was unable to get the right information to register. Finding out that there were multiple emails got me going.

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Improvement: two panel file manager

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Great software. Until i have to re-install winrar just because PowerArchiever can't deal with rar itself.

Reply   |   Comment by PTT  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
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