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PowerArchiver 2016 Standard Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — PowerArchiver 2016 Standard

A powerful archive utility with support of over 50 compression formats
$22.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 119 (87%) 18 (13%) 95 comments

PowerArchiver 2016 Standard was available as a giveaway on December 19, 2016!

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PowerArchiver 2016 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.

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

Homepage:

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

File Size:

25.9 MB

Price:

$22.95

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#39

I've installed ( today's giveaway "2015 version" a year ago? I assume ) here with a whole bunch of archivers, it didn't take over anything that wasn't fair game (e.g. not set/claimed), you can also set your .ext's stuff use to any archiver if you go back into the settings on ea. archiver and tell it what you desire. If someone had NO archiver then this WOULD be the desired behavior to take over unset things. Even if it is taking SET things it's an archiver, reinstall the archivers it stole your claimed .ext's from again. (you should/didn't specify WHICH .ext it steals specifically)

I have a collection of archivers that only a BBS SYSOP would have collected over the years, I got no problems with POWER ARCHIVER. I have 2015 installed for a year, it does not screw up my ZTREE, midnight commander win32, Total Commander, or explorer.exe

remember file_id.diz I used to automate that nonsense.

I also hand edit my ARCHIVER.BB2 (a file to feed the archiver command lines and specs from ztree) because I have a couple extremely obscure archivers.

one that I don't edit by hand Ironically...
; This entry is for PowerArchiver
;
; Visit PowerArchiver at: http://www.powerarchiver.com
;
PowerArchiver Command Line 4.01 [LFN,EXT]
ZIP
0
PAEXT.EXE -v
PAEXT.EXE -o
PAEXT.EXE -o -d
PAEXT.EXE -t
PACOMP.EXE -a -c2 -w @list
PACOMP.EXE -a -c2 -w -p @list
PACOMP.EXE -a -c2 -w @list
PACOMP.EXE -m
PACOMP.EXE -m -P
PACOMP.EXE -d >NUL
PK\x3\x4
------ ------ ---- ----- ---- ---- ------ ----
------ ------ --- -------
0
2
4
1
7
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

So I disagree with the guy who has trouble, I think his trouble is in the settings and docs, or perhaps just figuring out what you really want in life.

God bless I hope you all figure it all out, I've been trying to sort my life out lately.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

I have used PowerArchiver since the first time I found it here on GAOTD and it has been a lifesaver. My first computer (Win98 SE) came with its own program but I lost it during a re-installation. Long before I ever found 7zip on the internet this program was the only one I ever could use since WinRAR had to be paid for and had a short trial period. This is my go to program with 7zip as a backup. I've never needed anything else.
The installation was easy. I read the text file and followed the link in the readme file.

Thank you GAOTD and PowerArchiver.

Reply   |   Comment by nstoll  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

nstoll, BTW I have Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
This is an easy to use program. I don't like programs that make me feel like I have to read a manual to figure out how to use it. I don't care how powerful or fast it is or isn't. It's free to download, will work forever and it isn't complicated to use. I like it.

Reply   |   Comment by nstoll  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

When you use a compression / decompress software, you are not looking for "power".
You are also not looking for esoteric compression formats. Most people do not use those.
You are looking for ease of use and reliability.
If you already use any other compression / decompress software that served you well and you are very familiar with it, there is no need to change.
.
7Zip and PeaZip are serious rival software.
Both are FREE and portable.
They integrate nicely with Total Commander which make them extremely easy to use.
They are powerful and the most important point is....they are non-intrusive.
.
I had tried the previous GOTD version of Power Archiver and subsequently un-installed it.
Power Archiver is too intrusive and too overbearing.
I do not like the way it seems to “take over” your PC.
By forcibly associating itself with compression formats even when you tell it not to. (Another forum commenter #22 Geni Daltes has confirmed this is true)
.
As to the claim of fast zipping and unzipping.
No one who zips files time the tasks with a stopwatch.
Even if it is slightly faster than others. So what?
Will that make a big difference in your life?

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#36

Again this software is not available at link. Goes to 404 Page.

Please fix and extend an extra day

Reply   |   Comment by joe rahall  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

joe rahall, change http://files.giveawayoftheday.com/ to http://files2.giveawayoftheday.com/ in the address bar and it'll work for sure

Reply   |   Comment by Raj  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

joe rahall, try from the website. At long as you have the registration information, that's all you need. Worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Trying to install in Windows 10 64-bit, every time I launch the EXE (either downloaded from here, or from my ConeXWare Account that gets set up as part of registering it) I receive the following:


The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005). Click OK to close the application.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

I really like PowerArchiver. It's worth getting. Period. The Toolbox version would have been awesome. However, even the Standard version is great. Go to http://www.powerarchiver.com/powerarchiver/ and click on Compare on the right hand side and you will see a more comprehensive list of features and what is available for each version.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

Looks pretty wiz to me! Much prefer the interface and Context integration to that of 7-Zip.

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Please wait while the compressed file ...
Old habits are recommended to continue. Also improve the panel to hide or reduce, to increase the speed which is more attractive place. Adaptation. Compression format miscellaneous Pang, some design, disguise, hide, easy to operate more scenic. I like to file to the cloud.
Also, do not worry, but to remind the safety of the first care ... after all, the advantages will always be bold adventure with more innovation and more to understand the safety!

Reply   |   Comment by Comment.thanks-here  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#31

While i like the interface and features of PowerArchiver, it still doesn't seem to have *full* support for the zipx format (the lossless jpeg compression that winzip has, to be exact.. PA will extract WZ-created archives just fine, but cannot compress them as well as it does)

Given a 500MB (524,226,301 bytes) folder of HD wallpapers, I got these output files (max.compression selected every time):
515,809,571 Test_Wallpapers_7Zip.7z
516,917,098 Test_Wallpapers_7Zip.zip
517,240,109 Test_Wallpapers_PowerArchiver.7z
516,955,002 Test_Wallpapers_PowerArchiver.rar
517,194,125 Test_Wallpapers_PowerArchiver.zip
518,790,906 Test_Wallpapers_PowerArchiver.zipx
516,442,724 Test_Wallpapers_Winrar.rar
516,808,235 Test_Wallpapers_Winrar.zip
516,430,336 Test_Wallpapers_Winzip.zip
413,333,575 Test_Wallpapers_Winzip.zipx

As you can see, most are very similar in size, except for the winzip .zipx - which, for me, is the only reason to use that program at all (the user interface annoys me, especially the inability to queue multiple compression jobs - which PowerArchiver *does* do pretty well)

Also, PowerArchiver unfortunately just isn't as fast as the competition, which seems to be because it doesn't make use of all the available CPU(core)s. (especially 7z, using 1 CPU core, where the original 7zip program uses all 4).

As for the giveaway: works as advertised, and if last year's giveaway is anything to go by, will work with any version labeled '2016' (as my license for 2015 doesn't work with this 2016 version)
Thanks ConeXware, it was nice to try your program again :)

Reply   |   Comment by User321  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Another thing:

After uninstalling it, I have to reboot my computer, to finish the uninstallation. Not something I prefer to have to do.

It may be because PowerArchiver automatically decided to associate itself with all archive types, so that it's logo got added to all rar or zip files. Even though I am pretty sure I unchecked that option when installing it.

Reply   |   Comment by Geni Daltes  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Geni Daltes,
After you installed PowerArchiver, it most likely added some kind of shell extension like a right click menu item. Therefore a reboot is a must to kill it.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Geni Daltes, during install you can decide what file associations that you want. This is why you always do custom installs and check out every option/tab. Also, the default is not all archive types. One click could have told you all the associations available and selected.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

This is a disappoinment.

It may be faster than 7zip, but it doesn't compress as well. Doing some tests, 7zip made smaller zip than PowerArchiver.

Even though 7zip uses some more seconds to do the job, it is the results that matter.

PowerArchiver is just a waste of time as it stands now.

Reply   |   Comment by Geni Daltes  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

I have used this program from GAOTD and ConeXware on other computers and I like it ease of use. I've had it fix problems for my wife when she messed up a few times zipping files and sending the files to the college she goes to. This is an absolute keeper to me I use the free ones out there winrar, Peazip, 7-zip ... I used this one the most and am happy I have it on my new comp. Thanks so much GAOTD and ConeXware for a very useful program. All in all I feel this is the best zipping/compression program on the market. A 10 guys.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

I can't see any reason for purchasing such a product.

There are way too many free alternatives out there such as peazip, 7Zip etc that can do just about all that 99% of people would want or need.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

PhilS, you are not purchasing it. It's free if you grab it today. Might as well get something that is way better while you can.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I believe Rar is the only format that can include recovery information in the archive. Can this product create RAR files?

Reply   |   Comment by pleaseexpplain  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Don't understand why we need this. Windows compresses and uncompresses files efficiently. 7-Zip is always free if you need to add encryption or a password, or both. Obscure compressed file types have become rare. Long gone are the days when Windows XP users looked to various software makers for a viable .zip file alternative. Hard drive storage is cheap and plentiful which makes any additional space-saving compression irrelevant. So, i ask why do we need another file compressor?

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

What happened to my Extract All and how do I get it back?

I already tried reegsvr32 zipfolder.dll.

That didn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jim,
Help, I uninstalled Power Archiver and it didn't return.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Dear Mili,

The question that keeps being asked but you never specifically address is:

"Auto-Update functionality is activated in the settings after installation, so do we need to deactivate Auto-Update to keep our free license active, or will the free license still work with coming versions?"

Your response would be very sincerely appreciated.

*** Thank you in advance ***

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Susan,

Yes, you may turn off auto updates. PowerArchiver will still be registered and remain registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

I attempted to register the product. I expected to get a registration code back. Instead I received an email with a link to their product order page.

HJB

Reply   |   Comment by HJB  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

So, my 'order' has been 'pending' for hours now; I don't see an activation code in my account. The program itself is solid, but wow this has been an ordeal to activate.....

Reply   |   Comment by voyager529  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

voyager529,

Once you fill out the form and click Send, a confirmation email is sent with a confirmation link. Once clicked, the registration will be sent to you immediately.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mili - Conexware, I never received a email link

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

what form is required to fill?

Reply   |   Comment by EL  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I 've been a registered user for many years. Never thought I'd pay for a Zip program but I haven't regretted it.

My favorite feature?: Especially appropos for GOTD fans... "open" gives you the option of installing the zip file if it contains an (aptly named) installer. One double click on the download from my browser and the gotd is installing, no manual intervention needed. for me, that alone is worth the price.

Biggest regret?: ziip repair doesn't work for files other than zip (e.g 7zip)

Great program with excellent support...

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Brotman  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

I unchecked archive files association during the installation, but it set it regardless.

compressing 4gb iso to zip
PowerArchiver ~7 mins
Bandizip ~7.8 mins

compressing 860mb iso to 7z
PowerArchiver ~12 mins
Bandizip ~4 mins

PowerArchiver can compress to: zip, 7-zip, CAB, LHA(LZH), BH, TAR, WIM, ZPAQ.
Bandizip can compress to: zip, zipx, exe, tar, tgz, lzh, iso, 7z.

Bandizip formats more practical, in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

After trying it out and having a good look around the interface. It's worth it if you haven't got a compression program and don't want to rely upon the free alternatives.
I use WinRAR and have done for decades.
So I decided to do a quick comparison.
I compressed a Bluray using WinRAR and todays offering, PowerArchiver.
Original size : 44.8GB
WinRAR : 42.6GB
PowerArchiver 43.3GB

I now generally have to compress everything as I'm running out of space even with my 8TB System Storage. I find though that I'm getting around 1-5% compression on 4K HDR Video, and about the same on HD Content.
As you can see WinRAR had the better compression, but still both performed as they should and actually got that file size down.
I like the context menu integration and also love how it works in 4K (3840x2160) as so many programs this year have not been able to implement scaling in anyway or form. Kudos again to the developers on this.

I recommend it again if you haven't got a compression utility. But I'm going to uninstall and keep using my WinRAR as I'm so used to it and it does indeed seem to perform it's function more capably.

Thanks again GOTD and Merry Christmass everyone

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Richard Sebire, You'll never compress a video file much it is already highly compressed, if you want to shrink your video files anymore you'll have to re-encode. I'd recommend Handbrake using the x265 codec, that should get them significantly smaller with little to no loss in quality (depending on your chosen settings).

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan Barrett  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Richard Sebire, Besides Duncan Barrett's comment that except certain conversions you won't improve your videos by attempting to compress them, all of us can notice that PowerArchiver incorporate RAR _extraction_. From their website: "If you have WinRAR installed (and licensed), PowerArchiver will use it to create RAR archives (both 4.x and 5.x)." So their "support" of RAR does not give you RAR compression. Whatever test you did of compression used the same RAR.exe which you previously I assume bought and paid for for both.
(Unfortunately I did not read their website prior to downloading and installing [easily, though a cumbersome registration], and thus only found out that it DOES NOT INCLUDE RAR COMPRESSION until after the install. 7-zip, which is free, lacks some capabilities, but I haven't missed them.)

Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Richard Sebire, as a followup to what Duncan said, compressing binary files can make them larger due to adding compression information to what has already been compressed.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Richard..

You have a much better basis of comparison if you used an assortment of 'regular' files for your compression tests, e.g., files typical of everyday computing, such as text files, program executables, PDF's, fonts, etc. A Bluray, normally containing some mix of MPEG-encoded video--itself already heavily compressed--will not lend itself to much further compression.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Duncan Barrett, thank you for the advice.
I keep my ISO's as ISO's and if I have to remux it's to suitable and correct format.
Handbrake 64 is good, but I use Nero 2017 as it allows me to use HEV-c for my 4K HDR Content.
Remuxing these files would be counter productive as I'd lose the resolution. Hence putting them in a WinRAR .(rar) to at least get a few GB's back.
Have a good one, and Merry Christmas

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Robert Garofalo, Thanks for the advice.
I have around 100GB of software in the cloud in .rar format, but even with software I don't get a good compression rate.
The days of WinZip and WinRAR, StuffIt and co getting a 50% compression rate seems to have long gone. The best compression rate I've seen in a decade or so was probably around 15%..
Thanks for the reply, and have a Happy Christmass

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Robert Garofalo, ...... compressed....also with JPG, JPEG.

Reply   |   Comment by Gentil  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Someone please tell me why this is better than "7-Zip http://www.7-zip.org" which is FREE and a PICK here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Compression-tools/7-Zip.shtml.

I imagine it has more .zip formats, but am I going to use all those? Probably Not.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Won't install. Win 7 64 bit.

Failure message:
===================================================================
[SEH_GENERIC] Unknown SEH Exception (0xc06d007e) at address [0x76b2c42d]

Advanced Installer Enhanced UI 12.0 build 63246
*** Stack Trace (x86) ***

[0x76b2c42d] RaiseException()
[0x003f38cb] -----
[0x003f3516] -----
[0x0037c3de] -----
[0x0037dd31] -----
[0x77d0b496] RtlFormatCurrentUserKeyPath()
[0x77d0b419] RtlFormatCurrentUserKeyPath()
[0x77d03ca4] RtlImageNtHeader()
[0x77d03cfe] RtlImageNtHeader()
[0x77d03ca4] RtlImageNtHeader()
[0x77cfe38c] RtlInitUnicodeString()
[0x77cfe0f2] RtlAllocateHeap()
[0x0033b0dd] -----
[0x0033b0dd] -----
[0x0033aea2] -----
[0x0034d561] -----
[0x003f63b2] -----
[0x77d11092] RtlEncodePointer()
[0x003f9ebb] -----
[0x003fffa4] -----
[0x003fc37e] -----
[0x003f697e] -----
[0x00430ead] -----
[0x003fc392] -----
[0x003f9461] -----
[0x7587338a] BaseThreadInitThunk()
[0x77d09f72] RtlInitializeExceptionChain()
[0x77d09f45] RtlInitializeExceptionChain()
[0x00330000] MODULE_BASE_ADDRESS
===================================================================

Reply   |   Comment by B G  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

B G,

please send us an email with details as to when this error occurs, to support at conexware dot com and our support team will do their best to assist.

thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

impossible to register using the code sent !

Reply   |   Comment by philemm  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

A very nice Giveaway. Thank you and a happy holiday season to all!

Please one question. You write "PowerArchiver is one of the most updated software utilities on the market.", that's great, but what about our free license? does the standard GOTD term "No free upgrades to future versions" apply?

Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by Lilien  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Lilien,

Happy Holidays!!

If you come across any questions regarding the use of PowerArchiver, our support team will definitely respond. However, any issues that might require "fixing" would be fixed in the next version.

Thanks and best Holiday wishes from the PowerArchiver Team :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks! :)
Auto-Update functionality is activated in the settings after installation, so do we need to deactivate Auto-Update to keep our free license active, or will the free license still work with coming versions?

Reply   |   Comment by Lilien  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Lilien,

The provided version is the final update for PowerArchiver 2016. You may turn off the auto updates, PowerArchiver will not update to the next version and it will stay registered.

Thanks again :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Man dRB,

Sorry for any confusion there.
Obtaining and registering this free offer of PowerArchiver is very straightforward and takes a minute to register and I realize that that's what makes it suspicious :)

If there is anything you find unclear, please do let me know and I'll do my best to explain.

Thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Mili - Conexware, the question is if we need to disable automatic updating so that we don't lose our license when the new version comes out.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mili - Conexware,

Please reread Lilien's question again....

Please one question. You write "PowerArchiver is one of the most updated software utilities on the market.", that's great, but what about our free license? does the standard GOTD term "No free upgrades to future versions" apply?

It has been asked twice now and you have failed to answer. I would be interested to know before I install this.

Reply   |   Comment by Brenda  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@Mili - Conexware

Are you joking with us? ;-)
It's great that we may turn of auto-updates, but do we have to turn it off to stay registered?

Reply   |   Comment by Lilien  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dear Lilien,
Please mind that all software products featured on our website (except for competitions) are provided wiith no free upgrades to future versions and no tech support, unless stated otherwise. See our terms and conditions here:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/terms.html
--
Always yours,
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lilien,

Turning off auto updates will not unregister your PowerArchiver GOTD.
PowerArchiver 2016 GOTD will stay registered when you turn off auto updates.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

The real question can it run crysis? when I used this files on my computer vanished, I think it's a malware or something, do not use.

I never understood these emulation programs, opening doors up to the hackers, this is a hacker tool and should be illegal.

Reply   |   Comment by Jessica  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-40)

Jessica,

Rest assured, PowerArchivr isn't malware. It has, for over 10 years now, and always will be spyware-free and ad-free.
The virtual drive works fine, it rubs mounted ISO's just fine.
Give it a try with crysis. :)

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jessica, I assume you have commented on the wrong forum about a different program perhaps? I can not see this as an emulation program or "part of a hackers kit" program either.
Would you like to explain what you mean? And as for your missing files, run an undelete program to see what it recovers. Assuming they are not in your recycle bin, its either that or your client.
Richard

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jessica, it can run 7-zip.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What 'emulation program' are you talking about?
Powerarchiver, offered here, seems free of malware to me (as did every program i have gotten from this site so far)

Reply   |   Comment by User321  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Jessica, Crysis is a game. Malware? Yeah...do some research. Whatever gave you the idea that this is an "emulation program". Hacker tool? This is too good. *snicker* Are you trolling? Going to post this on Facebook.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

User321, it's a emulation program, you can easily crack this application by looking in there with a text file.

Reply   |   Comment by Jessica  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jessica,
This program is an "archiving" or a "ZIP-ing" software. It has absolutely ZERO to do with emulating, or "running" - anything. I think you are reviewing the wrong software, here.
This is for "Power Archiver"....

Reply   |   Comment by Puzzled  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jessica, 20? Where did you get that number?

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I have been thoroughly impressed. I was not familiar with this application or company, so I was not overly optimistic. After reading some of the other reviews, I thought I would give it a try. Download, installation and activation were quick and easy. In the short time I have had for testing thus far, I am impressed. Many options, an intuitive interface and everything seems to work as intended. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Douglas  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

I can recommend:
I've never felt I need something more...

Reply   |   Comment by errorsys  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

errorsys, sure you can recommend it. However, PowerArchiver slaughters 7-zip. It really does. Go to http://www.powerarchiver.com/powerarchiver/ and click on Compare (it's on the right).

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Excellent software. One of the few I seek out and purchase. I have purchased and used the pro version for years. Even this standard version is great. Better than any free option out there. And much faster compressing and extracting. And handles anything you throw at it. Love this product and I recommend it to everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernice Jenkins  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

How is this better than 7-Zip?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

glnz,

In addition to numerous helpful features, PowerArchiver is updated regularly. Features full support through email/live chat/phone/forums where you have a say in PowerArchiver's future development.
Can't hurt to check it out :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Mili - Conexware, the problem is that this GOTD does NOT grant free updates, so the update advantage is nil.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mili - Conexware, this is a giveaway... "PowerArchiver is updated regularly" is not a selling point for the giveaway since we don't qualify for free updates to future frequent update versions. Nor free technical support either.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

glnz, night and day. Give it a try. It is worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

just using bandizip
freeware and support multi core process..

i never imagined compress program could be commercial

Reply   |   Comment by it this commercial program?  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

it this commercial program?,

Yes, PowerArchiver is constantly updated with new features and options. We also like to hear feedback and features requests from users in order to accommodate your needs. check it out :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

I have never felt the need to compress my files. I do however encrypt some files and folders where their loss could create an identity theft. And of course I backup my backup and keep them separate. So I will pass on this offering.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

john,

PowerArchiver can encrypt your files using AES 256 encryption.
Also, the Pro and Toolbox versions offer an advanced Backup application that allows you to backup your files along with features like scheduled backups, upload to cloud/FTP, etc.

thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#7

Downloaded and installed on a Windows 7 partition. Go to the address in the readme, insert code in readme, and after a very prompt confirmation email, a code was sent.
Not much time to test, (its Christmas), but tried a few extractions which were quick and easy. Lots of information and options even in this standard version, so it has replaced my 7 Zip to fully test out.

Many thanks to ConeXware and GOTD, really nice to get a program like this without hassle and strings, so I will keep ConeXware's name in the "frame" Happy Christmas to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Hughes  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Brian Hughes,
Yes, a good program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Brian Hughes,

Thanks Brian and XP-Man for the kind words! Much appreciated

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

This has been my favorite compression program for the last several years. Handles foreign language files better than any other I have tested. Very handy preview window for docs, pdf's, images etc. Only thing it lacks is a compressed file repair feature (but it does allow testing).

Reply   |   Comment by bunnyb0y  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

bunnyb0y, Not true. It has a repair tool. Repair Tool – repair broken ZIP archives with one simple operation. Even the standard version has always had this

Reply   |   Comment by Bernice Jenkins  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

bunnyb0y,

Yes, the Tools menu is where the Repair Zip feature is located and it works on Zip format only.

Thank you and Thanks @Bernice

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Bernice Jenkins, Well that is just embarrassing. I am so used to just using the context menu for operations I completely overlooked the repair feature. Thanks for pointing it out. Will still need a separate .rar fixer but great to see that PA can handle .zip.

Reply   |   Comment by bunnyb0y  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

Go here and enter your details :
http://www.powerarchiver.com/powerarchiver-2016-giveaway-gotd/
Use this activation code:
GOTD16

You will then have to confirm your email address by clicking on the link in the email they send you, and then you get your registration data.

I must say this, as it's becoming rare in giveaways from here, but yes, this program works with scaling. I am able to actually able to use this program in 4K. So Kudos on that.

I will probably pass this license on to a friend as I have a WinRAR Lifetime License, which I got off eBay for a mere £3.95. And as I've been using WinRAR for over a decade now, it's hard to move to a different product. As they say, "if it aint broke, don't fix it"

Thank you GOTD and PowerArchiver, it's nice to see software that has the 2016 at the end actually work as it should.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Richard Sebire,

Thanks Richard! We worked on the 4k extensively, nice to hear feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#4

May I ask does the program support wildcards when adding files?

Reply   |   Comment by Don Stuart  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

The 2016 has support for compressing files through Windows context menu? No, thanks for your kind "generosity". There are free alternatives out there, maybe even better than this giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacksimms46@yahoo.com  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

Jacksimms46@yahoo.com, Umm Yes it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernice Jenkins  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jacksimms46@yahoo.com,

PowerArchiver has a very advanced and detailed right click menu. Both for compressing and extracting archived. It's been there for years. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#2

Thanks for the kind words Loopins!
The version included today's giveaway is the latest version of 2016 available, same one from the site. Thanks again :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mili - Conexware  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#1

Well worth grabbing. License is a personal license and you can obtain the more up to date exe from the web site so you aren't just stuck to today's offer install.

As far as I can see from playing around with it for 10mins it seems to have a lot more functionality than my old version of winrar. So overall it seems a keeper for me. Thanks GOTD and ConeXware.

Reply   |   Comment by Loopins  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
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