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Giveaway of the day — PowerArchiver 2018 Standard

The most powerful file management - compression and encryption utility.
$22.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 41 (38%) 66 (62%) 33 comments

PowerArchiver 2018 Standard was available as a giveaway on July 24, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.99
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Easy recovery of deleted files!

PowerArchiver is the most powerful file management - compression and encryption utility w/support for ZIP, ZIPX, ISO, RAR, 7-ZIP, PA, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, GZIP, BZIP2 (over 60).

PowerArchiver 2018’s ZIP format support is the best on the market. Our latest ZIP engine is the strongest/fastest one yet, with true multicore compression support as well as full support for ZIPX format, unlimited size archives, FIPS 140-2 encryption and much more.

PowerArchiver 2018 features an exclusive compression format, the Advanced Codec Pack (.PA format). It has been optimized for multicore processors and 64-bit systems (including multi-core extraction). It has superior compression compared to 7z, RAR and ZIPX, with special compressors for JPG, MP3, TXT, EXE, DOCX, PDF, and more. PA format even has de-deduplication filter that works to reduce the size of similar files. PA format exclusively uses FIPS 140-2 validated encryption components.

Special tools included: Batch Zip, Archiver Converter, Repair ZIP, Multi-extract and others. Dual Panel Explorer and great integration in Windows shell, from Windows XP to latest Windows 10 are included!

Please note: the license is provided for 12 months (updates and tech. support included)

Please note: 3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with a lifetime license of PowerArchiver 2018 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

Homepage:

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

File Size:

37.3 MB

Price:

$22.95

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#7

Dear vistors,
The installation process may seem slightly complicated, so we decided to post a step-by-step instruction. Make sure you carefully follow all the steps described in the readme.txt file (included in the archive).

1. Download the archive from giveawayoftheday.com

2. Extract the contents of the archive to a dedicated folder

3. Launch Setup.exe to install the application

4. Open the readme.txt file and follow the first link to request a registration key from giveawayoftheday.com
IMPORTANT: you can't use this key to activate the software product

5. Follow the second link from the readme.txt file and request your license using the registration key you've got from the previous step.

6. You will get an email from ConeXware with the subject "PowerArchiver giveaway confirmation link. Thank you for trying PowerArchiver!" Click the link within the email to confirm your request.

6. After that you will get your next email with the subject "PowerArchiver giveaway confirmation link. Thank you for trying PowerArchiver!" You will find your license information in the section Offline Registration

7. Activate the product using the provided license information.

If you have issues with installation or activation, feel free to contact us at giveaway@giveawayoftheday.com or contact ConeXware directly, using the contact form https://www.powerarchiver.com/support/

Have a nice day.
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Always yours,
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#22

I went through all the motions, gave them my info, got a key, and it won't activate.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Scott,

I did finally get it to activate

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#21

I had a 2013 version on my system which I was pleased to update. The installation process involved extra steps but everything worked out fine following the instructions posted here. Generally speaking I've found this to be a good program.

Reply   |   Comment by StephenB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

To the Developer,

What happens after the 12 months license expires? Will we be able to access encrypted files?

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#19

Sounds very interesting, but after reading statement 5 I think I'll give it a bye. Just too many hoops for my liking to jump through to get a registered one year copy. I'll stick with what I have as it doesn't say that its superior compression is actually compatable with the progs it is superior to, not much good if you need your zips or Rars to work in your clients preferred compression software.

Reply   |   Comment by Grangehearts  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#18

Does it support .PMA archives using -pm2- and -pmz- compression id strings in the archives?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#17

Activation process is WAY too complicated. Never received second email.

Reply   |   Comment by Kip Havard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#16

I tried an older version of this software a while ago, and ended up going back to 7Zip, stuck with that ever since. Does everything I need, and no licence/registration numbers involved. Also have PeaZip as a backup, but prefer the 7zip.

Reply   |   Comment by zeberdee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

zeberdee,

With you on 7Zip, which is excellent, does get updated, and has always been free. (In contrast to Rar, which is not free -- but 7Zip covers Rar format.) I think the only thing missing is the "Rar Repair" feature, which may or may not work, even using Rar, and (possibly ?) coverage for some of the Linux formats like Tar.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

zeberdee, Bandizip is quite good too (also is free). I really like the preview of a zip's contents in the Explorer context menu (right click menu), saves time opening a zip if it doesn't hold the contents you expected. See https://www.google.com/search?q=Bandizip

Still have 7zip installed, but tend to use Bandizip instead. Both are probably "good enough" for most users.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Last time I have won free licence - the same is offered now as well (3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with a lifetime license of PowerArchiver 2018 Professional. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback) - but I have not been contacted and no registration number was sent to me. Have no idea how does it work.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#14

Described as "The most powerful file management - compression and encryption utility."

And yet this the standard version cannot live up to that claim as there is a pro version too.

I have this from 2016 but quite frankly I have never needed to use it because I have yet to find something that the free Peazip has not been able to handle.

Not that Powerarchiver may have some additional useful tools in the box but it's one to check out carefully before purchase as you might find that you pay for something that has features that you may never use.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#13

winner "most convoluted authentication process I've seen to date", and I've developed one or two in my time.. :)

TWO codes are sent, first activates the second step. After registering in two sites. Only the second code (8 groups of random characters, not the short 3 groups) can be entered to the software, only on the offline registration tab..

Reply   |   Comment by AR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

AR, It does look cool. Pretty GUI but not too smart to hinder efficiency.
LIKE the preview pane.
This is filled with features, multi core processing etc.
Wish: just one line in the context menu, all in the sub. OH! it is editable! wonderful. This is really well thought out package!

bybye, winrar et al.

Reply   |   Comment by AR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#12

I still have the 2015' and 2016' edition and they are awesome, despiste the conexware update showing updates and without a clue how to stop that.
The last giveaways of PowerArchiver 2018 came without the .PA encryption function, reason why I can´t use it, because all my backups are with these option.
1 year is a very good time to evaluate the software but, if you apply all the resources, perhaps you will need to buy a licence when a recovery is necessary, after that. Reason why the 2015' and 2016' still the best versions.

Reply   |   Comment by cleber  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#11

This has turned out to be a real pain. Having carefully followed the instructions I received all the codes and when I entered the offline activation code got the message that the program would restart to enable activation, which it did, but once restarted gave the message that Powerarchiver was unregistered and asking for codes to be entered. I entered all the codes already received and entered them again and exactly the same thing happened. Can't be bothered with this registration of software should be quick easy and without pain. Uninstalled while looking for a cure for my headache.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#10

Tried to get the code to unlock this and got a 404 page, saying the page does not exist! Please advise. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by spyglass  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#9

I have had a PowerArchiver lifetime license with power tools for many years. This is a seriously good program that works consistently without error.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello Orson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#8

Probably, the most powerful "compressed file" handling tool existing. For the biggest part of the users, the required functionality can be found in free alternatives, though.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#6

Works perfectly. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Algent  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#5

An unnecessarily complicated registration process that involves several emails, complete with different pieces of information in each one. The activation details that you're finally looking for in the final email is marked
*** Offline Registration ***

It took me a few attempts to activate the software due to this important part being buried in the text of the email, beneath the blurb trying to sell you more stuff, and ignoring the previous licence key email and password email.

Wade through all that and you'll finally get it registered though. Whether it's worth it I've yet to discover compared to my current freeware archiver 7Zip.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigteapot  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#4

Used a long time ago, when it was freeware, then stopped when it asked for $$$
Got it again when it was offered free few months ago. Stil very convenient, many usefull (as unpack a bunch of zips each in a different folder, or create an autodecompact exe from a pack of files).
Nice.

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#3

Entering the serial number provided and my valid email address it was sent to but getting an error saying "We couldn't retrieve your licence information. Please check your email and activation code"........I have entered everything correctly, there is no question about it. What do I do now?

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Llewellyn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Dave Llewellyn, please click on Offline registration tab (top left in reg window) and enter your registration name and code. It should work fine. You can also contact us via support tools on our website for faster help. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Support  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Support, I already thought of that but get a different error message. A box comes up with "You have NOT entered correct PowerArchiver 2018 registration codes. Every major version of PowerArchver 2018, (eg.) has specific offline registration codes for that version. If you already don't have PowerArvhiver 2018 codes, you can visit your account to receive them. That error pops up instantly without hesitation. I have tried to resend registration code to my email and it sends the same code every time but it does not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Llewellyn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Support, I have it registered now. I am embarrassed to admit I was going about it the wrong way. I am usually very fluent in these things, but I do have to say this one had a few extra corners to turn. Thank you, all is ok now.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Llewellyn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Dave Llewellyn,

Small world Dave, I provided you with ICT support 2 years ago.

Hope you recovered well from your injury. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Matthew P  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

"PowerArchiver 2018 Standard - The most powerful file management - compression and encryption utility."

So why do they also have a Professional and Toolbox edition?

Reply   |   Comment by Jon Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)
#1

What happens after the 12 month license expires? does just the entitlement to tech suport and free updates cease or does it reduce in functionality in some subtantial way?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

We will see after one year. New stuff next year.

Reply   |   Comment by Algent  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

PLEASE GOTD. This question comes up every time. What happens when the licence express?

Can't you please request that the software providers ALWAYS spell this out?

I can't be the only one who regularly rejects downloads because of the uncertainty. I may be rejecting perfectly good software, which does nothing to benefit the software house, GOTD, or me.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+84)
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