PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.71 Beta 2 Fileforum Pick

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (1106 votes)

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Windows (All) / Shareware; $22.95 / 2,781,524 downloads

PowerArchiver is a professional 64-bit (and 32-bit) compression utility, with support for over 60 formats and exclusive Advanced Codec Pack - .PA format with strongest/fastest compression.

New .PA format has two modes - Optimized Strong and Optimized Fast. It offers best compression on the market due to specialized compressors for pdf/docx/jpeg/exe/text/image/sound formats. Overall .pa format is strongest/fastest format on the market today! Over 15 various codecs and filters work together to lower the size of your files. Exclusive PDF/DOCX/ZIP re-compression - up to 85% lower size. Special data de-duplication filter will significantly compress similar files.

PA is really simple to use, it automatically selects best mode for each file. Machine learning is used to optimize codecs for best speed/compression ratio.

Superior multicore, unlimited size ZIP and ZIPX format support compared to other archivers. Fully compatible with WinZip and SecureZip.

Support for PA, ZIP, RAR, ZIPX, 7-ZIP, CAB, PGP, TAR, XZ, GZIP, BZIP2, ISO (ISO9660 and UDF), ZPAQ, WIM, BH, LHA (LZH), XXE, UUE, yENC, MIME (Base 64), ARJ, ARC, ACE, MSI, NSIS, CHM, over 60 total.

PowerArchiver 256bit AES encryption is FIPS 140-2 validated for government use. Supports Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) and UAC elevation, so you can zip any file on your computer, even in use databases or Outlook PST files. Password Policies allow setup of a minimum password policy/rule, to force users to enter passwords w/proper length and mix of characters. File Wiping wipes your temporary files by using DoD 5220.22-M suggested methods for clearing & sanitizing information on writable media.

PowerArchiver has advanced GUI with beautiful skins, ability to chose many options. It fully supports 4K displays and large DPI. Touchscreen support!

Other features include Encryption with OpenPGP, Backup, Burner, Secure FTP, Convert, Repair, Batch Extract, Batch ZIP, SFX Tool, Compression Profiles, Preview, & much more.

Reviews of PowerArchiver 2017

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    darkwzrd1

    Reviewing 16.00.61 Final (Feb 5, 2016)

    I pretty much gave up on PowerArchiver because of performance issues but with the release of 2016 that's completely changed This versions features have greatly improved over 2015. Also the Touch Screen Support is NICE and it supports ever format imaginable.

  2. 2 out of 5 stars
    kstev99

    Reviewing 16.00.56 RC3 (Jan 22, 2016)

    I tried this, and while it is pretty good, things that I don't like are that in order to create RAR files, you must have WINRAR installed. If that is the case, why not just Use Winrar and 7zip?

    Price seems a little steep... I mean ONE year of updates for $22 (Basic Version) when you can get lifetime updates of WINRAR for $21. I Own WINRAR and while I considered switching to this, I just don't see the point

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    Raimondas

    Reviewing 15.00.28 Private Beta (Nov 1, 2014)

    Good archiver. Never had any problems. Support is also fine.
    I guess PowerArchiver is the best archiver money can buy.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    DKDude

    Reviewing 15.00.28 Private Beta (Nov 1, 2014)

    Still the best and AWESOME support, both by email and forum.

    Worth every single penny.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    DrTeeth

    Reviewing 14.06.02 (Oct 11, 2014)

    The best there is, PLUS excellent support via the forum.

Discuss PowerArchiver 2017

  1. Aug 31, 2009 - 6:55 PM
    MarcFou

    Is there a change log?