QuickPar 0.9.1 for Windows

by Peter B. Clements

Avg. Rating 4.7 (32 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 9,685
Publisher Peter B. Clements
Homepage QuickPar

Publisher's Description

QuickPar is a utility for creating Parity Volumes using the Reed Solomon algorithm. Parity Volumes may be used to verify that a set of files have not been corrupted, or to reconstruct damaged files.

Latest Reviews

Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v0.9.1 on Feb 10, 2010

QuickPar does work very well on XP / Vista / 7.

QuickPar has NOT been updated for 5.5 years, come on and get the lead out and update this software. If you aren't going to update the software, then upload the source code to Source Forge!

I rated it a 4 because no updates for 5.5 years.

VicarBook

VicarBook reviewed v0.9.1 on Jul 1, 2009

A good program. After 4 years it's still the newest and best in a very small field, it gets the 5 stars, if there were further development in the field by anybody it would probably rate lower.

QuickPar 0.9.1 has several problems, that would probably have been addressed by now if it hadn't been abandoned. To wit, it takes up a lot of resources (processor/memory-wise) when in use. Doesn't let one queue up several par2 scans in sequence to minimize the slowing down of one's system. Doesn't PAUSE! Doesn't have a run in background option.

halc

halc reviewed v0.9.1 on Dec 9, 2006

The best error detection and recovery freeware for Windows.

It's a bit sad that PAR2 is still the latest algorithm supported in freely available software.

Error detection and esp. correction algorithms have progressed since the days of Reed-Solomon.

Still, what QuickPar does, it does well.

poisonu

poisonu reviewed v0.9.1 on Nov 4, 2006

Superb...

Have been using it for more one year,
& Never Any problems...
Same goes for my mates & colleagues...

Cheers,

Roberta

zridling

zridling reviewed v0.9.1 on Jun 4, 2006

Well, we know hardgiant neither serious nor honest. QuickPAR is virtually a completed program with no weaknesses I can find. It's never failed me in several years.

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v0.9.1 on Aug 5, 2005

Fails to repair a lot of the time. This is a rather buggy program. Sometimes multiple runs are necessary to get the job done.

QuickPar's tech support always blames the users hardware even if your machine can pass prime and whatever other stress test.

It's to bad people are using Par 2 when it is not ready for primetime.

Tokar

Tokar reviewed v0.9.1 on May 28, 2005

Required tool for use with downloading "stuff" from newsgroups.

It supports SFV file checking.
It supports PAR2 file checking.
It supports PAR file checking.
It supports file reconstruction via PAR2 and PAR files.
It supports PAR2 recovery block generation.

An absolutely wonderful tool. Its pretty fast and gets the job done. Very easy to operate.

stisev

stisev reviewed v0.9.1 on May 27, 2005

Excellent tool for its purpose, but it loses 1 star because it stores shortcuts of combined files in the Local Settings folder, which may present a privacy risk.

jpmccord

jpmccord reviewed v0.9.1 on May 27, 2005

If you upload to or download from Usenet (newsgroups), you can use QuickPar. This is one of the most useful and most-used programs I have ever installed! It's the best parity volume builder and file-fixer I've ever used. It's on my must-have list for any new computer.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (32 votes)
Your Rating
Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v0.9.1 on Feb 10, 2010

QuickPar does work very well on XP / Vista / 7.

QuickPar has NOT been updated for 5.5 years, come on and get the lead out and update this software. If you aren't going to update the software, then upload the source code to Source Forge!

I rated it a 4 because no updates for 5.5 years.

VicarBook

VicarBook reviewed v0.9.1 on Jul 1, 2009

A good program. After 4 years it's still the newest and best in a very small field, it gets the 5 stars, if there were further development in the field by anybody it would probably rate lower.

QuickPar 0.9.1 has several problems, that would probably have been addressed by now if it hadn't been abandoned. To wit, it takes up a lot of resources (processor/memory-wise) when in use. Doesn't let one queue up several par2 scans in sequence to minimize the slowing down of one's system. Doesn't PAUSE! Doesn't have a run in background option.

halc

halc reviewed v0.9.1 on Dec 9, 2006

The best error detection and recovery freeware for Windows.

It's a bit sad that PAR2 is still the latest algorithm supported in freely available software.

Error detection and esp. correction algorithms have progressed since the days of Reed-Solomon.

Still, what QuickPar does, it does well.

poisonu

poisonu reviewed v0.9.1 on Nov 4, 2006

Superb...

Have been using it for more one year,
& Never Any problems...
Same goes for my mates & colleagues...

Cheers,

Roberta

zridling

zridling reviewed v0.9.1 on Jun 4, 2006

Well, we know hardgiant neither serious nor honest. QuickPAR is virtually a completed program with no weaknesses I can find. It's never failed me in several years.

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v0.9.1 on Aug 5, 2005

Fails to repair a lot of the time. This is a rather buggy program. Sometimes multiple runs are necessary to get the job done.

QuickPar's tech support always blames the users hardware even if your machine can pass prime and whatever other stress test.

It's to bad people are using Par 2 when it is not ready for primetime.

Tokar

Tokar reviewed v0.9.1 on May 28, 2005

Required tool for use with downloading "stuff" from newsgroups.

It supports SFV file checking.
It supports PAR2 file checking.
It supports PAR file checking.
It supports file reconstruction via PAR2 and PAR files.
It supports PAR2 recovery block generation.

An absolutely wonderful tool. Its pretty fast and gets the job done. Very easy to operate.

stisev

stisev reviewed v0.9.1 on May 27, 2005

Excellent tool for its purpose, but it loses 1 star because it stores shortcuts of combined files in the Local Settings folder, which may present a privacy risk.

jpmccord

jpmccord reviewed v0.9.1 on May 27, 2005

If you upload to or download from Usenet (newsgroups), you can use QuickPar. This is one of the most useful and most-used programs I have ever installed! It's the best parity volume builder and file-fixer I've ever used. It's on my must-have list for any new computer.

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