PowerArchiver 2010 Free

PowerArchiver 2010 Free


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.63.12
File Size:
8.51MB
Date Added:
July 08, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
50,746
Downloads Last Week:
72
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Archive utilities, zip tools, and other third-party apps that enhance the native capabilities of Windows have been popular for many years, and they remain popular even as Windows continues to incorporate more of their features, mostly by staying a step ahead of Microsoft by offering many more features and options than most Windows users require. PowerArchiver is a good example. It's a full-featured file compression and management utility that supports a wide range of compression types and file formats, with the ability to add more formats via plug-ins. PowerArchiver 2010 Free is free for personal use, with paid upgrades available.

When we first opened PowerArchiver, we had the choice of two interface styles: Classic, with a preview window, for novice users, and a Modern interface for power users that features both a preview window and Explorer view. However, the modern style is only available in the paid version, but we were able to select several view options as well as choose toolbar, icon, and window styles from the View menu. For a free tool, PowerArchiver offers many features and options and even useful extras like a Burner tool, but some options, such as skins, are available only with the paid version. PowerArchiver is easy to use, with a left-hand navigation panel and clearly labeled controls and options. We were able to add, compress, and extract files from the program's main interface, even without the extensive and thorough Help menu, which offered not only an indexed Help file but also tutorials, tips, and FAQs. To be competitive, though, a zip tool needs context menu integration, which means you need to be able to right-click a file or folder and select your compression tool and actions right from the pop-up menu. Naturally, PowerArchiver has that capability, letting us not only compress but also encrypt files and send them to PDF or FTP utilities.

We found PowerArchiver 2010 Free both easy to use and fully up to the task of handling just about any type of zipped or archived file you're likely to encounter in Windows, but it also accepts plug-ins for new files and formats. Of course, if you should need more than the free version offers, you can upgrade PowerArchiver for a price. For most users, PowerArchiver 2010 Free is the sensible choice.

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 2 stars

    "I'm not keeping it"

    February 07, 2013   |   By jpalecek

    Version: PowerArchiver 2010 Free 11.63.12

    Pros

    Can (unlike many other archivers) read split ZIP files.

    Cons

    On small screens, the Add Files dialog leaks out of the screen, so you can't actually create any archives.

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  • 4 stars

    "Not Bad at all ! Runs great and is free."

    November 29, 2012   |   By Daedalu

    Version: PowerArchiver 2010 Free 11.63.12

    Pros

    This program is a nice one to use , even if you have not used one like this before , even if you are new to computers you will be able to work with this and use it to compress what you want.

    Cons

    I can not find any real Cons with this software .
    It is very good for being free to use. You will most likely move up to the full version after getting used to this program , and will most likely have to do so for Win 8 .

    Summary

    This is really not hard to use and learn and works well , so if you are looking for a Free version of good compression software then give this one a run as I think you will be glad that you did.

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  • 1 stars

    "Free version slow + hangs up on win7 64bit"

    April 22, 2011   |   By GreatSUN_

    Version: PowerArchiver 2010 Free 11.63.12

    Pros

    Winzip like design

    Cons

    stability on windows7 (64bit) of the free version as well as speed is horrible

    Summary

    I prefer peazip which is much more stable and faster than this pretty good rated archive software

    Updated on Apr 22, 2011

    I just saw it is even bigger (more RAM and disk space is used) and also it has no uninstall link in startmenu. A newbie could not be able to uninstall it from his windows installation.

    Updated on Apr 22, 2011

    So sorry, but I just found another lack in this software... While installing it doesn't care about applications opened. When uninstalling it want's you to close all explorer windows and prepends you have to reboot when not.

    Updated on Apr 22, 2011

    So sorry, but I just found another lack in this software... While installing it doesn't care about applications opened. When uninstalling it want's you to close all explorer windows and prepends you have to reboot when not.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply the best on its category"

    December 20, 2010   |   By iRanzel

    Version: PowerArchiver 2010 Free 11.63.12

    Pros

    Several formats support, free and the best compression utility

    Cons

    NOTHING. There is no cons of any type.

    Summary

    This software is better than wahtever other similar program.

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  • 4 stars

    "very good for extract flie."

    August 17, 2010   |   By ridwan_saragih

    Version: PowerArchiver 2010 Free 11.63.12

    Pros

    automatic show file that will you extract

    Cons

    i don"t fine yet

    Summary

    thanl you for free program.

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