Is Power Archiver Any Good?

By Fred G ยท 5 replies
Jan 5, 2007
  1. I recently downloaded a program called Power Archiver and i'm curious to know how it compares to others such as winzip or winrar. I currently use winrar, does anyone think i should swith to power archiver?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    IMHO WinRAR is absolutely the best and most natural archive manager. Has the best features too, especially for multipart archives. Not free though.

    I had a very nasty experience with Powerarchiver once (years ago, I'm sure they have fixed the bug by now) and I am not going to use that program again myself.
  3. darkan9el

    darkan9el TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I use Izarc and winrar, I have found Izarc cannot unzip large zip or rar files very well, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, but it will unzip a lot of different archives.

    but winrar is the bomb you get what you pay for, izarc is free.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    I used the free PowerArchiver for several years until recently when I switched to another archive utility (Zip Genious) . The free version is several years old because PowerArchiver changed to shareware. I never had any problems with it until I encountered a rar file it wouldn't open. That's why I switched. Otherwise it's a fine utility except the free version is not supported any longer.
  5. Fred G

    Fred G TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Well, looks like power archiver has to go. Especially since its not supported, my free version that is. I've been using free winrar for a while now, and have yet to find a file it couldnt open, but i wanted to to give power arhiver a shot and see if its any better, i guess its not. So whats the deal with paid winrar, any new features or capabilities?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is mostly the same thing. Purchased version is legal, without the nag screen and lets you add authenticity information to archives.
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