PowerArchiver is a complete archive utility for Windows
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PowerArchiver is a comprehensive compression application that lets you create, extract, encrypt, convert, and manage archives. This powerful tool supports a lot of archive file formats, including ZIP, ZIPX, TAR/GZ/BZ2, CAB, ISO, and even RAR. It’s a truly feature-rich program that offers support for a lot of functions, features, options, and built-in tools. For example, PowerArchiver can compress archives using the powerful VSS (volume shadow support) technique, offers a very fast multicore-based zip compression engine, and supports archive spanning of various types.

PowerArchiver also fully supports the 7-ZIP open compression format and can encrypt archives using either its proprietary PAE standard or the well-known AES algorithm. It can also batch convert among archive file formats, repair broken ZIP archives, or create self-extracting (SFX) archives.

Despite coming with numerous features and functions, PowerArchiver is not difficult to use. Its interface is simple, straightforward and intuitive. In order to help you save time, it also allows you to use handy compression profiles when zipping or unzipping archives with this tool.

Cutting long story short, there’s a lot to say about PowerArchiver. It’s one of those powerful and feature-rich tools that leave no room for complaint. Simply put, it’s worth every penny of its affordable price.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use
  • Supports many archive file formats
  • Can encrypt and convert archives
  • Fast processing speed


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