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PowerArchiver 2018 v18.00.58

Quite simply the most comprehensive tool for working with compressed files

by Nick Peers

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese
Software Cost: $22.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 01 August 2018
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Downloads To Date: 3515
Developer: ConeXware, Inc.
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PowerArchiver 2018
PowerArchiver 2018 gets a major facelift in keeping with Windows 10

Why can’t the world just stick to one simple compressed format like zip, we hear you cry. There are all manner of reasons for choosing a different format - .7z is open-source for example – but most OSes can only handle a limited number of compression formats natively. This is where a dedicated archiving tool come into play, and there’s none more comprehensive than PowerArchiver.

It supports so many file formats (over 50 at last count) that it’s pointless to list them all – suffice to say pretty much any archived format can be read, and the key ones (including of course zip, 7-zip, TAR, GZIP and even ISO) can be written to as well.

The app supports high levels of encryption, with multiple methods supported and support for encrypting and signing Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office documents too.

If you're more concerned about the program's practical benefits, there are plenty. It's extremely fast, for instance. VSS and UAC elevation support mean it can cope with problems where other tools fail, compressing files even if they're in use and need administrator access to read. and there are tools to repair archives, convert them between formats, create self-extracting archives and a whole lot more.

All of this is wrapped up in a slick, minimalist user interface that fits seamlessly into the Modern UI design of Windows 10 – yet PowerArchiver remains backwards compatible all the way to XP too. And if you don’t like the look and feel, you can customise just about every aspect of the user interface to better fit in with your desktop.

PowerArchiver is no longer distributed as an all-in-one app, but has split off key components into separate apps – now you can access its burner, encryption, backup, virtual drive and other tools without invoking the main suite.

PowerArchiver 2018 is a major new update. See the release notes for more info.

Verdict:

This major update simply enhances the deserved reputation this polished, professional yet straightforward archiving tool has built for itself.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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