ConeXware PowerArchiver

Version2022(as of 9/14/2022)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:2.6  |  33 Votes

Main Features

  • Support for ZIP, 7-Zip, ISO, PA, and RAR formats
  • Secure and encrypt files with full OpenPGP support and FIPS 140-2 validation
  • Repair broken ZIP archives
  • Batch convert thousands of files at a time to supported formats
  • Open and send files to different cloud services, and via email and FTP
  • Customize the views, toolbars, panels, and styles of the interface

Software Overview

Screenshot of ConeXware PowerArchiver 2022 (Windows version)
Screenshot of ConeXware PowerArchiver 2022 (Windows version)

ConeXware PowerArchiver is a utility for compressing, encrypting, and backing up data in Windows and macOS. The utility supports over 60 archive formats, provides advanced compression and encryption methods, and allows you to share compressed files quickly. It is available in Standard, Professional, and Toolbox editions, with each edition offering more advanced features than the last. Additionally, the Windows version of PowerArchiver provides significantly more features than the Mac version.

PowerArchiver features read and write support of various compression formats, including ZIP, ZIPX, 7-Zip, Tar, GZIP, and their proprietary Advanced Codec Pack (.PA) format. Additionally, the utility provides read and extract support for the RAR, ARC, and XAR formats. You can also extend PowerArchiver's range of supported formats by installing plugins.

The utility offers multicore compression, quick RAR extraction, full OpenPGP support, and FIPS 140-2 validation for securing and encrypting your files. PowerArchiver also lets you directly send and open your compressed files to and from different cloud services, such as DropBox and Google Drive.

PowerArchiver is a competent file compression program for Windows users (it is not as robust for Mac users). It offers support for various compression formats, secure file encryption, handy archiving tools, and convenient archive sharing. While the utility faces stiff competition from the more popular WinZip program and free 7-ZIP utility, ConeXware PowerArchiver is still an attractive option for compressing and decompressing archives.

Primary File Type

pa icon.PAPowerArchiver Compressed File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.PAPowerArchiver Compressed File
.7Z7-Zip Compressed File
.ACEWinAce Compressed Archive
.ARCCompressed File Archive
.ARJARJ Compressed File Archive
.BHBlakHole Archive
.BZIP2Bzip2 Compressed Archive
.CABWindows Cabinet File
.GZIUnix Gzip File
.ISODisc Image File
.LZHLZH Compressed File
.LZMALZMA Compressed File
.PAEPowerArchiver Encrypted Archive
.RARWinRAR Compressed Archive
.SDZNCI Compressed Database
.TARTape Archive
.TAR.LZMALZMA Compressed Tarball
.XARExtensible Archive Format File
.XXXXEncoded File
.ZIPZipped File
.ZIPXExtended Zip Archive

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.DMGApple Disk Image
.MSIWindows Installer Package
.XXEXXEncoded File
.Z01First Split Zip File
.Z02Second Split Zip File
.Z03Third Split Zip File
.Z04Fourth Split Zip File
Updated 9/14/2022