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Klaus Bimsik Attention !

You only get the Serial for the English Version !
And if you dont pay with Credit Card, you have to pay 1$ extra Charge.
Jun 9 2009 at 5:12pm Copy Link
Jonathan Keener Are there any plans for a portable version of PowerArchiver that could be ran on multiple machines via USB stick?
Jun 10 2009 at 2:17am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Jonathan,

yes there are plans, but it is to be done after PA 2010 is officially released. In general I reccomend that you purchase if it fits your needs right now and not because future features.

Drazen, ConeXware, Inc.
ConeXware, Inc - Jun 10 2009 at 2:48am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @Klaus

You can also purchase the International Version (Geman/French/Italian/Spanish/English) of PowerArchiver Pro via the following link. Please note that the payment will process in Euros:
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 10 2009 at 4:17am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Also lets keep in mind that pricing is a bit different for International and includes all translations + English, discount is 50%, price is 16.29 Euros... everything else is exactly the same, including lifetime upgrades for free.
ConeXware, Inc - Jun 10 2009 at 4:21am Copy Link
Thomas Petto @Roger

The Link for the International Version is away to late. Why it was not here when i did buy Powerarchiver early this morning ?
Jun 10 2009 at 9:51am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thomas, you can email us and we will refund your English order and you can purchase International, thats not an issue!
ConeXware, Inc - Jun 10 2009 at 9:59am Copy Link
Thomas Petto Thanks to Drazen Dodig, my English Version was changed real quick into the International One. Great Customer Support.
Jun 10 2009 at 11:00am Copy Link
Simone W Great Product! I've been using this for several years albeit not as a 'power user'. Still, it suits my purposes and I have tried other products. This price is a steal with the lifetime licensing.
Jun 10 2009 at 2:42pm Copy Link
D A S Does this come with free lifetime updates?
Nov 24 2009 at 10:32pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Yes, and it will be for PA 2010... we will update the deal ASAP ;-).
ConeXware, Inc - Nov 25 2009 at 12:16am Copy Link
A B On your website, the PRO version does not come with free lifetime updates - did I get you right that you will change that? (Maybe only for this deal for bitsdujour?)
Nov 25 2009 at 11:15pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Sure it does, as long as you are not an business purchasing over 5 licenses, you get lifetime upgrades license.

Business's purchasing 5 license or more, get next 2 major versions for free.
ConeXware, Inc - Nov 25 2009 at 11:23pm Copy Link
Peter pereh Does the 'explorer integration' also work with Directory Opus without problems?
Nov 26 2009 at 5:56am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig You need to check it out - download trial version and see if it works with software you want it to work with.

I would guess it works fine if you run 32bit version of Windows, and for 64bit version of Windows, PA installs 64bit shell extensions, so your 3rd party file manager needs to be 64bit to run 64bit shell extensions. If you run 32bit explorer replacement in 64bit Windows, then it wont show 64bit shell extensions.

I hope i did not overcomplicate the explanation ;-).
ConeXware, Inc - Nov 26 2009 at 6:08am Copy Link
S B Thank you for the accurate explanation.

I think the main part of DOpus can be 64bit.

I've installed the 64-bit version (in Win 7 x64) and the taskbar shows Dopus.exe and one helper are 64bit and one helper is 32bits.
Nov 27 2009 at 5:04pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Then you should be fine, but try trial version regardless... if you purchase it in few days, you only need to add registration code you got and it will be registered.
ConeXware, Inc - Nov 27 2009 at 8:49pm Copy Link
D A S is there any way of adding Outlook Plug-in to this offer,i dont mind paying i bite extra for it?
Nov 28 2009 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig PAOP (Outlook Plugin) and PACL (standalone command line tool) are already included with the purchase of PA 2010 Pro ;-).
ConeXware, Inc - Nov 28 2009 at 11:50pm Copy Link
J L I am a WinRAR's registered user, but because of your lifetime upgrade promotion I am considering buying a PowerArchiver license.
But after few minutes of testing I found some strange behaviours.
1. I am a Windows 2000 user but I had already installed gdiplus.dll on my system (C:\WINNT\system32\gdiplus.dll) but PowerArchiver ask for downloading and installing it.
2. The "Associate PowerArchiver with recommended formats" does not have a selection list. This list appears on the first PowerArchiver launch and only if the "Show Configuration options for first installations" is checked. The problem is that if the first option is selected then the WinRAR rar file association and others are lost.
3. The "compress in." section of the right click context menu of files/folders displays all the previously opened compressed files, even the not supported formats. (rar files are possible targets too). If a rar compressed file is selected then you could end losing it because no error message is displayed. (Messages: * already exists. Update existing file / Overwrite *)
4. You cannot add new columns to the details view of compresses files with the right click button (but yes in normal folders), you have to go to Options/Configuration/View to do it. PowerArchiver allow you to short contest using not displayed columns.
5. When you are using PowerArchiver, you have to open a compressed file to be able to see its properties, extract its context,. It is quite annoying and even more when the compressed file is very big. It would be better to allow it, just by selecting the compressed file on PowerArchiver interface.

Request (maybe some of them are impossible):
1. Be able to look inside archives like folders on Windows explorer and other file managers (xplorer²,.). Similar to the zip files on Windows XP. CompreXX or Alpha ZIP (this one has a better integration) can achieve what I have exposed.
2. Be able to use ifilters to display file context.
3. Be able to display file content in full screen mode.
4. Implement RAR compression for WinRAR users by the use of WinRAR command line.

I will test it longer because it has lots of options and I have not read all the manual yet.
Nov 29 2009 at 5:58am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig JL,

for wishlist, please visit our forums at:

You can also email me at for more detailed answers to all of the questions here (answering it all is few pages of text). But in any case, if you decide to purchase PowerArchiver in next few days, then make sure you like what you see right now, and not the promise of future features ;-). We probably issue the most updates out of all competing software but again when you are purchasing anything, make sure you like what is there, right now. So just copy and paste this into email so i can respond properly. Most of the things on the list are on our list as well, although i dont think we will be able to do any of those requests. For instance we cant legaly implement RAR format for compression, however PA2010 has optimized unrar so it extracts files even faster than WR itself (up to 30%). Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Nov 29 2009 at 6:19am Copy Link
A J Rimmer Is it possible to change the associated file icons?
I know the wording on the icon is different i.e. zip, rar etc but sometimes they are very difficult to read if you've got archives of different types in the same folder.
Dec 1 2009 at 9:28am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig You could manually change them to something you like better, but there are no predefined other choices you can easily pick.
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 1 2009 at 9:33am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig We do have skins, and some of them do have different icons... you might be able to find some icons that you like better there.
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 1 2009 at 9:39am Copy Link
Michael R On the BuyNow-page there is offered also a international-version, which is said to be less expensive. Beside the additional language is there any difference between these versions? If not, why is the international-one cheaper, while it has more (additional languages)?
Dec 1 2009 at 4:20pm Copy Link
Michael R Oh, I see. It's not as said on that page $16,29 (recalculated in EUR, which would be about _11), but _16,29 (what is about $24). Right?
Dec 1 2009 at 4:32pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Yes, that is correct - i think bitsdejour can show only USD price, which is why EUR is shown as that. I have hoped they would write it in the comment section so there would be no confusion, in any case, it is shown properly on our site and discount is the same 50% on both MSRP prices.
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 1 2009 at 9:43pm Copy Link
J L The international link discount posted in the old comments ( ) worked and works before the promotion.

The discount is not 50% but 49%.

I found some more bugs that I will post one of this days on the PowerArchiver forum.
Dec 1 2009 at 10:26pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thats link to PA 2009 version, PA 2010 Int is the same price, so it is easier to use "official" bitsdejour link.
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 1 2009 at 10:34pm Copy Link
Luis Ang I am a happy user for long time... I must say it 2 thumb up, and you can't ask for more when it a lifetime license.
Dec 2 2009 at 12:33am Copy Link
Adrian Williams Nice !
I can uninstall loads of other apps having bought this today.
Winrar,winzip, imgburn,deamontools as this software has the functionality of these programs. I like the ability to compress or decompress in all the poular formats. Well done Drazen.
Dec 2 2009 at 3:27am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thank you Adrian, Luis!
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 2 2009 at 3:29am Copy Link
yo yo when i compress a folder full of files to 7zip,it takes i very long when i use winrar to compress to rar it faster, could you make this compress alot faster please?
Dec 2 2009 at 5:09am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Speed of 7zip compression depends on your computer and type of compression used. Try using lower compression settings and it will be faster.
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 2 2009 at 5:16am Copy Link
O I I need to add/edit some files inside epub (zip) files without to decompress them. Epub format requires that mimetype file should be always first in the zip table without compression.

So if I add some files inside the epub/zip file and edit some others can I arrange (or maintain the structure) in the zip file trough Power Archiver?
Dec 2 2009 at 8:01am Copy Link
DrTeeth This is not only the best compression utility there is, but the developers are very responsive to suggestions. I have managed to get several of my own implemented. When there are issues, the response has been quick, helpful and spot on.

Just hope the lifetime licence applies to us old customers LOL.

DrTeeth on the PA forums - just a satisfied customer.
Dec 2 2009 at 10:18am Copy Link
Mitch K Is there a way to easily display the full path of where you are in the user interface? I am testing the software and get into situations where I don't know which folder I am in. I am sure it just has to do with the view I am using.
Dec 2 2009 at 10:40am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Yes, you can you explorer view... by clicking on View menu Display Style Explorer with folders, or View button just above the name column in filelist, Folders Explorer with folders...
thanks dr teeth :-)
O I, submit it to our forums and we will take an look. I am not familiar with epub format, but it seems as if it is matter of enough people wanting it and then us implementing it ;-)
ConeXware, Inc - Dec 2 2009 at 10:49am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response ConeXware, Inc has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 2 2009 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Jon Koerner One nice thing about this offer is that the vendor has discounted pricing for multiple-PC licenses, and the Bits du Jour 49% off sale pricing applies to that. -- e.g. The Regular Price for the 1-PC license is $34.50, but the Regular pricing for 2-9 licenses is $25.00 per computer.

So on the order form, if you change the quantity to 5, for example (you only get the lifetime free upgrades for purchases of 5 or fewer licenses), then the sale price becomes 5 x $25 = $125 - 49% = $63.75. Thus, you are getting the licences for $12.75 per computer. That's nice, for people with multiple computers.
Dec 3 2009 at 1:20am Copy Link
SoftCollector I own PA 2011 Pro with lifetime upgrades. How is this version different?
Sep 6 2011 at 12:22am Copy Link
Yudha Yan Kusuma Is this offer just for the english version? BitDefender included?
Sep 6 2011 at 12:36am Copy Link
Garry Camps can it create rar archives as well as open them ?
Sep 6 2011 at 2:30am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi Garry, since rar is copyrighted format, we can not create rar files but our rar extract engine is faster than anything else, including WinRar 4.x due to optimizations we have. Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 6 2011 at 3:19am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Yudha - there are both English and International versions. This is without BitDefender IS.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 6 2011 at 3:21am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig SoftCollector - difference is in standalone tools - with Toolbox, you get standalone secure ftp, burner, virtual drive. Since you already own Pro version, not sure how great this offer is to you. If you want, you can upgrade though your account to Toolbox with BD IS for the same price. You can compare the features here: http://www.powerarchiver....r-toolbox/ and click on Compare. BD IS is not included in this offer as we are not allowed to advertise price lower than official BD IS price.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 6 2011 at 3:25am Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Drazen,

1. This comes with lifetime upgrades, correct?
2. Also: I do not need Bitdefender on my laptop, but I may opt to install it on another computer. Are the licenses separate for Toolbox and Bitdeffender, that is, can the first be installed on computer A and the second on computer B?

Kind regards,
Sep 6 2011 at 7:52am Copy Link
Mike B Just a note to say that PowerArchiver is a very nice piece of software with outstanding support.

Well worth the discounted price.
Sep 6 2011 at 9:08am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig SoftCollector - if you purchase Toolbox with BitDefender from our store upgrade, you get 1 year of licensing for BD IS and lifetime for rest of the PA Toolbox. Again this is for purchasing upgrade and not this specific Bitsdujour deal.

And yes, you can install it separately to whatever computer you want. You get "normal" license of BD IS and you can use their latest release as well. It is same as if you purchased it on their site when it comes to your rights.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 6 2011 at 9:50am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thanks Mike!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 6 2011 at 9:50am Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Dodig,

I have followed the download link and also tried to access the product from my customer account, but all these links seem to follow to the download location of the Pro version that I already own:


1. How can I try the version called Toolbox and where can I get it?
2. Also: there is a DVD burning component in the Pro version as well. How is the stand alone functionality in the Tools version better?

Kind regards,
Sep 6 2011 at 10:45am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig SoftCollector,

it is best if you email us via: I will reply to your email, check your license details and explain what to do. Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 6 2011 at 1:09pm Copy Link
Adrian Williams This has been my default program for compressed files for a few years. Nice features like virtual drive and buring discs too. This saves having to have other software like virtual CD. The only feature I miss is the ability to extract partial rar files. Winrar can do this but powerarchiver can't, no matter how much faster PA is. Apart from that, an impressive array of compression tools. I just got a winzip with the photoshop photo X3 promotion and was surprised at how few features were in that compared to PA. One final +ve comment. PA can 'queue' so you can select a large number of compressed files and decompress them by a single click, the software queues them all up and does each one in turn thereby avoiding stressing out the hard drive as it seeks the files. Good software at a very good price. Buy it.
Sep 6 2011 at 10:08pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Drazen,

I have done as advised (logged a support request), but so far there has been no answer.

I hope someone could look into it.

Kind regards,
Sep 7 2011 at 12:39am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi SoftCollector - I have answered right away, maybe response went to spam on your side? You can login to support ticket to see it via web interface as well. Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 7 2011 at 1:29am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thanks Adrian!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 7 2011 at 1:29am Copy Link
Yudha Yan Kusuma Dear Drazen or Bitsdujour

Can I have this deal right now, this very second? I will be on a holiday for a couple of days, I won't be able to access any computer nor internet.

Sep 8 2011 at 12:44am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Yudha

No, unfortunately BDJ doesn't work this way. Like all of our deals you'll need to wait until promo day to make the purchase. Perhaps there's a friend or family member who can make it for you?

BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 8 2011 at 7:18am Copy Link
Garry Camps when is the promo day ?
Sep 8 2011 at 11:27am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig September 9th.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 8 2011 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Merle One Hi,
I have a 2011 Legacy license (I had a pro 2009 licence formerly). Do I need this Toolbox version ? Thanks.
Sep 9 2011 at 2:24am Copy Link
Stan Great deal!
Sep 9 2011 at 2:27am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Merle One - there is no reason for you to purchase this version as you got all the features via free upgrades.

Stan - thank you :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 4:49am Copy Link
Merle One Thanks for the confirmation !
Sep 9 2011 at 5:13am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Merle One: not a problem, thank you for liking us enough to want to buy it twice :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:16am Copy Link
Garry Camps is this standard or Pro version ?
Sep 9 2011 at 5:30am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Garry - this is Toolbox version but without BD IS. So all of the PA features that exist are included.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:43am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig You can go to: http://www.powerarchiver....rarchiver/ and click on compare tab for overview of different versions.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:45am Copy Link
Garry Camps does this mean its the same features as Pro and also with the outlook plugin, but as you say without BD
Sep 9 2011 at 5:46am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Just to make sure everyone understands - this offer does not include BD IS due to licensing and pricing restrictions. There was an notice in original Bitsdujour review but they have updated the review with new text (as old one was from version 2010) and forgot to include the notice. We have alerted them to this and I am sure it will be added shortly as Roger and the crew are very professional. Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:47am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Garry - it has more features than Pro, with Virtual ISO Drive and standalone burner, standalone secureftp. So it is version for powerusers and best version we have, there is nothing that we do thats not included, everything is in there.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:49am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig And thank you for your interest! :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:49am Copy Link
Garry Camps sorry for the dumb n00b questions, but can you clarify if this still gets free lifetime udates
Sep 9 2011 at 5:52am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Gary - Yes, it has free lifetime updates. Just ask anything you want, you, the user, are the king here :-). Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 5:57am Copy Link
Garry Camps how about tonights Euro winning lottery numbers lol ;-)
Sep 9 2011 at 5:59am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig personally i never won anything, ever, so cant help you there :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 6:01am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Sorry about any BitDefender confusion folks. As Drazen mentioned we updated the promo copy a couple of days ago and neglected to include our note :-(

Anyhow, to be clear: BitDefender is not a part of this promotion, but can be purchased separately via the PowerArchiver store page.

BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 9 2011 at 6:05am Copy Link
Mike Murphy I have a desktop and a laptop. Can we install this on both?


Sep 9 2011 at 6:25am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi Mike, You can pick if you want to use per user or per computer licensing. So if you are only user using both, you can purchase single license. If you have two users and two computers, then you need two, etc. Thanks!
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 6:29am Copy Link
Mike Murphy OK, thanks. I am the only user, so if I understand correctly, I can put it on both. Where do I pick to register per user? I don't see that anywhere.

Sep 9 2011 at 6:36am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig yes, you are going to be fine. There is nowhere to pick, it is up to you (licenses allows for the selection). It is like taking newspapers from that street box. You could take two for the price of one, if you wanted to :-).
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 9 2011 at 6:40am Copy Link
Mike Murphy Thanks for the quick response.

Sep 9 2011 at 6:46am Copy Link
Wes Cartwright Just picked up my second copy. It takes the place of so many other programs/utilities that I've used and does it admirably.
Sep 9 2011 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Thomas K Thanks for this really great offer - great tool pack (I do not need BitD - my PCs already have a good AV on them) , lifetime updates included (cant wait to see the version 2020 as mentioned on the website :-)) and allowance to install on both my desktop & laptop .... incredible.
Sep 9 2011 at 3:55pm Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare Great to have you on board guys!! :)
Sep 9 2011 at 4:28pm Copy Link
Michael R. I'm looking for a tool, with which I could do some file-operations directly inside the .ISO image, e.g. add some files or even more important remove some files (with the expectation that the .ISO-image's size will be reduced). Is this possible with your Toolbox-version (or does it 'just' mount?

In the former days of Win95 there was a tool (PTS ...) which embedded .zip-files directly into the OS. When clicking on it, it worked as any other directory and the user could do all the things he could do with ordinary directories. Add files, remove files, ... Internally it was all handled by this tool and done to the .zip-file itself. As far as I know, there is nothing like that available for the current window-versions. You do not have any plans to let PA do something like these, do you?

As a former (and happy) customer of PA Pro (in a former BDJ-auction) I am thinking about buying the Toolbox version too. Would it be possible to transfer the rights of my former Pro version to another person somewhen after the Toolbox-buy?
Sep 9 2011 at 9:39pm Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare Hi Michael,

With your previous PA PRO purchase, there really is little need to upgrade to Toolbox as you already probably have a free upgrade(with your lifetime free upgrades based on previous purchase) on the PRO Version of 2011 which gives you all the same features(minus the BD).
To get your free upgrade, all you need to do is log into your account and retrieve the new registration code. If you need help with that, just email via support at and we'll get you sorted.

With the ISO format, you can extract the contents of it, burn it as ISO or mount it as a Virtual Drive, as the format allows.
What you could do is use PowerArchgiver to quickly extract the files, edit your files and use PowerArchvier to quickly compress the edited files into a new ISO file.
Sep 10 2011 at 1:40am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thanks everyone! See you next time around on Bits Du Jour.
ConeXware, Inc - Sep 10 2011 at 3:07am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Drazen Dodig,

Hi Drazen.

1. I have PA 2010 pro, but this is the Ashampoo version (11.71.04 (12/2010). This version does not have lifetime upgrades, am I right? I never get updates for this version.
2. I know I can install it on both my laptop and desktop as a single user. But can I use them both at the sime time, i.e. when I'm syncing between my desktop and laptop? Or is this not allowed?
Feb 6 2012 at 4:36am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig 1. Yes, there is no lifetime updates there (for that specific vendor/offer). But if you email support, they will give you special discount to upgrade to lifetime version (very affordable).
2. Yes, per user licensing means you can use it like you wish. Most important is that 2 different users are not using it. It works on honor basis, no checking.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 6 2012 at 4:43am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Drazen,

Thank you Drazen, I got the deal from the support desk!
Feb 6 2012 at 8:50am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Great! Thank you for being our customer!
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 6 2012 at 8:55am Copy Link
Sputnik Hi !

As BitDefender is not included in this deal due to licensing restrictions what will happen with the future upgrades ?

On PowerArchiver website there seems to be no download link specific to the Pro version or to the Toolbox version, but only to the Standard version.

Do we receive the download link through an email ?

Will we receive such a download link to all future upgrades through emails, linking to a Toolbox version which will never include BitDefender ?

My concern is not about BitDefender itself, which I don't really need anyway, but about the fact that I will really get all the future upgrades to the Toolbox version.

Thank you for your answers.
Feb 6 2012 at 11:06am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi,

Yes, you do get lifetime updates. Version on website has full PowerArchiver (all of the Toolbox features), and with proper key you get access to full features. BD is separate download/install always.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 6 2012 at 11:10am Copy Link
Sputnik Thank you Drazen for your answer : it cannot be clearer...
Feb 6 2012 at 11:17am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig You are more than welcome. You also get access to your account where it is possible to recover your original order info and get free upgrade to new versions (new keys). Of course support is also only email/call away :-).
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 6 2012 at 11:28am Copy Link
Franck W Will the promo work for the international license?
Thanks Drazen for your reply...

(Usually I prefer English versions... but in this case, I was amazed you even translated the help file !!!!) :)
Feb 7 2012 at 11:23am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi Franck... thanks :-). There will be an link for PA 2011 Toolbox International version, which is discounted the same 65% so it is €12.23.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 11:44am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Frank W

Thank you for your comment, because I would maybe have missed this thing that on PowerArchiver website we are obliged to make a choice between the english and the international versions when it comes the time to buy...

I didn't noticed this before you mentioned it.

@ Drazen Dodig

Could you tell us why you sell separately the english and the international versions and also why is the international version cheaper than the english one on your website. Is that because the international version is somehow a truncated version of the english version ?

Also, and this is important, you just wrote that the price of this international version would be discounted by the same 65%, which will give 12.23 euros. But 12.23 euros actually gives 16.20 USD with the actual conversion rates, which is higher than the actual 13.98 USD for the english version.

Could you tell us what will be the real price in USD, please, for this international version ?
Feb 7 2012 at 12:13pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi Robert,

International version is priced in Euros and charged in Euros, because we are half European company and half of our costs as well as the cost of supporting translations are in Euros. As to the pricing, it is same as on our website - for instance, it is 34.95 Euros for Int, $39.95 USD. Only difference is in translations - one is English-Only and another one has 20+ translations. There are no functionality differences and they all get updates at the same time.

Bits du Jour will actually show you approximate USD price once you click on buy, but keep in mind you are actually being charged in Euros, because 95% of users buying International are from Europe, and it is a lot easier and simpler for them to buy in Euros, then for their banks to do conversions (sometimes bank charges for it).

There is absolutely no reason to buy International if you are going to be using English. But it does help support our in-house German support and translations for instance.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 12:30pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Just to make sure you do understand it - when you click on Buy for the deal, you will definitively be provided the choice between two versions.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Sputnik @ Drazen Dodig

Thank you for your answers.

I will certainly buy the international version (I'm from Montreal and french speaking) because it contains the french language (with the help file in french) but also the english one.

As "Frank W", I usually prefer the english version because the help file is usually only in english and it becomes complicated to get the correct information in an english help file when the software interface is in another language... Also, a problem which occurs often with the softwares basically created in a certain language and thereafter translated to another one is that there will be some little graphical problems where the words of the translated language take more place than the words of the original language. So sometimes, not always, I will work with an english version of a software even if there is a french version of it.

Finally, could you answer these questions :

1-Independently from the currency, will the international version be sold at the same price or less than the english version ?

2-Will we have the choice to choose the currency when will come the time to buy ?

Thank you
Feb 7 2012 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi Robert,

Now i understand. Well it will be €12.23 (-65% from €34.95), so when you turn it into USD, it is a bit more expensive than English-only. If you use credit card payment, then payment is in Euros. BUT, if you select Paypal, I believe you will be charged in USD, as Paypal actually processes in several currencies. Most other companies just show you pricing in different currency but with them, they actually charge in several different currencies, so it should be overall better solution.

As to the translations, I understand the problems. It is not simple for us either - we have 20+ right now, and as you can imagine they all need varied space for the language, so we always have to balance, because if we just put extra wide button to accommodate xx language then yy language looks weird if same text is very short :-). Before we had separate installers for same language, but that meant betas were only in English and German (as it took a day or two to create and test 40+ different installers), but now we have one unified International installer so updates are at exactly the same time. It is really an constant work for us but it pays off as half of our sales are from Europe these days.

I hope I helped :-). Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 1:33pm Copy Link
Sputnik @ Drazen

Thank you for your answer.
Feb 7 2012 at 1:47pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 1:59pm Copy Link
Franck W. Thanks Drazen and Robert for all the valuable information your talk revealed.
I'll buy the International version when BDJ offer is on, because French version is really nicely done (except a much too small button in the (pretty annoying) nag screen !)

By the way Drazen, I had a little fun with a tinyurl I found here at BDJ in JL post from1st december 2009
In an untiny form, it goes to your shop with the 65% rebate applied to PA2009.
But messing a little with the GET parameters, I can end with PA Toolbox International + BitDefender IS 2012 for the amazing price of 15,73€ !!! (the product ID 51 isn't difficult to find and needn't actually any messing up...)

Obviously I won't publish to url here (but I can by email), but I'd rather tell you, because if someone with no virtue find the trick, you may end up with bad surprises...

Thanks for your very generous BDJ offer !
Feb 7 2012 at 2:47pm Copy Link
Franck W. Ah Drazen, just a last question (but I'll buy whatever your answer !
Here a previous post of yours (from june 10th 2009) you spoke about a possible future portable version of powerarchiver.
Did you drop your plans, or did I miss something on that matter?

See you here on THE day :)
Feb 7 2012 at 2:47pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thanks Franck - it is no biggie, something like that has been doable forever but nobody actually does it :-).

As to the portable, yes, we definitively need to do it... There is always something new for us to do, so keep delaying it as nobody is pushing us too hard on it :-). Do you find portable version useful? I bet it would be useful to have 5 tools in one app, portable :-).
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 3:01pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig As to the nag screens, imagine living in utopia, where everyone pays on honor basis... like newspapers in the states. No nag screen then! Everyone gives as much as they can and we would all be happy in that perfect world. Unfortunately until then, there will be nag screens as sales drop sharply without them, even for software as much developed and lifetime licensed as ours. Sorry for the derail :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 7 2012 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Franck W. Usually, portable is something I like and seldom use (most of the time, I'm using my personal computer with my programs well installed).

But how many times did it happen that I wanted to open a rar archive from my usb key in a computer that has no other archive capabilities than windows-zip-embedded ones?
I then wished I had a portable winrar (which is the solution I'll use until the BDJ day !)

So, yes, definetely, in PA case, I vouch for the portable version... (at least for the archive features... virtual drive/burn features for example maybe not) for whenever you have time to code it !!!
Feb 7 2012 at 3:25pm Copy Link
Sputnik @ Drazen

When I sent my last comment I realized that I made a mistake concerning the price of the international version.

I just realized at this moment that I thought that the prices indicated on your website for the english and for the international versions were both of them given in USD : I never saw that the price for the english version was in USD and that of the international version in Euro.

That is why I had a little difficulty to understand what you answered to me.

The slight difference it does to what I thought the price would be for the international version doesn't change anything to the fact that it is still a good bargain for both versions and everybody who thinks he will maybe have the need in the future for this kind of software should not hesitate and buy it, otherwise he will regret it when the sale will be over.

What great product it seems to be after a short analysis...
Feb 7 2012 at 7:09pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Robert, no problems, i figured that might be the case. Thanks for the kudos!

Franck, makes sense :-).
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 8 2012 at 2:44am Copy Link
Joe Mira I too bought the "Ashampoo" version. I am feeling duped because in their email they DO NOT say lifetime upgrades are not included.

What they say is that "this is amazing value as normal price is $34.95!" which, if you check the PowerArchiver website is the price for the version that INCLUDES lifetime upgrades. This is clearly misleading - I did not believe Ashampoo were so deceptive.

I hope you follow up with them and that this point is clarified in their future email offers (should you continue to do business with them).

Guess I will be emailing support re special discount to upgrade to lifetime version.
Feb 8 2012 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Do contact support and see what they can do for you. Obviously if we sold at those prices for lifetime releases, we would never be able to make new version :-). Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 8 2012 at 1:47pm Copy Link
Colin McAllister Hi. I am pleased to see you can preview inside archives, but I am guessing it is a "single-image" preview. So, I have a question for you.

I had an archive program several years ago that allowed for slide shows to be made from archived images (it also loaded the slide show into RAM, which I thought was very sensible - very fast).

The advantage of a slide show mode is that it allows me to search an archive of images like this:

1.jpg, image2.jpg...image200.jpg, image201.jpg

and I can more easily find the image(s) I am looking for. Will you be adding slide show mode at any time in the future? Thanks.
Feb 9 2012 at 2:38am Copy Link
Tim Parsons Can I vote for a portable version too? :)
Feb 9 2012 at 3:03am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Colin,

If you use something like Irfanview, and select 10 files in PowerArchiver zip archive, click enter to open them, it will extract them to same temp folder, and you will be able to start slideshow in Irfan view... once you exit PA, it will also delete those temp files automatically.

I think thats a lot nicer solution than us doing imageviewer :-). Right now we are concentrating heavily on our own next generation format, so I am not sure if such feature would make it soon.

We do a lot of releases every year, and we add tons of features every time, but if you decide to purchase PowerArchiver today, buy it for the features it has today. Better safe than sorry :-).
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 3:31am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Tim, yes sir!
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 3:32am Copy Link
Mark K Drazen,

I'm really confused at how you arrived at the $39.95 retail price of today's offer. The order form for today's deal has the price at $39.95 less the discount. But the bottom of the order form lists all kinds of pricing for multiple licenses, both with and without the Outlook plugin. None of those prices start at $39.95.

Does today's deal include the Outlook Plugin?

My confusion is further amplified by your website, which FYI lists 2 different prices for the PowerArchiver 2011 Toolbox with BitDefender?

http://www.powerarchiver....erarchiver - $49.95 - $29.95

For me, this is too much information where none of the pricing lines up.

Feb 9 2012 at 7:14am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hi Mark,

PowerArchiver 2011 Toolbox without Bitdefender IS2011, has regular price of $39.95, and has all of the PowerArchiver features, including Outlook Plugin (which is great BTW). And the price is calculated down from that.

I hope I helped. Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 7:22am Copy Link
Mark K Drazen,

Respectfully, I think the discount should be applied to the $34.95 single license price listed on the order form.

Feb 9 2012 at 10:33am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Mark K,

PowerArchiver 2011 Pro is what is listed at $34.95, as well as PA 2011 Standard at $22.95. You can check differences in features if you go to order page and click on Compare Features:

Our standard web shop template shows those with multivolume pricing as thats what our business users buy at higher volumes. Toolbox is not shown there because we dont offer it with multivolume discounts for large business clients.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 10:43am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Just to make sure I am being clear (maybe I am not :-), there are 3 versions of PowerArchiver... Standard, Professional and Toolbox. You can see the differences here: http://www.powerarchiver....rarchiver/
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 11:18am Copy Link
Stephane M Hi Drazen,

I own one license of the pro edition.
Based on what we can see on your website there are clearly some differences between the pro and the toolbox editions so I downloaded the trial and installed it but I cannot see any differences.

Is the edition we can download from your website just the pro?
If so, how can I test the toolbox edition features before buying?

Feb 9 2012 at 11:33am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig You can see differences on the website the best - trial gives you all of the features (well most of them), for 30 days. Main differences between Professional and Toolbox are Burner, Virtual Drive and Secure FTP. PA 2011 Pro is tailored for companies who dont need such features vs Toolbox that is meant for power users.

However if you purchased PA 2010 Pro, then either you should have free upgrade to PA 2011 Toolbox (2010 Pro users got free upgrade to Toolbox, except for BD) OR if you purchased via some special deal with no lifetime upgrades, you can get lower price to get lifetime updates for toolbox by contacting our support. Either way, we get you covered :-).
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 11:47am Copy Link
Stephane M Ok, I understand now...I purchased PA 2010 Pro with lifetime upgrades so that is why I already have all the features (Burner, Virtual Drive, Secure FTP, ...)

I was not too sure because my current edition says "PowerArchiver 2011 professional" and not "toolbox" but I guess I have the full featured edition.

Thanks Drazen.
Feb 9 2012 at 11:57am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Yep, exactly! You got all the features. Pro changes reflect only people who got PA 2011 Pro, older buyers get all the features included.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 12:01pm Copy Link
Hardware DJ Did I understand that right?

when i buy this version @BDJ

i will get:

- the same version like on your homepage
- except Bitdefender
- but WITH full lifetime upgrades (not only updates) and the outlook plugin

Is that all right/correct?

(english is not my native language..)
Feb 9 2012 at 2:04pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Yes, that is correct.
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 2:11pm Copy Link
Thomas K HI,

just a word of thanks and appreciation. Bought the PowerArchiver 2011 Toolbox package at the last offer period and ... its GREAT.

Keep it up .. and with the lifetime update guarantee its a steal at approx 14$.
Feb 9 2012 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thank you Thomas... I am glad you like your PA :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 3:33pm Copy Link
Gonzo I never thought I'd pay for a file compressor; I normally use 7-zip... but I must say the feature set and added utilities make this a hard-to-resist offer!

I'd also like to vote for the portable version!

For those considering this deal, think about it:
-free lifetime updates
-sftp client
-Outlook plugin
-Command line version included
plus all the features already mentioned at such a low price!

Thanks to both ConeXware and BDJ!!!
Keep it up!
Feb 9 2012 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig thank you for the kind words and welcome to the family :-)
ConeXware, Inc - Feb 9 2012 at 3:56pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Yes, Donationcoder folks like the program. Vibrant support forum. So if you use even one feature helpfully one time (eg. ISO-DVD.) you are already ahead, and may you have many long healthy years after that.

In my case I sometimes tried to place certain isos in the cloud, and ended up combining this and that, and then forgetting what I remembered. It seems that the PowerArchiver Tools can always give you a starting point, at least, for a number of actions. At times you may break out to a dedicated program, but only when needed for features. The support forum is a big, big plus, to share ideas and helps.

Feb 9 2012 at 10:26pm Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare Thanks Steven!
Nice to hear that all the features come in handy and that our vibrant forum action is noticed :)
Feb 10 2012 at 2:29am Copy Link
Jeff Titamer Will this be running here again soon? I have an old version 2011 from somewhere, I forget but I want the newest version 2013 Full Toolbox version with upgrade rights. I just downloaded the trial for now so I got it for 30 days. I don't like WinZip going with the annual renewal policy so I chose to stick with this for the lifetime upgrades.
Mar 30 2014 at 11:12pm Copy Link
Sputnik In "THE FINE PRINT" it is written : "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for the lifetime of the product.".

Does that means that we will have free upgrades for all "PowerArchiver 2015 Toolbox" only or that we will have free upgrades for all "PowerArchiver 2015 Toolbox", "PowerArchiver 2016 Toolbox", "PowerArchiver 2017 Toolbox", "PowerArchiver 2018 Toolbox", etc. ?

Thank you in advance for your answer.
May 5 2015 at 2:56pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello Sputnik - upgrades to all future versions are free, so PA Toolbox 2020+, etc... we started with PowerArchiver 2001, so 2020 is not that far away! We also included 3 years of premium support. After that to get an upgrade you simply login to your account and click Upgrade button next to new version to get new codes in the email. For business users that buy 5 licenses or more, they get 3 years of free upgrades with this offer.
ConeXware, Inc - May 5 2015 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Danny This is with 5 years premium support and maintenance?
May 7 2015 at 12:58am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello Danny, this is with 3 years of PowerArchiver Select premium plan.
ConeXware, Inc - May 7 2015 at 2:20am Copy Link
mix624 Hi,

I have a whole site based on mp3´s and mp3´s doesnt really compress much right ?

How much could 1 GB of mp3 be compressed into ? Almost no difference right ?
Or is there new formats that can compress audio into a considerably smaller size ?

My site is about 6 GB mostly mp3.

May 7 2015 at 6:21am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello mix624 - mp3s are already compressed, so they will not compress anymore. Only reason to zip them would be for easier backup purposes.
ConeXware, Inc - May 7 2015 at 6:23am Copy Link
John Oliver The current price is listed as $39.95 ( reduced from $49.95 )
so where did BDJ get the price of $90.41 ( before discount ) from for the picture at the top?
For details see:
May 7 2015 at 6:55am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello John, if you click on the order link, you will go to the shopping cart (no payment needed yet) which shows full pricing for this deal... so difference is in PowerArchiver Select plan - on website you get 12 months and here there is 36 months included. Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - May 7 2015 at 6:58am Copy Link
Cary Adams Let's be honest about pricing... This promotion discount is overstated as you can purchase PowerArchiver 2015 Toolbox from the developer's web site for $39.95, the only difference being 3 years versus 1 year of premium support. So just a 37% discount (even the ist price is only $49.95 on the developers web site).

Check it out.
May 7 2015 at 7:44am Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare Hello,

MSRP for PowerArchiver 2015 Toolbox is $49.50
MSRP for 3yrs of the Select plan is about $40.91
Totaling to 90.41, MSRP

The prices refer to MSRP prices of PowerArchiver and do not include special discounts run by Conexware for PowerArchiver. Therefore, the advertised price reflects the MSRP value of PowerArchiver and Select plan.

Apologies for any confusion. Thanks!
May 7 2015 at 8:17am Copy Link
Danny So this software bundle is not a lifelong Free Lifetime Upgrades License?
May 7 2015 at 8:21am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello Danny, PowerArchiver comes with free upgrades forever for users with 5 licenses and less, who we consider home users... business users (over 5 licenses) get 3 years of upgrades with this deal. Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - May 7 2015 at 8:26am Copy Link
_*_ I own this software (going on 2 years now) and it has been very beneficial. It is great to install zip files from and the software simply works as stated. I never had any need to use the premium support so I cannot speak to this point.

Well worth the cost as it is a stable program and comes with lifetime upgrades.
May 7 2015 at 11:30am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thank you for your kind words!
ConeXware, Inc - May 7 2015 at 11:32am Copy Link
Thomas K I bought this package in a previous offer and have to say ...

a) great software
b) great toolset
c) really friendly and good support

it is really a GREEEEAAAATTT offer.
May 7 2015 at 11:37am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thank you Thomas! If you have any wishes for next-gen PA 2016, let us know via our website!
ConeXware, Inc - May 7 2015 at 11:54am Copy Link
smaragdus I have a question- can the ribbon be disabled in the latest version of PowerArchiver? I mean, can the user switch to the old classic interface?
May 7 2015 at 9:26pm Copy Link
Ronald Jurman Any size limitations? I'm particularly thinking for disk backup. Any other limitations I'd have to keep in mind for that?


May 7 2015 at 10:46pm Copy Link
John Oliver @Ronald Jurman
You would be better off using a tool that takes a DRIVE IMAGE
for disk backup. The final disk backup file isn't terribly big anyway.
I was quite suprised by how small it is when compared to the amount of hard drive space used.
This FREE software does not need any registration. Enjoy!!
May 8 2015 at 12:28am Copy Link
Hubert User Thanks! The program purchased.
May 8 2015 at 12:50am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig There are no size limitation in PA Backup tool, but with our Backup tool, you should do selected backup of files, instead of simply doing complete drive including Windows installation, Program Files, etc... Backup tool has many, many features. Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - May 8 2015 at 2:18am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig @smaragdus - yes of course, Classic interface is still in, and will always be in. Thanks everyone else for the comments!
ConeXware, Inc - May 8 2015 at 2:20am Copy Link
Mike B I have been using PowerArchiver since 2005. The software works well, they are continually adding features and the support forum is great with quick responses when you do have questions or problems.
May 8 2015 at 2:32am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Thanks Mike B for the kind words! Don't forget to visit the wishlist forums for PA 2016 :-)
ConeXware, Inc - May 8 2015 at 2:46am Copy Link
PatrickB the french language disappeared after buying software?
May 8 2015 at 4:38pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig You can select language in Options tab/menu> Change Language dropdown... that of course includes French... Merci!
ConeXware, Inc - May 8 2015 at 4:44pm Copy Link
PatrickB yes, but "menu/change language" disappears after activation of PowerArchiver
May 9 2015 at 1:11am Copy Link
Daniel . Q: If I was to get this software after this special expires, will I still get the lifetime upgrades?
May 9 2015 at 3:53am Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare @PatrickB: you probably have the English version which does not include the languages......please contact us at with your registration name and refer to this post and we will sort it out for you asap.

@Daniel: All personal licenses come with lifetime upgrades for the version that you purchase. So, you will definitely get lifetime upgrades when you purchase after this special.

Thanks all!
May 9 2015 at 6:09am Copy Link
Danny How come that the discount is even greater now that the BDJ promo has expired ?
May 9 2015 at 7:37am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Danny, Where do you see that the discount is greater? Could you please send us at a snapshot of the page where you see this?
BitsDuJour Admin - May 9 2015 at 9:53am Copy Link
Tiberius He can see that in the cart of

here's the best example
Feb 4 2016 at 4:01pm Copy Link
CodeDog Best utility of its kind on the planet, been using it for a long time now. Never had an issue or complaint...
Apr 5 2016 at 5:56am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Excellent software and support. I recommend. The price is a bargain.
I bought a few years ago and use often. Always worked without any problem.
Apr 5 2016 at 6:25am Copy Link
Cary Adams Quoting from above,.. "With PowerArchiver 2016 Toolbox, you’ll be able to create and unpack compression packages using ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, ISO, and over 50 other formats, "

Yet the developer website says nothing about creating RAR compressed files, only extracting.

So what is it? Does this offer include RAR creation?
Apr 5 2016 at 6:47am Copy Link
CodeDog Cary, when creating a new Archive, RAR is definitely one of the options...
Apr 5 2016 at 7:16am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello Cary,

PowerArchiver can create RAR files only through use of installed WinRar on your system.

Here is the list of formats supported:

Read and write support for ZIP, ZIPX, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA/LZH, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ, ISO (ISO9660 and UDF – PRO only), PGP, PAE, PAE2, WIM, ZPAQ, BH, XXE, UUE, yENC, MIME (Base 64) as well as RAR if you have WinRAR installed.

Read and extract support for: RAR, ISO, ARJ, ACE, MSI, NSIS, CHM plus ARC, WST, WAL, EAR, WAR, QWK, PK3, REP, 001,, BIN, IMG, NRG, NCO, XPI, CBR, CBZ, XZ, DEB, IPK, DMG, XAR, HFS, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, CB7, DMG, RPM, CPIO, VHD, XAR, LZMA, SquashFS, CramFS, ZOO.

Full list list of features include everything from PA 2016 Standard and Professional:
ConeXware, Inc - Apr 5 2016 at 7:19am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Drazen. Then CodeDog is mistaken. You cannot create a RAR archive unless you own WinRAR separately. However RAR extraction is supported.

Thanks for the clarification. Looks like an interesting offer as lifetime upgrades are included.
Apr 5 2016 at 9:19am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Cary, I am sure CodeDog tried to be super helpful and checked his options in his PA installation to give you best possible answer and since he has WR installed, it automatically offers RAR compression as an option. It does not behave any differently than any other format option.

Thanks CodeDog and Nelson for your kind words, PowerArchiver is still our work of passion after 17 years, so it is always nice to hear nice comments!
ConeXware, Inc - Apr 5 2016 at 9:25am Copy Link
CodeDog Drazen is correct, Cary, sorry about that. I've been using PA so long I forgot I had WR installed, and just jumped into PA to double check before posting.

Like the Wizard of Oz said, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"... ;)
Apr 5 2016 at 9:39am Copy Link
Adam P Back in December 2013 I got the PowerArchiver Select for PowerArchiver Toolbox English - 60 months. So after the 5 years,do I still get free updates for the PowerArchiver Toolbox after that?
Apr 5 2016 at 8:57pm Copy Link
smaragdus I purchased PowerArchiver in November 2015 but I installed it today and I saw that the so called PowerArchiver Select is valid for 12 months. What does this mean? That the support will expire in 12 months? Or that my registration for PowerArchiver will expire too? More, PowerArchiver 2016 didn't accept my license key for PowerArchiver 2015 so I had to install PowerArchiver 2015 (15.04.03).
Apr 5 2016 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare Hello smaragdus,

Select plan is our Premium Support and Maintenance plan which allows for Online Registration that keeps PowerArchiver registered during major and minor updates.
Also, it allows upload and retrieval of PowerArchiver settings, amongst other advantages.

The Select plan is included for one year while your license is lifetime. Once your Select plan expires, your license will stay active.
Major upgrades, such as from 2015 to 2016 require a new registration code which you can retrieve from the Free Upgrades section of your account at

Please let us know at support if we can be of further assistance.

Apr 6 2016 at 4:44am Copy Link
Steven Aves I'm surprised I've not heard of this program before. I downloaded the trial version but doubt I'll have time to really test it. From reading the features list, two features are ones I currently use other software for, my question to the program fans:

Question 1: Do you find P.A. more convenient than Secure Zip or the built in archive within File Explorer? I use either the built in ability in FreeCommander ( most every day. For encrypted zip files, I use Secure Zip.

Question 2: Backup; Is P.A. fast and easy to setup for unattended backups? I’ve been using TK8 Backup I got here on Bitsdujour. Works pretty well and verifies the files within the archive.

Apr 6 2016 at 11:35am Copy Link
smaragdus @Mili
Thanks for the kind and helpful response. I got a license key for version 2016 but I switched back to version 2015 because it looks better- the new icons & themes look too much Windows 10 style which I don't like.
Apr 6 2016 at 6:50pm Copy Link
Drazen Dodig Hello smaragdus,

If you go to View menu you will be able to change many skins options, including using old icons as well as select some other skin... It is very customizable.

Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - Apr 6 2016 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Walter Meckley this a free upgrade for lifetime or only 3 years? It's kind of confusing on this page since both are mentioned.
Aug 10 2017 at 4:34am Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare Hi Walter,

The link will take you to a page where you may purchase a license with 3 yrs of premium maintenance and support or a lifetime(non expiring) duration of the premium support plan
Aug 10 2017 at 4:42am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I bought PowerArchiver a few years ago. It is an indispensable tool, complete, technical support that works. I recommend.
Aug 11 2017 at 5:56am Copy Link
Gary User "all while enjoying full Windows 7 support," - what about windows 10?
Apr 12 2018 at 1:58am Copy Link
Drazen Dodig @gary user - it has been built for Windows 10. Works great on every version. Thank you!
ConeXware, Inc - Apr 12 2018 at 2:04am Copy Link
SoftCollector Great piece of software. Bought it back in 2007 with the lifetime upgrade option and I am still using it. Enough said.
Apr 12 2018 at 2:45pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie Can it allow me to send EXE's in a compressed file that wont get blocked by gmail ?

I write VB6 programs for family and friends, and the bane of my life is gmail blocking attachments.
I just recently worked out how to use encrypted 7z file (with file names encrypted as well), and rename the self extracting exe to say .RemoveMe
Can your program make that task easier ?

Apr 13 2018 at 2:16am Copy Link
geo User This promotion includes 3 years of premium support and upgrades (called PowerArchiver Select) or lifetime premium support and upgrades.

So, what is the difference and how you choose one over the other?
Oct 10 2018 at 12:31am Copy Link
Nozavi @geo User: If you click on Get this deal, you'll be redirected to a landing page where you can choose. Lifetime is $49.95.
Oct 10 2018 at 12:46am Copy Link
bsr007 Is PowerArchiver 2018 Toolbox (with 8 tools in 1) also available as a Portable version? A portable version is mentioned in the product description, but it is not clear whether it is exactly the same as the Toolbox version or a separate software application.
Oct 10 2018 at 12:57am Copy Link
MojoMan Hi,

I purchased this promo last year and just the other day, while reinstalling Windows and some of my software I tried installing the 2018 version and it would't accept the 2017 key (despite the 3 year update option). Do I need to go back and dig for an older copy of the program and install it and then run updates ? I just assumed that the key would work for 3 years. Please advise.

BTW - Great prog for anyone interested. I use it all the time.
Oct 10 2018 at 1:13am Copy Link
Mili - ConexWare @geo User:
the 3yr plan will include all major and minor upgrades and updates during the 3 yr period. Once the 3yr plan expires, the license will stay active but upgrades/updates will not be available.
The Lifetime plan provides an unlimited license that does not expire, all future upgrades/updates are included to major and minor versions of PowerArchiver.

Hope that helps, please let us know if we can answer any further questions.
Oct 10 2018 at 2:48am Copy Link
Murderhead @MojoMan you need to login to your ConeXware Customer Account to optain a new key for the 2018 version for offline activation. If you have the "PowerArchiver Select-Premium Maintenance und Support-Plan" you will obtain automatically the latest key with your login credentials.
Oct 10 2018 at 9:17am Copy Link

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