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PowerArchiver 2000

Type of Program: Compression Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Company Name: eFront, Inc.
Version: 5.5 Beta 2
Price: 0$
Installed Size: 3 MB


The installation was a breeze, by the way you know you really should read those release notes when you are installing a program..

The first thing that happens when you open the program is that it asks you which archive files it should be associated with, these are ZIP (+QUAKE PK3, +JavaARchiver), CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2 and BH (BlakHole - fast and good compression format by Carl Bunton) compressed files, and built-in support for reading and extracting many other file formats like: RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, GZ, BZIP2, XXE and UUE.

Well the first thing that struck me was how much the interface resembles WinZip. Well nothing wrong with that especially since this one is free.

It will do all the things the programs you will pay money for, plus some things that they won't. Like it has a tool for repairing corrupted zip files, it will convert between archives, plus create self extracting archives. Plus more.

I hope that you now have enough information to try this program out, because I can't say enough about how good it is. Hey it is FREE. Go get IT!

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Reviewed by Jack Ross

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