Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by Kelsenellenelvian, Nov 23, 2002.
WinRar Corporate, used to be a great fan of Winzip but haven't used it for a long time.
POWERARCHIVER 2002 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (aka Powerarchiver 8)
Does just what I need, more powerful than Winzip............
I'm using it for almost half a year now (or is it two?)
Anyway, you guys should give it a try
The open sauce solution
(WinRAR supports it )
Besides better compression and better multimedia compression, WinRAR also has a better interface than Winzip (explorer like, while winzip only lists the paths in the rightmost column). Also, winrar will handle better the viewing of html files within an archive (it also extracts the linked gifs etc in a temporary dir, so you can see the whole thing in your browser).
And running an app from within an archive is impossible for winzip if that app has a dll also packed with the exe. OK, so winrar just unpacks the whole archive in 'temp', but it's just easier not to have to do that yourself.
Another vote for WinRar.
winrar... i love the feature of making volumes.... for easily sending a large file out in pieces...
Re: Re: yep even winace
You can make Winrar rar up files in any size rar..
like if you had a 23 meg file.. and it had to be put to floppy but it was one big setup.exe and not a bunch of little files.
You can tell Winrar to make all rar volumes 1.40 megs in size..
and you can also tell it to make the first rar of that pack self extracting, so that it can self extract on a computer not running Winrar..
When you go to pack the 23 meg setup.exe it will look like this:
setup.part001.rar 1,424 kb
setup.part002.rar 1,424 kb
setup.part003.rar 1,424 kb
setup.part004.rar 1,424 kb
setup.part005.rar 1,424 kb
And so on
All the Volums can be put on a floppy each..
when you put the self extracting part001.rar disk in the target computer and oper that rar, it will then ask you to slect a DIR to extract to..
After disk one empties it will ask you to put in disk 2 and so forth..
One of the reasons that ppl use Winrar is to move large files piece by piece..
Lets say I made a Home movie and wanted to send it to my Family..
The movie file "lets say" was one large mpeg file arround 500megs in size.
I could tell Winrar to break it into volumes of 15 meg files instead..
And the the person I sent it to can just unrar the rars and there's the mpeg file...
If I were to push a 500meg file through the internet, chances are that some of it could get corrupt, even if the methed of sending it has some form of file resume..
When using rar files.. if something get's currupt.. you can just delete the bad rar file and replace by resending that rar file again and droping it in..
Everything still unrars and the mpeg file is perfect..
Also if I didn't want anyone to see whats in the rar files I can set winrar to pass code the rar files so you would have to enter a pass code inorder to unrar them..
-----Anything else would be uncivilized-----
Powerarchiver can also encrypt compressed files and cut big files into small pieces for easy transfer on floppy disks............
it's compatible with *.rar, *.R00, *.R01 files (this is just a part of the supported files, I just wanted to show that Powerarchiver isn't that bad)........
It might be a little less good as Winrar, but it's certainly better than Winzip.....
Once again.......... try it people
WinRAR far and away wins.
I'm glad you said coz I was going to go to website & cut paste feature in post! you forgot to mention support for making self extracting exe's
Not as good as ACE, but faster and a bit more versatile, though not as fast or versatile as zip or stuffit (or gz, heh). All in all, it's the best-of-all-worlds format.
i use both...i like the winzip handles tar.gz files
Excuse me, Louie6666, won't happen again..
But it's a really versatile program, if you have a supported compressed file, with a setup or install program, Powerarchiver just asks if you want to install the program and hop..... it's installed (most of the time, some exe files need to be extracted in a temp folder (for using some dlls etc. that were packed in the same file))......
Man, I think I should try marketing
I remember when it used to be freeware loved it more, when it was free
Me too, but now I'm "registered"
I love it just the same way
WinACE...does all the things that WinRAR, WinZip, and whatever else you want...but in ONE program, and has the best executable file compression (exes down from 4 megs to like 400kb...honest).
I love WinACE
WinACE has nowhere near the "all-in-one" functionality of WinRAR... I'll admit that WinACE's compression is fantastic, but it takes forever and the interface is bad, not to mention featureless... I have to extract the entire archive to view a readme file?
What the hell crack addled version of WinACE are you using? Just double click the file you want to read! I'm using WinACE 2.11 and it handles archives like winzip or winrar?
As a matter of fact, I can even compress stuff in an archive to a new archive WITHIN the archive without leaving one screen...hmm...I must have the awesome edition...
Recompressed doom_iii.rar (364mb) to doom_iii.ace max compression, only 15 minutes and was down to 312mb. And that's like a gig worth of files.
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