PowerArchiver 2010 Free
PowerArchiver is a software which enables you to compress and extract files in various formats, including ZIP, RAR, 7ZIP and ISO.
The interface of the application is plain and simple. If you want to create a new archive, the first thing you have to do is specify the output format and destination.
Furthermore, you can configure compression options regarding the action (e.g. add and replace files), method (e.g. deflate), compression level (from ultra to super fast) and encryption type.
In addition, you can enable to include subfolders, system and hidden files, use the current folder as temp, as well as encrypt the archive to .PAE. Plus, you can store full or relative paths (or none at all).
But you can also send the archive via email, enable multiple disk spanning and set the maximum volume size and mode.
When you open an archive, you can view the name, type, data of modification, size, ratio, packed size and path of each file within it. Extracting compressed files is easy, since PowerArchiver is automatically integrated in the Explorer context-menu.
Moreover, you can create a favorites list, copy, move, rename or delete an archive, use a search function, change the program appearance (e.g. toolbar, display style), run a virus scan, check the integrity of an archive, input comments, repair ZIP files, switch to batch mode, and many others.
The program runs on a moderate amount of system resources, includes a comprehensive help file for beginners and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. We strongly recommend PowerArchiver to all users.