Dear PowerArchiver Users,

After months of hard work, please welcome the beta version of PowerArchiver 2022! With Windows 11 recently becoming available, we have have invested our time and resources to make sure that PowerArchiver is fully optimized and will work/look great on the new Windows update.
Windows 11 brings about some new visual and functional changes to Windows functionalities such as visual appearances of applications, shell extensions and more. PowerArchiver 2022 is one of the first programs that has optimized it’s interface as well as shell extensions so that our users can jump right into using PowerArchiver 2022 on Windows 11 without skipping a beat.
PowerArchiver 2022 is fully optimized for Windows 11 and packed with new features – Windows 11 optimized shell extensions, new and improved skins with high DPI support, new menu for easier access to tools and features including an easy-to-use Recent Files menu, looks great in Windows 11, and much more!
On our road to the final version, we thank our PowerArchiver users and forum contributors for their contributions and assistance.
Please check out the details on PowerArchiver 2022, more to come:

** PowerArchiver 2022

  • Windows 11 support and optimizations – PowerArchiver 2022 is fully optimized to work and look great on Windows 11 with maximum support for the Windows 11 interface that includes high DPI support.
  • Support for new Windows 11 Shell extensions – Optimized shell extension use in the new Windows 11 OS. Shell extensions appear immediately and conveniently accessed.
  • New contextual tabs – PowerArchiver 2022 adds new archive, explorer and sharing contextual tabs in the Ribbon interface for easier access to frequently used options when working with files or archives.
  • New Dark and Light skins – new and improved dark and light skins designed to support the Windows 11 interface and offer high DPI support.
  • New menu for applications access – access PowerArchiver applications with even more convenience from a new applications menu on the left side that features a new Recent/Favorite Files option. Faster and more convenient file and archive management.


  • PowerArchiver 2022 Beta, with the Advanced Codec Pack (.PA), is available for download through our emails coming to our users in the next few days. Check your email to find PowerArchiver 2022 and thanks for your help and support in making it the best version of PowerArchiver yet!

    We are continuously monitoring feedback from PowerArchiver users, please join us in discussing PowerArchiver 2021 and PowerArchiver 2022 and more on our forum. Thank you for your support since 1998!