sArchiver
sArchiver 3.8.15
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  • sArchiver has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Bit Per Second
sArchiver is the lord of archives.

Features:
  • Complete RAR support (compress, decompress, password protected, split volumes)
  • Compress, Extract, Test, Split: rar, zip, 7z, ARJ, LHA, gzip, bzip2, tar
  • Compress & Upload to FTP with ease and automation
  • Send email notification with link (optional) when FTP upload complete
  • Integrated DMG image creation utility. Supports AES-128/256 password encryption.
  • Unique SFX (self-extracting) technology. sArchiver is able to create independent self-extracting archives. The SFX archive doesn't need
What's New
Version 3.8.15:

Note: sArchiver is now free! Get your free serial.

  • When archiving, automatically adds suffix to the name of the archive if file with the same name exists
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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sArchiver User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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marrie commented on 29 Jul 2013
I liked this program until it went by by. A shame as I bought it in about october or november of 2010 for the christmas special. It was 20 dollars. I'm looking for a piece of software that does like sarchiver and more for about the same price or lower if possible. it's a shame that the software had to be discontinued as the developer was wonderful in smashing bugs and responding. I even did a youtube video demo series on sarchiver about 6 months before it went down.
[Version 3.8.15]


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GeoProf commented on 13 Sep 2012
It seems this company is kaput, which is fine by me because I hate companies that list their apps s Freeware when they’re not, as is the case with srchiver. It’s a demo with a 20-strtups limit.
[Version 3.8.15]


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Macman4hire reviewed on 19 Sep 2011
An excellent piece of software that offers a vast array of features. These additional features gives sArchiver a clear edge over its competitors.
[Version 3.8.14]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 30 Sep 2011
it's a cause of your great support :)
actually the people develop sArchiver, I just write the lines of code
you ask -- I deliver
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Znort commented on 06 Sep 2011
I was wondering if sArchiver makes use of multiple cores.
Compressing large files takes really long on my fast system.
Activity monitor shows that the zipping procedure takes just 100% of computing power (instead of 800%).

??
[Version 3.8.13]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 07 Sep 2011
If you use high compression level the process will take more time especially when compressing big files/folders.
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Znort replied on 12 Sep 2011
I think you misunderstood my question.
I would like to know if sArchiver makes use of all available processor cores to compress files.
To me it seems that it uses just one core.
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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 12 Sep 2011
I'm sorry, yes, I did misunderstood your question. Sadly, no -- sArchiver use only up to two cores of the CPU. Which is about to be changed.

Please join Bit Per Second at twitter or facebook (check out the web site) so we can keep in touch.

All the criticism, suggestions and opinions are very welcome.
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guido.damore reviewed on 27 Aug 2011
I've a questione.
When I compress a file or folder using .RAR archive format with split option activated, I can't choose between KB, MB and GB but it is selected by default KB, so if I have to split a file of 4 GB in 4 segment I've to use the notation 1047586 KB. It could be possible to select the unit measure for splitting .RAR archive?
[Version 3.8.13]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 28 Aug 2011
This feature is temporary disabled. I'm working on it right now. Stay tuned it will be available soon.
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xgman reviewed on 23 Aug 2011
an update every few days? really?
[Version 3.8.13]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 24 Aug 2011
I'm working hard on sArchiver. I'm trying to keep you updated as much as I can. The last few updates were critical.
If you are annoyed by the update notifications of sArchiver you can toggle them off from the preferences menu.
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Frodo_life commented on 21 Aug 2011
not sure why someone would pay $29 for a compression utility if you can get The Unachiver for free
[Version 3.8.12]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 21 Aug 2011
The Unarchiver only extracts. sArchiver can compress.

sArchiver also has integrated DMG Image creation utility (prices of the standalone ones starts from about $15).
Integrated backup system, integrated archive converter, FTP upload capability, email notifications, SFX archives and more.

And a BIG smile on the face of the developer who is happy to support the users. :)
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LizBo replied on 21 Aug 2011
The Unachiver sucks. It's about as reliable as window vista. It cannot handle passwords properly and it has failed to decompress too many archives.
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Sanchai reviewed on 21 Aug 2011
sArchiverbis good software but still having problem extracting X Lossless Decoder (XLD) archive. Extraction with sArchiver is not complete and XLD won't run.

I have extracted using other utility (in this case BetterZip)and XLD work fine.

Fix please and thank in advance. XLD can be download via Aupdte

Thank in advance for support
[Version 3.8.12]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 21 Aug 2011
Hello,
Looks like we have a little bug here when extracting the tar.bz2 archive. I will trace the bug and fix it.

Please accept my apologies about the experienced inconvenience.
And thank you for your notification.
burypromote
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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 21 Aug 2011
The bug has been fixed. You can either request the new version via the feedback email (check out the home page for more info) or wait for the update to be released.
burypromote

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Macman4hire reviewed on 21 Aug 2011
This developer is constantly adding new futures to sArchiver that are truly useful. This is the file compression utility that I choose to use on my Mac.
[Version 3.8.12]


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Tzu_lung reviewed on 12 Aug 2011
It's great, easy to use and powerful. Only it can solve the problem when the file compressed with non English file name and can be opened in Windows.
The author is also friendly, if you have any problem with this software, just mail to him and always have a good feedback.
[Version 3.8.11]


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Macman4hire had trouble on 06 Aug 2011
Please be advised after attempting to empty the trash that contained the failed archive that was created by using the services menu I received the following error "The operation can’t be completed because the item “untitled.zip” is in use.".
[Version 3.8.8]


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Macman4hire had trouble on 06 Aug 2011
It is great to see the continued development of sArchiver. The new size/encryption DMG feature is working great on my Mac Pro running 10.6.8. I do however have to report that when I attempted to compress a file under the service menu sArchiver becomes unresponsive. After using force quit to quit sArchiver the archive that was created would not open.
[Version 3.8.8]

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Mcr replied on 21 Nov 2011
Yuri and Macman4hire,
My apologies, I thought I just ran the large file test with 3.8.15, but it was an older version. I ran the test again with 3.8.15 and the hash comparison was equal when splitting a large 6.8 GB DMG file. I still would like to know if you specifically fixed this (it would be strange if you didn't and the problem went away). The second issue is still there though, the one where uncompressing split archives results in a single zip file which then has to be unarchived in a second operation to get back the original file, but that is more of an inconvenience. I had been using Ez7z and Entropy, but I may go back to using sArchiver now. Thanks.
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Haralampije had trouble on 02 Aug 2011
"You can't open the application sArchiver (v3.8.5) because it is not supported on this type of Mac."
I am on MacBook, Intel Core Duo at 2.0 GHz, OS X 10.6.8.
[Version 3.8.5]


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Macman4hire had trouble on 28 Jul 2011
I tested sArchiver by splitting Zip and 7Z files on my Mac Pro running 10.6.8 and can verify that the recombined files are identical by having checked them in terminal using the MD5 hash. I recombined the files outputted by sArchiver using both Stuffit Expander and sArchiver. The only problem I did encounter was when I selected the Zip format to split a file in sArchiver. sArchiver would not show the progress bar and would hang with the spinning beach ball of death but did complete the splitting process.
[Version 3.8.4]

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Mcr replied on 21 Nov 2011
@Macman4hire
The problem I reported was specific to a source file larger than 4.7 GB (such as a DVD double layer ISO file). My latest test with 3.8.15 still shows the two same problems 1) when splitting a source file that is LARGER than 4.7 GB, the recombined files do not match the original. 2) If start with a large source file larger than 4.7 GB, named "myfile.iso", the program first creates "myfile.zip", and then splits 'myfile.zip'into 'myfile.001', 'myfile.002' and so on. When attempting to uncompress, it uncompresses to 'myfile.zip'. I then have to run a second operation to uncompress 'myfile.zip' to get the original 'myfile.iso' back. It shouldn't take two operations. Uncompressing should result in the exact original file initially compressed.

Yuri, you said you would look at this over a year ago (I reported this in Sept 2010). Have you had a chance to look into this?
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Mcr had trouble on 15 Apr 2011
Yuri,
I first reported this back in Sept 2010, it's still an issue in the latest. Worst, when trying to compress a large file into split volumes, after uncompressing, the resulting file is NOT equal to the original, i.e. it fails all Hash comparisons (MD5, SHA-1, etc).

Original message from Sept:
Yuriy,
I want to store into a multi part ZIP file a large source, for example disk.iso, which is 8 GB. I need to store this on a FAT32 drive to share between OS X and Windows, so files must be smaller than 4 GB.

I used sArchiver to create a ZIP file (store only, no compression) specifying 3GB chunks. sArchiver appears to first create disk.zip, which has a size of 8GB, and then divide it into smaller files and name them 001, 002, etc. Then delete the disk.zip file (the large one), leaving just the smaller chunks.

That's all fine. However, when I go to extract, sArchiver extracts to a file disk.zip. I then have have to run sArchiver a second time, to extract disk.zip back to the original disk.iso. In my opinion, when you extract, you should end up with the original you started with, and shouldn't require two separate operations to. This is how 7Zip on Windows handles multi part files. Using OS X archive utility to extract gives me the same result, so it seems what is being stored in the multi-part archive is the 8GB disk.zip, not disk.iso.

Same thing happens if I select 7z as well instead of Zip as the format.
[Version 3.7]


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Electricdreams had trouble on 15 Sep 2010
I too have another bug. When you are asked to associate files the first time I launch this tool I chose to ignore it because I do not want to associate any files with sArchiver.

The bug is that every launch I am asked again and again to associate.

I should only be asked this once only not every launch.

Please fix this annoying nag.
[Version 2.7.6]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 15 Sep 2010
Ah, that part was really forgotten, will be fixed in the next update. Thank you for the notification. Please accept my apologies about this inconvenience.
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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 18 Sep 2010
Done. Have a great experience with sArchiver.
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Mcr had trouble on 13 Sep 2010
Yuriy,
This is not a bug per se but it's not the behavior I expect. I want to store into a multi part ZIP file a large source, for example disk.iso, which is 8 GB. I need to store this on a FAT32 drive to share between OS X and Windows, so files must be smaller than 4 GB.

I used sArchiver to create a ZIP file (store only, no compression) specifying 3GB chunks. sArchiver appears to first create disk.zip, which has a size of 8GB, and then divide it into smaller files and name them 001, 002, etc. Then delete the disk.zip file (the large one), leaving just the smaller chunks.

That's all fine. However, when I go to extract, sArchiver extracts to a file disk.zip. I then have have to run sArchiver a second time, to extract disk.zip back to the original disk.iso. In my opinion, when you extract, you should end up with the original you started with, and shouldn't require two separate operations to. This is how 7Zip on Windows handles multi part files. Using OS X archive utility to extract gives me the same result, so it seems what is being stored in the multi-part archive is the 8GB disk.zip, not disk.iso.

Same thing happens if I select 7z as well instead of Zip as the format.
Thank you for your consideration.
[Version 2.7.4.1]

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Bit Per Second (developer) replied on 13 Sep 2010
You are absolutely right. It will be done in the next update.
Thank you focusing my attention on that.

Timosha rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 3.8.15]



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Surikat rated on 24 Nov 2011

[Version 3.8.15]



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Macman4hire rated on 25 Sep 2011

[Version 3.8.14]



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Yuriy Georgiev rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 3.8.13]



+12

Macman4hire rated on 23 Aug 2011

[Version 3.8.13]



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Macman4hire rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 3.8.11]



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Macman4hire rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 3.8.5]



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Macman4hire rated on 28 Jul 2011

[Version 3.8.4]



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Captain_Willard rated on 13 Jul 2011

[Version 3.8.3.1]



+157

Yuriy Georgiev rated on 07 Jun 2011

[Version 3.8.2]


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Version Downloads:3,023
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:21 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Features:
  • Complete RAR support (compress, decompress, password protected, split volumes)
  • Compress, Extract, Test, Split: rar, zip, 7z, ARJ, LHA, gzip, bzip2, tar
  • Compress & Upload to FTP with ease and automation
  • Send email notification with link (optional) when FTP upload complete
  • Integrated DMG image creation utility. Supports AES-128/256 password encryption.
  • Unique SFX (self-extracting) technology. sArchiver is able to create independent self-extracting archives. The SFX archive doesn't need any application to extract it self. That's freedom.
  • Integrated backup system. sArchiver can backup your Applications Preferences and personal Documents. The backups are totally independent. You don't need sArchiver to restore your information.
  • Integrated archive converter. You can convert rar, zip, 7z, LHA, ARJ, gzip, bzip2, tar to rar, zip, 7z.
  • sArchiver can preview your archived picture collection without extracting the archive.
  • sArchiver is able to extract multiple archive files directly from finder. (select all files and double click on one of them while they are all still selected).


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