ArcConvert v0.70

webfork on 4 Aug 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

ArcConvert converts between a wide variety of archives and includes automatic password detection. The program supports drag-and-drop, process priority, file check, and optional attributes (date/time). The program will even notify the user if the new file is larger than the original.

Ideal for upgrading compression (e.g. ZIP -> 7ZIP) or to change an archive to a format supported by your preferred program (e.g. RAR -> CAB).

Supports a long list formats are supported including ZIP, 7-ZIP, RAR, TGZ, as well as ~60 other lesser-known formats. The program can save to ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, YZ1, BGA, RAR, ACE, NOA32, PAQAR, UHARC, YZ2, DZ, HA, XZ, and FreeArc

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch arc_convert.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip
What's new?
  • Aplib update.

8 comments on ArcConvert  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2014-05-30 23:25

DavidRoper: even among very technical people, I can't seem to get anyone to use anything but ZIP. The dream of getting people to use one of a number of radically better compression formats has been going on for over a decade now and at this stage just seems like a lost cause.


Midas 2014-05-25 19:18

The changelog posted is for ArcConvert v0.66, plus there now seems to be a 64 bits version linked at the bottom of the Sourceforge page ("Update for 64bit OS").

Note also that although WinRAR gives you a 30 day trial, as the meme goes, it will never end...



DavidRoper 2014-05-25 14:13

Why all the fuss over RAR? The biggest problem is getting RAR to ZIP so it's compatible to more people in the world, not less. 1980 called, they want their compressor back.


IanFromBarrie 2013-04-08 01:16

While not a dealbreaker, the WinRAR issue continues. The drop down for the target format includes two identical entries:
"D:\Packer\WinRAR.exe not found".


rhapdog 2011-07-06 19:14

I just downloaded and tested this. For converting to RAR compression types, you have to place WinRAR.EXE in the application directory. Still, a handy utility.


rhapdog 2011-07-06 17:18

Other archive programs can make RAR files, they are just not allowed to "compress" using the RAR format. They may, however, "store" files using the RAR format. Only WinRAR has the license to use the RAR compression, but others may use the RAR storage. There is a valid distinction here.


ChemZ 2011-06-08 07:55

Only WinRAR can make RAR files!


rogerthedodger 2011-06-07 23:09

tried to convert zip to rar, doesnt do it


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