PowerArchiver 2010 is a program that enables users to manage their archive files. An archive file is a compressed data shell used to contain various file types such as videos, audio files, images, documents, and software. Archive files allow users to create memory-saving backups of their files and allow easy transfer of files over a network. PowerArchiver 2010 contains features used to compress files into an archive file, or extract archive files into folders. This program supports various archive file formats such as ZIP, RAR, 7ZIP, and ISO disc images. Users can also use this program to configure compression actions such as adding and replacing files, compression methods that allows users to deflate archive files, as well as the compression level. Users may choose between a fast compression process that yields a large file size (low compression) or a file with low file size but with a longer compression process (high compression). In addition to these, PowerArchiver 2010 allows users to create a favorites list, copy, move, rename, and delete a file archive, search for file contents, change the program appearance, initiate a virus scan, check the archive integrity, place comments, repair ZIP files, and switch to batch mode.
PowerArchiver 2010 features a simple user interface that contains three main parts. The first part is the main control bar, which contains buttons that execute actions within the program. These buttons include New, Open, Favorites, Add, Extract, Delete, Encrypt, and Check Out. The next section located below the main control bar provides viewing options for folders and the program window. The last part is the file list, which displays the archive file contents and files information such as the file name, file type, recent modifications, file size, compression ratio, packed file size, and file path.