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Meet brand-new v1.0.37 B1 Free Archiver!

March 20, 2013

B1 Free Archiver is ready to step out in its newest version! 1.0.37 embodies our best achievements and efforts to make your experience with B1 Free Archiver simply unforgettable! Our most prominent improvements include protection of your archives with password, possibility to choose and set default open action and to repair broken archives.

    What’s new in version 1.0.37:
    - Encryption with password;
    - Default open action;
    - Repair mode;
    - Drag-and-drop full support;
    - Keyboard shortcuts;
    - Hotkeys navigation;
    - Possibility to create separate archives with one click;
    - Ruthless bug extermination.

The new version of B1 Free Archiver now provides an opportunity to create password protected archives. This is very useful when you don’t want the content of the archive to be seen by everyone. All you have to do is to choose a password for your archive and share the password with the person who is going to open it. After receiving the archive he or she just needs to enter the password and voilà! – all the files are there safe and sound. Only the person who knows the password can see the contents of the archive!
With our new default open action feature every user will be able to adjust the usage of B1 Free Archiver right to his needs. For example, if you work with various files and content, it’s better to choose “Ask me what to do” option. Therefore you will be able to pick the most appropriate action whenever you open an archive. You can also choose to extract archives without bothering yourself with any questions. The option “Open in B1 Free Archiver” will be useful for those who usually work with large archives but need to unpack only some files contained in the archive. There is no need to make one-time decision – you can change your default open action whenever you want.
We have also come up with the solution for the broken archives or the ones with missing parts. If you try to extract such archives the program will refuse to do that because of not being able to unpack all the files correctly. However, if you are sure those parts of the archive you need are there – choose a repair mode. It will extract all the parts of the archive which are possible to extract and will ignore the parts which are missing or broken.
Adam Buyer, project leader at B1 says:
“I am really proud of our team and all the work we’ve done. We did manage to keep our archiver clear and friendly as always regardless of adding more features for advanced users. We made B1 Archiver even more simple for those who don’t want to go deeply into all the options it can offer. At the same time our extra features can satisfy most sophisticated tastes. It’s a great step towards better customization.
In addition to major improvements we have worked on every possible detail as the devil usually hides in it. Considering all propositions and requests coming from our users we’ve come up with various nice little tweaks. We have significantly improved drag-and-drop support. Keyboard fans will appreciate hotkeys navigation and keyboard shortcuts. Other features include archive testing, creation of separate folders for a group of chosen files, etc. I can talk about all that for hours so you’d better try it yourself!”.
About B1:
Launched in 2011, B1 Free Archiver remains the most friendly and simple software to open and create archives. B1 supports most common formats as well as its own (.b1, .zip, .rar, .7z), and works on all popular platforms – Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. B1 Free Archiver is 100% free for both personal and commercial use.