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A: With the latest version we decided it was time to give iArchiver not just a polished new interface but also a simpler name -- Archiver.

Development of iArchiver has officially ended and we're putting all our efforts into Archiver.

If you own an iArchiver license you can upgrade to Archiver at a discount.
A: Starting with version 1.1.4, we renamed Rucksack to Archiver since we believe that the new name better captures what the application does, that is, to make working with archives as easy as possible.
A: The Clean menu item removes any stale temporary working directories created by Archiver.

Normally Archiver cleans up any working directories automatically when an operation (such as extracting an archive) completes. Running this command is only necessary if Archiver quits unexpectedly and so wasn't able to clean up the temporary directories automatically.
A: Yes, Archiver can open encrypted RAR archives (see this howto for instructions).
A: Yes, Archiver can open RAR archives split into multiple volumes. Please see this howto on opening multi-part RAR archives.
A: Yes, Archiver can open 7zip archives split into multiple volumes. Please see this howto on opening multi-part 7zip archives.
A: Archiver can handle most of the common and not so common archive formats -- please see this list of supported archive formats.
A: Currently not but due to high popular demand this feature is coming soon!
A: Archiver uses pkzip encryption for Zip archives and AES-256 for 7zip archives.
A: Yes!

To split a file, simply drag it onto Archiver and click Split. You can then choose the split size and whether to compress the split files.

Similarly, to combine a set of split files, drag the files onto Archiver and click Combine.
A: Yes. Say you split a file named Report.doc into the chunks Report.doc.a.split, Report.doc.b.split, ... Then in Windows from the command prompt run:

  copy /b Report.doc.* Report.doc /b

Note that the above only works for uncompressed split files. Also, if you ticked "Checksum" you must delete the checksum file (with ending .chksplit) before running the command.