Impossible…



  • I go into Windows Explorer (on xp pro machine) and click “new”! Then i have the option " New PowerArchiver RAR File"! But PA cant create rar files, can it??
    When i create one, there is a rar file with 0 kB and when i open it there is an error!

    Shortly: In the Widows Explorer Shell there is an option to create rar files with PA! But PA cant create rar! So its a BUUUUUUUUUG!

    Please try it yourself…get sure of this!

    ThX SpAwN oF Da T.D.F.



  • I’ve attempted to reproduce this on Windows XP Home, with negative results. Which version of PA are you using?



  • The newest, 9.00.33



  • When I’ve tried to reproduce, I can make a ZIP file, but no choice for a RAR file. PA does not currently support the creation of RAR files, only the extraction of them.



  • That’s weird!

    You didn’t mess up with the registry did u?

    Look what you have at:
    HKEY_USERS*xxyourcodexx\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\ShellNew*

    I’d be interested in the hex values of PA’s voice…

    if you wanted a “PowerArchiver RAR File” voice, you registry value should be as follows:
    “PowerArchiver RAR File”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,50,00,
    6f,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,41,00,72,00,63,00,68,00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,20,
    00,52,00,41,00,52,00,20,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,2e,00,72,00,61,00,72,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,50,00,41,00,
    52,00,41,00,52,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

    but it won’t stay there…PA will revert it back to ZIP (and you’ll get an error when trying to modify it back in the registry)…

    so, I don’t know what happened, I couldn’t reprodure it either…


  • conexware

    Hmph, I remember this from before - problem is in Windows, and the fact that you associated PA with RAR. I will ask Ivan to clarify what exactly is the deal is - but as much as I remember - basically WinRAR put an entry there to create new RAR file and since RAR’s are now handled by PA, Windows uses PA’s description for RAR file and writes it in there automatically.

    I dont see what we can do really - since we certainly wont delete WinRar’s entries in registry…

    regards,


  • conexware

    Here is what happends:

    WinRAR creates a registry entry for creating empty-RAR file. Then when you start PowerArchiver it associates with RAR files (because PowerArchiver can extract RAR files). So from this moemnt, all RAR files are called “PowerArchiver RAR file” and when you choose “New” -> “PowerArchiver RAR file”, Windows will use ShellNew key created with WinRAR but call it “PowerArchiver RAR file” since .RAR files are associtated with PowerArchiver.

    There is nothing we can do here - we cannot create RAR files, but still cannot delete registry keys created by other archive utilties.

    If you often create RAR archives, then I would suggest you to disable RAR file assciation by PowerArchiver and re-enable it by WinRAR.


 

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