Problems with .tar.gz decompression



  • Hi

    When using PowerArchiver instead of something like WinRAR, I’m often faced with one serious problem. It never can uncompress .tar.gz files.

    What it does instead is see any file that is a .tar.gz as a “.tar.gz-1.tar” file if I open that file in PowerArchiver directly from the source (chosing the option to “Open” instead of “Save”) (why it does this, I have no idea). When it opens the file, it sees a compressed file WITHIN this file and I can uncompress THAT to 1 file…. But I cannot uncompress that single new file that PowerArchiver creates to the hundreds of files that are in there. It simply fails to see any of those files.

    If I choose (in my browser) to instead save the source .tar.gz file to disk and then open the file, it downloads correctly as a .tar.gz but PowerArchiver fails to see any files in it and all of the menu options regarding extraction are greyed out.

    Which leads me to ponder, what the heck is wrong with this thing? If I use WinRAR, I have none of these problems.

    I can provide many example links of this problem.

    Please advise.

    Oh, in case you are wondering, this is with the latest version, but I have seen this problems in previous versions as well.

    Thanks
    Steph


  • conexware

    this is an problem of Internet Explorer renaming temporary files which sometimes makes them unusable. This is why many download sites reccomend that you use save to save the file and not open. Same happens with Notepad and any other Windows program.

    I would guess that we could make an workaround that would defeat the bug (like what WR does i guess?) but prefferable way would be to use Save As instead of Open.



  • What spwolf said 😃

    In addition:-
    @64bitguy:

    If I choose (in my browser) to instead save the source .tar.gz file to disk and then open the file, it downloads correctly as a .tar.gz but PowerArchiver fails to see any files in it and all of the menu options regarding extraction are greyed out.

    If you can provide examples for this it would help.

    By “open the file” do you mean

    1. Start PA and then File… Open
    2. Select file in Windows Explorer and “double click”
    3. Explorer shell menu (right click) “Open with…”
    4. Explorer shell menu (right click) {PowerArchiver} “Extract …”

    or something else?


 

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