W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
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For some reason, the PowerArchiver functions in the Windows 11 context menu no longer work after the last Windows Update. Only the functions in the classic context menu function as they should.
I’ve tried uninstalling PowerArchiver and using RevoUninstaller to remove all bits and pieces that were left behind and did a clean install of PowerArchiver, it didn’t fix the issue. Other items in the Windows 11 context menu work.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
This appears to be happening again with the Power Archiver 2022 shell extensions.
When I have Use Explorer Shell Extensions enabled in Power Archiver Configuration and right-click on c:\Users\username\Start Menu, (hidden Junction file), File Explorer crashes.
I have version 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit installed in Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1826).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
Strange lockup bug after updating
I deinstalled V9.x something and installed 9.50.
Got new key etc. rebooted some times.
Now if I click on any Archive and select “unpack”
or something, or even when I try to start pa.exe
directly over the start menu, explorer.exe goes
up to 99% simply locking the whole pc as long Pa.exe
is running. It seems the explorer calling code is
going mad somewhere …
I uninstalled 9.50 several times and reinstalled it, but
no avail. I went back to 9.x because of this strange
WinXP2 with all actual fixes. No explorer plugins except
Im puzzled :confused:
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That is strange.
Do you have AntiVirus that could be conflicting with PA?
Maybe exclude PA directory from RunTime checking or whatever the option is.
That hit the spot - somehow.
I found out, that f-prot needs about 20secs cpuload
to scan trough powerarchiver.exe (all other files,
even much larger exe up to 20mb it flys over in a sec).
Then I updated the .exe of f-prot to the newest version
(16c from 16a) this delay got down of about 1/3 of the
old version time.
Im puzzled, because I run fprot for 3 years now and thisis the first time the realtimeprotector chokes on a file :rolleyes: It’s on all time and does a very good job.
Unfortunately, there is no way to turn off protections
for certain files/dirs in f-prot now as written in the
Since f-prot makes updates nearly every day to their signature files, I would make sense to send them the powerarchiver.exe so they can investigate the problem.
Since the delay is bugging but “acceptable” for now, I will live with it and report any factfindings/update from f-prot to this thread for further reference.
We are using some compression/encryption on our EXE file in 9.5, but so far we haven’t found any problems with most anti-virus programs, so please inform us when you get any reply from F-PROT support.
For the record:
I uploaded teh PA.exe to F-Prot and they send me
a nice mail that they looking into it (31. Oct 05)
With the update of today (03. November 2005)
(which seemed to be a little larger than usual)
the timeout/locking of the machine handling archives
was complete gone. If I click on a zip or want to
unpack it, it runs like it should on my A64 :p
thats pretty and fast from f-prot, kudos to them!