PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
WinRAR 5 has a rather useful option in some cases, which is to be able to create an archive by replacing identical files with a reference to the first occurrence (hardlink) within the archive.
In case you choose to convert the file with PowerArchiver to another format, however, the resulting archive does not have all the files. It does not consider those that were present as hardlinks.
If you do a normal extraction of the RAR archive instead, even with PowerArchivier, all the files are extracted correctly.
Naming ZIP files
I am having some problems and not sure what I am doing.
I have a loads of files all named “001.WAV”, “002.WAV”, “003.WAV” etc but if I try to ZIP them one by one it names the ZIP file “downloads.ZIP” instead of “001.ZIP”, “002.ZIP”, “003.ZIP” etc.
how are you zipping them one by one? usually folder name is used when there are several files selected…
I ZIP up one of the WAV files at a time but also I put a TXT file in with each ZIP file.
EG - 001.WAV + Read.TXT = 001.ZIP
One .wav file plus one .txt is two files :D
Therefore, PowerArchiver default is to use the folder name for the Zip file.
I think the easiest way to accomplish what you want would be to use the “command line” utility PACL.
Then you could create a simple command (aka DOS BOX) or a batch file with a “for” loop.
e.g. something like:-
“FOR %F IN (*.wav) DO PACOMP -a %F.zip %F.wav read.txt”
see also http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100