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.
Error when compressing large directories with 7z
In the course of compressing large directories (4-6 Gb) with upwards of 10,000 files on maximum settings PowerArchiver Crashes with the following error:
AppName: powerarc.exe AppVer: 220.127.116.11 ModName: powerarc.exe
ModVer: 18.104.22.168 Offset: 00001d59
I am also including the error reporting file from MS.
The current directory I am zipping is 6.43 Gb with 11,685 files
This happens at different points in the zipping process, sometimes at 35% or 5% or anywhere inbetween. The 7-Zip program itself has no problem with compressing the directory.
Please help. If you need any additional information please let me know.
can you try replacing 7zip dll from 9.62 with one you have now in 9.63 and see if that works?
also, can you reboot your computer so you get latest shell extensions please?
and how much memory do you have? Ultra setting is very memory intesive…
I am attempting to compress it again now after following your posts. With 6.4 Gb of files to compress it may take a while. I’ll post again by tomorrow if it crashes again.
I am using Maximum settings, not Ultra. The machine I am using is a P4 3.2 ghz HT with 2 Gb pc3200 RAM, Abit IC7-G Mobo, Windows XP SP2, and Radeon 9800XT 256mb.
edit I am also using 2 200gb drives, with ~95Gb free space on each.
are you compressing it via shell extensions or via main PowerArchiver window?
I have tried both, same results.
So far I am at 57% and no crash.
BTW thanks for the name fix :o
Seems to have worked, I’ll let you know if it happens again
just to confirm - reboot has worked?
Okay I was able to compress the entire directory with no errors. However, I am now having another problem. While trying to convert(using the ‘convert’ shell ext) 460+ zip files (all contain pdf’s, each zip is between 5k and 200 Mb in size) it crashes about every 20-50 files during compression with the same type of error I was having with the large directory compression.
I am using the 9.62 module you pointed me to, and a reboot has not helped this problem.
AppName: powerarc.exe AppVer: 22.214.171.124 ModName: unknown
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 00000000
Let me know if you need any more info