Download this ZIP file: http://dslstats.me.uk/files/dslstats32W-6.5.zip
Everything in the ZIP file is in a directory “dslstats32W-6.5”.
However when I extract using right click “Extract Here” the name of the directory created is “2W-6.5” !
I am running PA 22.00.09 on Windows 11. I have seen the same happen with some other kinds of archive too.
If I compress a folder to a .pa using right click, Compress to folder.pa and use the new Windows 11 menu then the Options, Configuration, Miscellaneous, Use normal relative path setting is always enabled.
But I like this option disabled so I have to use the old style menu in order to get PA to compress a folder in the way I wish.
Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
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.
Make new archive using Backup feature
Im wondering if anyone knows if the backup feature will allow me to create a new archive each time I run a backup. The data that Im working with is full of files that need to be saved at different points in time. Once a backup is made, none of the files will be updated again.
For example, I want to have a monthly backup run. I created a script for each month of the year that will run. It would be nice if I could have one script set to create a monthly backup, and each month it creates a new archive based on the new time stamp.
Does anyone know if the program will let me do this? I guess I could make a batch file that moves the archive before the backup script runs, but I would rather not have the extra step in there.
I am assuming you did not try PowerArchiver yet?
If you did, you would have noticed the time stamp options in backup wizard :-).
I meant those time stamps to represent the ones created by PowerArchiver. But from what I can see, there are two options - Add and Replace or Freshen existing files. Add/Replace will create a new archive with the new time stamp but delete the old one. Freshen will compare contents and update the old archive.
There is also an option to “do not delete the original backup file.” But this option still writes to the original archive.
I want a script called Monthly that runs each month and saves a new archive based on the time stamp while ignoring any archives that may be present.
I dont understand. If you create new archive filename based on timestamp, PA will not updated the old archive but use new one with new timestamp, right?
Just use “Add timestamp to backup archive” option, and it should work perfect.
Or am I completly missing your point?
Amazing…I make a whole frickin post about this and you’re right, the Archiver will just save the archive with a new time stamp. Thats exactly what I wanted it to do. It only replaces if the file name is the same.
thanks spwolf, you set me straight… and you’re thinking, this guy is an idiot