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.
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