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.
Encryption not recognized in Windows XP
I have created several encrypted archives on my machine at home. I tried taking one of them to work on my USB drive.
At work, I tried to open the archive. It opened fine. But when I try to access the files, and enter the password, nothing happens. It’s as if I am typing in a wrong password.
This even happens if I use Power Archiver 2000!
But if I use the shareware Power Archiver 2006 at work, all is well and it recognized the password.
Why do Windows, Winzip, and Power Archiver 2000 all not recognize the password I used in Power Archiver?
use latest powerachiver
and if still having a problem can u send us the file and with password and we will try to see if it work usually it can mean either a had disk faliure at encryption or your password is wrong. JHave any of the file go separte passowords. i have had this problem.
can you tell us your system windows xp 200 etc and what version of pa u are using and what file types are in the file and passowrd and as much detail as you can please
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… Why do Windows, Winzip, and Power Archiver 2000 all not recognize the password I used in Power Archiver?
If you are trying Windows and WinZip, then I suppose you are creating a Zip archive ?
Also, you say you encrypted it - not just passwrod protect.
I think Windows only supports the (old) Zip password scheme and not encrypted files (but I am not certain).
PA 2000 (version 6 ??) also only supported Zip password and did not support encryption.
So I can guess it may be the same problem with WinZip.
Which encryption method did you use?
… But if I use the shareware Power Archiver 2006 at work, all is well and it recognized the password.
So, problem solved :p
WinZip will work fine as long as it is newer version of WZ, same with every other zip utility that supports PkZip 4.5 standards.
I am pretty sure that newer versions of Windows support it as well.
simple method did you encrypt with aes zip or pae encryption from the too bar menu in poawerarchiver as that format is not supported by windows.