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PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
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Upcoming: Tools such as archive converter, batch zip, multi-extract.
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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.
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.
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.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
Issue with RAR archive
It seem that there is a bug in handling rar archive:
please check in more details but
I have attached rar archive with one file in cyrillic and one english - currently I can’t extract it at all nor through shell extension neither from main window (exployer view) and also drag and drop function don’t work for it (if you try to move file from archive to desktop you can’t do it).
Further in progress bar cyrillic name are shown in incorrect way
I use WinXP Home 2SP, PA 2007 beta2
I have beta 2 and I was able to extract both files.
Archive also tested ok with both winrar and PA.
Anyone have any trouble?
TBGBe last edited by
Also no problem extracting.
Although I am unable to verify if the filename of the png is correct :p
RJWaring last edited by
As stated below in Beta2, PA nor I found any problems with this archive. It opened fine.
Testing archive: test.rar – 02/11/2006 19:44
Done. – 02/11/2006 19:44
There were no errors in the archive: test.rar
I must note, that file name: as stated by Sir Richard â¥áâ.png is incorrect - should be тест.png, but it may be because he has Windows w/o Cyrillic installed. If required I can make screen shot how the file should be named. Further does drag and drop feature work?
May be this because you all use non-Cyrillic versions of Windows => I’ll test on my work PC on Monday - it has WinXP Pro English as at home I use WinXP Home Russian.
TBGBe last edited by
…should be тест.png…
Well that is the filename I see when opening inside PA.
But not after extracting - hence my previous comment.
But I have English Windows - even with language pack it may not be correct.
Is the (incorrect) filename the problem you were having?
Note: There are known PA problems with Unicode chars in some cases.
Further does drag and drop feature work?
Do you mean this problem
The issue with UNICODE files in RAR archive will be fixed in Beta 3. Beta 3 will do a lot of changes in support for special filenames inside archives (RAR and 7-ZIP are supporting UNICODE, others are supporting ANSI filenames), so please test carefully everyting you might think…
please check now… thanks
File name seems ok when opening the archive but when tested it looks like ??? still.
Here is a pic.
The file is tested ok but this part of application still doesn’t support displaying UNICODE fully - like some other formats and some other parts of PA (shell. extensions and unicode archive names).
This version added some more support for UNICODE but more and more every new version - 10.5 will fully supprot unicode, I hope:)
Also, drag & drop will work in Beta 4.