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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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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?
PA2007 Beta 4 heavy problems
I have huge problems using PA2007 / beta 4.
As you find in the attached images, I will get a weird message at start and cannot end powerarchvier due to the second message.
I already uninstalled completely.
It would be helpful to describe the steps necessary to produce your problem (i.e. precisely what were you doing that led up to the errors?). What is your OS, etc.
It actually appears right after installation and at every start.
First installation was an upgrade from Beta 3.
I am running a Windows XP Multi-Language Edition with German Language-Pack running (this is also stated in my signature btw.).
I just have to start PA for it to happen. It is reproduceable every time.
I did a full uninstall and then tried to reinstall with no change :-(
nice, thank you!
Shell extension is also not working at all.
Neither extract to… nor Extract to folder.
An open through double click will open powerarchiver, give the error on start and then will NOT load the double tabbed zip.
I have to manually open the file through the menu.
did you try restarting after installation?
what is double tabbed zip?
yes, restarted a couple of times.
before install, after install, before deinst etc.
tabbed should have meant tapped :-)
just a typo.
Regards and good night
Ok, now I am really stuck.
The beta3 installation does not work anymore.
It comes up with a requester showing the temp-directory as installation source.
I never got the PA to uninstall correctly, so I had to stop the process.
it looks like the MSI installation is buggy as it does not react on some situations.
I will try to clean my system if possible.
Maybe it helps.
Anytime the installation stucks, the _PASetup.exe takes nearly 100 % CPU and will never stop.
did you uninstall Beta 4 properly through Add/Remove programs?
If you cant, because you deleted files from the folder, download Beta 4 again and run it… it will give you an option to Uninstall then.
I have found the problem.
Somehow the permissions on the HKCU\Software\Powerarchiver was not set right.
Administrator had only read-access.
This leads to the problem, that the deinstall hangs, the start cannot write the settings, so that seems to be the message.
Although I don’t know who set read-access rights, I have done some changes so this error message doesn’t show in the future even if the access is read-only.