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.
WinRAR 5 has a rather useful option in some cases, which is to be able to create an archive by replacing identical files with a reference to the first occurrence (hardlink) within the archive.
In case you choose to convert the file with PowerArchiver to another format, however, the resulting archive does not have all the files. It does not consider those that were present as hardlinks.
If you do a normal extraction of the RAR archive instead, even with PowerArchivier, all the files are extracted correctly.
When adding to a file archive, and selecting for example PA format, strong optimization method, extreme compression. In the Advanced Options section you change to Automatic, EXE Filter and PDF filter . You return to the main section and save the Profile. When you then reload the profile you do not have the Automatic options of EXE Filter and PDF saved there.
I noticed that instead if you change other options they are saved correctly (except for the Filter box values).
Also among the various changes to the advanced options you click the “Calculate RAM usage” button the value seems to be added to the previous one. You can see it for example just by clicking the button twice in a row, the value changes. Edit: actually after many attempts now it seems to write a stable value (it does not change with each click). Maybe a synchronization problem in the calculation?
Used PowerArchivier 2023 but there is the same behavior with the 2022
Just to let PA team know, PA is currently as of Beta 10, leaving some _pa temporary files in the Local Settings\UserName\Temp folder, seems like PA is not cleaning up or removing the files after use.
I had a problem installing PA I needed to uninstall the old version fully then reinstall 10.
But it works well and its nice to see 98% of the Icons now have a description so you know what archive type your looking at without going into the file properties.
There have been some files left in Temp folder after creatign archives from shell extensions. This will be fixed in Beta 11. Any other situation?
Ivan, thanks for the reply, I have not seen this issue when creating archives from the shell extensions, only when extracting from shell extensions, and mainly upon the extraction of .zip and .rar files.
please check with RC1… thanks
Just to let you know, the problem with the temporary files being left behind, is resolved now. I have test extracting 50 MB+ .zip and .rar files.
I will re-post if re-appears in future releases.