Dear @Alpha-Testers and all of our users,
time has come for testing of PowerArchiver and PACL for macOS.
Please let us know here if you have Mac and can test latest builds.
PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
PACL 10 - support for most formats and features in Windows version.
Upcoming: Tools such as archive converter, batch zip, multi-extract.
To start testing, please sign up here in this thread, and we will send you latest build.
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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?
PA 2007 RC1 Password Manager
I use your Password Manager on a regular basis at home and work in order to encrypt files and not have to re-enter my password each time I open it.
However, On uninstall and update of the new RC1 I lost all my saved passwords. (I understand that this would happen)
Is there a way in future that I can export a dll or copy a reg file which contains my saved passwords and on install of new version or on new computer I can copy across the file to the PA Directry??
This would be a great way of ensuring all systems can access encrypted content but the user doesnt know what the password is too!
Please help as I dont want to have to re-enter all my passwords again on the next release of your fantastic product :) “apple with that sir”
did you uninstall before RC1? And if so, why?
I uninstalled Beta10 due to an issue with upgrading from 9 to 10beta which was raised in the forum.
I have recently just uninstalled the old version and made a clean install to ensure that its issue free. “esspecially when dealing with betas”
is it possible to extract the data in Password Manager? obvisoly this would be encoded or encrypted so you can’t read it raw.
you can save PPM registry key and just execute it later on… but you have to do it on the same system, you can transfer it to another computer…
it doesnt work, I exported the following key before i cleared the passwords
then clicked on it to activate the settings and they arnt there.
The Passwords Stored in PA Password Manager must be kept somewhere in a file or Registry if I could find it I would be able to keep regular backups.
Its very close:
Cheers! tested and works! and the passwords pluss location in the registry streem are encoded so I a user can see the result!
I created a self extracting registry file of the passwords and deployed it on my network at home to update each users system and everyone was able to use an encrypted file without having to input a password!
(I can see this coming in very handy security wise!) Thanks PA!