PA2023 Win10, (same problem with older releases but never reported)
PA Soft is installed on partition D. (exclusive for installed progs)
Then I created on my partition G: the folders as configured in PA Settings ‘Folders’.
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The problem : Any activity on PA is saved in these folders…
PA ignores them and still use the default settings. Whats wrong ? Regards, Pirrbe
I am still using Powerarchiver 2022 and it does not show pdf markups in the preview. Is there a setting to get version 2022 to show pdf markups in the preview? If not, does this work in version 2023?
The question that I have about PA archives is what happens if say ConeXware, as a company, dies in the future? What happens to any PA files that are created today? Can these files be decompressed with a copy of a PowerArchiver that can no longer phone home to the mothership thus can’t be registered or activated?
I mean, I can understand that new PA files wouldn’t be able to be created if the program isn’t registered but what about an un-registered copy because well, the question that I posed above?
It’s questions like this that make me not want to store anything really valuable in PA files out of fear that I, at some point in the future, might lose access to said data inside those files. OK, 7ZIP might not be able to compress as heavily as PA but at least it’s open source and any 7ZIP files will still be able to be read and decompressed ten, twenty, or fifty years from now.
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.
Is this a known problem? Is there a fix coming? This is a primary reason I buy PA.
I’ve tried both methods I know to extract multiple zips at the same time. 1) Multi Extract feature in the GUI. 2) In Windows File Explorer, select multiple zips, right click, use PA context menu to Extract or Extract To…
Is there a setting I missed? Or maybe it really is processing in parallel, but I can’t detect it? Nothing tells me in the Processes in Task Manager that multiple PA extracts are running. And my CPU, memory and disk resources do not look like a lot of extracts are running.
I’m using PA 2022 Standard version 21.00.18 on Windows 11 Pro version 10.0.22621 Build 22621.
In the latest version of PA, on W11 (latest build/SP) when you try to use the first level context menu - NOTHING HAPPENS (particularly when you do this from Downloads or Documents folders) - however I noticed that it DOES WORK when you use the context menu from the Desktop. Going to the second level context menu does work however.
PA 2023 22.00.08
Long time no seeing. So I start up the new year with a first problem : the virtual driver cannot be installed. Reason : it is missing in the Fast Ring PatchBeam Update Service…
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It seems a standard problem with new releases :-)
Can I have a link or can it be fixed. Thank you. CU later
Hi there, been a user since 13 years now and in past whenever I had a problem or question I could email, however since 3 weeks it seems like everybody is dead?
Anyway, as kind of a last resort, I post this email a 4th time but in this forum instead now, in the hope for help:
"This is the 3rd time I am emailing you guys as I am missing a working code for the preview of Power Archiver 2023
Can you please help me? I am a 13 years lasting customer of yours, and I am shocked thatr for whatever reason my support tickets are ignored now, why?
thanks in advance!
All the best!
Re: Explorer.exe Crash on right click
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).
When the function for testing archives is invoked via the shell context menu (PowerArchiver > Test) then all the files in the archive get extracted to the current folder.
The test dialog reports as many errors as there are files in the archive but it fails to give any hint as to which files are supposed to be erroneous or what the nature of the problem might be. Comparing the extracted files to the originals shows no differences at all.
The .7z in question was produced with maximised compression settings in 7zip (taking forever but resulting in smaller archives than .7z produced by PowerArchiver with maximised settings). Therefore I wanted to see whether PowerArchiver can at least test .7z that it produced itself. Hence I had PowerArchiver convert a .pa with the same contents to .7z. There weren’t any errors reported but the resulting .7z contained fewer than half of the files contained in the .pa (137 of 366), so I scratched that test.
Performance is abysmal when testing via the context menu (e.g. almost 2 minutes for testing a .7z that 7zip tests in 4 seconds), but that is most likely due to the fact that the extracted files are written to disk. Testing the same .7z in the PowerArchiver GUI takes only 8 seconds but causes the mysterious appearance of a UAC dialog, as reported elsewhere.
The testing function is vital because PowerArchiver has a history of producing archives that it cannot unpack without errors or that do not conform to the respective file format standards (e.g. ZIP) so that other programs report them as erroneous.
The point of creating archives is that the files in them will most likely have to be extracted at some point. If the extraction cannot be guaranteed to produce correct results then the whole program is absolutely pointless. Actually, worse than pointless - it causes data loss and hence damage.
Help - Blue Screening
Now I’m pretty sure this is a problem with something else interferring with Powerarchiver.
Every time I do anything with Powerarchiver I get a BSOD. Occurs on Win 2K and XP, with latest PA 9.02 demo.
This has only started happening in the last few days. Initially I thought it was SP2, then it started happening on my Win 2K machine at work. The only other thing extra I have added to both machines is WindowBlinds 4.4 but this has the ‘per app setting of do not skin’ and it also happens if Windowblinds isn’t loaded.
This is a real bummer as I was thinking of registering in the next day or two as it is far better than anything else out there.
Can anyone shed any light?
PS forgot, the blue screen message is mode_exception_not_valid, I think as my machines are set to reboot on BSOD.
maybe a Virus or defective RAM?
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have you checked this out in safe mode and i recommend uninstalling window blind
it could have been a virus as implied. As it worked before you installed windows blinds then i think it have a high probability of it being the problem
Well we have tested Windows Blinds for 9.0 and 8.8 and it worked perfectly… maybe there was some new version that doesnt work well? Since Windows Blinds is loaded at system startup, there is no way to actually exit it unless you do uninstall. So please try uninstalling it on one of the machines and see if it happens.
Also, is there anything specific you do in PA, or does it happen as soon as you start it?
Ok, now I know it’s not a virus or spyware, I keep my anti-virus up-to-date at home and do a full scan every couple weeks and there’s no way on earth one would be on my work machine.
I’ve uninstalled WB and it’s still doing it so I have uninstalled PA for now.
Basically as soon as I double click the PA icon it bluescreens, or if I do a right click context menu option it bluescreens.
Thanks for trying to help and if there’s anything I can do this end let me know.
Try installing it again and see if it happens? If something is wrong with HD, it might not happen again…
It could be that your hard drive is damaged, or that there are errors on it. Try running Check Disk, and set it to fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
If that doesn’t work, then install PowerArchiver to a different directory and try again.
Also, you could try installing it to a removable drive - in that way, if no errors are found, the hard disk is damaged and needs to be replaced!
The RAM may be faulty - remove a module at a time and try (the most common cause of blue screens is faulty RAM!).
Since it also happens at work, the above may not work. If that’s the case, try these:
- Run PowerArchiver in Safe Mode. Does it still happen?
- Try reinstalling Windows (try over the existing installation first, and then a clean install).
- Run it in compatibility mode.
I know it’s extreme, but maybe it’ll work! PowerArchiver may have its bugs, but it’s still the best archiver I can recommend!