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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.
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?
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!