PA Shell Extensions

  • I installed the new version of PA on an XP machine and it seems that the Extraction Shell extensions (e.g. Extract To; Extract to here, etc) will not work. I installed and reinstalled several times, but to no avail. It does work on another computer I have, so it may be something in the operating system. Is there some software configuration that would block the shell extensions from working?

    Any help or advice on this would be appreciated!

  • conexware

    what exactly happens? Try resetting options by going to Options> Reset to default…


  • Basically, if I right click on a zip archive, and then click on “Extract Archive To”, “Extract Here”, or “Extract Archive to subfolder”, nothing happens (no PA window opens to show activity and no files are extracted from the archive). What is wierd is the Compression Shell Extensions work fine, it is only the Extraction ones that are not working.

    I tried resetting to defaults as you suggested and this did not solve the problem.

    Thanks for your help.

  • conexware

    did you restart computer after installation?

  • I discovered the problem. I had CuteFTP 8 Professional installed on this computer which has shell integration for Windows Explorer. When I turn off CuteFTP’s shell integration, PA works fine. Apparently CuteFTP is overriding PA somehow.

    Thanks again for your help.

  • conexware

    thats very strange… is that the latest version of Cute FTP Pro?

  • Yes, it is latest version (8.05).

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