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
PA 9.02 SFX problem with Chinese filenames
Hi, I’m trying PA 9.02 and got some problem with Chinese filenames in the SFX archive.
I created an archive contains some file with Chinese characters in the file name,
it works fine with the main PA application and shell extensions, but if I convert it
to an SFX archive using PA shell extensions and execute the SFX exe file, those file
with Chinese filenames simple got skipped and not extracted, though I can still extract
those file with the main PA application but its not possible in the machine I want to extract this files to, that’s why SFX exist in the 1st place right ? I guess you got some problem in the SFX code, can you fix it ? :rolleyes:
PS: I used some other SFX creating tool to convert the zip into SFX exe ant it works fine. :)
thanks for the info, we will check it out!