Associating archive files with pa



  • i have tried to assocoiiate archives with pa tried all methods avaliable and before anyone asks i even used the button on the configuration menu. No luck when will this be fixed.



  • What file type isn’t working? I have zip, rar, and 7-zip files and they all show up associated with PA.


  • conexware

    seems to work here



  • i have installed a clean version of pa latest one onto the computer with windows 2000 installed.

    i have even tried winrar and winzip and they both associate with all files ok even zipgenius can be associated with archives ok. So I know the problem has to be powerarchiver

    i also have installed the latest opus directory 9 and that can also be assocvauted ok

    I have checked pushed the assicate now button only to find nothing happens no changes are made to the associations.

    when will a fix be made as this make it very hard to use pa. I likde pa loads more than the other archices even pas freeware version works ok on assocations so does versioin 9 of powerarchiver.

    Is there a fix i can do till you fix the fault within pa’s assocaties now button


  • conexware

    what is “pa latest one”… what exact version? What is the date of _pasetup.exe inside of your PA folder?

    thanks,



  • 10.10.10

    The Same Version On Your Download Page For The English Version

    date of _pasetup.exe 21 May 2007, 23:00:00



  • I have tested this feature out to find that the only archive that pa doesn’t associate with is zip files for some reason. When will a fix be issued this is a serious fault and needs to be corrected asap

    I found this out by testing it along side winzip as that program can tell you what program is ASSOCAITED WITH WHAT ARCHIVE PROGRAM. I have asked for this feature to be included with powerarchiver, so i can give more info if this happens as it has.

    Basically what i am saying is, is that powerarchiver has lost the ability to assocaite with zip files.

    fix on way i hope as i use zip files all the time.


  • conexware

    does anyone else have issues with associating files? I tried it on all of our test computers and it worked fine…



  • I tried this :
    Starting with PA associated.
    Using WinZip associate (all files)
    Then using PowerArchiver associate (all files)

    No problems - Everything worked as expected.
    Windows XP SP2.



  • think i’ve found problem opus directory 9

    this takes over control of the associations but does not work with the assocaites of powerarchiver or for that matter winzip or winrar.

    you need to talk to these people to find out why this happens.

    I have let microsft run some tests on my computer and that is what they say.

    Itsd opus directory 9 fault as it handles assocaitions differently which means pa winzip and winrar all have2 to be assocated by hand via opus directory 9 if you are using that.


  • conexware

    🙂



  • v10.10.10

    I started with PA associated with .zip extension.
    Verified PA had .zip association by double-clicking a .zip file and saw that PA opened the file.
    Closed PA.
    Ran WinRAR, told it to associate with .zip extension.
    Verified WinRAR had .zip association by double-clicking a .zip file and saw that WinRAR opened the file.
    Closed WinRAR.
    Ran PA, told it to associate with .zip extension.
    Verified PA had .zip association once again by double-clicking a .zip file and saw that PA opened the file.

    Summary:
    Everything worked as expected.

    Prognosis:
    File extension association would seem to be corrupt on bug reporter’s pc.

    davidsplash, try testing on another pc or a virtual pc with only PA and one other archive utility installed such as WinRAR or WinZip. I think too many archive utilities installed at one time may be the culprit here. Or you can try uninstalling the others one at a time, each time telling PA to grab the .zip association and test if it works. Opus may also be conflicting here.



  • Looks like we were testing at the same time. 😉 Glad you were able to figure out the root of the problem. 🙂



  • p.s.: Did you really let Microsoft use your pc, I hear those guys write trojans :p



  • @crunch:

    p.s.: Did you really let Microsoft use your pc, I hear those guys write trojans :p

    Davidsplash likes to “live on the edge” 😃



  • well a mate of mine works for microsoft and he checked my system and found that to be true about opus directory, so does this mean that pa has to rewrite its associations to work round opus 9



  • @davidsplash:

    I have let microsft run some tests on my computer and that is what they say.

    !=

    @davidsplash:

    well a mate of mine works for microsoft and he checked my system and found that to be true about opus directory

    😉

    @davidsplash:

    so does this mean that pa has to rewrite its associations to work round opus 9

    Good question. In the meantime…if a powerful Windows Explorer replacement solution is what you’re seeking, perhaps give Total Commander a try - it is very nice and useful with plugins etc. There’s also 2 custom versions you might find called Total Commander PowerPack and Total Commander Ultima Prime. Happy hunting! 🙂


 

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