Can't drag and drop folders plz help



  • One feature that PA really lacks is the ability to drag and drop folders out of an archive. I really hope this feature is added soon.

    Also, when dragging folders into an archive, it would be nice if there was an extra option to ‘keep folder name’, currently the options are to add all files in the folder to the root of the archive, or to add that entire path.

    so right now if you drag and drop from the desktop to the archive your option to keep folder paths make it include:

    documents and settings\my name\desktop\folder name

    where as i’d like it be able to just get the folder name in there.


  • conexware

    As to path suggestion, you can already do that by using “Normal path” option in Config> Misc.

    thanks,



  • I thought this looked familiar :p
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2

    a) When using explorer view
    Maybe - wait for 9.1 http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96

    b) So maybe seperate issue when using classic view
    Dragging Folder into existing archive does NOT store Folder name. The setting of “Normal path” option in Config> Misc. has no effect.

    With Flag SET:
    Create new Zip Archive - Add Folder - Relative Path - Works - Path is stored.
    Now switch to Windows Explorer (leaving PA with the Archive open).
    Drag another folder from Windows Explorer onto PA Archive Window.
    Do not select Full Path (we only want the dragged Folder)!
    New files are stored with NO path.

    With Flag NOT SET:
    Create new Zip Archive - Add Folder - Relative Path - Files are stored with NO path - As expected.
    Now switch to Windows Explorer (leaving PA with the Archive open).
    Drag another folder from Windows Explorer onto PA Archive Window.
    Do not select Full Path (we only want the dragged Folder)!
    New files are again stored with NO path.



  • Not working!!! 😕 😕 😕



  • @’[WKS:

    Agent Smit’]Not working!!! 😕 😕 😕

    Correct.
    But as I said - a workaround is activate “Normal path” option in Config> Misc. Then open your archive in PA and use the ADD function (Add Folder / Relative paths) instead of Drag & Drop.


  • conexware

    GRANTED in 9.10.

    thank you,



  • Hello

    I’m testing version 9.11.01.

    Drag a folder from Windows Explorer onto a open PA Archive Window doesn’t store the relative path - independent whether the “Normal path” option in Config> Misc is activated or not.

    Adding with the Add-Command does work.

    Greetings Nicolo



  • Possible reason I’ve noticed - the flag “Use normal relative path” does not stay checked.

    Start PA
    check the flag in "Configuration / Miscellaneous / Use normal relative path"
    close config window (using OK)
    {doesn’t matter if you now create an archive or not}
    re-open the Config window again and the flag is NOT checked.

    So PA always saves with this option disabled?


  • conexware

    I believe “normal” path option was not enabled for D&D into archive, hence it does not work.

    We will check it out.

    thanks,


 

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