PA2023 Win10, (same problem with older releases but never reported)
PA Soft is installed on partition D. (exclusive for installed progs)
Then I created on my partition G: the folders as configured in PA Settings ‘Folders’.
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The problem : Any activity on PA is saved in these folders…
PA ignores them and still use the default settings. Whats wrong ? Regards, Pirrbe
I am still using Powerarchiver 2022 and it does not show pdf markups in the preview. Is there a setting to get version 2022 to show pdf markups in the preview? If not, does this work in version 2023?
The question that I have about PA archives is what happens if say ConeXware, as a company, dies in the future? What happens to any PA files that are created today? Can these files be decompressed with a copy of a PowerArchiver that can no longer phone home to the mothership thus can’t be registered or activated?
I mean, I can understand that new PA files wouldn’t be able to be created if the program isn’t registered but what about an un-registered copy because well, the question that I posed above?
It’s questions like this that make me not want to store anything really valuable in PA files out of fear that I, at some point in the future, might lose access to said data inside those files. OK, 7ZIP might not be able to compress as heavily as PA but at least it’s open source and any 7ZIP files will still be able to be read and decompressed ten, twenty, or fifty years from now.
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.
Is this a known problem? Is there a fix coming? This is a primary reason I buy PA.
I’ve tried both methods I know to extract multiple zips at the same time. 1) Multi Extract feature in the GUI. 2) In Windows File Explorer, select multiple zips, right click, use PA context menu to Extract or Extract To…
Is there a setting I missed? Or maybe it really is processing in parallel, but I can’t detect it? Nothing tells me in the Processes in Task Manager that multiple PA extracts are running. And my CPU, memory and disk resources do not look like a lot of extracts are running.
I’m using PA 2022 Standard version 21.00.18 on Windows 11 Pro version 10.0.22621 Build 22621.
In the latest version of PA, on W11 (latest build/SP) when you try to use the first level context menu - NOTHING HAPPENS (particularly when you do this from Downloads or Documents folders) - however I noticed that it DOES WORK when you use the context menu from the Desktop. Going to the second level context menu does work however.
PA 2023 22.00.08
Long time no seeing. So I start up the new year with a first problem : the virtual driver cannot be installed. Reason : it is missing in the Fast Ring PatchBeam Update Service…
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It seems a standard problem with new releases :-)
Can I have a link or can it be fixed. Thank you. CU later
Hi there, been a user since 13 years now and in past whenever I had a problem or question I could email, however since 3 weeks it seems like everybody is dead?
Anyway, as kind of a last resort, I post this email a 4th time but in this forum instead now, in the hope for help:
"This is the 3rd time I am emailing you guys as I am missing a working code for the preview of Power Archiver 2023
Can you please help me? I am a 13 years lasting customer of yours, and I am shocked thatr for whatever reason my support tickets are ignored now, why?
thanks in advance!
All the best!
Re: Explorer.exe Crash on right click
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).
When the function for testing archives is invoked via the shell context menu (PowerArchiver > Test) then all the files in the archive get extracted to the current folder.
The test dialog reports as many errors as there are files in the archive but it fails to give any hint as to which files are supposed to be erroneous or what the nature of the problem might be. Comparing the extracted files to the originals shows no differences at all.
The .7z in question was produced with maximised compression settings in 7zip (taking forever but resulting in smaller archives than .7z produced by PowerArchiver with maximised settings). Therefore I wanted to see whether PowerArchiver can at least test .7z that it produced itself. Hence I had PowerArchiver convert a .pa with the same contents to .7z. There weren’t any errors reported but the resulting .7z contained fewer than half of the files contained in the .pa (137 of 366), so I scratched that test.
Performance is abysmal when testing via the context menu (e.g. almost 2 minutes for testing a .7z that 7zip tests in 4 seconds), but that is most likely due to the fact that the extracted files are written to disk. Testing the same .7z in the PowerArchiver GUI takes only 8 seconds but causes the mysterious appearance of a UAC dialog, as reported elsewhere.
The testing function is vital because PowerArchiver has a history of producing archives that it cannot unpack without errors or that do not conform to the respective file format standards (e.g. ZIP) so that other programs report them as erroneous.
The point of creating archives is that the files in them will most likely have to be extracted at some point. If the extraction cannot be guaranteed to produce correct results then the whole program is absolutely pointless. Actually, worse than pointless - it causes data loss and hence damage.
Span attempt yields error: "Some files were in use and were skipped"
I tired to create a spanned archive of a 24GB .tib file, which was generated with ‘Acronis True Image Home 10’ backup software. PowerArchiver gives me the error, “Some files were in use and were skipped.”
I can’t imagine what app would be ‘using’ that file. Is there maybe something else about the file that PowerArchiver doesn’t like (i.e. size, type)? I want to break/split it into pieces to burn to DVD.
Thanks for your help.
Windows Vista Home Premium
try using 7zip - it might be that file is actually in use, and zip engine will not compress it in that case while 7zip will.
of course, use very low compression on 7z for speed.
Thanks for the reply! I took your advice and tried 7z. There must be something special about that filetype, because I get the same error when I try to archive any of them. But, at least I finally figured out how to get True Image, which generates the .tib files, to split them.
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One thing to mention have you tried the 7zip file manager in case its pa that has the problems jusyt so we can check if it is pa and rule that out.
… have you tried the 7zip file manager …
What is that?
At this point I suspect something is happening between Vista and/or ‘Acronis True Image Home 10’ software and the file, because I am also having trouble burning the file to DVD. I get ‘file in use’ type errors.
did you try restarting your computer?
Yes, I did try after restarting the computer. PA gives me this message:
“Some files were in use and skipped.”
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Acronis True Image Home 10 does keep a regular check in the background just like a virus checker!
Depending on your settings I think there might be something to disable background monitoring “have a look if you can” for example is the backup timed to run at the start or shutdown of every session? if thats the case Acronis may cause a conflict with accessing current archives.
Possible solution would be to delete your current settings for backing up and create a new backup profile to run on command? also does your back up amend current archives? or does it create new archives for the date and time?
Actually, I don’t have any backups scheduled. I like to do backups after shutting down Windows and using the Acronis rescue disc (or whatever it is called).
I don’t have backups scheduled either, but I still have the “Acronis Scheduler2 Service” service running. It’s possible that it might be interfering with your PA somehow.
I stopped the service “Acronis Scheduler2 Service”, and also the process tree “TrueImageMonitor.exe”. I tried again to split the file, but got the same message. ;-( I’ll ask the True Image people if there are other things I should stop as well. Thanks alot for your help!