W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
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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.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
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).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
Cannot install PowerArchiver 2007 Update
today I tried to install the latest Update of PowerArchiver 2007.
But the installation fails at about 75%, I think my MSI (MS Installer) is broken.
I tried to reinstall MSI with the help of a link I found in this board.
But after this, all was the same as at the beginning.
Can someone explain me what to do to get MSI or PowerArchiver working? Or better both ;)
Is there a possibility to get a log from the Setup?
I tried this:
powerarc101g /l! C:\power.log
it’s a lower L behind the /
because I know that there are MSI Options, every MSI Installer understands.
But it doesn’t work! Maby there is a typo?
please help me
I’m having the same issue as well with my registered version of powerarchiver. Looking at the error messages it seems to be unable to find the original install file of the old version so it can uninstall it. Any thoughts?
hmm I reinstallt windows and installt the new version. no problem.
maybe try to uninstall the old one first and then install the new one.
perhaps there is a bug in the new installer.
I tried uninstalling it through add/remove programs and the same error box pops up as during the installation of the new one, asking for the setup.msi for the old powerarchiver, then reporting it cannot uninstall it until it gets it. I’d be fine with manually removing it, but I don’t think I’d get enough out for the new installer to work properly.
Problem comes from deleting original installation or any part of installation.
If you do that, you have to manually remove Windows Installer entry for PowerArchiver.
Here is Windows Installer Cleaner:
Run it and remove PA 2007 entry. That will make everything work properly.
Unfortunatly, this is how Windows Installer works, and if: .msi package or any part of install is missig, you have to do process above, it will not ignore old installation (which I believe it should).
And we have to use Windows Installer for Certified for Vista compliance :-).
Works like a charm! Thank you all for your assistance!