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.
View file/PAE password problem
I just installed 10.21.12 and have discovered a problem with my pae files. I have a few pae encrypted files containing text files with sensitive data in them. In the past I would open the pae files, enter the password, then use the built in viewer to look at the text file without extracting it. With 10.21.12, the file comes up in the viewer, but is blank. When I extract the text file, the contents are there, so at least I have a workaround, but it would be nice if the old behavior returned :).
Can anyone confirm this?
thanks - we will check it out…
Just reproduced the problem using a .txt file, zipping it then encrypting and it works fine. Let us know if you used another format other than .zip and/or give us more details about the problem.
I don’t recall the steps I used to create my pae files originally, but here are the steps I can now use to reproduce my problem:
1. Create a text file
2. Right-click the .txt file and select ‘Compress with options…’ from the PA context menu.
3. When the panel appears, select ‘Zip Encryption’ type of PK AES-256 bit (I don’t think the type matters) and set a password. Click on ‘Add’ to create the zip file.
4. Open the zip file and select Encrypt from the PA menu and write out the pae file.
5. Delete any left over .txt or zip files used to create the pae file.
6. Open the pae file (should be prompted for password) and enter password.
7. Right-click on text file name in PA and select View… (select internal viewer).
When I do the above, the text file shows up in the internal viewer as blank.