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.
Help with MFC-based plug-in
We have an internally-developed archive format that I would like to write a PowerArchiver plug-in for (which would also be for internal use only). The class that handles the archive file is MFC-based, and so I have started with an MFC DLL project. Using example source from Total Commander’s site, I believe I have the basics in place for an “operational” plug-in (OpenArchive, ReadHeader, ProcessFile, CloseArchive). But, when I add the plug-in to PA and then attempt to open a file with the plug-in’s associated extension, PA returns with the error dialog “PowerArchiver cannot open this file. It does not appear to be a valid archive.” I’m not well-versed as to the best way to attempt to debug the plug-in and see what might be going wrong. Can anyone share some skeleton source for a working MFC-based plug-in that I could use as reference? Thanks.
Did you try looking at current TC plugins, most of them come with source:
that should help you. Also, make sure plugin is entered properly in PA.
I did manage to get a plug-in up and working by using some of the shared source you pointed me to as a starting point. I do have a couple more questions, though:
1. GetPackerCaps never seems to be called. Does PA make use of this function? Reason being, I implemented DeleteFiles and added PK_CAPS_DELETE to the return value of GetPackerCaps, but PA still does not let me delete a file from my archive. I even tried removing and re-adding the plug-in from within PA first, but no luck. Does PA allow for plug-in formats to be modified (delete, freshen, add, etc.)?
2. I have need, under certain circumstances, to prompt the user for input during file extration. Currently, using AfxMessageBox, the message dialog is displayed and responds to keyboard input, but not mouse input (busy cursor is shown and no clicks are allowed). Is there a better way to handle this? Or is this somthing that I should not be doing altogether? (EDIT: This appears to only occur when dragging the file from PA and dropping it into the desktop or other Explorer window. Extract by double-click, or the Extract dialog works fine.)
Thanks for your help. PA’s plug-in architecture has saved me from having to write a GUI front-end myself.
1. PA currently does not support everything. I will check with our dev team if that particular function is used. We planned to implement more for next major release, but our plate is sooooo full right now :-).
2. Will check as well.
I am glad someone is making use of it :P.
One more (at the moment): I managed to determine that I needed to put my plug-in and settings.ini into a BH archive, then rename it as a .ppf in order to get PA to auto-install it. Using the settings.ini from the existing plug-ins as a guide, I was able to get the plug-in set up for a single extension. Is there a way to do multiple extensions from one settings.ini? I’ve tried:
But only the first extion is assigned to the plug-in. Any way to pull this off currently? Thanks again.