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PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
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Upcoming: Tools such as archive converter, batch zip, multi-extract.
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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.
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.
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.
The unnecessary folder extraction problem
I was wondering how to extract a sub-folder without extracting the whole directory that holds it.
Say I want to ONLY extract a folder called typeB (and its sub-folders). In explorer view, TypeB is located in:
When I click extract, its extracts Archive and all selected folders within it. I ONLY want the TypeB folder.
I want to look and see ‘TypeB’ in my desktop not ‘Archive’
Note, however, that I can click and drag the ‘TypeB’ folder and ONLY the type B folder will be extracted. If thats so why doesn’t the normal extract function do that as well?
ALL ARCHIVE PROGRAMS SEEM TO DO THIS. WHY?
I’ve looked for solution. but cannot find
You need to turn on Explorer view, and then drag and drop folder you want extracted… it will work fine.
However, the issue is that I’m installing custom addons for my counter strike.
Most addons come in archives that are prepacked to extract into the game’s root directory.
Lets say the game’s root directory has folders skins, maps, models - and subfolders in each of those.
Then the archive should be formatted as such
e.g skins…, maps…, models…
This way everything extracts to its place.
If I were to click and drag in explorer view into game’s root dir, it would ask me to REPLACE the game’s skins, maps, models folders! :( so I must extract it!
But lets say an arhive has an unecessary root folder in it.
e.g Vio1at0r\skins…, maps…, models…
I can’t extract skins, maps, models WITHOUT extracting Vio1at0r. So that in my game’s root dir theres an unwanted Vio1at0r folder, and my addons are not installed because the game does not recognize the Vio1at0r folder!
I have to open the Vio1at0r folder in explorer view. Extract skins…, maps…, models… folders into an empty folder.
Then create a new archive thats just skins… maps… models.
Then extract that new archive into the games directory so that every file is put where its supposed to be. Then when that’s done delete the archive i just created._
Why can’t I just open up the Vio1ator folder, highlight the skins, maps, models and then extract ONLY those into the game’s root direcotry so that everything is in its place.
It is not going to replace the folder, it will write to it. You are giving this too much thought.
You can do exactly what you want, and it will work properly in explorer mode.
Of course, with latest PA 2007 - I am not sure if you are using some old version or not.