PA 2009 Pro 11.00.55
Win XP SP3
I have a ZIP archive in which I keep files which are being edited elsewhere. I like to keep these up to date, and would normally use the Update or Freshen options. However, in both advanced and Basic add windows, I am offered only Add (and replace) and Move. This applies both to existing archives and new ones when I test this out.
I note also that if I wish to create a custom Profile for ZIP just to Update or Freshen, I am offered only Add or Move.
It occurred to me that Update/Freshen had for some reason been removed, but they are described in the current Help. I am NOT using the Modern Toolbar
there is some problem with that option - expect it back in b6/rc1
hm - let me restate - update and freshen will only update files you have in the zip already - it will not add other files you tried. Thats why we have Add and replace - which you could also name Add and Update or Add and Refresh
Thanks. I do appreciate that Freshen and Update have the effect of updating a file already in the archive provided that the parameters are identical i.e. it didn’t update if the original file was stored with no path but the “freshen-update” instruction asked to store the path,which added the same file with path alongside the existing file in the archive.
However, I pose this problem.
I have a zip archive containing a dozen Word files which I originally moved to the archive - they no longer exist in their original folder. They are stored without path.
I decide that one needs editing, so I extract it to a “dump” folder and alter it - thus changing the file date to today’s from one back in May and the size also. (Note-I have done this because I don’t want to edit the file direct from the archive as I have a number of alterations to make over the day).
I then want to update the file in the archive, so using advanced add I select the file (no path) and am offered Add (and Replace) or Move. I select Add. PA then processes the file, but the file in the archive remains the same (old date and size). I refresh the screen just in case, and then open the file with Word direct from the archive-to find that my edits are not there, which confirms that Add (and Replace) has not replaced the archive file with the external edited version. The same thing happens if I select Move.
You need to check RC1 - this issue should be fixed now (replacing files while add directly to zip option is checked)… thanks!
Thanks. Just downloaded and installed 11.00.65 which seems to have fixed this. Good work all.