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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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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.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
PA2009 Killed My DRGTODSC (Roxio9) Process
Sometimes I feel I’m the only guy on the planet who understands and uses DVD+RW media the way it was really meant: as a giant floppy disk (remember those?), or an instantly re-writable AND removable CD!
I still use Windows XP Pro and Roxio 9 (it still has the drag-to-disk (DRGTODSC.EXE) UDF packet writing function built-in) as it allows me to use the PowerArchiver backup function to write my backup files directly to a removable DVD+RW disk. I’ve used this type of backup process to replace old tape backup systems for a number of my clients and it has worked extremely well.
I’ve now upgraded my system to PA2009 and I’ve already run into two critical problems:
Although writing a backup file to my DVD+RW directly from PA2009 still works, copying a file from Windows to the same DVD+RW now uses the old Windows delayed CD/DVD (non-packet) writing process. So something is broken now. I’ll have to re-format my DVD+RW and see if it was just a coincidence.
An old date selection problem has reared its ugly head, but I’ll write this up in a different thread. (Instead of selecting files that have changed in the last 30 days, as I have specified, older files are still included in the backup and my backup files have ballooned).
This is also the first time I’ve actually turned on (but not used yet) the PA Queue feature. Could it be that this feature is interfering with my Roxio packet writing function?
Well, after re-formatting my DVD+RW I’ve turned off PA Starter (and thereby the PA Queue feature) and my Roxio drag-to-disc seems to be working again.
When I have time I’ll run a test to see if the PA Starter/Queue feature was the culprit. Hopefully not.
I dont see how can Starter influence your DVD drive, it has nothing to do with it… problem is that pocket burning is not mature, and problems like that happen with LiveFS.