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  • I’m trying to archive a TAR GZIPed and having some problems I’m trying to archive a folder that has 4 sub folders within it. However, after the archive is complete I see it has taken all of the files within each folder and just dumped them out in the archive. How do I fix this? I have the problem with the current version and also had the problem with powerarchiver 2001.



  • Are you sure that the option “store full pathname” or relative pathname is selected.



  • Yes, I have that option selected



  • How are you doing this

    • via shell
    • within PA GUI (modern / classic)

    and which method i.e. are you using the profile or “compress with options” or …

    Also - approx size of path(s) and of (uncompressed) files?

    P.P.S. Do the subfolders have files or are they empty?

    Note: it works for me using shell / compress with options
    and “store full path” checked.



  • Well I’m not a pro with this program….not sure what your talking about when you mention shell and PA GUI.

    -No the folders are not empty
    -each folder has around 35-60MB of files within the folder
    -the total size of the whole thing is about 150MB

    How I’m currently trying:
    I start powerarchiver, go to file, new, type in the name i wish (ootpreport), and TAR GZIPed file option. I select store full paths and then the folder I wish to archive.



  • @ELDoro:

    Well I’m not a pro with this program….not sure what your talking about when you mention shell and PA GUI.

    “shell extensions” is using the right click menu from Windows Explorer.
    @ELDoro:

    How I’m currently trying:
    I start powerarchiver, go to file, new, type in the name i wish (ootpreport), and TAR GZIPed file option. I select store full paths and then the folder I wish to archive.

    OK, you are using PA GUI (ie within PowerArchiver itself).
    @ELDoro:

    -No the folders are not empty
    -each folder has around 35-60MB of files within the folder
    -the total size of the whole thing is about 150MB

    So, nothing there. Only other thing I can think of are the folder names using “western characters” or do they have Unicode characters (accents etc)?

    What is the exact version number of PA you are using (see Help / About)? Whether unregistered or registered (as Standard or Professional) is not relevant for this problem.

    What version of Windows - e.g. XP, Vista (32 or 64 bit)?

    Just to double check - you are aware that the path is displayed as a seperate field when viewed within PA (normally the last field in the display) - check that you have not suppressed view of path [under Options / View / File Listing / Columns].



  • -No the folder names are not using accents. Although 2 of 8 folders do contain “_” in the file name….but the 6 without it arnt working as well so not sure that is the problem.

    -my version: 11.00.72 (trial version so far)

    -Windows Home XP 32

    -For this part - “check that you have not suppressed view of path [under Options / View / File Listing / Columns].” I’m not finding this within PA……



  • Ok, i may be on to a solution. Its letting me add the folder that contains the separate folders I was having trouble with before. However, because how my website is setup I need these folders to not be inside one larger folder.

    -One way I thought I might be able to fool PA was to create the archive with the main folder, then deleted the folder and tried selecting all of the sub folders I’m trying to archive and dragging them into PA. It seems to start adding them to the archive but then always freezes at 4 seconds…tried 4 times all with the same freeze result at 4 seconds.

    any ideas?



  • You can’t do that only save full folder structure or no folder info (there is no relative path option with TAR).

    Could you “move” the folders to the root e.g.
    C:\folder1
    C:\folder2

    and then archive them (with full path)?

    One way I thought I might be able to fool PA was to create the archive with the main folder, then deleted the folder and tried selecting all of the sub folders I’m trying to archive and dragging them into PA.

    Sorry, I don’t understand the process you are describing.
    When you delete a folder you delete all contents (same as in windows). so there is nothing to drag. The 4 secs may be the delay in completing the delete action.

    my version: 11.00.72 (trial version so far)[\QUOTE]
    The version available now is updated (I think it is 11.00.78 now). Note the trial period continues, it will not reset.

    Regarding the settings - I meant
    Options / Configuration / View (etc)

    Sorry if it confused you.


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