Dear @Alpha-Testers and all of our users,
time has come for testing of PowerArchiver and PACL for macOS.
Please let us know here if you have Mac and can test latest builds.
PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
PACL 10 - support for most formats and features in Windows version.
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.
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?
Incremental rotating backups
Can I easily do incremental backups to 3 rotating locations with each location getting only files that have changed or are new since the last backup to that location? Then, I’d have multiple backups in case one fails, without backing up duplicate files to the same location, saving time and space. The initial backup to each location is a full backup. I don’t need the backup scheduled. Each backup may be put in new files. Most backups are to USB drives. Or is there different software I should be using for this purpose? I just now registered PA Pro 11.01.02 under Windows XP SP3. Thanks.
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The initial backup to each location is a full backup. I don’t need the backup scheduled. Each backup may be put in new files. Most backups are to USB drives.
So you need three “full” backup scripts - one for each location (the backup wizard makes it easy to create the script) or…
Each backup may be put in new files. Most backups are to USB drives.
if the destination is always the same in Windows terminology e.g. Drive “K:”, then one script will do.
… incremental backups to 3 rotating locations with each location getting only files that have changed or are new since the last backup to that location?
Another script (again one or three depending on destination) to do “updated”.
Each backup may be put in new files.
You can have a “date stamp” added to the backup filename.
Hope that helps.
Some backup software use the file-system archive bit to determine what has been backed up, and they do not compare current and backed up files (ex, time-stamps), so I couldn’t have 3 rotating backups that are each complete backups. How does PA decide what to backup with incremental backups? Does PA consider what is already backed up? Thanks.
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See help file
“Incremental” - Backups only files that have archive attribute set and after backup resets
their archive attribute. This mode is suitable for backing up only changed files.
“Differential” - Backups only files that have archive attribute set but does not reset their
archive attribute after backup.
So you could have three scripts
2 - Differential and the third (last one to run) as Incremental.