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.
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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.
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.
Viewing text files in .rar archives
I have a minor problem viewing text files in .rar archives.
Usually they show up fine in the preview window, but when I try to view the file in notepad or the internal viewer, it shows as blanks or dots.
Sometimes it works the first time I use the “Associated program” but not if I try to view the same file again.
After trying, even the preview windows shows only dots?
This happens with all kinds of supposed to be text files, .txt, .reg and so on.
Extracting the archive is no problem.
Using PA pro 11.03.04
I can’t reproduce this effect using rar files I create to test :confused:
Is it only with rar archives?
Did you create these rar archives yourself (what options used) or are they downloads (example url)?
P.S. What is your windows version?
So far it’s only with rar files I seen this.
It’s downloaded files only, I use zip normally.
Among others try the Language pack link here
Sorry about the indirect location of the file, haven’t kept the original.
I’m on Vista SP1.
OK. I can see the problem with the ReadMe.txt in that file!
Open in GUI
Preview active - displays OK
View (internal viewer) - Shows as dots
Close viewer - preview now shows dots.
- just changing font corrects the problem :confused:
So it’s not OS specific :cool:
Doesn’t seem to be any “strange characters” in the txt file.
Ok Terry, thanks for verifying the bug.
It’s just a little quirk as long it’s extracting correctly.
Hm, I have problems downloading this RAR archive… is there anywhere else we can try downloading it?
Sent to email@example.com as an mail attachment, as it is to big to send to the forum.
this should be fixed in beta 1, please check it out and let us know… thanks!
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Seems to be fixed in Beta1. The file displays fine for me. Tested the lang pack.
Same for me - had to re-download lang pack.
Preview and internal viewer both work now (PA 11.50.23).