No longer able to open pk4 files by double clicking on them



  • I used to be able to just double click on doom3’s and Quake 4’s .pk4 archives (which are just renamed zips) and PowerArchiver used to open them and I could see the everything in them like any zip file.

    With the last few revisions, when I try to open it it wants to create a zip file of the same name. Here’s a screenshot:

    But if I go to File->Open Archive… and select that same pk4 file, it opens normally.


  • Alpha Testers

    I tested it in Vista 32 bit but I only had pk3 files and they worked fine for me…would the format have changed that much I wonder?

    I can confirm this now…just downloaded a PK4 file and tested it…same results as reported by ‘AluminumHaste’



  • @moles42:

    I tested it in Vista 32 bit but I only had pk3 files and they worked fine for me…would the format have changed that much I wonder?

    I can confirm this now…just downloaded a PK4 file and tested it…same results as reported by ‘AluminumHaste’

    I don’t think it has changed as you can rename it to .zip and it opens fine that way.


  • conexware

    how are you opening them? doubleclick on file in windows explorer or?



  • @spwolf:

    how are you opening them? doubleclick on file in windows explorer or?

    I double clicked on the pk4 file in Windows Explorer. When I did this Windows popped up a message saying that this file does not have a program associated with it, so I clicked the option to choose the program to associate it with. In the dialogue box that came up I clicked on “browse” button and navigated to the power archiver directory and choose the power.exe (or whatever the main executable is).
    I choose the “Always use this program for this file” checkbox and clicked “Okay”. PowerArchiver opens but then I get that window in the first post.
    But if I open PowerArchiver and go to File->Open Archive… and choose that same pk4, then it opens like a normal zip file.


  • conexware

    @AluminumHaste:

    I double clicked on the pk4 file in Windows Explorer. When I did this Windows popped up a message saying that this file does not have a program associated with it, so I clicked the option to choose the program to associate it with. In the dialogue box that came up I clicked on “browse” button and navigated to the power archiver directory and choose the power.exe (or whatever the main executable is).
    I choose the “Always use this program for this file” checkbox and clicked “Okay”. PowerArchiver opens but then I get that window in the first post.
    But if I open PowerArchiver and go to File->Open Archive… and choose that same pk4, then it opens like a normal zip file.

    thanks… we certainly changed few things, it is probably due to new drag and drop component… thanks a lot.


  • conexware

    please check pre-RC1 release:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/alpha115/powarc1150rc1.exe

    and let us know if this has been fixed :).

    thanks



  • @spwolf:

    please check pre-RC1 release:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/alpha115/powarc1150rc1.exe

    and let us know if this has been fixed :).

    thanks

    WOOT that fixed it thanks 🙂 ❤


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