WinRAR 5 has a rather useful option in some cases, which is to be able to create an archive by replacing identical files with a reference to the first occurrence (hardlink) within the archive.
In case you choose to convert the file with PowerArchiver to another format, however, the resulting archive does not have all the files. It does not consider those that were present as hardlinks.
If you do a normal extraction of the RAR archive instead, even with PowerArchivier, all the files are extracted correctly.
When adding to a file archive, and selecting for example PA format, strong optimization method, extreme compression. In the Advanced Options section you change to Automatic, EXE Filter and PDF filter . You return to the main section and save the Profile. When you then reload the profile you do not have the Automatic options of EXE Filter and PDF saved there.
I noticed that instead if you change other options they are saved correctly (except for the Filter box values).
Also among the various changes to the advanced options you click the “Calculate RAM usage” button the value seems to be added to the previous one. You can see it for example just by clicking the button twice in a row, the value changes. Edit: actually after many attempts now it seems to write a stable value (it does not change with each click). Maybe a synchronization problem in the calculation?
Used PowerArchivier 2023 but there is the same behavior with the 2022
PowerArchiver causing system crash?
Each time I try to open a zipped file with PowerArchiver, it causing my windows box to crash. I have isolated this to an issue with either windows or PowerArchiver, saince it has happened 4 times in the last 2 days. Each time I try to open a file, my system spontaneously reboots, and after it boots up I get a screen saying the system has recovered from a serious error. I have never had any troubles with PowerArchiver in the past and am not sure why this is happening. I’m not certain that it is PowerArchiver causing this, but it doesn’t happen with any other software.
Have you got a link to the zipped file causing problems ?
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what system are you using and there is a known virus that only affects archive so check that you don’t have this also. if you don’t then it could be that zip file.
I would suggest uninstalling pa and then rebooting and downloading a fresh new version of pa and see what happens then.
I think it has to be either a virus or another software that is conflicting with pa.
There is an known issue with Startup Guard that crashes systes after PowerArchiver is run. Other than that, it could be hard driver or ram issue as well.
Generally speaking there is no known issue with PA causing system to crash and thats after few million downloads of 9.xx release.
As david noted, try reinstalling PowerArchiver.
If it still happens, scan your hd for errors and if there is nothing found, let us know and we will show you how to check what might be running unde pa.exe that is not from us.
thank you and have a nice holidays…