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
Minor Bug add window
Here is another minor bug I found:
2.4 Gig Quad Core
Select a file to add “Add xxx + options”
1. Select the 7-zip compression
2. Now check “Encrypt to PAE” (the encryption drop down menu on the right side greyes out as it should)
3. Now uncheck “Encrypt to PAE”
4. The the encryption drop down menu stays greyed out.
The above is true for the BH compresion type as well. At this point the only way to ungrey it is to select another compression mode which has native encryption (not PAE) so Zip or BH if u had 7-zip selected.
Note that this bug does nto happen when the zip selection is selected. It works as it should. When u check the PAE, encyption greyes out and when you uncheck it it becomes available again.
Not a program breaking bug but there you have it :D
moles42 Alpha Testers last edited by
check this version:
Confirmed for BH! Thanks!!
This bug still exists but more of a visual bug/inconsistency.
When zip and Aes 256 is selected:
Click pae on. Encryption greyes out but remains at whatever you set it while greyed out.
When you click it off it ungreyes but it’s now disabled.
When 7zip and Aes 256 is selected:
Click Pae and the encryption turns to “Disabled” and greyes out.
When you unclick PAE it ungreyes but remains as disabled.
When BH and “BH Encryption” is selected:
Click PAE and now BH encryption is greyed out.
Unclick PAE and BH encryption stayes greyed out, but if in fact you go forward to create the archive the encryption is on (asks for a password).
Take care :P