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
[PA9.1] Cannot display all files w/ long paths in TAR archive
It is known that previous versions of PA had problems dealing with TAR archives and long paths. Files were displayed as “@longlink”.
The behaviour of PA 9.1 is not the same, now, such files (w/ long paths) do no appear anymore!! Here are some screenshoots of PA 9.1 and Winzip 8.0 opening the same TAR test file.
On Winzip, all files and subfolders appear (44 files), on PowerArchiver, only 17 files are displayed!!
Is there any way to display the whole content of the archive? Is the Command-Line version of PA also concerned by this issue? (i’m using the french version of PA).
If you want to check on the TAR test file, it can be found here.
Power Archiver 9.1
thanks you - very helpful.
We will check it out.
BTW - What utility did you use to create this file?
issue will be fixed in upcoming release.
9.11 has solved this issue.