PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
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.
I’m curious to know if you can shed light on why when I use the ‘7zip’ compression option does it display a huge increase on one of the psd files as indicated in attached screenshot.
when I use ‘zip’ compression it displays correctly…it only seems to occur when using ‘7zip’.
are you using solid option? In that case, info there might not be correct as with solid archiving files are archived in blocks, not individually…
Do you actually see archive increased in size?
p.s. nice car
no…no size increase in archive…in fact it actually gives the best compression out of all the formats I used…it was a ‘solid’ archive and when I tested it without the ‘solid’ option it reported it correctly.
screenshot shows archive without ‘solid’ option.
yep, thats because when you use solid options, it treats files as 64 MB blocks (for instance, depends on level chosen), so it does not know correct info about files inside, it knows about the block itself.
But because blocks are compressed together, better compression is achieved, as well as speed, so it is win win situation :-)
thanks for the edification boss…;)