W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
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For some reason, the PowerArchiver functions in the Windows 11 context menu no longer work after the last Windows Update. Only the functions in the classic context menu function as they should.
I’ve tried uninstalling PowerArchiver and using RevoUninstaller to remove all bits and pieces that were left behind and did a clean install of PowerArchiver, it didn’t fix the issue. Other items in the Windows 11 context menu work.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
This appears to be happening again with the Power Archiver 2022 shell extensions.
When I have Use Explorer Shell Extensions enabled in Power Archiver Configuration and right-click on c:\Users\username\Start Menu, (hidden Junction file), File Explorer crashes.
I have version 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit installed in Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1826).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
I’m still finding the very latest build of PA and serials provided with it on illegal sites…do you guys not have a means of blacklisting these serials once they are reported to you?
in fact the site in question knew about the release of PA even before me and had it up on their site with serials provided.
I’m guessing from your lack of response that you’re powerless in this situation?
My guess isn’t that they are powerless, but like anything there is a cost involved. Is the cost greater than the benefit? Weighing that factor may make the option to not respond to the illegal keys a smart business decision. Not knowing how many actually take advantage of stolen items like that, the percentage could be low enough that the benefit gained isn’t worth the effort.
Just my thoughts on the topic.
I take your point on cost involved but if you already have a team of coders that excel in producing a product how much more work can it be to implement a system whereby the program instantly recognizes a blacklisted serial and consequently shuts down the program installation.
I know of other software companies that have implemented systems where blacklisted keys are no longer applicable…I can’t think of them off hand but I do recall reading about them and their success.
maybe I should stop being overly concerned about such matters and just use the program for what it is.
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I do know that there is one individual that follows the Twitter acct and posts the preview releases on a warez forum. I know becuase some relelases were only mentioned on twitter and not the forum or the blog.
Tracking down the person is rather difficult. In the mean time, I send take down requests to rapidshare and other file hosting sites as I find PA links/posts on the net.
we do black list them, send report of new ones as you find them… we dont do it for every release, because what they do is steal credit cards and purchase PowerArchiver with them.