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.
Possible to create independent spanned archives?
For example, if I have 100Gb to backup (to DVD), can I create 4gb archives that are independent of the others? If I lose a DVD, for example, then I prefer losing only lose 4Gb of data, not the entire 100gb (25 Dvds) archive.
My data is mostly small files (photos and videos) arranged in nested subfolders, totaling about 100Gb. Currently, I need to right-click Folders to determine approx. size and sort of manually make 4Gb archives, it’s a huge hassle.
Can PowerArchiver help me with this?
there is no such feature in PowerArchiver… never heard of any software that will let you do that, maybe with some scripting tools, not really sure.