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
PA main page is misleading.
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Following on from deipotents post
I looked at the home page http://www.powerarchiver.com
The second paragraph states
PowerArchiver is a truly global archive utility, fully localized in over 10 languages, including French, German, Italian, Czech, Finnish and many others.
and links to http://www.powerarchiver.com/translations where it states
PowerArchiver is a truly global archive utility, fully localized in 12 different languages.
and links to http://www.powerarchiver.com/download
Where versions of PA 2004 are available in
English, French, German, Polish, Slovak and Italian. :confused:
I realise there is/will be delays for translations, but couldn’t the pages at least be consistent?
Reading the main page gives the impression that PA 2004 is available in “over 10 languages” and the language page gives the impression that PA 2004 is available in 12 languages.
This is misleading as PA 2004 is only available in 6 languages.
PowerArchiver has been translated into French, German, Italian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, and Finnish. Older versions of PowerArchiver are available in Greek, Croatian, Portuguese, and Malaysian.
The previous version (PA 2003) is only available in Finnish and Czech.
The older version (PA 2001) is only available in Greek, Croatian, Portuguese and Malaysian.
I realise there is a distinction between the general term “PowerArchiver” and “PowerArchiver 2004”, but how many casual browsers would, especially as both pages use the general term? At least, Finnish and Czech should be incorporated into the “older versions list”.
Similarly, the comparison chart “Championship Manager Test” refers to “PowerArchiver 9.0” - again given the distiction between names above, is this supposed to be a different version to PowerArchiver, PowerArchiver 2001, PowerArchiver 2003 and PowerArchiver 2004 ?