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
Bug in beta opens anything
basically try opening any file with the latest beta and it shows up in pa toolbar as if it has been opened but nothing on the screen. shouldn’t it say can’t open it, no plugins installed
any file that you open using the Beta comes up empty?
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I think he means any (non-archive) file.
In GUI select “Open Archive”
Change “files of type” to<any file=“”>
Select non-archive file
e.g. I just tried with a txt and an xml file.</any>
all i did was install the new beta and try and open any file doesn’t matter what format it is it opens up empty it should say can’t openj it as it used too
thanks david, we have logged it in.
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issue has been fixed in new beta, you can find it here;