Bug with PA 9.11.01 and extraction of long file/folder names



  • While testing PA 9.11.01 to see if the problem I reported with long preparation time, I noticed another problem. In my test archive, I have lots of files/folders with very long path names.

    Near the end of the extraction (after right-click and Extract Here in Explorer), I got the following message:

    Error creating destination file "Extracting:

    G:\Essential_Software_Main_CD\Offline_Explorer_Settings\download[www.techsmith.com\products\studio\tutorials\showmenu=About](www.techsmith.com\products\studio\tutorials\showmenu=About) TechSmith;image=\images\menu\aboutoff_2.gif;overimage=\images\menu\Descr.WD3".

    Check that file is not in use.

    When you click OK, all files afterwards are not extracted.

    When I checked this file in Explorer, it had actually been extracted, but some of the folders in the same folder as Descr.WD3 had not been extracted. Several problems here:

    1. The error message refers to the file that was last extracted, instead of the file/folder that could not be extracted.

    2. PA is still not supporting the maximum number of characters. I know this because WinZip successfully extracted some files/folders that PA could not. WinZip still did have some problems though (eg. it could not extract the following path (253 chars) “G:\Essential_Software_Main_CD\Offline_Explorer_Settings\download[www.techsmith.com\products\studio\tutorials\showmenu=About](www.techsmith.com\products\studio\tutorials\showmenu=About) TechSmith;image=\images\menu\aboutoff_2.gif;overimage=\images\menu\showmenu=Products;image=\images\menu\tabs_ad_2.gif;overimage=.”).

    3. PA stops extraction immediately. WinZip asks “Would you like WinZip to try to continue with the next file?” with a yes or no. Can you make PA do this. I’d also like a “Yes to All” button, which WinZip does not have.

    Also, at the end of the extraction, WinZip then tells you there were problems with the extraction, Do you want to see the report ?

    Can you also make PA do this as well.

    Let me know if you need any more info.


  • conexware

    Yep, this issue has been confirmed in another thread. We will be checking it out for 9.2.

    thanks,



  • The error message “Check that file is not in use” is incorrect as well. It should say something like “The filename or extension is too long” instead.


  • conexware

    @deipotent:

    The error message “Check that file is not in use” is incorrect as well. It should say something like “The filename or extension is too long” instead.

    indeed.


 

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