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).
In the latest version of PA, on W11 (latest build/SP) when you try to use the first level context menu - NOTHING HAPPENS (particularly when you do this from Downloads or Documents folders) - however I noticed that it DOES WORK when you use the context menu from the Desktop. Going to the second level context menu does work however.
PA 2023 22.00.08
Long time no seeing. So I start up the new year with a first problem : the virtual driver cannot be installed. Reason : it is missing in the Fast Ring PatchBeam Update Service…
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It seems a standard problem with new releases :-)
Can I have a link or can it be fixed. Thank you. CU later
When the function for testing archives is invoked via the shell context menu (PowerArchiver > Test) then all the files in the archive get extracted to the current folder.
The test dialog reports as many errors as there are files in the archive but it fails to give any hint as to which files are supposed to be erroneous or what the nature of the problem might be. Comparing the extracted files to the originals shows no differences at all.
The .7z in question was produced with maximised compression settings in 7zip (taking forever but resulting in smaller archives than .7z produced by PowerArchiver with maximised settings). Therefore I wanted to see whether PowerArchiver can at least test .7z that it produced itself. Hence I had PowerArchiver convert a .pa with the same contents to .7z. There weren’t any errors reported but the resulting .7z contained fewer than half of the files contained in the .pa (137 of 366), so I scratched that test.
Performance is abysmal when testing via the context menu (e.g. almost 2 minutes for testing a .7z that 7zip tests in 4 seconds), but that is most likely due to the fact that the extracted files are written to disk. Testing the same .7z in the PowerArchiver GUI takes only 8 seconds but causes the mysterious appearance of a UAC dialog, as reported elsewhere.
The testing function is vital because PowerArchiver has a history of producing archives that it cannot unpack without errors or that do not conform to the respective file format standards (e.g. ZIP) so that other programs report them as erroneous.
The point of creating archives is that the files in them will most likely have to be extracted at some point. If the extraction cannot be guaranteed to produce correct results then the whole program is absolutely pointless. Actually, worse than pointless - it causes data loss and hence damage.
In PowerArchiver 2023 22.00.06 configuration, the option labelled “Start PowerArchiver 2023 Starter when my computer starts” seems to be redundant.
I am only allowed to change this option when PA Starter is disabled, and then it seems to be ignored.
When I enable PA Starter this option is forced to the enabled state.
I think it’d be good to remove “Start PowerArchiver 2023 Starter when my computer starts” completely. I’ve always found it confusing having both options.
Added later: However i don’t particularly want to use queue but I do like having the PAStarter icon in my tray area.
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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Transparent handling of PAE file doesn't work anymore with 12.00.41
With the latest version of PO, 12.00.41, the transparent handling of PAE file doesn’t work anymore for saving a changed text file. If I edit a text file, PA ask me to update the archive when I save the file and I can see that the zip behind has been correctly changed. However, when I close the archive, PA doesn’t ask me anymore if I want to update the archive and left the PAE untouched, with the older version of the ZIP file.
However, if I add a new file to the archive then yes, at the end, when I close the archive, PA ask me if I want to update the archive and process it correctly.
The two options “Handle encrypted archive transparently” and “Ask to update if file has been changed” are checked.
Furthermore, on Windows XP, when I close a PAE file, PA tell me thatthis archive was opened from a temporary Internet folder and ask me if I want to save it. This happens even if I did not make any change to the PAE file. In case I save it after having made a change, this is still only the older version that get saved and not the newer version with the new zip file.
On Windows 7, this second problem doesn’t happen but the first problem still does.
Thanks for your attention and regards,
thanks a lot!
this has been fixed with RC4?
No change with the latest version 12.00.49. I’ve tried both the update with PatchBeam and I’ve also downloaded and installed the rc4 release directly from the web site.
Also, I’ve noticed something else: I’ve told you that if I add or remove a file instead of just changing a file that is already in the archive, it works. However, if I add a file and then, after that, I make a change to another file then the whole process of saving the archive is also cancelled. To be clear:
1- I change (edit) a file: it doesn’t work.
2- I add a new file: it works.
3- I add a new file and then make a change to another file: it doesn’t work again.
4- I change a file and then add another one: it works, as expected.
i checked it during development of RC4 and it seemed fine… We will now update it soon during minor update period on the road to the final.
thanks for the help.
it works here - can you send your settings Options> save settings to support at conexware dot com, it might be some specific setting
please patchbeam to .50 and try there, if it doesnt work, please send us your settings as noted above.
that way we will be able to reproduce it for sure.
I also get this. Updated to .50 this morning, but still the bug prevails.
Win 7 Pro 64-bit
Upgraded to 0.50 and the problem is still there. Here’s my configuration file for PA (on Windows 7 64 bit).
thanks, we got crohans which enabled reproduction… should be fixed within days!
.51 has just been published. It should fix this PAE issue, just patchbeam it!
Thanks, 0.51 fixed it for me!