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.
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
UnRAR file >4GB on FAT32 makes PA 2011 close silently instead of giving error
Today I tried to extract a multi-file .RAR archive to a FAT32 partition. But halfway extracting, PA just closed silently while nothing was extracted.
It turned out that the archive contained a file bigger than 4GB which obviously can’t be written to a FAT32 partition.
Can the next version display an error message in that situation instead of silently closing PA? I’m using PA 2011 (12.00.41) toolbox edition.
I did not yet try if other archive types than .rar also will make PA close silently when extraction >4GB files to FAT32 partitions.
could this be linked to the fault rar makers found and fixed