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For some reason, the PowerArchiver functions in the Windows 11 context menu no longer work after the last Windows Update. Only the functions in the classic context menu function as they should.
I’ve tried uninstalling PowerArchiver and using RevoUninstaller to remove all bits and pieces that were left behind and did a clean install of PowerArchiver, it didn’t fix the issue. Other items in the Windows 11 context menu work.
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.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
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).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
Power archiver insult me with a big error message….
I m using power archiver v18.104.22.168 (free version) with windows2000 sp4.
All my computers have the same hardware configuration and are masterized thank to an image file (.gho) so they are perfectly identical.
Unhappy i have in 25% of cases the following error message when i launch power archiver.
“Access violation at adress 00054568B in module ‘POWERARC.EXE’. Read in adress 00000000”
After this message power archiver is running but without any icons in the toolsbar.
Does someone can help me about this problem, that will be very cool.
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I never used that version…too old…and maybe buggy, I dunno…
you can’t expect devs to still support that, I believe…
anyway, there may be some incompatibilities with the operating system or other sw you have installed on your machines…
if you want to be sure about that, what you can do is, on a clean installed machine, put on PA6 and check whether it works. if id does, install a new software you need, then check again…an so on, you may well find the culprit!
that version is definqately not supported. I would move on up to the latest version of pa. I have been using pa ever scince it was free right up to its present status shareware. I have found no problems in paying for the sharware version. It does more things than winzip and support for it is second to none. I would recxommend upgrading its only a mere £25 and is well worth it.
In fact it s not a pb on software or os but an ntuser.dat corruption. :rolleyes:
Indeed my users was unable to update or add key in their registry without replace their ntuser.dat with a blank one.
Thx davidsplash & manuangi for your help