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PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
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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.
Can not get script to work in Win 7
I am trying the latest Free version on a new Win 7 computer and the script file for backups seems like to be working but no file is created. This worked fine on my old Vista computer. I must be missing something simple but can’t figure it out.
try running backup as administrator and see if that works
I ran PA as Admin, then the script backup file. As before the files scroll through the window showing Compressing through the list of files but the Zip if never created. this is the script file
Text=Please find logs of the %backupscriptname% attached.
Subject=%backupscriptname% backup log
F1=C:\My Documents Letters\
find pabackup.exe in explorer, right click on it and select always run as admin.
This will run it as admin for sure.
if that doesnt work, try creating simple script that compresses same folder and see if that works.
If I use Total commander I can fine \Documents but no Backup folder
If I go to My Computer C drive… I do not have a Documents folder but a My Documents folder but no Backup folder under that… maybe that is the problem?
yes, you do need to reselect those folders!
What a Pain, I got it to work once but can’t get it to work backuping up the folders I want. Win 7 Sucks, and this should not be this hard, it was so easy on my Vista computer.
only difference should be location of folders and permissions, nothing else… this is why i suggested recreation of script and seeing if that works.
I tried creating 5-6 new script files, still no luck?
I just tried 7 zip command line version and made several Zip files using the same files and folders. It appears PA and my Win 7 computer don’t like each other for some reason???
Ive just tried creating a backup using your script and it worked like a charm.
Still doing some testing to see what could be up.
Just to be clear, there is absolutely no zip archive created in the C:\safe\ folder ?
Correct No zip file is created, you can see the Compressing message for each file but the Zip file never gets created. I made sure the Safe folder has full read wirte permissions… still no luck but 7 zip command line works
If I use PA and just compress a few files or a folder to C:\Safe it works… very strange.
After Backup finishes, please take a screenshot of the Backup progress screen showing everything that was done. You can either post it here or email it to mili at conexware dot com
I figured it out, if I backup (zip) a small folder it works fine but when I select this one folder that has all my emails it does not work. I guess there is a limit of x hundred or thousands of files that can be backup / zipped?
Number of files should not really matter.
You were able to zip the exact same folder using PowerArchiver? And same one will not work using backup, right?
How many files are in there?
Maybe I spoke too soon, this new email program was miminized on the tool bar and I think since the email files were busy PA could not Zip them but it gave no error. I made sure the email program was closed and it appears to be working…… it will take 10 min or so to finish. It it does not work I will let you know but it looks like it is working so far… an error message stating the files are open would be helpful, thanks
That must have been the problem, but I would have thought that the zip file would be created for all the other files and just skip the files that were open or locked by Windows.
thanks for the update!
you should try using the VSS(Volume Shadow Copy) option which can compress files in use.
You can find it in the “Alerts & VSS” tab in backup.