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
Self-Extracting .exe to FTP and compress & FTP folder
I am using the demo currently but I am interested in the full version and am looking to see if I can somehow do the following:
I send a .zip and a .exe (self-extracting) to clients. I set up the ftp; it works great. However, when I choose “compress & FTP” from the context menu, the .zip seems to not appear anywhere (I would like it to appear within the folder where I am creating the .zip). I need a local copy in that client’s folder, and have one uploaded via FTP. Doing that in a single context menu click would be great.
Is there a way to add a context menu item of “create self-extracting archive & FTP”? And then also have it, as above, appear in the route folder where I created it?
Thanks in advance.
you can use compress with options and check send> FTP.
when you use compress and ftp, archive is moved to ftp. So your only choice there would be to use compress with options, or maybe just use shell ext in several clicks (one for archive, one for ftp to), same goes for SFX option right now.
in the future, we could add SFX as one of the format options, but it will take a while to do that.