PA2023 Win10, (same problem with older releases but never reported)
PA Soft is installed on partition D. (exclusive for installed progs)
Then I created on my partition G: the folders as configured in PA Settings ‘Folders’.
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The problem : Any activity on PA is saved in these folders…
PA ignores them and still use the default settings. Whats wrong ? Regards, Pirrbe
I am still using Powerarchiver 2022 and it does not show pdf markups in the preview. Is there a setting to get version 2022 to show pdf markups in the preview? If not, does this work in version 2023?
The question that I have about PA archives is what happens if say ConeXware, as a company, dies in the future? What happens to any PA files that are created today? Can these files be decompressed with a copy of a PowerArchiver that can no longer phone home to the mothership thus can’t be registered or activated?
I mean, I can understand that new PA files wouldn’t be able to be created if the program isn’t registered but what about an un-registered copy because well, the question that I posed above?
It’s questions like this that make me not want to store anything really valuable in PA files out of fear that I, at some point in the future, might lose access to said data inside those files. OK, 7ZIP might not be able to compress as heavily as PA but at least it’s open source and any 7ZIP files will still be able to be read and decompressed ten, twenty, or fifty years from now.
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.
Is this a known problem? Is there a fix coming? This is a primary reason I buy PA.
I’ve tried both methods I know to extract multiple zips at the same time. 1) Multi Extract feature in the GUI. 2) In Windows File Explorer, select multiple zips, right click, use PA context menu to Extract or Extract To…
Is there a setting I missed? Or maybe it really is processing in parallel, but I can’t detect it? Nothing tells me in the Processes in Task Manager that multiple PA extracts are running. And my CPU, memory and disk resources do not look like a lot of extracts are running.
I’m using PA 2022 Standard version 21.00.18 on Windows 11 Pro version 10.0.22621 Build 22621.
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
Hi there, been a user since 13 years now and in past whenever I had a problem or question I could email, however since 3 weeks it seems like everybody is dead?
Anyway, as kind of a last resort, I post this email a 4th time but in this forum instead now, in the hope for help:
"This is the 3rd time I am emailing you guys as I am missing a working code for the preview of Power Archiver 2023
Can you please help me? I am a 13 years lasting customer of yours, and I am shocked thatr for whatever reason my support tickets are ignored now, why?
thanks in advance!
All the best!
Re: Explorer.exe Crash on right click
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).
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.
if you down load any sony dvd player firmware update it shows the powearrchiver iso icon but can not be opened with powearrchiver. the file is called SNEEC900.BIN
I think Sony and other brands encrypt iso so users can’t alter the files contained such as firmware etc can’t be modified.
Out of curiosity have you tried another zip program to see if this is the cause?
if that was the case shouldn’t powerarchiver be able to detect this and inform me
Not really, think about it. The whole point of them ensuring their devices can be updated correctly is to secure the data and method in which it’s contained.
So they would use there own software or code to create a locked down version using ISO as a format. it doesnt really mean it is the same structure of an ISO, An example would be DVD’s within them are VOB Files which are split Mpeg’s saved differently so additional methods can be attached when playing a dvd.
In order for powerarchiver to read a format and display the contents or tell the user its encypted that ISO format must be created using the set method of rules including Encryption.
It wouldnt be a very secure method if third party applications like PowerArchiver, WinZip, Stuffit or winrar could not only Open the format but read it and even tell you it’s encryption method.
That then give’s hackers an imidiate platform to go off, make atempts to alter the code and then the source code which is not what sony, panasonic or any other major brand would like.
just tried with powerIso and no good :)
how the average user supposed to know this if pa does not inform the user that the iso has been locked?
shouldn’t pa tell us?
I am sure there is a prompt that PA or other apps could implement that would tell the user it can’t recognise the ISO format.
However, PA isnt the only application that isnt able to read this particular ISO.
If its an unrecognied format how can it be reported?
ie when you open an exe with notepad you dont get a error message from notpad saying it cant read it you just get raw rubbish code interprited as best as possible by that application.
If PA cant read or understand the format how can it report to the user other than “Cant Recognise Format”
that will be up to the development team to decide on. :)
doesnt it tell you it cant read it?
As with everything David’s use of ISO’s will be different to my own bar the ISO’s I download and create from my own licenced software etc i dont have any issues so I have never had a situation when an error message need to apear.
this bin file is not an iso file at all… it is firmware for device, it is not going to be openable by any iso software.
PA does associate with bin files because some of them are legitimate disc images. There is no way to know which one is which without actually opening the file.
;) Thats what i was trying to say… its may be classed as a file but as its firmware it may not be associated correctly as an ISO.
true but it would be nice to be able to open these files as they are an archive format. It would be nice for powearchiver to tell me it cant open them for a reason not associate an icon to them just becasue they may or may not open in powerarchiver.
Bin is a popu;ar format and it would be nice to be able to work with them. I know that some are protected but it would be nice to know that.
it cant un-associate the icon obviously, because it doesnt know what kind of file it is until it opens it up.
it is like that for every format… Thats simply not possible to do.
You can un-associate it yourself if it bothers you, but there is not much else we can do as there are proper disc images with extension name .bin.