Extensions (.cbr) doesnt work properly in shell



  • I have a variety of comic book archive formats that I deal with:

    .cbr == RAR file
    .cbz == ZIP file
    .cb7 == 7z file

    I’m not sure if I did something myself to cause this, but I see that both CBR and CBZ files are listed under PA’s File Formats list in Options. In addition, the shell has those file types described as “PowerArchiver RAR File” and “PowerArchiver ZIP File” respectively. In the case of CBZ files, I can drag-n-drop with the right mouse button and get the drop menu actions I’ve got configured in Options - namely, Extract Here and Extract to <folder_name>. But for CBR files, I get no such drop menu action. Using an alternative File Manager (Directory Opus) I can force the drop menu to appear, but PA just creates an empty folder from ‘Extract to <folder_name>’ action. My guess is it’s trying to process the CBR file as if it were a ZIP format archive instead of a RAR format.

    Theories aside… is there an official way to add an extension to be treated like specific type of archive format? If the CBR and CBZ files appear in the File Formats list because they’re supposed to (and not because of somethign “I” did), then would PA not treating CBR files as RAR be a bug…?</folder_name></folder_name>



  • this post should be in the wishlist. though has been asked for before. Basicall you want a windows style assocation window that ou can associates different formats too. I would much prefer if pa can automatically detect the format without changing the extention or having to associate the extension. this can be done



  • steje, what version of PowerAchiver are you using?

    Check under “Configuration / File Formats” - near the bottom there should be an entry for both CBR and CBZ.
    Are these ticked (associated)?

    Edit: Just reread your post - sorry I misunderstood.

    Can you confirm that the shell extension options are correct for CBR. If so, then you may have found a problem.

    Adding extensions by user is already in wishlist
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4611


  • conexware

    this is a bug then…



  • i was talking about being able to associates any extension to an archive.

    which could a sparate wish sorry


  • conexware

    logged in, thanks for the report!



  • @TBGBe: I am using PA v12.12.03

    And yes, I do have both the CBR and CBZ formats checked in the File Formats page under Options->Configuration. I don’t know how I can really “confirm that the shell extension options are correct for CBR”. The shell extensions are enabled to my preferences, and work on all other normal file extensions (most notably - all of the same CBR files simply renamed to RAR, extract fine using the drop-menu shell extension).

    So… is PA defining these file associations itself? As I mentioned - I couldn’t recall if I had monkeyed around with Windows file type associations to make that happen somehow. If PA is already supposed to be ‘aware’ of CBR files - then it would seem this may in fact be a bug.

    To davidsplash point… the ability to specify our own extensions (and either manually associate it with a known archive format - or have PA figure it out dynamically) would be great… but if PA is ‘supposed’ to know about CBR files - then I’d prefer to keep this thread focused on that topic rather than enhancement requests.

    @Mili: by “logged in” - does that mean you’re acknowledging this is a bug - and it’s been logged with support or something?


  • conexware

    Exactamundo Steje, let’s see what the dev team has to say. 🙂



  • @steje:

    @TBGBe: I am using PA v12.12.03

    And yes, I do have both the CBR and CBZ formats checked in the File Formats page under Options->Configuration.

    Yes. That’s what I meant with my edit :o

    @steje:

    I don’t know how I can really “confirm that the shell extension options are correct for CBR”. The shell extensions are enabled to my preferences, and work on all other normal file extensions (most notably - all of the same CBR files simply renamed to RAR, extract fine using the drop-menu shell extension).

    I just meant if, when right clicking on a CBR file in explorer, does PowerArchiver offer extract etc.

    @steje:

    To davidsplash point… the ability to specify our own extensions (and either manually associate it with a known archive format - or have PA figure it out dynamically) would be great…

    That is what the wishlist I linked to is about (note my request for not just ZIP).

    For your CBR problem, devs are/will be looking at it. 🆒

    Sorry if I confused you. :o



  • Thanks for the replies…

    @TBGBe: Yep - just wanted to be clear and specific.

    About the context menu / shell extensions. I wasn’t (don’t) normally just right clicking on the file - I’m right-click drag and dropping to produce the ‘drop menu’.

    In any case, if I right click on the CBR file… I get the ‘extract’ context menu option… It seems to run but extracts nothing. However, if I open that same file (without even renaming it to RAR ext) in the PA GUI… it lists the file contents fine, and I can then extract them from within the PA UI to a folder by either hitting the Extract button on the toolbar, or by dragging them from the PA UI to a folder.

    So, it appears to be a bug in the context menu handler / shell extension…?


  • conexware

    fixed in latest Beta!



  • Thanks Mili! Good to hear - appreciate the notification… was that in a v13 beta?


  • conexware

    yes, latest beta (13.00.22)
    Thanks 🙂



  • Thanks again… are there yet any soft guesstimates for when v13 may be planned for release?


  • conexware

    @steje:

    Thanks again… are there yet any soft guesstimates for when v13 may be planned for release?

    PowerArchiver 13.00 has been released already… Since beta 2, we consider it more stable than 2011 and you can start using it.


 

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