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).
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
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.
In PowerArchiver 2023 22.00.06 configuration, the option labelled “Start PowerArchiver 2023 Starter when my computer starts” seems to be redundant.
I am only allowed to change this option when PA Starter is disabled, and then it seems to be ignored.
When I enable PA Starter this option is forced to the enabled state.
I think it’d be good to remove “Start PowerArchiver 2023 Starter when my computer starts” completely. I’ve always found it confusing having both options.
Added later: However i don’t particularly want to use queue but I do like having the PAStarter icon in my tray area.
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.
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Toolbox Download and Install
I can’t figure this out. I have the key for PA toolbox but the download link just takes me to the PA 2011 download. I downloaded and installed that version with the Toolbox key but still no toolbox features. What am I missing? I just want to install the toolbox without bitdefender so I can mount ISO’s.
TBGBe last edited by
Could it be that you’re downloading the International version instead of English (or vice versa)?
Both are here:
I made sure I am getting the english version (it’s the only version my key works with). PowerArchiver 2011 is installed okay (no nag screens). I just can’t figure out where the tools are.
RJWaring last edited by
Depending on your original Purchase selection you are provided with either “international” or “English” the keys are different.
Reference toolbox, you should notice that when installing powerarchiver without enterng the serial specific tools will not work.
Only when you enter your serial will the following features become available in full to you;
Full CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Burner
PowerArchiver Data Burner lets you quickly burn discs, copy discs or create ISO images. It includes 5 tools:
Burn files to Disc – Data burner that lets you burn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray discs in ISO9660 or UDF2 formats, supports unicode and over 4GB file sizes.
Burn image (.iso) – Quickly burn ISO files to disc. Works from shell extensions as well.
Copy disc – Copy your CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc to another Disc or ISO image.
Erase Disc – Erases your CD/DVD/BD rewritable disc.
New Disc Image (.iso) – Lets you create new ISO image from your files/folders on hard drive.
PowerArchiver Virtual DVD drive
PA Virtual Drive (PAVD) lets you mount your ISO disc images as Virtual Drives, without having to burn any CD/DVD/BD’s.
It is very easy to use, supports several drives and has great shell extensions. It is also usable through PA’s Win7 jumplists or PA Starter. Works on both 32bit and 64bit Windows
Full FTP/SFTP client
PowerArhiver FTP/SFTP client is advanced FTP client with following features:
Secure protocols and FIPS certification – Support for SFTP, FTP with SSL and FTP with SSL/TLS protocols. FIPS 140.2 Certified.
Integration with PowerArchiver – Upload files from archives to FTP and Download them directly to archive, without needing to unpack anything!
Multiple tabs – Tabbed interface for multiple server connections.
Quick ZIP and Send – Single button click zips (your choice of formats) and uploads selected file.
Bandwidth Limiter – limit bandwidth used with easy and visible option.
Edit and update files – continuously track multiple edited/opened files and update them as needed.
Ribbon interface – first FTP client with Microsoft Office licensed ribbon interface for easier use (optional).
Advanced Queue system – with multiple transfers and global transfer limits.
Disconnect or shutdown – After queue is completed, you can set it to disconnect from the server or even shutdown your computer.
And much more… – Proxy, SOCKS, Advanced Overwrite options, and more!
Does it say PowerArchiver Toolbox in the title bar?
Are you using the classic or modern skin?
If classic then see screenshot.
My screen looks just like yours with Toolbox in the titlebar and the same 4 choices on the far dropdown.
Never mind. Put the last 2 replies together and figured out you have to click on “Burner” and then the toolbox options are there. Thanks you Sir Richard and Luxor.
RJWaring last edited by
I knew we would get there in the end. :) hope you enjoy the features.
Never mind. Put the last 2 replies together and figured out you have to click on “Burner” and then the toolbox options are there.
Yes I should have mentioned that really. Glad you got there in the end. :)