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.
PA2012 Beta 1 Bug: Shell Extension Sub-Menu
Here’s another bug that’s still in PA2012, hopefully it can get fixed. I’ve been seeing this for years across multiple systems and clean Windows/PA installs and PA versions.
Summary: When the right mouse button is used to drag an archive, the context menu is wrong and seems to ignore some of the submenu settings.
I’m attaching pictures of my context menu extraction settings, then screenshots of right-drag context menus for archives in both 32 and 64 bit file managers. I used Explorer++ for these screens, but XYplorer (x86), xplorer2 (x64), and Windows Explorer (x64) all display the same behavior.
This is all on Windows 7 Pro x64.
yep! still logged in our system from March of last year.
gonna add these screenshots to it as well, let’s see what the dev team can do.
obviously nobody bumped it hard enough before :-)
this should have been fixed?
No change in 13.00.22. The registry options (Option_n_ and Submenu_n_) seem to be set, but my shell extension menus look exactly the same.
tl;dr version: 32-bit shell extension seems to work fine. 64-bit shell extension still not, seems to have not been updated.
Here’s current behaviors I’ve noticed in 13.00.24 running on Win 7 x64:
pashlext.dll has an mtime of 2012-06-23 11:38
pashlext64.dll has an mtime of 2012-06-14 12:16 (manually extracted from installer to double check)
In an x86 file manager right drag context menu seems to be fixed.
In an x64 file manager right drag context menu is still wrong – my configured commands do not show up in the submenu.
For .cab and .7z archives, PA is showing the “Create Self-extracting archive” entry in the main context menu even though the “Make SFX” option is hidden altogether. The “Make SFX” entry does not show up for .zip files (or .rar, but the option indicates that they should not be affected anyway). If “Make SFX” is configured to show on the submenu, then the menu option shows up in the submenu as configured. This only occurs in an x64 file manager, not in an x86 file manager.
In both x86 and x64 file managers, the right drag context menu always shows an “Extract…” entry for .zip files (seen in image in OP). This is actually coming from Explorer’s native .zip handling. Can PA be configured to disable that? I’m not actually interested in Explorer’s zip file handling since I’ve installed PA, and I can’t imagine most of your other users are either. :) I apologize if I sent any devs or testers on a wild goose chase trying to figure out where that menu entry was coming from.
Reproduced the issue with Make Exe and have logged it in, thanks for that!
For the right click issue in x64 shell, basically the issue here is that the PA 2012 submenu does not appear when right click options appear after right click and drag?
Just want to double check and make sure.
That’s correct. The correct options show up, just in the wrong place.
Got word from the dev team that they’ll do their best to get it fixed on the next release
please check PA 2012 13.00.25 via Patchbeam and see if it works better now… thanks!
OMG YAY! It’s all fixed!
x86 and x64 shellexts seem to be bahaving properly. There’s also no more “Create Self-extracting archive” option showing up when “Make SFX” is hidden too!