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.
Remembering encryption (again)
I had an earlier suggestion which you partly implemented.
I am wondering if you can fully implement this at some point.
I wanted PA to “remember” if a file was encrypted so that when I added a file I did not have to choose encryption — and the type of encryption.
Once upon a time, whenever I would drag and drop a file to an encrypted archive, the encryption option was always set to disable. Since I do this probably 20-30 times a week, I thought it would be nice for the system to know / remember that it was encrypted.
It now does – sort of. But once I drag and drop any file on an archive where I DON’T where the files are NOT encrypted (and change the encryption level to disable), then the system forgets every other encrypted file on my system. Once I reset it on every other encrypted file (6 of 7 of them), then the system “remembers” that it is encrypted. That is, it remembers until the next time I want to put a file in an unencrypted archive.
Put differently. I have to set the encryption level on every frequently used archive for the system to remember it for any of my files, but if I disable it on even one archive, it disables it on all of them until I reset each one by one.
While I have you, I would like to reiterate my request to allow move – as well as copy – to archive, perhaps by holding down the Shift or Control key when I drag and drop.
it remembers last used setting, not archives.
Otherwise, PA can detect if you have an ecnrypted file in archive… but what happens if you have 10 encrypted and 10 unencrypted files, which is easily possible in ZIP?
At least you understand the concern.
If I have 10 archives I regularly use, nine of them are encrypted and one isn’t, then changing the one changes all 10.
Wouldn’t it be better if it “recognized” that the file were encrypted?
Perhaps I am wrong, but it seems there should be some way to avoid this problem. 'Cause the fix, for me, isn’t really much of a fix.
BTW, I NEVER have a mix of encrypted and unencrypted files in the same archive, and I suppose I would have thought that was true for most people. I have a fairly good imagination, but I can think of only a few very odd circumstances where I might do that (although I don’t do it AT ALL).
Then there is the other proposal I have made several times (sorry for being such a pest, but I know this is doable).
it is not the archive, but files inside - inside same archive, you can have both encrypted and unencrypted files… how do you decide what setting to automatically show you?
But the system doesn’t really remember the last setting. I have to reset EVERY encrypted archive to encryption for the system to remember.
If I had to do this only once, it would be unfortunate, but not a serious problem. But as I said, Once I add a file to an unencrypted archive it is NOT enough to reset that option of one archive. It changes that option until I have reset the option on all my encrypted archives. So if doesn’t JUST remember the last setting. If the last setting is to disabled encryption resets the option on ALL encrypted archives.
I think a set of my interrelated concerns could be solved if you had an option for a ZIPX profile as well as a ZIP profile (see the attached image)
You can make your own ZIPX profile by creating a new ZIP profile with, say, Optimized(Zipx) compression which you can use.
I have that, but it does not show up as an option in the profile window I showed up in the last image.
Indeed, by default, you now have ZIPX as a default profile . . . but it doesn’t show in the first or second of the two drop-down windows (format and profile).
Does that indicate that there is a problem with my set up somewhere?
A solution . . . connected to a phenomenon I mentioned in an earlier thread.
If I change the format from ZIP to anything else and then back to zip, THEN I can see options in the drop-down profile menu. But I have to change to some other format first . . . and then back._
do you have several profiles setup, or is this about default profile? Is it only in drag and drop window or everywhere where there is profile option?
i just created profile named zip encrypt and showed up in main window add screen, main window drag and drop and shell extensions?
Drag and drop – which is about all I do.
Also, a profile I created before you could rename name, shows up once I changed profiles and changed back. It also shows up in the FTP drop-down profile options.
Any way to get rid of this name in the profiles. I looked at the registry, but it was reluctant to tinker since it appears 4-5 keys are interlinked to define those profiles — and I was afraid I would leave one or delete the wrong one.
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Use PowerArchiver’s backup tool that creates a registry copy of your configurations.
Then if you mess up PA’s registry to a point it wont work just double click on the PA Backup you made and that will recover you working config settings.
There is no risk to you OS by modding PA’s registry… Belieave me i’ve been in there allot.
The old profile is gone and PA seems to be chugging along just fine.
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