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Extract to shared folder triggers User Account Control dialog



  • If I copy a PowerArchiver 2012 to a shared network folder (e.g. \LOCAL-WEB\Junk) and then extract it (to the same shared folder) I get a “User Account Control” dialog asking “Do you want this program to make changes to this computer?”. Is this the expected behaviour?

    Regards AndyDb


  • conexware

    Just to make sure, you have an archive on a shared folder and when you extract it to that same folder, you get the UAC dialog?

    Are you extracting via right click options?

    Thanks


  • conexware

    @AndyDBKiwi:

    If I copy a PowerArchiver 2012 to a shared network folder (e.g. \LOCAL-WEB\Junk) and then extract it (to the same shared folder) I get a “User Account Control” dialog asking “Do you want this program to make changes to this computer?”. Is this the expected behaviour?

    Regards AndyDb

    what happens when you copy and past something there in the Explorer, do you get UAC as well?



  • I can confirm that this happens for me as well.

    I have Windows 8 Enterprise x64 with PowerArchiver 2012 (newest build).

    7zip extracts any archive to a mapped or direct-linked share w/o invoking UAC. PA2012, on the other hand, shows errors during the extraction process. I have attempted to extract files straight to a shared folder & drag-drop to the same folder. Both get the UAC prompt & then give an error that I don’t have the correct permissions. I have verified that I have total access to these folders w/o any need for admin privileges or UAC-elevated admin access.

    If you would like me to post screenshots, I can.


  • conexware

    @CrimsonKnight13:

    I can confirm that this happens for me as well.

    I have Windows 8 Enterprise x64 with PowerArchiver 2012 (newest build).

    7zip extracts any archive to a mapped or direct-linked share w/o invoking UAC. PA2012, on the other hand, shows errors during the extraction process. I have attempted to extract files straight to a shared folder & drag-drop to the same folder. Both get the UAC prompt & then give an error that I don’t have the correct permissions. I have verified that I have total access to these folders w/o any need for admin privileges or UAC-elevated admin access.

    If you would like me to post screenshots, I can.

    what format?

    drag and drop copies files via Windows Copy function to those folders, are you sure that 7zip actually extracts those files properly there? Since with drag and drop, it is Windows doing copying and you should see Windows native dialogue, right?



  • @spwolf:

    what format?

    drag and drop copies files via Windows Copy function to those folders, are you sure that 7zip actually extracts those files properly there? Since with drag and drop, it is Windows doing copying and you should see Windows native dialogue, right?

    ZIP

    7zip works with both methods. PA2012 gives an error when it attempts to temporarily extract to my user profile temp folder. I’ve tried the Local/Temp & LocalLow/Temp just to make sure it didn’t have anything to do with UAC privilege level. The native Windows copy function & TeraCopy aren’t invoked whatsoever since PA2012 errors out on all counts regardless unfortunately.


  • conexware

    that means that PA cant extract to your temp folder? can it extract same file anywhere else, like on desktop?


  • conexware

    btw are you using latest version of PA? 13.02? thanks 🙂


  • conexware

    in any case, it seems that in your case, it is problem with extracting that ZIP, no matter where, not a problem with extracting to network.



  • Yes, 13.02

    Extracting temp files to current directory or Desktop doesn’t work either. No temp folders as well.

    I guess I’m SoL for now. 😕


  • conexware

    @CrimsonKnight13:

    Yes, 13.02

    Extracting temp files to current directory or Desktop doesn’t work either. No temp folders as well.

    I guess I’m SoL for now. 😕

    how big is the file? I am assuming it is just that file that is creating problems? Other zips work fine?



  • I tried multiple ZIPs of 10 to 110MBs. No other files work fine with it.


  • conexware

    so nothing works, cant extract any file with PA anywhere basically?



  • Well… I tried extracting to a shared folder that has the modify permission as Authenticated User in addition to System & Administrators. This time it worked.

    Possible UAC issue on an admin account when extracting to folders that don’t have a broader permission set?


  • conexware

    i am getting confused, I thought it didnt work on desktop or temp?



  • It’s because you are confused. 😛

    It only works on folders that have “Authenticated Users” or “Domain Users” with at least the modify or write permission. It doesn’t work with folders that my own account or administrator accounts with full control permissions have access to.


  • conexware

    maybe Antivirus? What AV do you have?

    Otherwise did it work before and stopped working now or?

    In general PA does not handle permissions at all, it uses Windows functions. Meaning something is not letting it work with files properly. Maybe you have set it to run under another user or something similar, some compatibility options?

    If I understood correctly, it wont even extract files to your desktop? Thats not an option :-). Something is wrong.



  • I have Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.

    Alright… I found out that a non-media related archive can extract to anywhere with PA2012.

    The Desktop is a viable extraction point if media isn’t in the archive. I’m quite unsure why this is occurring.

    Permission errors w/ UAC still occur when SEP is disabled completely.


  • conexware

    try uninstalling PA, restarting and installing again… if thats not it (some custom setting in Windows for pa.exe), then it is Antivirus blocking extraction and PA thinking it is due to permissions.



  • No good. Seems that it was working fine with my old account but since it became corrupted, I’m on a newly created account now.


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