WinRAR 5 has a rather useful option in some cases, which is to be able to create an archive by replacing identical files with a reference to the first occurrence (hardlink) within the archive.
In case you choose to convert the file with PowerArchiver to another format, however, the resulting archive does not have all the files. It does not consider those that were present as hardlinks.
If you do a normal extraction of the RAR archive instead, even with PowerArchivier, all the files are extracted correctly.
When adding to a file archive, and selecting for example PA format, strong optimization method, extreme compression. In the Advanced Options section you change to Automatic, EXE Filter and PDF filter . You return to the main section and save the Profile. When you then reload the profile you do not have the Automatic options of EXE Filter and PDF saved there.
I noticed that instead if you change other options they are saved correctly (except for the Filter box values).
Also among the various changes to the advanced options you click the “Calculate RAM usage” button the value seems to be added to the previous one. You can see it for example just by clicking the button twice in a row, the value changes. Edit: actually after many attempts now it seems to write a stable value (it does not change with each click). Maybe a synchronization problem in the calculation?
Used PowerArchivier 2023 but there is the same behavior with the 2022
Spanned zip creation/extraction bug
I used powerarchiver to compressed 30+gb worth of data, and I told it to span to a new file after 23 gb for archiving off to blueray. So the compression completed fine but when I try to open the file I get the following error: archive_storage.7z.010 is missing… the problem is that the file was never created, there is only a 7z.001 & a 7z.002 and then the compression was completed.
I downloaded 7zip and tested using it to extract the file and it worked fine.
The issue has been fixed in todays update.
Give it a check :)
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