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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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.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
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).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
PA 2004 is great!
Just wanted to say this is a great release! 7-Zip support was a must and you guys delivered!
I hope to see more frequent updates but you guys do a great job as it is!
:cool: Thank you!
Along with a good job on 2004, the forums also look nice.
I love the new slick icons in PA 2004! Although I find that it takes a little longer to open PA2004 than PA 2003 version 8.8. I’m using a 3GHz CPU with 1GB ram and XP Pro.
Yeah PA 2004 is a huge step forward !!
Great Job ! :D
Now i’m waiting for the dutch translation.
The forum is a major change with the old version.
I only forgot my login name was case sensitive.
Jr Heuwing :p
Just curious… I hear people complaining about lack of 7Zip support all the time in certain archivers, and raving about presence of 7Zip support in archivers that have it. But I’ve yet to even come across a 7Zip archive.
So who uses it? Is it just an archive format that people like for their own use? For backups?
I use it, for me 7Zip is the inofficial successor of ZIP. it has better compression ratios than RAR and ACE. And the best the 7ZIP format is OpenSource, so every programm can use this routine. Even Linux programs.
I read in someone’s post on FileForum that RAR compresses better than 7Zip on text files. I wasn’t sure I believed it at first, but I tried it myself on a couple large text files. Sure enough, RAR did compress better than 7Zip (with maximum compression specified for each).
In my tests 7ZIP always comrpess better than RAR. You have to activate “solid” compression in 7Zip to get the best compression. But in anyway the comrpession of both archivtypes is on a very high level and definately better than ZIP.
7zip is definetly better when compressing applications/installations/program files… It gives 10%-20% better file size than RAR, but what is the most interesting thing is that it is an open format so it has an chance to become new standard for compressed files since everyone can use it and every application can support it.
Then again, PA 2004 isnt only about 7zip, many other improvements as well… From the basics to more specific options…
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Yes the new PA is very great! Congratulations!!
But I lack these: -iso support
-More Options in SFX Wizard
-German Language(I know in few days it comes out!!)
But it is the best archiver (look at many tests)
simply the best archiver period
SpAwN oF T.D.F. last edited by
It will be more better! But you can always find improvements