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
How to unzip remote files through PA FTP
I can’t figure out where I can use the PowerArchiver FTP to unzip zipped files that are on the remote server.
Is there a way to do this? I assumed probably, since PA is a zip program and other ftp programs can do this. But maybe not?
how should this work?
If you have a zipped or tarred file on the remote server you could for example, right click on that file and say ‘untarr’ or ‘unzip’.
If this is not an option yet, is there a way around it, like where you give a command that would upload the zipped file and automatically unzip it once it was uploaded?
so basically, it would use installed tar/zip on the server, assuming some standardized locations?
WinSCP (a free ftp software) does it - but I have no idea how they do it - I don’t think there is anything it uploads to the server other than the ftp files, but I don’t really know for sure.
Description of how it works is at:
yeah, something like that… it is certainly possible to add to PA.
That would be great.
Thanks so much for such a quick response and willingness to consider feedback we provide.
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