PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
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
I have PB set to run when I start PA.
The last two days it has been very slow – multiple minutes to check for updates.
It could be a glitch in PB, or some a glitch on my computer. Not sure which.
thanks… i notice now something on my computer as well, so we will check it out.
i have no idea why is this happening… do you have BD installed? Maybe firewall?
It cant be anything but firewall since PB did not change in 6 months, and URL that it looks up loads super fast. But I disabled firewall on my computer and it still happens.
No BD. And the firewall I have has been there for a year, and nary a problem. I wonder if whatever in the latest beta of PA that “calls” PB is somehow clashing with it?
I think, though, this just started yesterday . . . so that doesn’t seem plausible.
yeah, nothing smart comes to mind and nothing changed in 6 months.
You might try a tracert to the IP address; you might find that it’s hanging somewhere along the way.
I am running the debug version of PB. Where do I find the logs to send you?
I found a 2011 discussion of the debug logs . . . but I cannot seem to find either one mentioned there. Also, not luck in the App folder, the program folder, or the program data files. Not sure where else to look.
its ok, we dont need debug logs since i have the same issue here.
That’s OK now. But for future reference . . .
it was flood attack on the patchbeam server, our admins “fixed” it, so it back to fast now.
Patchbeam Debug works only for the patchbeam update process, not check, as they are separate… it creates the file in C:\ once you enable it (and once update starts, again not check).