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.
Impossible to open PAE
trying to open PAE with the latest PA version, the Window to enter password appears a quarter of a second then disappears ! No time to catch the pass, and so it’s impossible to open the encrypted file… :confused:
no ideas ?
I just reinstalled latest version, still cannot enter password, so my PAE is still encrypted !
thanks a lot
as I can’t open my PAE with shell extention, I went to the encrypting tool and tried this way to open something :
for each PAE i have, I always get the following warning “Error while unsecuring”…
This is with v. 14.02.05
It used to work well with former versions…
I’d like to get a reply because I need some of my files.
Thanks a lot.
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Is it possible the files have been corrupted? Typically the error message “Error while unsecuring” is displayed when there is a problem during the decryption process.
I have no doubt you are using the correct password so it is either;
1. A fault with PowerArchiver
2. A corrupt PAE Archive
3. A fault with your computers registry causing PA not to work correctly.
What i would suggest is to uninstall PowerArchiver completely and delete the entire “PowerArchiver” folder within your MyComputer’s program files.
If not already download ccleaner “freeware” from Periform and run a full Clean and Registry clean. Then reboot your computer and repeat this process until all redundant registry items are cleaned.
Then download the latest version of PowerArchiver “14.02.05” and install, reboot your system after completion and try your PAE file.
PAEs are not corrupted, I can open them on another machine using PA 14.02.03
It’s a bug within PA (I already desinstalled, cleaned PC with jv16PT, reboot and reinstalled… same behaviour !
good day sir richard
didnt see this message - sorry!
Go to your Config: Security options and check “use same password for same session”.
It will then work… we will fix it in next update.
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you can also always email us directly for super fast response, sometimes we miss things on forums.
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