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
Dual listing of folders in one window – but not the other
In the navigation pain, two of the folders are listed twice: one starting in upper cases; the other, in lower case.
They are listed only once in the contents window (see the attached image).
I must have checked some wrong box somewhere. Ideas?
interesting… is this a zip archive (in pae)?
Yes. PAE encryption. I think it is a zipx archive.
It does not appear that anything in missing.
It seems to be thrown by the fact that some of the folder names are capitalized and some are not.
So the problem seems more cosmetic than substantial. But I have some fear that something more significant is lurking 'neath the surface.
do they show same contents of the folder?
as far as I can tell.
Here’s my thought. When I created the folders, I did so in Explorer and drug them into the PA window. I think the first letter was capitalized.
But PA (because of some setting somewhere), forces the folder names WITHIN the archive to be lower case. So the names get duplicated.
That isn’t a good thing, I suspect. But as I said, I do not appear to have lost any data. Just curious . . . and careful.
Under misc. / general, I have checked ALLOW all lower case letters. But the net effect of checking this box seems for FORCE all lower case letters.
So that is something that I think should be fixed. FORCING them to be LC is NOT the same thing as ALLOWING them to all be LC.
UNchecking that box does NOT make a difference in the look of the archive. So much for my speculations.
yeah, that would not be it… when did you first create the archive?
Nine months ago. And I have updated it 12-15 times.
I copied all the files to a temp directory and recreated the file.
The dual listings of folders has disappeared. Now all the folders are listed once . . . all (in both panes) beginning with a lower case letter.
it is possible that one of the alpha/beta versions of last year added saving of folder letter case… this is possible in ZIP format - you can have 10 folders with the same name for instance… it is just confusing and usually we dont do it that way.