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time has come for testing of PowerArchiver and PACL for macOS.
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PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
PACL 10 - support for most formats and features in Windows version.
Upcoming: Tools such as archive converter, batch zip, multi-extract.
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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.
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.
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.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
Google Drive error
I am running paid-for PA 15.00.28 on Win 7, and have decided to use the Cloud feature.
This works OK on Dropbox, but I get an error when using Google Drive. This is “Google drive server reports Bad Request” - see attached snip. A filename is created on Google Drive, but the size is zero.
I use Google Drive on my PC and iPad, and have no problems with them; only this when I upload from PA.
Obviously I can upload my archive outside PA, but I’d like to be able to use the built-in method as well.
How exactly did you add the file? Does it happen on just one file or all files you attempt to upload?
Just attempted to upload a file to my google drive and it worked fine.
Let us know how we can reproduce this and we’ll take a close look.
I’ve tried it a couple of ways.
Firstly, start PA without opening any archive, select Send To Cloud-Upload-browse to file-crashes.
Secondly, start PA and open the Zipx, then Send to Cloud, Yes for whole archive-Upload-crashes.
However, if I open the zipx and browse to a file in it, then select a single archived file and send it, it works just fine.
If GD objected to the zip name, then presumably it wouldn’t create a named zero-size file before crashing.
I’ll try it with a few other zips and combinations to see if there is any sort of pattern.
I see, it happens specifically with ZipX files
uploaded to google drive
thanks very much!
I’ve tried some more tests, and it does appear (as you say) to apply to .zipx files. If I create a .zip file, and upload to Google Drive from “within” the archive, it uploads perfectly.
I’ll try the same thing with some more different archive types, and see what happens, but so far, this seems to be a .zipx only problem.