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.
Setting schedule for a backup job
Suppose you set up a backup job, and do not set a schedule then close it. You come back later and go to Backup, select the job, click Scheduling Options, select once a week and drop down says (today) once a week every Wednesday, go into Advanced Options, switch off Wed and select Friday, Ok it, and drop down still says Wed - confusing.
And after you Close, Schedule column still says it is not scheduled, you have to exit and come back in.
hmmm, lets check this out. Thanks Alycat!!!
Tried latest build, 15.01.05 and this is still there.
Are you referring to the Schedule dropdown in the Schedule tab of the Advanced Options menu in the schedule section of the Backup?
Seems to work fine here. It changes properly for me here according to the day I have selected, and I have tried changing days by unchecking the currently checked one and checking another one, click OK, go back to Advanced Options>Schedule Tab and the last checked day shows properly.
Let us know. thanks!
Load PA, make sure it is latest.
Click Archive top right and select Backup
Click New and enter say Test
Click Scheduling Options
Change to once a week
Change say Tuesday to say Wednesday
Item does not appear in list
If it was an existing, schedule would not have changed
sorry for the trouble, if you don’t mind, please post a screenshot of the said list where the item does not appear.
that will probably help me get it and i will take a look :) :)
There were 3 existing backups, I created a new one called test, set up a schedule, and closed it.
ahhh I see, thanks for that! let me check it out
Hey Alycat, please try clicking the Refresh button, that is shown in the above screenshot, immediately after adjusting and closing the backup, does it properly show then?
Hadn’t noticed the refresh, and yes if I click it the new backup is included … but I don’t see why I should have to, I used PA to create it, surely it knows about it ;)
PA Backup gets lonely sometimes and just wants some attention :D
spwolf will know for sure, but a future version of might refresh the window automatically.
But I hug my PA every day! :D
i was thinking to make it refresh with all files from the default backup folder?
When you click say New, enter a folder, set up your job, then click close, why not get that screen to send a message to the main screen (with the now out dated list), to pass the folder used and to tell it to refresh? Obviously I do not know all the details of your program - but that is just what I would have tried in my software.