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.
Extract exe files
Right now, I don’t have a file to test the below feature, so maybe PA supports it, maybe not, I honestly can’t tell.
Some time back I had this situation that I needed to extract an .exe (program) file.
I was recommended to use a tool named “Universal Extractor”.
On this forum I could fine 1 thread only.
I used UniExtractor at the time, but lateron I wondered as to whether PA could do the same.
At the time I just used the portable version of Universal Extractor, extracted the file and the thing was over and done with.
Can PA do it?
It seems to be a specific feature: checked WinRAR - it is not on their feature list.
Did not check any other tools.
All archivers can do it, but may support different files. Just right click on exe if you have PA installed, and you will get extract menu if that file is supported.
Well, frankly, I am not sure if ‘all’ archivers can do this extract .exe files that include setup files.
I had to do some digging and found the file that I had some issues with at the time.
Potplayer64.exe (potplayer is a media player)
For some reason it was recommended to extract the .exe
and it Universal Extractor was recommended.
However, I first gave WinRAR a try, that did not work.
With some shame I have to confess: I did not try PA, more or less assuming it would not be able to extract the .exe either, i.e. it would
get me an error, same as WinRAR.
Worked just fine in PA I assume?