PA 9.2 Bug: empty folders can't be added to an archive



  • I tried to add by Drag&Drop empty directories to an zip archive. But it doesn’t work.



  • is there any reason to add them?

    It would be nice to be able to add them cause you might need them. what are the file names and have you tried store full paths


  • conexware

    It really depends on what exactly are you using to add them. If you d&d empty folder to the PA by itself, it wont be added. However if you d&d folder that has both files and empty folder inside of it, then it will be added.

    regards,



  • PA should definately also add empty folders.

    sometimes you need the same directory structure on another drive. In this case you just have to compress the empty directory structure to the other PC.



  • Agreed. PA should add empty folders.


  • conexware

    @klumy:

    PA should definately also add empty folders.

    sometimes you need the same directory structure on another drive. In this case you just have to compress the empty directory structure to the other PC.

    Well, it DOES add empty folders, it just doesnt when there is no single file in whole zip opration. This makes it sound as if empty folders are not added at all.

    Well, actually it does add empty folders even if there are no files at all, BUT it does not add root folder of empty folders if there is no file in it. That makes sense if you read it 5-6 times :-).

    There is good reason for it as well (I explained similar situation in Alpha forums recently) - but hey, who cares for good reasons if it doesnt work, right? Hopefully we will be able to add the root folder of it as well in one of the future versions.

    And of course, this happens only with relative path option. With full path, everything works fine and full, empty, path structure is saved.

    p.s. it is all deipotents fault really

    🙂



  • @spwolf:

    p.s. it is all deipotents fault really

    Is that “deipotent” spelt D-y-n-a-z-i-p ?! 🙂


  • conexware

    y-o-u b-e-t.

    😉



  • bug is still there in the newest final version of PA !!


 

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