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
SOLVED compress to .pa not showing
pirrbe Alpha Testers last edited by spwolf
In the PA shell Extension you have :
Compress to “xxxxx.zip”
Compress to “xxxxx.7z”
If you select 'Compress to…" , another shell opens : ‘Compress with option’… and finaly here you can select the PA codec pack.
Is it a hard job to add in the PA shell ExtensionCompress to "xxxxx.pa’’ ?
Saves a lot of repeating shell pop-ups if you want pack individual files all over the HD in PA codec.
If you try in PA the options/configuration/shell extensions/compression… and add ‘Compress to PA’ into the shell menu, the shell menu is adapted but once you quit, by default the Compress to pa is missing again in the shell menu… Protected ?
Was it removed somehow? You can go to Options>Config>Shell Extensions>Compression tab and add it.
That should work. Also, Options>Set Installation Defaults will reset everything to default options, including the option
Once I press OK (after adding the PA compress option) , this options is still missing in explorer shell extension. Reason: going back to the option/config/shell shows again the PA compress option on the left side… not on the right side. So it is reset…
Are on on a 64 or 32 bit system?
What about Set Installation defaults? Does that bring it back?
Can you use Options> Save Settings, and then send us .reg file to support at conexware dot com. That way we can test it with your settings. Thank you!
I use a 32bitter with OS Win10 Pro. A reset to initial settings still reflects the same problem.
The reg file has been sent.
It’s not appearing here as well so we have logged it in for fixing.
Thanks very much for letting us know!