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 66 - PABACKUP.EXE Access Violation Error
PA_Fan last edited by
I haven’t had this problem arise in previous versions, but, running 66 on W7, I’m getting an Access Violation error in PABACKUP.EXE (see screen snip).
I’ve checked the various properties of the .pbs files but there is nothing out of the ordinary and nothing has changed. There haven’t been any changes that I can see to the Windows Task Scheduler.
A few observations:-
- it doesn’t happen on every scheduled backup/pbs.
- it doesn’t happen when the backup is run interactively (I guess that’s pretty obvious).
- the error occurs after the archive has been created or updated, so the task has been completed.
-if I run PABACKUP.EXE from Program Files with Admin privilege, I get the rather nice screen with the blue boxes etc. (per edited snip), and sometimes it crashes with the error and sometimes not!
- no Application errors appear in the Event Viewer.
@PA_Fan looks like we might need to send you version with debug… thanks!
Thanks for the report. While we send the debug version out, would you please send us the PBs script that reproduces it, to support at conexware dot com and we will try reproducing it here