W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
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For some reason, the PowerArchiver functions in the Windows 11 context menu no longer work after the last Windows Update. Only the functions in the classic context menu function as they should.
I’ve tried uninstalling PowerArchiver and using RevoUninstaller to remove all bits and pieces that were left behind and did a clean install of PowerArchiver, it didn’t fix the issue. Other items in the Windows 11 context menu work.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
This appears to be happening again with the Power Archiver 2022 shell extensions.
When I have Use Explorer Shell Extensions enabled in Power Archiver Configuration and right-click on c:\Users\username\Start Menu, (hidden Junction file), File Explorer crashes.
I have version 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit installed in Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1826).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
SOLVED Open with... broken for filenames with spaces
Hi, long-time user of PowerArchiver here.
I noticed that some time ago the “Open with…” functionality broke for files with spaces in the name. Tested with latest PA2017 (64bit) on Win7.
The issue is that the argument isn’t passed as a single string to tools, so for instance trying to file “My Text File.txt” using “Open with…” a tool located at C:\Program Files\Tool\My_Tool.exe will try to open the following files:
Basically, the file name needs to be enclosed in double quotes for this to not happen, so tools are called “%TOOL_LOCATION%” “FILE_LOCATION%”, e.g. “C:\Program Files\Tool\My_Tool.exe” “%TEMP%_PAnnn\My Text File.txt”
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for the details.
I’ve attempted the “Open With” function on file with spaces.txt and it opened properly in notepad.
Which Tool are you using so that we may test with it and also, are you getting an error message when attempting to use the “open with” function on filenames with spaces and mentioned tool?
Also, which format are the archives in? I have tested with .zip and .pa
Let us know and we will look into it.
Notepad is a bad test case, as it by default attempts to open multiple command line arguments as a single file.
I personally experience the problem with applications that allow multiple files to be put on command line. Notepad++ will actually guess, so not a good test case. I notice this with 010 Editor (a hex editor) when I examine zipped binaries that have spaces in their names.
I tested .zip and .7z and both had the same issues. I doubt it’s related to the file format as this seems purely a PowerArchiver UI/logic issue.
For testing you can replicate the issue with the following batch file and zip file:
I just noticed that the error does not occur when initially selecting “Open with…” --> “Choose Program…” – probably because Windows handles the arguments correctly. The error only occurs when using the shortcut that is generated afterwards directly in the “Open with…” menu.
Initially, “Open with…” --> “Choose Program…” will show the correct and expected result:
Using the generated shortcut it will show that the argument was not enclosed in double quotes:
This should illustrate the bug enough to reproduce and hopefully fit it.
many many thanks for the details @FreakRob
we have reproduced and have logged the issue in.
we appreciate the assistance!
@FreakRob Thank you for your report. Please check latest release:
It should work now. Please let us know. Thank you!
@spwolf I just tried it and it works. Many thanks!
@FreakRob thanks a lot. 2 more bugs and free license or extension, just a reminder!