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PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
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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.
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.
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.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
SOLVED PowerArchiver 2017 Modified Date Auto Changes
Ok, this bug actually behaves more like a virus running inside PowerArchiver and it has me feeling unsettled.
Garbled Asian text
but wait there’s more… move to another open app like Vivaldi, back to PA 2017 and it’s semi fixed itself!
I can hear The X-Files music playing LOL
My Windows 10 Pro x64 setup is set to 125% DPI with Windows10 DPI Fix 2.2 installed which may affects this but not really sure. I prefer Windows 8.1 scaling
@ckit we had similar case with one user few months ago, but it was due to some windows update. He had foreign language Win10, so we tried with that and still did not reproduce here… then he just refreshed/reset his Win10 and it all went back.
So dont fix it! We will try to influence it from our side. Thanks!
@ckit bwt, what country format is your windows set to? Might be related to how dates are displayed and then some unicode issue shows up (unicode has all the chars, hence the “chinese”)… on my windows it is shown as 5/18/2017.
it is not that simple i guess :)
Windows10 DPI Fix 2.2
is the Windows itself English build or some other language?
According to the ENG submenu next to the Tray area, I’m using English (Australia) US Keyboard but also have English (United States) US Keyboard beneath it.
Ok, Massive Breakthrough!!! Setting English (United States) US Keyboard as Default fixes the problem but I’m still going back to English (Australia) and customising the Short Date format
it is not that simple i guess :)
Oh yea, I’m guilty of messing with the Short date format in Windows so that it is a word instead of a number. Australians prefer Day - Month - Year but Americans prefer Month - Day - Year and on a numbers basis it’s a nightmare!!! So I went and fixed it
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can you send us your .reg file, maybe settings will help us reproduce the issue… thanks!
reproduced it, it’s due to the short date format.
occurs when changing the short date format to show day via letters instead of numbers
thanks for the details! nice one! :)
I had high hopes the new Win10 KB4020102 Update would fix this and it hasn’t :(
@ckit ivan will take a look next week, we are a bit slow, office is getting renovated until next thursday… Mili has reproduced it which is always a good thing, but works well for me no matter what I tried. Thanks.
@ckit check this now:
it wont do crazy unicode anymore but it will still show only time for some files. We discovered reliable method for reproduction only today, so maybe next build it will be all a-ok.
@ckit this is now fixed in .74, you can download it via Patchbeam to check. Thanks a lot!
Confirmed, Thank you very much!