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.
UNSOLVED PA 2017 issues with ACE format (not extracting and not opening file in default app)
I registered because I have some issues with PA 2017 and the ACE format. One of the reason I bought PA 2017 is because it supports ACE. I have a lot of old files in this format.
My first issue is that I can’t extract files from an ACE archive. PA can open the archive so I can see the files inside. However, when I extract the files, PA does not ask for a password, it just makes a folder where the extracted files are supposed to be but when I check the folder, it is empty. My issue is why is it not asking for the password.
My second issue is that inside the PA window, when I double click on a file in the archive, it does not open the file with the default program. When I double click a video file or document, for example, I expect that it would be played in the default program. This does not happen when I click on my files. Again this is in the ACE format.
Any help would be appreciated.
Is this only in encrypted ACE files or all ACE files?
Would you be able to send us a sample file so that we may take a look?
You may upload it somewhere and send us a link at support at conexware dot com and we’ll take a look at it immediately.
@winter I think this might be the issue with 32bit dlls and x64 PA… we can fix it, thanks for letting us know.
@mili, this is for encrypted ACE format. I haven’t tried it for the unencrypted ACE (correct me if I’m wrong but I was under the impression that the ACE format means its encrypted).
I have made an example ACE file for you to try.
ACE is old format that was popular in early 2000’s, very similar to RAR I guess… it stopped being updated some 10 years or so ago… archives can be encrypted or not.