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 just small problem
i have folder with 21,875 file in it most of them small
now if i try to create zip file from this folder file counted soon
and start zipping now if i cancel and click yes in archive operation interrupted dialog nothing happen
now if i try to create this archis as *.pa format counting file
take around 2 min and 30 seconds then again during archive can not cancel it
also process cpu usage is to much
Somewhat confusingly to cancel you have to choose “No” to say you don’t want to continue. But even then it’s very disappointing how long it sometimes carries on afterwards. I think maybe something was broken in .92 it does seem worse than I remember for .zip files.
I dislike Yes/No used in this way.
Especially like this where I click Cancel and I’m effectively asked if I don’t want to cancel.
In your mind you’re thinking you’re confirming that you meant to cancel, not that you’re saying No I didn’t cancel accidentally.
Cancel yes/No would be better.
Just Cancel/Continue even better.
oh understand it now.
yes when click Cancel it should be Cancel no more question
Are you using version .92?
It cancels rather quickly for me on a test job of about 900 files.
Confirmation dialog is there to make sure that the Cancel button is not pressed accidentally which can obviously result in an unwanted cancellation. The text structure in the dialog is different than most confirmation dialog, but it is rather straightforward. Maybe we can update it in the future(requires updating of a lot of translations)
@brian-gregory it is a trick because cancelling might cost you something while not cancelling wont.
@mohammad you can pick number of threads you want to use… by default it tells you how many threads are available and then you can lower it for less cpu usage. This is in main Add window.
@spwolf Wont? What about time spent with increased blood pressure cursing PA for not cancelling.
yes latest build
it sometimes take 5 sec sometime take more than 30sec to cancel
it has minimize button so user can easily send it to tray then no more accidentally cancel or at least that yes button should cancel not no button.but still in counting file for adding to archive it take long time(pa format) but with zip its ok
thanks manual threads is a little effective
1 thread 4% to 11% cpu with low priority
so then its ok for me
thanks for all yours help