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).
In the latest version of PA, on W11 (latest build/SP) when you try to use the first level context menu - NOTHING HAPPENS (particularly when you do this from Downloads or Documents folders) - however I noticed that it DOES WORK when you use the context menu from the Desktop. Going to the second level context menu does work however.
PA 2023 22.00.08
Long time no seeing. So I start up the new year with a first problem : the virtual driver cannot be installed. Reason : it is missing in the Fast Ring PatchBeam Update Service…
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It seems a standard problem with new releases :-)
Can I have a link or can it be fixed. Thank you. CU later
When the function for testing archives is invoked via the shell context menu (PowerArchiver > Test) then all the files in the archive get extracted to the current folder.
The test dialog reports as many errors as there are files in the archive but it fails to give any hint as to which files are supposed to be erroneous or what the nature of the problem might be. Comparing the extracted files to the originals shows no differences at all.
The .7z in question was produced with maximised compression settings in 7zip (taking forever but resulting in smaller archives than .7z produced by PowerArchiver with maximised settings). Therefore I wanted to see whether PowerArchiver can at least test .7z that it produced itself. Hence I had PowerArchiver convert a .pa with the same contents to .7z. There weren’t any errors reported but the resulting .7z contained fewer than half of the files contained in the .pa (137 of 366), so I scratched that test.
Performance is abysmal when testing via the context menu (e.g. almost 2 minutes for testing a .7z that 7zip tests in 4 seconds), but that is most likely due to the fact that the extracted files are written to disk. Testing the same .7z in the PowerArchiver GUI takes only 8 seconds but causes the mysterious appearance of a UAC dialog, as reported elsewhere.
The testing function is vital because PowerArchiver has a history of producing archives that it cannot unpack without errors or that do not conform to the respective file format standards (e.g. ZIP) so that other programs report them as erroneous.
The point of creating archives is that the files in them will most likely have to be extracted at some point. If the extraction cannot be guaranteed to produce correct results then the whole program is absolutely pointless. Actually, worse than pointless - it causes data loss and hence damage.
In PowerArchiver 2023 22.00.06 configuration, the option labelled “Start PowerArchiver 2023 Starter when my computer starts” seems to be redundant.
I am only allowed to change this option when PA Starter is disabled, and then it seems to be ignored.
When I enable PA Starter this option is forced to the enabled state.
I think it’d be good to remove “Start PowerArchiver 2023 Starter when my computer starts” completely. I’ve always found it confusing having both options.
Added later: However i don’t particularly want to use queue but I do like having the PAStarter icon in my tray area.
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.
Dear @Alpha-Testers and all of our users,
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Please let us know here if you have Mac and can test latest builds.
PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
PACL 10 - support for most formats and features in Windows version.
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(Preview) Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2018 18.00.19
Latest Version: PowerArchiver 2018 18.00.19
Download: via Patchbeam only
Whats New (since 18.00.16)
- Various updates to the panels inside PowerArchiver (folders, previews, etc) for better behavior (in .17).
- Comprehensive update for Modern Toolbar (Ribbon). Now all features work with save/import, help, and apps interfaces added. Due to the way how Microsoft Ribbon SDK works, we have to restart PA when user goes into backup, burner and ftp tabs. This happens quickly on most computers.
- Fixed ZIP compression issues in Windows XP.
- Jpeg compression in PA format showing cmd window (lepton2).
- Various other smaller issues
- Enabled Patchbeam updates (1.7M)
Since this preview version is only available for @Alpha-Testers and users with active select plan, you can get update via Patchbeam only. We will expand availability in the upcoming weeks.
Thanks for testing and letting us know of your experiences!
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Please excuse did not know where this should be put or such. This may be a new product for you if interested but , The two things I have always used together with PowerArchiver are this program and a separate cd database program. Or File, CD indexer is more appropriate name.
All my data disks are imaged / archived /then indexed, from the early Commodore days to the current or at least last 5 years.
In the past Normal for me was to Buy a new Program and I would image it immediately Index it, then I would install the program.
What I need to be doing is Downloading or Purchasing the Program and then installing. I was in hopes to even click on an executable or msi and have the PowerArchiver start and ask a couple of questions the normal stuff plus do I want to archive or index this file or CD into a database index, after installing it or would I like to View contents of it etc. If steps were made for me to Archive and also Install a program with the ability to come back and open an indexer in PowerArchiver and select the Archive function to do other things.
The main thing with me these days are the fact that HardDrives are so roomy now that there is no reason not to have the indexers run in use in your program I think. However finding something on these hard drives is another matter. Also if I wanted to know what was in a particular CD those over in the CD Books I would be able to find it quickly. Finding files is sometimes another story. So if we had a Archiver that truly archives it could easily index in more than one way we could then just ask it to burn archive index place that image that I installed last year and wallah… we have a PowerArchiver that will install, archive the image, place the image and recall the images files etc and have a Archived Data File that contains all the names of the files contained in it. Thanks for giving this opportunity so watch the Alpha and Beta teams. Your company has truly gone to the upper limits in this area.