Folder navigation not working correct in archive view



  • Hi, I’m using the explorer view with folders in archive mode.
    The problem is, that the folder navigation is only working with the first archive tab. If I open a second one, the folder pane gets blank instead of showing a new folder navigation:

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    Version: PowerArchiver 18.00.53 x64


  • conexware

    @bigmike i figured it out, it happens when you close empty new archive tab… wrote it in, thanks!


  • conexware

    @BigMike here is the update, it is on fast ring now:
    https://forums.powerarchiver.com/topic/5970/fast-ring-powerarchiver-2018-18-00-50-53-56

    Please check it out and let us know. Thank you!



  • Hi,

    my problem isn’t fixed in the new build:
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    • Open PowerArchiver
    • In Archive view, navigate to an archive and open it
    • The folder pane shows the archive folder structure
    • Click on “(+)”
    • The folder pane goes blank instead of showing the complete folder tree

  • conexware

    @bigmike said in Folder navigation not working correct in archive view:

    Hi,

    my problem isn’t fixed in the new build:
    0_1528968498260_61d4fc11-5c9b-4847-9a4b-3cab3e088cb0-image.png

    • Open PowerArchiver
    • In Archive view, navigate to an archive and open it
    • The folder pane shows the archive folder structure
    • Click on “(+)”
    • The folder pane goes blank instead of showing the complete folder tree

    @BigMike When you click on +, you open new empty tab. It has no archive open, so it has nothing in the folder panel? It cant show anything there if there is no archive open there?



  • Hi,
    when I open up PowerArchiver,

    • no archive is open
    • in the folder panel, the top element is “Desktop” and I see the standard Windows elements “My Profile, My PC, Libraries…” and can browse my computer
    • when I browse to an archive and double click on it, the folder pane switsches to the archive context, the top element is “Archive name”
    • I thought if I click on the “(+)” and a new empty “(No Archive)” tab opens, the folder pane will switch back to the PC context with “Desktop” as top element (as no archive is open in this tab), instead it gets empty and shows only an archive icon

    By the way I just realized,

    • open up PowerArchiver
    • click the (+) tab, while no archive is open in the first tab
    • the folder area will be empty and therefore useless regardless which tab is active
    • diasabling and reenabling folder pane will restore the “PC view”, but navigation only works for the first tab, the second tab stays empty while I navigate in the folder pane.

  • Alpha Testers

    Yes, I’ve known about this ever since the very beginning of 2018.

    Funny thing is closing the new tab and BAM it’s the way it should be LOL


  • conexware

    @bigmike said in Folder navigation not working correct in archive view:

    Hi,
    when I open up PowerArchiver,

    • no archive is open
    • in the folder panel, the top element is “Desktop” and I see the standard Windows elements “My Profile, My PC, Libraries…” and can browse my computer
    • when I browse to an archive and double click on it, the folder pane switsches to the archive context, the top element is “Archive name”
    • I thought if I click on the “(+)” and a new empty “(No Archive)” tab opens, the folder pane will switch back to the PC context with “Desktop” as top element (as no archive is open in this tab), instead it gets empty and shows only an archive icon

    By the way I just realized,

    • open up PowerArchiver
    • click the (+) tab, while no archive is open in the first tab
    • the folder area will be empty and therefore useless regardless which tab is active
    • diasabling and reenabling folder pane will restore the “PC view”, but navigation only works for the first tab, the second tab stays empty while I navigate in the folder pane.

    Oh, now I understand - you want to browse the disk in explorer mode in other tab.

    We never meant it to be used that way, since there is Explorer mode with 2 panels and it seems to be perfect for exactly that.

    But it certainly can be added to next more major release… I will write it up now.


  • conexware

    @BigMike @ckit we will just make it so it opens up archive in new tab and changes focus to that one… while explorer view stays in main tab. Works?


  • Alpha Testers

    Please make sure that those of us who never want to browse the file system (only archives) in PowerArchiver can still work the way we want. (‘Use Explorer Only Inside Archive’ switched on)


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory said in Folder navigation not working correct in archive view:

    Please make sure that those of us who never want to browse the file system (only archives) in PowerArchiver can still work the way we want. (‘Use Explorer Only Inside Archive’ switched on)

    yes, this is given of course.

    Whole problem here comes from our main idea that people who want explorer hdd browsing, will use explorer mode with dual panels… of course, not everyone does, so next solution will work fine for everyone 🙂



  • @spwolf said in Folder navigation not working correct in archive view:

    @BigMike @ckit we will just make it so it opens up archive in new tab and changes focus to that one… while explorer view stays in main tab. Works?

    Actually, I don’t think, this is what I like to have…
    My Explorer Mode has a folder pane, which is fixed to my “PC view”, I can’t browse an archive’s folder structure.

    My Archive Mode has a hybrid folder pane: If I open an archive, I’ll be able to browse the archive’s folders. If no archive is open, I’ll be able to browse my pc.

    Depending on my tasks and the archive’s structure I’m using different modes and like them as they are now.

    If, in archive view, you open up a new tab, but the folder pane stays connected to the first pane, you won’t be able to browse the archive’s folder structure anymore - as @Brian-Gregory states.

    Actually, I really like the current behavior when switching from Explorer Mode to Archive Mode: I get the archive in a tab and the folder pane in Archive Mode refers to the archive. This probably won’t work if you fix the folder pane in Archive Mode to a “My PC view”?


  • conexware

    @bigmike said in Folder navigation not working correct in archive view:

    @spwolf said in Folder navigation not working correct in archive view:

    @BigMike @ckit we will just make it so it opens up archive in new tab and changes focus to that one… while explorer view stays in main tab. Works?

    Actually, I don’t think, this is what I like to have…
    My Explorer Mode has a folder pane, which is fixed to my “PC view”, I can’t browse an archive’s folder structure.

    My Archive Mode has a hybrid folder pane: If I open an archive, I’ll be able to browse the archive’s folders. If no archive is open, I’ll be able to browse my pc.

    Depending on my tasks and the archive’s structure I’m using different modes and like them as they are now.

    If, in archive view, you open up a new tab, but the folder pane stays connected to the first pane, you won’t be able to browse the archive’s folder structure anymore - as @Brian-Gregory states.

    Actually, I really like the current behavior when switching from Explorer Mode to Archive Mode: I get the archive in a tab and the folder pane in Archive Mode refers to the archive. This probably won’t work if you fix the folder pane in Archive Mode to a “My PC view”?

    It will work as you want, plus you will always be able to use explorer hdd view in archive mode.

    Folder panel is always related to the tab you are focused on.

    So in archive mode with explorer hdd browsing, you will get first tab always being explorer disk browse (if you have unchecked use only in archives) , and then all archives will open in 2,3,4th, etc tabs… and when you click on tab with archive, folder panel will show folders in archive.



  • This sounds really good 🙂


 

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