WinRAR 5 has a rather useful option in some cases, which is to be able to create an archive by replacing identical files with a reference to the first occurrence (hardlink) within the archive.
In case you choose to convert the file with PowerArchiver to another format, however, the resulting archive does not have all the files. It does not consider those that were present as hardlinks.
If you do a normal extraction of the RAR archive instead, even with PowerArchivier, all the files are extracted correctly.
When adding to a file archive, and selecting for example PA format, strong optimization method, extreme compression. In the Advanced Options section you change to Automatic, EXE Filter and PDF filter . You return to the main section and save the Profile. When you then reload the profile you do not have the Automatic options of EXE Filter and PDF saved there.
I noticed that instead if you change other options they are saved correctly (except for the Filter box values).
Also among the various changes to the advanced options you click the “Calculate RAM usage” button the value seems to be added to the previous one. You can see it for example just by clicking the button twice in a row, the value changes. Edit: actually after many attempts now it seems to write a stable value (it does not change with each click). Maybe a synchronization problem in the calculation?
Used PowerArchivier 2023 but there is the same behavior with the 2022
Problem creating .cab [in 9.20.07]
This may not be related to the other .cab problems with 9.20.06, but I had this problem with that version too. Is there a size limit on cab files? Otherwise I have no idea. I’ve tried using the .rar converter, which completed without error…except that there was no .cab file present when it finished. So I manually extracted the files, then just tried making a .cab with them the usual way (selecting the folder)…again, it goes through the motions but there’s no file present at the end. The total size of the folder is ~2.7 gig uncompressed.
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the probem might be ralated to the cab you have or the files your using what are they can u plaese give more details. no poaint telling us if we can not check it out in case its machine specific
2 GB is the maximum size for CAB files, so yes, there is an limit there. Try using 7zip for best compression.
Alright, the 2GB ceiling is what was killing me there, my bad. :D
Small recommendation from this, is there a way to insert a warning about the size? It seems silly to allow PA to go thru ~2 hours of compression only to poop out at the end and leave you with no error message, no .cab file, and no clue in general.
Unfortunatly I dont think we can - cab compression is always done via cabinet.dll which is supplied by MS and its development has stopped long, long time ago.