PA 19.00.57 (and earlier) Duplicate files possible in .pa archive in some cases.


  • Alpha Testers

    Sometimes when I have archived a large collection of files and sub directories into a .pa archive I want to update just one file in the collection so I add just the new version of that one file to the existing archive.

    Sometimes this results in two identically named files in the archive!

    Then selecting the older, incorrect file and asking PA to be delete it actually deletes the new file so you end up back where you started. In these cases the only way to get the desired result is to delete the old file from the archive before adding the new one.

    I’ve attempted to reproduce this with simple examples but unfortuantely so far I can’t find a way to make it happen on demand.


  • conexware

    hey @Brian-Gregory

    many thanks for the details! was able to reproduce it on the first try 🙂
    logging it in for fixing, thanks again!


  • Alpha Testers

    Actually I think deleteing the file from the archive before adding the updated version again may not be working quite right either. The resulting .pa file seems to get larger!

    For now I will just delete the whole .pa archive and re-create it. It’s probably quicker in many cases too.


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