Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2021 20.00.53


  • conexware

    New version:
    20.00.53

    Download:
    https://powerarchiver.cachefly.net/2021/powarc200053.exe

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 20.00.53

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-2735] - change zip:deflate:normal settings
    * [PA-2768] - show progress window buttons only when fully skinned
    * [PA-2769] - enable disableaero for ribbon
    * [PA-2770] - lablel shows while loading pbs

    ** Bug
    * [PA-2727] - Adding files to Tar.GZ archives deletes Tar.GZ file
    * [PA-2734] - shell extensions crash
    * [PA-2740] - AV error when extracting
    * [PA-2742] - Dark Ribbon interface shows text preview incorrectly
    * [PA-2744] - various issues with white theme
    * [PA-2747] - dark mode: encrypt window issues
    * [PA-2749] - burner: no dark mode when called from PA
    * [PA-2751] - ftp: small issue in dark mode
    * [PA-2756] - dark skin bg icon white
    * [PA-2759] - Right click D&D extract to C: root drive omits first letter of archive
    * [PA-2761] - preview window white
    * [PA-2762] - Cloud folder tree not saved/does not show after PA restart
    * [PA-2763] - FIPS checkmark out of place in encryption tool
    * [PA-2764] - Cannot access Skins section in config
    * [PA-2765] - Cannot encrypt archive with folder inside with new encrypt tool
    * [PA-2766] - Optimize archive after Removing Encryption add encryption

    • Lots of small updates to make everything look nicer and run smoother. @Alpha-Testers


  • @spwolf Thanks Buddy!



  • @spwolf, in the cloud section, the local folder tree is also not saved / does not show after PA restart.


  • Alpha Testers

    The cloud thing in PA has NEVER made any sense to me.
    It either isn’t finished or it’s the most totally unintuitive, baffling even, thing I’ve ever seen.
    I just press New and it chooses DropBox for me with no way to change it!! But I no longer use DropBox, only Google Drive.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2021 20.00.53:

    The cloud thing in PA has NEVER made any sense to me.
    It either isn’t finished or it’s the most totally unintuitive, baffling even, thing I’ve ever seen.
    I just press New and it chooses DropBox for me with no way to change it!! But I no longer use DropBox, only Google Drive.

    where did you try to create new one?

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    @Brian-Gregory said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2021 20.00.53:

    The cloud thing in PA has NEVER made any sense to me.
    It either isn’t finished or it’s the most totally unintuitive, baffling even, thing I’ve ever seen.
    I just press New and it chooses DropBox for me with no way to change it!! But I no longer use DropBox, only Google Drive.


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf Ah. I’ll try that. I was doing File / Clouds / Configure clouds.


  • Alpha Testers

    I’m getting really bizarre results with PA 20.00.53 extracting this rar file by drag and drop into the root of a USB flash drive (using extract here).
    The directory structure is really weirdly mangled.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2021 20.00.53:

    I’m getting really bizarre results with PA 20.00.53 extracting this rar file by drag and drop into the root of a USB flash drive (using extract here).
    The directory structure is really weirdly mangled.

    thanks, seems to work fine from main PA.



  • @Brian-Gregory I can successfully connect to OneDrive in Windows XP. However, I can’t connect to GoogleDrive. In the Authorize dialog box, I see a message:

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    JavaScript support in your browser is disabled or missing.
    To protect your Google Account, sign in to your JavaScript-enabled browser. More…

    See screen capture:

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  • Just installed this version, I am using DisplayFusion with a DF Taskbar at the top on my second monitor, PA opened full screen underneath the toolbar. When I moved the window to monitor one, with the Windows 10 Taskbar at the top of the screen, PA was still taking over the whole screen and under the Taskbar.

    Maximizing PA caused it to properly not take the whole screen but rather fit under the Taskbar in the client area.

    Also, there is no standard Windows System Menu (Alt-Space) to make Maximize/Restore/etc. possible when the window is misdrawn.

    Opening Configuration takes a very long time, and the main window appears to be responsive but isn’t really available while waiting for Configuration to show up.

    Also, picking SmartAI | Configure SmartAI brought up the Configuration dialog behind the main window which makes the main window stop responding, and Alt-Tabbing away and back just causes the Options window to show up behind again. Always on Top may be enabled, I can’t tell because clicking it turned it bright blue, then it went dark blue, and clicking it won’t cause it to go back to dark gray.

    Pressing ESC closed the Configuration dialog and then clicking Always on Top turned it back to dark gray.

    When the Main window is fullscreen (but not maximized), the lower right corner double arrow (is it really necessary to avoid all Windows standards and make up your own controls?) does nothing - dragging it or any window sides will not resize the window even though it is not maximized.

    Clicking the Applications button at the upper left opens the vertical icons bar to show the application names associated with each icon (like Windows Start Menu). Clicking the button again causes the expanded names area to close, open again and then close again (!).

    This is way less tested than I expected.


  • Alpha Testers

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  • Alpha Testers

    @wilsonp And you’re blaming PowerArchiver rather than Display Fusion why exactly?



  • @Brian-Gregory Because additional taskbars on screens are a fully supported Windows feature (since at least Windows 7) and there is a standard Windows API for creating them and having them managed. All other programs have no trouble understanding that there is a taskbar at the top of the second monitor.

    Also, I disabled the DF secondary Taskbar and enabled the stock Windows 10 second Taskbar. When I opened PA it came up (with the nag screen behind the main screen!) it was maximized from when I closed it. When I clicked the max button to restore, it took over the whole screen over top of the Windows 10 standard Taskbar on the top of the screen.

    Once PA is sized to the client size it no longer displays this behavior - it appears to have just happened on install.



  • Having one issue with the RC1 - when extracting a zip file using drag and drop to a network share, it prompts for UAC - which I allow - and prompts again, and then keeps on flashing up but not extracting anything - and there is now way to close it down other than logging off/shutting down. Seems like the UAC handling is broken at present. This is not an issue with the current production version, where I use this a lot of the time.



  • Another issue found: I have compress to ZIP and compress to ZIPX setup on the context menu. If I do a compress to ZIP it is actually compressing to ZIPX :-(


  • conexware

    @TheAndyMac said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2021 20.00.53:

    Another issue found: I have compress to ZIP and compress to ZIPX setup on the context menu. If I do a compress to ZIP it is actually compressing to ZIPX :-(

    here is the setting change needed:

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    change it back to Deflate and it will be fine… Thanks!


  • conexware

    @TheAndyMac said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2021 20.00.53:

    Having one issue with the RC1 - when extracting a zip file using drag and drop to a network share, it prompts for UAC - which I allow - and prompts again, and then keeps on flashing up but not extracting anything - and there is now way to close it down other than logging off/shutting down. Seems like the UAC handling is broken at present. This is not an issue with the current production version, where I use this a lot of the time.

    @Mili will take a look at this!


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