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PowerArchiver 2020 - tabbing, opening, extracting, adding, testing, favorite folders, support for multiple languages, opening via Finder, explorer mode, installer.
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For some reason, the PowerArchiver functions in the Windows 11 context menu no longer work after the last Windows Update. Only the functions in the classic context menu function as they should.
I’ve tried uninstalling PowerArchiver and using RevoUninstaller to remove all bits and pieces that were left behind and did a clean install of PowerArchiver, it didn’t fix the issue. Other items in the Windows 11 context menu work.
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.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
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).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
Inconsistency with disabled tabs and multiple instances of PA allowed
If I the Configuration > View > Standard > Disable Tabs option is checked, when double clicking inside archives on files supported by the internal viewer (PDF, JPEG etc.) they are opened in associated application rather than on a new tab in PA internal viewer, which is expected behavior.
Next, if the Configuration > Miscellaneous > General > Reuse PA Windows is unchecked, when double clicking on archives associated with PA in Explorer they are opened in new PA instance when there is another one already running, which is expected behavior.
But when Configuration > View > Standard > Disable Tabs option is checked AND Configuration > Miscellaneous > General > Reuse PA Windows is unchecked, when double clicking inside archives on archive files they are opened in the same instance of PA with no way to get back to the parent archive. I would expect, that when the user doesn’t want to use tabs AND want to use multiple PA instances, that in such case double clicking on archive located inside another archive, the second one would open in a new PA window.
Hey - welcome to PowerArchiver forums!
Thanks for this and for testing.
This is currently expected behavior - you can go back to previous archive (or the root archive) by closing the current one (ctrl+L or close archive).
Does that work for you?
No, it does not work like that.
Just to be clear: I have both options set as mentioned earlier and I’m opening archive file (let’s say ZIP) associated with PA by double clicking it in Explorer. Next I browse inside this archive and somewhere inside there is another archive file (let’s say RAR) so I open it by double clicking. It opens in the same PA window, next I browse inside it, but I want to back to the original (ZIP) archive. I could do that using tabs but I specifically disabled them. Using Ctrl+L or Close Archive option leaves me with empty PA window with no archive (neither ZIP nor RAR file) opened.
So it could be that the Close Archive command is not working as intended when Disable Tabs option is checked and Reuse Windows option is unchecked.
Personally I think in this case it would be most logical that trying to open archive located inside another archive would actually result in opening it in another PA instance. If this still seems unusual behaviour for you even with the mentioned two options specific combination, maybe you could add another configuration option like “force opening sub-archives in new window”, or something like that?
thanks for reporting that - @Mili can test it and submit bug report.
It should definitely go back to the old archive, as that is how it worked before we had tabs support.
would that work fine for you use?
While I would personally prefer to have option added that forces the behaviour described earlier by me, if asking for that is too much, fixing Close Archive option will be good enough.
thanks for the details @aionel_net
We have logged the issue in for fixing and have added the suggestion to open a new PA window upon double clicking an archive inside an archive, when tabs are disabled.
Lets see what the dev team says.