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.
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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.
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.
ZIP SFX: AES Problem
PA’s SFX module can’t extract AES encrypted ZIP archives…
Here is an example:
(pass: q ) - but it will not prompt for it…
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Using PA 9.21 (explorer shell) I was prompted for password and extracted “kassa_plat.xls”.
Double clicking the exe file gave me a PA menu which is in a different language
Choosing last option (of the 5 buttons, maybe open with PA ??) then extract again asked for password.
I had the same experience as TBGBe
I am sorry, this is Ukrainian language…
You are right, PowerArchiver can extract it…
But this is SFX archive!!!
Try pressing the first button (Extract)
it will show the error message (“Can’t extract selected file(s)”)
instead of asking the password…
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I can reproduce the problem as follows using PA 9.21 :
Using PA create a Zip file with AES 256 encryption.
Then use PA “make exe” option (I did not select the test option).
Run the resulting exe and pressing the “Extract” button gives the error message
<< The selected file(s) couldn’t get extracted >>
However, pressing “Open with PowerArchiver” works and prompts for the password.
Note: For this message a better text would be
The selected file(s) couldn’t be extracted.
You are right.
PA’s SFX module can not read AES encrypted ZIP archives yet, so it will not work properly. I am moving this to the wishlist for the future reminder.
PA’s SFX module can not read AES encrypted ZIP archives yet, so it will not work properly. …
OK, but it would be better if PA’s “Make .EXE” feature can check whether zip-archive is AES encrypted and then
abort creating an incorrect exe-file…
(this is my wish)