PA2023 Win10, (same problem with older releases but never reported)
PA Soft is installed on partition D. (exclusive for installed progs)
Then I created on my partition G: the folders as configured in PA Settings ‘Folders’.
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The problem : Any activity on PA is saved in these folders…
PA ignores them and still use the default settings. Whats wrong ? Regards, Pirrbe
I am still using Powerarchiver 2022 and it does not show pdf markups in the preview. Is there a setting to get version 2022 to show pdf markups in the preview? If not, does this work in version 2023?
The question that I have about PA archives is what happens if say ConeXware, as a company, dies in the future? What happens to any PA files that are created today? Can these files be decompressed with a copy of a PowerArchiver that can no longer phone home to the mothership thus can’t be registered or activated?
I mean, I can understand that new PA files wouldn’t be able to be created if the program isn’t registered but what about an un-registered copy because well, the question that I posed above?
It’s questions like this that make me not want to store anything really valuable in PA files out of fear that I, at some point in the future, might lose access to said data inside those files. OK, 7ZIP might not be able to compress as heavily as PA but at least it’s open source and any 7ZIP files will still be able to be read and decompressed ten, twenty, or fifty years from now.
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.
Is this a known problem? Is there a fix coming? This is a primary reason I buy PA.
I’ve tried both methods I know to extract multiple zips at the same time. 1) Multi Extract feature in the GUI. 2) In Windows File Explorer, select multiple zips, right click, use PA context menu to Extract or Extract To…
Is there a setting I missed? Or maybe it really is processing in parallel, but I can’t detect it? Nothing tells me in the Processes in Task Manager that multiple PA extracts are running. And my CPU, memory and disk resources do not look like a lot of extracts are running.
I’m using PA 2022 Standard version 21.00.18 on Windows 11 Pro version 10.0.22621 Build 22621.
In the latest version of PA, on W11 (latest build/SP) when you try to use the first level context menu - NOTHING HAPPENS (particularly when you do this from Downloads or Documents folders) - however I noticed that it DOES WORK when you use the context menu from the Desktop. Going to the second level context menu does work however.
PA 2023 22.00.08
Long time no seeing. So I start up the new year with a first problem : the virtual driver cannot be installed. Reason : it is missing in the Fast Ring PatchBeam Update Service…
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It seems a standard problem with new releases :-)
Can I have a link or can it be fixed. Thank you. CU later
Hi there, been a user since 13 years now and in past whenever I had a problem or question I could email, however since 3 weeks it seems like everybody is dead?
Anyway, as kind of a last resort, I post this email a 4th time but in this forum instead now, in the hope for help:
"This is the 3rd time I am emailing you guys as I am missing a working code for the preview of Power Archiver 2023
Can you please help me? I am a 13 years lasting customer of yours, and I am shocked thatr for whatever reason my support tickets are ignored now, why?
thanks in advance!
All the best!
Re: Explorer.exe Crash on right click
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).
When the function for testing archives is invoked via the shell context menu (PowerArchiver > Test) then all the files in the archive get extracted to the current folder.
The test dialog reports as many errors as there are files in the archive but it fails to give any hint as to which files are supposed to be erroneous or what the nature of the problem might be. Comparing the extracted files to the originals shows no differences at all.
The .7z in question was produced with maximised compression settings in 7zip (taking forever but resulting in smaller archives than .7z produced by PowerArchiver with maximised settings). Therefore I wanted to see whether PowerArchiver can at least test .7z that it produced itself. Hence I had PowerArchiver convert a .pa with the same contents to .7z. There weren’t any errors reported but the resulting .7z contained fewer than half of the files contained in the .pa (137 of 366), so I scratched that test.
Performance is abysmal when testing via the context menu (e.g. almost 2 minutes for testing a .7z that 7zip tests in 4 seconds), but that is most likely due to the fact that the extracted files are written to disk. Testing the same .7z in the PowerArchiver GUI takes only 8 seconds but causes the mysterious appearance of a UAC dialog, as reported elsewhere.
The testing function is vital because PowerArchiver has a history of producing archives that it cannot unpack without errors or that do not conform to the respective file format standards (e.g. ZIP) so that other programs report them as erroneous.
The point of creating archives is that the files in them will most likely have to be extracted at some point. If the extraction cannot be guaranteed to produce correct results then the whole program is absolutely pointless. Actually, worse than pointless - it causes data loss and hence damage.
PA gives gpf
When power archiver runs backup script from task mgr it gives 3 gpf windows for unknown and powarc.exe. It is set on gzip tar. I have edited it repeatedly. When I goto the menu from pa and runit w/ the editor it will run. Worked fine before upgrade. This happened in previous versions. I believe it was related to it getting file type wrong. Since it doesn’t give too much info hard to say. This is on w98 so no real dump.
What version of PA are you using?
PA 9.00.33 / Win98
Cannot reproduce this.
Note: Just testing so only used Run Once option?
PBS file attached (just renamed to txt for attaching).
Latest version PA. On win98 original w/ updates. Runs fine from wizard, but tries to run from task manager and gpf. Don’t have anything unusual running at time. Only kerio fw. It did this before in on version. Then ran fine. This no install broke it I guess. I will try to down grade to last version I had.
Can you please check what is the actual version number in About menu?
Sorry about that. Maybe not latest, but just downloaded it. 9.00.31. Thanks.
Just updated. Here is something else I am seeing. When I go from in pa and edit/run the script I have to go and change it to gzipped tar then file name changes(filename.tar.gz) and I can run it fine, but the filename and gzip settings refuse to stick which may be causing the error. Even when I choose save as default if I open the script it goes back to .tar and the regular tar settings.
With the update it finally stuck in pa when editing, but when I run *.pbs script from taskmgr it now gpfs in powerarc.exe. With run once set. How odd. The task is set as c:\path\script.pbs should I change that to make it run better. It may be a previous pa install in the reg somewhere that is messing it up.
I don’t know…weird. zip runs fine, but gzip gives gpf. Checked registry couldn’t find anything that jumped at me.
Sorry, missed your reply (not ignoring you).
zip runs fine, but gzip gives gpf.
Still cannot reproduce this.
Some things to consider:-
Can you activate DR Watson trace ( may help when nothing else is running).
Do you know at which point it gpf’s
a) Building Filelist
b) Compressing TAR
I don’t know kerio fw, does it have an Anti-Virus check/scan which “might” influence this?
Do you have other tasks running (e.g. Disk Cleanup) which might be deleting the Temp directory?
Don’t sweat it. I was just using zip for now. Hadn’t had time to fool with it, but maybe this weekend. Since it doesn’t say. I don’t know when it happens, but it is right when it starts to run. It seems to load then gpf. Active desktop is disabled. I am using 5.5 IE. on this sys. 6.0 on win98 can get clunky. (use FF mostly anyway) I tried using dbugview and didn’t get anything. I did hit on something that has happened before tho. I went back and did a new script adding a folder at a time. I got a few folders added and it was fine. I think it was the my docs folder. Once before I had another desktop folder that triggered this. Might be related to size w/ in the desktop folder or recursive folders, as well. Just thought that the fact that it ran fine w/in PA, but not from taskmgr was odd and w/ tar gzip. I am going to add back all folders incrementally and see if I can isolate it. Kerio has no AV I unloaded other processes, as well. Including w/o AV. Didn’t change anything tho…just upgraded PA. I will let you know what it does.
It appears to gpf’s when it is compiling a filelist. However, nothing is open or running. I tried it this way.
gpf’s when it is compiling a filelist.
That points to a problem in TAR module. I would check filenames, path/filename lengths and things like non-english characters (Unicode support is not good on Win98).
Active desktop is disabled. I am using 5.5 IE. on this sys. 6.0 on win98 can get clunky.
We have some differences. I have active desktop enabled (only for Background JPG).
I have IE 6 - only because it includes OS updates.
I also upgraded OS via the MS update/security CD.
use FF mostly anyway
I use Opera :cool: - but do have FF installed :p
That is for another forum though :D
Edit: You did upgrade PA with 9.00.35 ?
Yep, here’s the deal. A particularly long shared file path looks to be the problem w/ tar. Removed that: it ran fine. It ran fine before and from w/in PA. Just not from .pbs. I don’t have time stamp or other options selected. I will try 9.00.35 later and see if it works okay. Thanks guys. I have been sending you business. :D
Maybe save yourself some testing effort (wait for 9.1):
can you please send me that PBS you had problems with and full filename of file that caused problems?