Uninstall problem



  • When uninstalling PA 9.2, Windows XP’s built in zip utility is not restored. How do I restore it?



  • Found a solution myself by re-enabeling the file associations in file explorer by using the context menu “send to” “compressed (zipped) file” on a non-compressed file. This re-enabled the built-in ZIP.

    However, this should have been handled correctly by uninstall, especially as you are providing an evaluation version.



  • thats due to the face that the xp zip utility is rubbish and to tell you the truth can not open certain zips



  • I find it strange that you consider the built-in Zip file handling in XP to be ‘rubbish’… I have never had a single problem with a zip file and win XP…

    honestly, I would say that this problem created by the install/uninstall of PowerArchiver suggests that P.A. itself is rubbish… for the features list that this website boasts about the application, it seems to me that having the uninstaller properly restore the original context menu and file association would be easy fix to provide…

    I found PowerArchiver to be useful for a quick tarball extraction, however I will never consider the program again, since the ‘trial use’ problem left such a bad taste in my mouth.

    Thanks for the fix, John.



  • @johnsa53:

    When uninstalling PA 9.2, Windows XP’s built in zip utility is not restored. How do I restore it?

    From http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    To Restore Compressed Zipped Folders Association
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/zip.reg

    @narfm:

    it seems to me that having the uninstaller properly restore the original context menu and file association would be easy fix to provide

    The problem is what to do if another utility has been installed later which takes over the association? Now restoring the “original” is incorrect.
    You should create associations using the desired utility. It is just a pity that windows doesn’t provide a nice way to do this.


 

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