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?
I’m running PA 21.00.17 64-bit on a 64-bit i7 desktop with W10 Pro, latest version. This 32gb of installed RAM.
As I use the PA pbs system for a number of scheduled archiving operations throughout the day, PA Starter is set to load and run at system startup.
In the course of trying to identify some causes of slowness and bottlenecks in other processes, I notice that PA Starter (PAS) always runs at between 11% and 15% of CPU (see screenshot), usually at about 12-13%. This is by far the highest demanding process on the system, as shown by Task Manager. In Performance Monitor, PAS Average CPU is 8.32, with every other process at less that 1 i.e. in decimal places only.
Task Manager also shows PAS Power Usage as “Very High”, and is the only process shown thus.
I have looked again at the information about PAS at https://wiki.powerarchiver.com/en:help:details:powerarchiver_starter, which was last modified in 2016. The article states a low memory usage for PAS of 784k, which is fair enough, but it is the large CPU overhead which is of concern.
It is of course possible to change the PAS priority, but this has no effect on CPU overhead.
However, is it possible to change PAS, which is required only at intervals to initiate PA scheduled tasks, from consuming so much system resource for every moment of the day?
I’m experiencing very slow extraction speed of multipart RAR files. For the first part the extraction is super fast but when PA reaches the part2.rar the extraction from there on gets super slow. PA needed for a 6,3 GB multipart archive 30 minutes to extract. I tested then with another program and it just took 70 seconds. I had this slow extraction speed with PA for quite a long time and I always thought that is maybe because of a high compression rate that the extraction would take longer. But it seems that only PA gets that slow.
I have lots of multipart archives that are 10+ GB and with PA it would be really time consuming. Is there any solution to this?
Hi. The “Move” Action seems to be Not Working when used in the Tool – Batch Archive.
Using the Options – Configuration – Compression Profiles ---- I created a Profile with the Action of Move. Also set were Zip, and Method Deflate.
When I use the Tool - Batch Archive – It appears to me that the Action Move does not Move the compressed files (basically add to zip, and delete the added file from original location on the same disk). Zip file(s) are created and look ok.
Typically I on the Batch Archive process – I have selected options to use a Profile with the Move Action.File’s Current Folder Group files from same folder into same archive Add subfolders to separate archives
My PowerArchiver version is 21.00.17 .
Can you reproduce ? – Or do you need additional details or information?
i just registered my own copy and i need some help to set it…
if i set the ‘configuration>shell extension>open folder after extracting’ checkbox, after decompress an archive is opened the file manager on that folder but… if somebody is using a different file manager how to open XYplorer or Directory Opus for example and NOT the MS file manager?
consider this as a feature request also if not available within the 2022 version
I am looking for a way to stop the UAC elevation prompt when running Powerarchiver. In an old post about PA 2019, someone asked this and got a response to uncheck “all users” at the prompt but I am not seeing where one can do this. It definitely seems like the way to go though as if I click on “More Details” at the prompt I see that it is trying to run “_pautil.exe /paassociate /allusers /my(long binary string)”. Can you let me know? Thanks.
PS I tried renaming _pautil.exe and this worked, but I don’t know what the consequence of doing this may be so I would like to do this properly, thanks.
Just a question is Ashampoo zip pro 4 built by Powerrachiver as it is very similar and uses the pae encryption.
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There would be many of us with Intel Processors.
and they have their own optimized zlib algorithm, which can result in more efficiency if used combined with their hardware processor.
Can we get the same Functionality Under Hardware Acceleration Feature?
Zlib is not the only feature that intel has included with their processor, there’s many, which if combined can result in efficient and better compression ratios.
With PowerArchiver context menu enabled, it is crashing Windows 10 File Explorer when right-clicking on the Default User junction in C:\Users. Had 2021 installed, updated to today’s 2022, still getting same crash. Must have Hidden files and folders set to Show, and Hide protected operating system files cleared in File Explorer Options|View.
Windows 10 Enterprise Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1708) (64-bit)
PowerArchiver 2022 Version: 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit
PowerArchiver Toolbox Edition Personal English
Disabling PowerArchiver context menu using Autoruns: on the Explorer tab, uncheck PowerArchiver64 under HKLM\Software\Classes\Folders\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers and the crash does not happen.
Adding files to a .pae archive
I have an archive which is encrypted and contains several files. From time to time, I wish to add files (plain pdfs) and delete others from the .pae file.
I open the file with the password, which is OK (the archive is opened in a temporary folder), and add the file. This appears to go OK, and I am asked if I want to update the encrypted file (Yes). However, when I go back to the encrypted archive, the file has NOT been added.
This also seems to happen when I wish to delete files from the encrypt i.e. they are still there!
O/S is Win XP Pro.
what compression format is used?
Zip, normal compression, Rijndael aes 256 bit, no other encryption options selected
seems to work here… few questions:
- what version are you using?
- are you using password manager?
PA 9.62.03, and not using Password Manager.
I have just had another trial and the problem is still there.
If the decrypted archive is output to a temporary folder, would that be a problem?
The encrypted pae file is contained within another archive file (plain old zip), which is NOT in My Documents, but in a subfolder of Documents and Settings.
If I open the containing zip and extract the pae to my normal MY Documents/Archives directory, I seem able (after a brief test) to work on it correctly i.e. the problems I mentioned in the first place don’t occur.
Next I will extract the pae file to the D & S subfolder and see if it works OK there. If it does, then the problem may be connected to decrypting an archive from within and unencrypted zip archive. If it doesn’t then the problem may perhaps be something to do with the directory structures and where things are.
Will post back directly I have done this.
ah, so you are working on pae file inside of an zip file?
Correct. I am working on the pae file directly within the zip i.e. opening zip, selecting and opening pae file from there, adding files, closing pae.
I have tried this in a different manner. I have opened my zip, and extracted the pae file to the same (non My Documents) directory, and then worked on it from there (the pae sits alongside its container zip file).
This seems to work, but not without oddities. If I add a file, I then close the pae and am then asked for the password. This is refused, and then I get the pae showing the file as
filename.zip+ (i.e. the pae content), which I can then open with the password.
It would seem that working on a pae nested in a zip is not correct.
I am also working with “reuse PA windows” enabled, so I don’t get multiple occurrences of PA running. Perhaps this inhibits what is effectively the use of 2 PA files (zip and pae) at the same time?
hm, I dont think we ever tested pae inside of zip. Have to do that.
Why are you adding pae file to the zip file? Is there any specific reason to do that?
As to the oddity - it is normal behaviour. You change pae file, it asks you for the password to update the file. If you do not give the password, it will not re-open the pae file.
I find that it is useful sometimes to work with “container files” (DEC VAX VMS style) to hold all data in one place. This allows me to effectively ignore anything else in that directory or folder, as the important stuff sits in the container zip.
The concept is pretty much the same as ordinary files within an archive; where if you want to, you can open, for example, a pdf or document with the appropriate application, do things to it and save the altered file back to the archive.
The difference in this case is that there is a third level i.e. zip file holding encrypted (pae) zips, in turn containing other application files some of which may themselves be further encrypted.
I realise of course that there is no compression advantage between the “container” zip and the pae’s within - it’s only a file management strategy.
I take your point about the other zip behaviour I mentioned.