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.
Here is the email…
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Could you assist me with this?
Can I use my current licenses with MacOS?
If not, can I transfer a license to MacOS?
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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.
Anyone here willing to post the registry settings for the following key:
I’ve currently got the default value set to:
And I’m still missing my Compress menus when I right click on objects. It might require me to log off and on so I’ll try that and post back with the results. If anyone knows of a way to force the registry to get re-installed for a particular ID, that would be particularly helpful.
The forums look swell.
Logging off and logging back on did not correct the issue.
There’s also a problem with the colors in the title bar under the title bar entitled, “Threads in Forum: General”. The blue text color hides the text well and makes great camouflage! The text ends up unreadable!
Specifically, the unreadable text reads (readability requires highlighting):
Thread/Thread Starter, Rating, Last Post, Replies, Views.
did you try uninstalling PA and installing it again? easiest way to reset everything.
Plus, download latest version from our dl page in any case.
The system seems to be case sensitive. The following default value (REG_SZ) works fine and the right-click menus work once again (without a reboot or logoff, but it did take a few minutes for the changes to run their course through the system).
There’s a way to push the changes through. I just don’t know which API gets called to do it. I’ll run an API monitor to see if I can track down an API call (a registry update occurs when one clicks on Tools, Folder Options… in Explorer, then clicks on the File Types tab and changes a setting there. I’m just not sure if it’s one specific API or if there’s a conglomeration of registry calls).
I ran into a little problem with .ZIP files as well. I’m using version 10.00.36. I’ll describe the problem and then how I tried to fix it through Power Archiver, but that failed, then I’ll describe how I fixed it through Windows.
Here’s possibly the way to duplicate it. Earlier today I had some problems as described at the beginning of this thread. Not many people go around deleting registry keys, but they could perhaps end up with a problem whereby PowerArchiver fails to configure itself properly to open .ZIP files.
So while trying to correct the previous problem…
OS: XP SP2
PowerArchiver Version 10.00.36
.Net is NOT installed
Inside an Classic Explorer window…
- Click on Tools.
- Click on Folder Options…
- Click on the File Types tab.
- Click on the File Types heading so as to sort by File Types.
- Scroll down to the PowerArchiver items, they’ll all be sorted nice and neat.
- The Delete button presented itself as a valid option and I deleted all the PowerArchiver types.
- Close the Explorer dialogs. They’re useless now, as you can no longer delete anything once this is done.
- Open PowerArchiver and reassociate the types via PowerArchiver. This seems like it should restore everything back to properness, but…
- Go back into Explorer, Folder Options…, File Types to take a look at the items there. None of them show up as PowerArchiver files any longer.
In other words, they don’t show up as PowerArchiver Zip file. It’s a Zip file. I think this is an easy fix that’ll provide benefits, but then again there’s no option to restore the file to the original settings, so perhaps there should be a check mark to Set All To PowerArchive File Types.
are they still associated? When you doubleclick on the zip file, does it open in PA?
p.s. is there an reason for not rebooting your system, server or something?
: are they still associated? When you doubleclick on the zip file, does it open in PA?
Well, most were associated. The ZIP extension though… maintained the association with the Windows default, meaning when I double-clicked upon a .zip file in Explorer, Explorer opened the file. I could have fixed that by going directly into the registry, but I fixed it instead by clicking upon Tools, Folders Options… then selecting the File Types tab, then scrolling down to the .ZIP extension, and clicking upon the Change button.
That’s corrected now, but I noticed that many of the File Types listed there do not expose the Delete button any longer when I highlight them. If you can duplicate the problem by deleting the extensions, and confirming the problem that would be helpful to me, and possibly to you, but if can’t duplicate the problem, then there must be something goofy going on with this particular machine and I’ll have to live with it until I figure out what’s going on.
: p.s. is there an reason for not rebooting your system, server or something?
Yes, it’s a server, and rebooting doesn’t fix things and it ends up as a waste of time as the boot time takes awhile.
I took a look at what was going on with Windows Registry API (using Rohitab’s API monitor) and noticed that after changing one of the items via the Change button under the Explorer File Types tab, Explorer then re-reads the keys that were changed.
The calls work as follows…
RegCreateKeyExW, hKey:0x80000001, “Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.01\OpenWithList”
RegOpenKeyExW, hKey:0x80000000, “.01”
There’s alot more going on but it appears that after the key gets set, it gets closed, then reopened, then requeried, and there’s a heck of alot of enumerating going on as well, but I believe it’s the fact that after the key is updated, it’s then re-queried.
I didn’t check what’s going on inside PowerArchiver, I figured you guys already know what’s up there. ;-)