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.
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?
Cannot install PowerArchiver 2007 Update
today I tried to install the latest Update of PowerArchiver 2007.
But the installation fails at about 75%, I think my MSI (MS Installer) is broken.
I tried to reinstall MSI with the help of a link I found in this board.
But after this, all was the same as at the beginning.
Can someone explain me what to do to get MSI or PowerArchiver working? Or better both ;)
Is there a possibility to get a log from the Setup?
I tried this:
powerarc101g /l! C:\power.log
it’s a lower L behind the /
because I know that there are MSI Options, every MSI Installer understands.
But it doesn’t work! Maby there is a typo?
please help me
I’m having the same issue as well with my registered version of powerarchiver. Looking at the error messages it seems to be unable to find the original install file of the old version so it can uninstall it. Any thoughts?
hmm I reinstallt windows and installt the new version. no problem.
maybe try to uninstall the old one first and then install the new one.
perhaps there is a bug in the new installer.
I tried uninstalling it through add/remove programs and the same error box pops up as during the installation of the new one, asking for the setup.msi for the old powerarchiver, then reporting it cannot uninstall it until it gets it. I’d be fine with manually removing it, but I don’t think I’d get enough out for the new installer to work properly.
Problem comes from deleting original installation or any part of installation.
If you do that, you have to manually remove Windows Installer entry for PowerArchiver.
Here is Windows Installer Cleaner:
Run it and remove PA 2007 entry. That will make everything work properly.
Unfortunatly, this is how Windows Installer works, and if: .msi package or any part of install is missig, you have to do process above, it will not ignore old installation (which I believe it should).
And we have to use Windows Installer for Certified for Vista compliance :-).
Works like a charm! Thank you all for your assistance!