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?
9.02 bug, cannot extract .exe's anymore
Since 9.02, say if I download something like a display driver, I cannot extra the .exe anymore, however with WinRar I can.
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In general, extracting from sfx (tried with Zip and 7z exe) files works for me.
Can you give more information :-
Does this problem occur with all sfx (exe) files?
When downloading, are you saving to disk first or trying to “open” immediately ?
What format has the exe been compressed with?
Can you provide a link so it can be tested?
Go and download the latest ATI drivers from www.ati.com on the front page. Save them to your HD, then right click and go extract here, it will give you a “invalid archive error”.
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I downloaded WinXp version of “tv-capture-wdm-6-14-10-6246.exe”
This can be opened with 7zip and WinZip - but not PA :confused:
Thanks for confirming, this is a pretty bad and annoying bug. I hope it can get resolved soon.
It is not an bug, we removed the support for some SFX’s because new CAB sfx support had some issues, and we will not put it back in until they are solved. We reverted back to the pre-9.00 support, so all SFX’s that worked then, will work now as well.
thats a bad idea it might have some issues so do all file types nonme are perfect. if you don’t add this support back you will lose some people who require this support. You have 7zip support but 7zip is forever changing and you have winrar support but that is a little buggy due to winrars dll so why take the sfx support off for these type of files as it is stupidto do so i personally would of had a warning message wused when trying to access these file types instaed. personal choice.
Please read my post carefully - support was moved from certain CAB SFX’s not all of them, and basically what happened was it would make browsing CAB SFX’s show error msg’s all the time, and that happened for ALL CAB SFX’s - this also included WinXP SP2, which was reported on these forums month ago. You could not browse that file and now you can.
I will close this thread and will post when we update the CAB SFX support again.