Download this ZIP file: http://dslstats.me.uk/files/dslstats32W-6.5.zip
Everything in the ZIP file is in a directory “dslstats32W-6.5”.
However when I extract using right click “Extract Here” the name of the directory created is “2W-6.5” !
I am running PA 22.00.09 on Windows 11. I have seen the same happen with some other kinds of archive too.
If I compress a folder to a .pa using right click, Compress to folder.pa and use the new Windows 11 menu then the Options, Configuration, Miscellaneous, Use normal relative path setting is always enabled.
But I like this option disabled so I have to use the old style menu in order to get PA to compress a folder in the way I wish.
Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
I haven’t been using PowerArchiver for some time now, but I installed it on my girlfriends rig and was a bit baffled over the speed of unpacking. I thought there was something wrong with the drives or such at first. It turned out that using PowerArchiver as a benchmark wasn’t such a good idea. I took the biggest file I had (4 GB RAR) and timed the unpacking, from a DMA133-drive to a S-ATA drive. Then had a friend try the exact same file, the difference was pretty high and soon, I resorted to installing winRAR. Poof, unpacking time was cut down by about 33%. (more exactly 03:40 minutes to 02:22)
Now, did I config powerarchiver wrong or something, or do the programs use different write chunk sizes and WinRARs chunk size happened to fit my drive cluster size better or…something? I am out on a limb here, I know. But now my girlfriends trial version is about to expire and so I want to see if I can remedy this before/if I do a purchase for her.
As RAR format is proprietry, the unrar.dll has to be obtained from rar-labs.
I am guessing that they may have a reason to ensure that WinRar always performs better than other third party utilities which have to use the dll.
Perhaps a better test would be using the “open” format 7zip to compare the speed of both utilities.
At the same time, you could also compare the price and supported formats for compressing - of course.
the unrar.dll is slow and in fact thats right what you said. However Its not the only problem. On some other formats powerarchjiver is slow butr better. If you list the files running on your computer at the same time as extracting that could help the developers work out what files might be conflicting or contributing to pa slowness as well.
it might be possible that something else turned out to be different, in general I dont notice any speed difference between using WinRar and PA… I will test it as well but before there were no significant differences…
Try checking “Use current folder as temp” in Options> Misc> Speed, and that should work faster actually.
That will make PowerArchiver unrar directly to the location and not to the temp folder first, which will obviously be faster. It should not matter on local drive since data is just moved, not copied but between drives this data needs to be copied once again and hence the slow down…
I didnt have time to test it, but that should be it…
Try disabling your AV real-time protection as well when doing the test, and see if that improves things.