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?
.iso creation - Add folder not working.
PowerArchiver 2009 Pro (11.00.55) on Windows XP pro sp3 + all patches.
When adding a folder with a deep folder structure to an .iso disk image, not all files or folders are added, and the application crashes.
I was trying to create a disk image for a some software that I purchased as a digital download. When adding the folder, not all of the sub-folders or files were added. Some are added, but only a small number of files & folders actually appear in the Image Builder window.
Properties for the folder I’m trying to add to the disk image:
PowerArchiver 2009: Image Builder says:
After each attempt, If I close the Image Builder window & try adding the same folder again without closing all other PowerArchiver windows it adds a small number of files & folders and says:
If I close all Power Archiver Windows & try again I get different (seemingly random) results shown above.
If I click the “Remove All” button in the Image Builder - the program Locks Up, and results in “This Program is not responding” dialog.
If I click the “Remove” button in the Image Builder - nothing happens.
If I attempt to add multiple files after trying to add the folder the program locks up, and results in “This program is not responding” dialog.
PS - sorry if this has already been covered, but the search function is not working for the forums (Tried IE7 & FireFox 3)
PPS - search started working after I posted this.
whats the size of the files that you are trying to create? thanks!
I’m not sure I completely understand your question. Do you want the entire directory structure, complete with file sizes for every file?
The file of the .iso that was created by another application for the exact same set of files was 532MB.
ok, thanks - we will check it out and let you know if we need anything else.
I’m having a similar issue when creating an iso dropping a folder tree into the structure is not working correctly.
mulitple instances of the same file appear to get added and other folders and files are ignored completely
There was an extensive rework of add folder feature in both iso maker and all of the burner tools. We spent considerable time to rewrite these options so they work as fast as they possibly can right now.
Please check RC1 via web update and let us know if everything works properly now.
I tried with two different sets of files, and everything seems to be working fine now.