W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
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?
Possible bug in creating password protected zip files in v11.03.04
I can’t find any setting to prevent an issue caused by the following task:
1. Right click on a folder and choose “Compress to Zip + Options”
2. Choose any encryption from the dropdown box.
3. Press Add and type in a password when prompted twice.
…the result is a password protected file which always includes a copy of the folder structure (which is empty) along with the files.
Can’t reproduce this. Please check if you don’t have the “Save full folder info” option checked.
Maybe give us more details of folder structure that is being saved?
No, I don’t have the “Save full folder info” option checked.
Since there are so many settings and everyone uses different ones, here’s the easiest way to reproduce the issue:
Perform a clean install and make this single change:
uncheck - “Use normal relative path”
(I don’t like having this option turned on since it creates an unnecessary root folder in an archive if a single folder is zipped)
Create a folder on your desktop called “test” and place two text files in it.
Right-click on the folder and choose “Compress with Options” and click “Add”
At this point you end up with an archive which contains the two text files along with an unnecessary and empty folder structure.
If you were to choose “Compress to “test.zip”” instead, a proper archive is built.
The reason I felt it had to do with password protected files is that I would choose “Compress with Options” to include a password and “Compress to…” otherwise.
Having researched this further, I’ve discovered that when you simply choose “Compress with Options”, you get that issue regardless of whether or not you password protect it as shown in the steps above.
The empty folder stucture being saved using the steps in my last message is (in my case):
Documents and Settings
thanks, we will check it out…
I have the same problem.
It’s a bug.
And it happens whenever you select:
Compress to Zip + Options (password protected or not)
- Right click on a folder that contains 3 files located at D:\Desktop\Sample Folder
- Select “Compress to Zip + Options”
- Uncheck all checkboxes and use default options
- Click on Add
The zip file is created called: Sample Folder.zip It contains the 3 files, plus an empty folder: Desktop\Sample Folder
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What does “miiiliiiiiiiiiiii” mean? :confused:
calling Mili to write the bug down into our bug list :P
oh “Mili” the person. Sorry, I’m new to this forum. Our friend Mili. :) Gotcha…
Have no fear, Mili is here!! :)
Had tested this earlier but could not reproduce. Finally reproduced it.
Reported to dev team. Thanks mj0hnson!!!
Glad it’s being fixed :)
please check with official beta 1, and let us know if this has been fixed… thank you!
It’s been fixed - Thanks!