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?
Hi. The “Move” Action seems to be Not Working when used in the Tool – Batch Archive.
Using the Options – Configuration – Compression Profiles ---- I created a Profile with the Action of Move. Also set were Zip, and Method Deflate.
When I use the Tool - Batch Archive – It appears to me that the Action Move does not Move the compressed files (basically add to zip, and delete the added file from original location on the same disk). Zip file(s) are created and look ok.
Typically I on the Batch Archive process – I have selected options to use a Profile with the Move Action.File’s Current Folder Group files from same folder into same archive Add subfolders to separate archives
My PowerArchiver version is 21.00.17 .
Can you reproduce ? – Or do you need additional details or information?
i just registered my own copy and i need some help to set it…
if i set the ‘configuration>shell extension>open folder after extracting’ checkbox, after decompress an archive is opened the file manager on that folder but… if somebody is using a different file manager how to open XYplorer or Directory Opus for example and NOT the MS file manager?
consider this as a feature request also if not available within the 2022 version
I am looking for a way to stop the UAC elevation prompt when running Powerarchiver. In an old post about PA 2019, someone asked this and got a response to uncheck “all users” at the prompt but I am not seeing where one can do this. It definitely seems like the way to go though as if I click on “More Details” at the prompt I see that it is trying to run “_pautil.exe /paassociate /allusers /my(long binary string)”. Can you let me know? Thanks.
PS I tried renaming _pautil.exe and this worked, but I don’t know what the consequence of doing this may be so I would like to do this properly, thanks.
Just a question is Ashampoo zip pro 4 built by Powerrachiver as it is very similar and uses the pae encryption.
Here is the email…
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Could you assist me with this?
Can I use my current licenses with MacOS?
If not, can I transfer a license to MacOS?
Cheers and Have a Great Day,
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Thank you for supporting PowerArchiver! Please find your activation and registration codes below.
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There would be many of us with Intel Processors.
and they have their own optimized zlib algorithm, which can result in more efficiency if used combined with their hardware processor.
Can we get the same Functionality Under Hardware Acceleration Feature?
Zlib is not the only feature that intel has included with their processor, there’s many, which if combined can result in efficient and better compression ratios.
With PowerArchiver context menu enabled, it is crashing Windows 10 File Explorer when right-clicking on the Default User junction in C:\Users. Had 2021 installed, updated to today’s 2022, still getting same crash. Must have Hidden files and folders set to Show, and Hide protected operating system files cleared in File Explorer Options|View.
Windows 10 Enterprise Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1708) (64-bit)
PowerArchiver 2022 Version: 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit
PowerArchiver Toolbox Edition Personal English
Disabling PowerArchiver context menu using Autoruns: on the Explorer tab, uncheck PowerArchiver64 under HKLM\Software\Classes\Folders\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers and the crash does not happen.
PA 2010 compression bug?
I have installed the beta and tried to compress a directory containing the files for one of my VMware virtual machines (approximately 30GB worth of files).
The compression seems to work great. PA drives my quad core, hyperthreaded machine to the max (which is great). At the end of the process, there is no zip file in the destination directory. When I try to compress smaller directories/files, everything seems to work as expected.
what are the settings used? Maybe problem with temp folder space?
How much smaller are smaller archives?
I have tried different settings as well as the right-click “Compress to…” option, so I don’t think that is the problem. I have set my temp directory to my E: drive which has 1.33TB of free space.
I tried zipping a file which was about 3.5GB in size with no problem.
i need one of the settings that didnt work and how you got there (main PA, shell?)… how much free space is on drive that hosts those big files and how much space is on destination drive…
all are ntfs drives, right?
many, many possible options which is why i have to have info.
I’ll try to provide all the info you need.
This is a Core i7 system w/12GB of ram running Vista 64.
The source and target drive was the same, my E: drive which has around 1.33TB free and is formatted as NTFS. I used the shell extension. I tried using the ‘Compress to “filename.zip”’ option and the ‘Compress With Options’ choice. When trying the …with options choice, I tried splitting the output file in DVD sized chunks (no other defaults changed).
I also just found another problem. I have another set of split zip files that Winzip and PA 2009 unzip with no problems. This set of files have a zip, z01, z02, z03 and z04 file in the set. PA 2010 gives a crc error as it is unzipping (seems to be around 10-15% into the uncompression process).
did you try without the spanning?
try with these options please:
1. Start Main PA
2. create new archive where you want
3. Options for creation
Write directly into zip
No spanning in options Tab
does that work? And we will go from there… we have i7 as well where we tested everything… quick eh? :-)
I tried the steps outlines. During the archive creation process, I saw a temp file created in the destination directory. Everything seemed to be progressing normally until it reached the end. At that time, the temp file disappeared and PA showed no files in the archive when looking at the gui.
thanks, i am trying it myself and it seems it is being little rude to us at aroung 66 GB we test with :-).
Cool! I am glad it isn’t just me :)
Thanks for the quick responses and working with me!
there were issues with both - creating and extracting large ZIP archives (over 4 GB). Should be fixed in next beta.
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I really don’t want to ask, (I’m not being inpatient just curious) but will a new beta be released today. I just reinstalled Vista and I’m torn between installing PA2009 or a newer beta of PA2010. Thanks. :)
please check with official beta 1, and let us know if this has been fixed… thank you!