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?
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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.
Problems with unicode zip in PA 2010 RC
I am using Power Archiver 2010 RC3 and I have a problem displaying Unicode for zip files. 7z and Rar files seem to be okay. I am using Windows 7 RC.
I have attached several zip files to show what I am talking about:
Test1_(7-zip).zip - [i]A zip file compressed by 7-Zip[/i] Test1_(PA).zip - [i]A zip file compressed by Power Archiver[/i] Test1_(PA).7z - [i]A 7z file compressed by Power Archiver[/i] Test2_(7-zip).zip - [i]A zip file compressed by 7-Zip[/i] Test2_(PA).7z - [i]A 7z file compressed by Power Archiver[/i]
I have also posted screenshots of what Power Archiver displays when it opens and extracts the said files.
Thanks for the great program- this is really the only issue I have with it (and it worked fine in PA2009).
One more thing - I want to add the original folders and the extracted files (extracted by Power Archiver) to give you a clearer picture.
They are inside a .7z file, so the Unicode (and corrupted Unicode) should stay intact.
Oops, I am actually using RC2. I will try RC3 to see if the issue is solved.
No, the results are still the same.
In addition, checking or unchecking “Use OEM” and “Force Unicode in Zip” or any combination of the two does not seem to make a difference for the specified files.
did you try unchecking “use oem…” ? Any difference.
1. excellent report :).
2. always open new threads as it is easier for us to track problems.
thanks a lot!
No, nothing in the configuration menu was able to fix my problem. I will check 2010 RC2 on Windows XP to see if it works, since I am certain 2009 works on XP.
OK I’m back. I did a few tests.
First I changed my regional setting back to US from Japanese in Windows 7. I was able to archive and extract unicode files perfectly. However, when I tried to display or extract the zip file I had created earlier (while in Japanese regional setting), I was unable to. Even with 7-Zip, the unicode was corrupted.
I have uploaded two zip files: [u]Test1 (7-zip) JP.zip[/u] - Archived while in Japanese regional settings (in regional settings in Windows 7 control panel) [u]Test1 (7-zip) US.zip[/u] - Archived in US settings
In XP, extracting “Test1 (7-zip) JP.zip” with PA2010 gave unusual results where the file extensions were corrupted, while the names retained some unicode (see pic). I was able to extract “Test1 (7-zip) US.zip” perfectly fine.
I uninstalled 2010 and installed PA2009 (11.03).
While in Japanese regional setting on XP, I was able to display/extract unicode files with PA2009. “Test1 (7-zip) JP” extracted and the unicode filenames were correct. “Test1 (7-zip) US” extracted but the unicode filenames were converted to Japanese letters (checking/unchecking “OEM conversion” did not make a difference). PA2009 could not display any unicode (See pic)
Extracting a unicode directory (“Test2 (PA) JP XP.zip”) resulted in an error (see pic).
What I get from this is that if you both compress and extract archives while in US regional settings, you will be fine. However, if you download files from other parts of the world, unicode may not display correctly. With PA2009, most unicode did display correctly in any circumstances. There are only problems if it can’t read the directory.
I believe problem is that it is not saving them in Unicode at all :).
You see PA tries to determine when to use ANSI and when to use Unicode - it tries to use ANSI when possible because Unicode is not supported in most archivers, and Unicode when ANSI is not possible.
It seems that something is wrong there - devs will take an look… thanks a lot! Perfect timing too!
Thanks for the detailed info.
First of all I am using USA as my regional setting.
I am sure some of issues from first post were solved in RC3 because we were working on it.
Test1 (7zip).zip was definetelly created wronly by 7ZIP (other utilities show same errors or wrong filenames).
test1 (PA).zip has wrong characters but I was able to create it using right click on Test1 folder and choosing “Compress to test1.zip” correct file.
Test2 all procedures - including creating a test2.zip from shell using PA (Compress to test2.zip) worked fine.
So all issues should work fine. test1 created with 7z is wrong in any way.
Can you try creating some archives using those files from main interface - not shell extensions?
Please check this release:
see if that works properly.
I have tested RC3 too, and seems like it works fine - please let us know when you have an chance. thanks!