Slow startup when archives in startup folder



  • Getting the very same problem since some pa2010 releases…opening any archive, small or big makes no difference, PA hangs for some seconds, and on a Core i7 965 with 12gb of ram (Vista 64 Ultimate sp1)!
    Deleting the registry key, or even resetting to default options I can get rid of the problem and archives open instantly again, but the problem comes back once I choose the Explorer with Folders view, with Modern Interface on.
    Hope you can track this down, as having to wait 4-5 secs even for the smallest archives makes using the program a real pain. 😕


  • conexware

    @Fafner:

    Getting the very same problem since some pa2010 releases…opening any archive, small or big makes no difference, PA hangs for some seconds, and on a Core i7 965 with 12gb of ram (Vista 64 Ultimate sp1)!
    Deleting the registry key, or even resetting to default options I can get rid of the problem and archives open instantly again, but the problem comes back once I choose the Explorer with Folders view, with Modern Interface on.
    Hope you can track this down, as having to wait 4-5 secs even for the smallest archives makes using the program a real pain. 😕

    that seems like very different problem - it might be related to your startup folder, change startup folder to something that has less files inside and then let me know).



  • Looks like setting “Startup location” to a fixed folder (my Documents folder for me) solved the issue (was set on “Last open Archive” before).
    Double clicking on whatever Archive now makes PA instantly open it like it should. Setting the option back to Last open Archive, PA starts to hang again when opening Archives double clicking in Explorer.



  • @spwolf:

    you have latest version right? Or older one? Check in Help> About, what version you have.

    How many files/folders are there in folder where startup is slow?

    Version 11.50.49

    Just tested with a folder containing just 2 archives…still hangs if option is set to “last open archive”.
    Not a great issue for me as I have no need to have it on…happy I found a way to get rid of it.



  • @spwolf:

    how many files in that folder? (startup one?).

    There has to be something in that startup folder thats causing it…

    Can’t get what you’re meaning with “startup folder”, I’m sorry. I’m getting this with every archive, independently of the folder it’s stored in and of the number of files which are in that folder. Just having one folder with just 1 archive I get the hang when double clicking on it to open it with PA…



  • When the problem is there, PA hangs 5-6secs before opening Archives. When it isn’t there, PA opens Archives almost instantly (depending on how big they are).
    The hang is there if I start PA directly too…that means, not double clicking on an Archive but just starting the program. And just having one startup folder which doesn’t include more than 4 small zip Archives (max. 1.4mb). Like I said, forcing PA to a fixed startup folder looks to solve the problem, no idea on what it’s trying to do with the other option set.
    My AV program is Avast…don’t think this could be it, as I never had this problem till maybe a pair of months ago (maybe even less)…if that would be the problem, then it would be there having one fixed startup folder, or?



  • @spwolf:

    can you please disable Avast temporary and try again… PA scans files when it starts, AV could be blocking access until it scans them.

    Disabled all Avast resident protection modules…no difference noticed.



  • @spwolf:

    hm, maybe send us your PA reg key to support at conexware . com

    HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver and zip it before sending.

    That will help us replicate this exactly.

    thanks!

    Sent!



  • @spwolf:

    Got it… nothing special we could see from that.

    Lets check this.

    Create folder C:\1.
    Copy those zip files that you have in folder thats slowing down PA startup to C:\1. Now set PA to start in C:\1.

    Is it slower now as well? If it is slower, remove file by file from C:\1 and see if you can pin point what exactly is slowing it down.

    Doesnt that make sense?

    thanks

    Tried this…I get the hang if I set PA to startup on that folder and if I double click on Archives stored in that Folder (I put 2 very small Archives into it).
    What I noticed is that I seem to get the very same hang while browsing to that Folder while setting it in PA options, at the exact moment when I click on the “Computer” icon (to make my drives show up). That doesn’t occur with any other application I have on my PC.
    The funny thing is that if I move my Archives to the default folder “My Documents”, I don’t get the hang (keeping PA set to a fixed startup folder).



  • @spwolf:

    When was the last time you restarted that computer?

    I turn it on and off several times each day.


  • conexware

    Check if there are any improvements here:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/alpha115/powarc1150rc3.exe

    thanks



  • No improvements… 😞


 

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