How many is too many?



  • While using PowerArchiver’s Multi-Extract I ran in to what looks like a file quantity, or size, limitation. It seems that if too many files are selected PA just closes. No warning or error messages… it just disappears! Is there a limit to the number of files that can be selected? At first I thought maybe the files were too deep in the folder tree, but it closed when I chose a folder with a large number of files directly inside it. If there are limits, a forewarning would have been great! I would also like to suggest, because I couldn’t find, a log of the program’s errors/problems. Perhaps event viewer would be a good place for a program critical errors list.

    So how many is too many?

    EDIT:

    I forgot to mention that I could select as many files as I wanted while in a directory and then select “Extract Here” from the shell menu. It would extract with no problems! At one point I selected almost 10,000 files. They were only 25-30k, but PA didn’t even flinch!


  • conexware

    Hello,

    Exactly how many did you place in the multi extract tool?

    Also, when you say PA didnt even flinch, do you mean it extracted them really fast or it did not extract those 10K files really fast?

    Thanks! 🙂



  • In the multi-extract tool, I added one folder (no subfolders) with approximately 6000 small (30k+/-) files. When I clicked on the “Extract” button PA closed with no warning or error.

    When I used the shell menu, extraction was very quick but more important to me, was after selecting “Extract Here” the extraction process started immediately!


  • conexware

    @dkosek:

    While using PowerArchiver’s Multi-Extract I ran in to what looks like a file quantity, or size, limitation. It seems that if too many files are selected PA just closes. No warning or error messages… it just disappears! Is there a limit to the number of files that can be selected? At first I thought maybe the files were too deep in the folder tree, but it closed when I chose a folder with a large number of files directly inside it. If there are limits, a forewarning would have been great! I would also like to suggest, because I couldn’t find, a log of the program’s errors/problems. Perhaps event viewer would be a good place for a program critical errors list.

    So how many is too many?

    EDIT:

    I forgot to mention that I could select as many files as I wanted while in a directory and then select “Extract Here” from the shell menu. It would extract with no problems! At one point I selected almost 10,000 files. They were only 25-30k, but PA didn’t even flinch!

    there are no set limits, might be some bug, will be checking it out….



  • Thanks for the quick response!

    I appreciate both of you taking the time to answer my concerns!


  • conexware

    I’ve added 6100 files to Multi Extract tool and when clicking extract, PA crashed….

    thanks dkosek for the bug notice!


 

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