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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Dear Richard DiBenedetto,
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.
Virtual Drive Issue
I have reported this before but not pursue it too much here. I use another drive emulator which works perfectly. But I don’t like computers to win!
The problem is that when I mount an image file, a drive letter is not given, and unmounting the image a) does not clear it from the wizard and b) a second attempt causes a BSOD crash. There are no other issues with my Win 7 x64 installation regarding drive letters or partition management.
The virtual drive does work on other windows setups so something strange is going on. I have searched for similar issues and turned up nothing. I am using the latest drivers, viz SPTDinst-v183-x64.
strange… nobody else reported something similar, maybe something is clashing? Lets see with upcoming 2013, soon.
I have not got a hope in hell of tracking this down as everything else works fine. I can create drive letters without issue too.
The only hope would be if somebody else were familiar with this. Will 2013 deal with the virtual drive feature identically or will it have been modified in some way?
there is some new code so we will see…
After reading some other posts about issues being fixed by an uninstall and then a reinstall, I gave it a go and it’s fixed. UPDATE:-only fixed for one go. Does the uninstall clear out all the registry settings? If not, howcan I start from a default install?
thats strange… beta should be within 7 days.
wait, how come you are not alpha tester?
Still having the problem with the beta (14.00.16).
I am having the same issue with Starburn software (I believe that you used the SDK?) except that Starburn can remove a non-showing drive. These drives to not appear in Disk Management so I cannot manually add a letter.
i wish we could reproduce it here somehow, would give us ability to troubleshoot it.
I am happy to run any tests or debug version or do any registry editing/sleuthing to assist. Do you get any preferential treatment from the StarBurn people as you are developers rather than end users? I have also left a message on their forum.
i’ve got exactly the same problem with the virtual drive.
- i had elby’s virtual clone drive installed.
- uninstalled it, bit didn’t reboot (probably a mistake).
- downloaded and installed virtual drive through patchbeam.
- then tried to mount an iso, which caused windows to try to install a driver, but ended in a loop. tried shutting windows, which didn’t work.
- had to do a hard power off. then reboot.
- after reboot tried again to mount iso, which worked
- dismount iso also worked
- tried mounting the same iso again -> no response
- tried to dismount the iso (which ha no drive letter assigned to it)
- tried again to dismount the iso, which now hat two entrys in the list of mounted drives (again without any drive letters)
i use intel raid storage drivers
I supplied all the info Starburn requested and they could not see anything wrong. They did not reply to my last email (just come back from hols) so have sent them a ‘bump’.
I can mount a virtual drive just fine.
And I can unmount it from the system tray. No problem.
However, the “Unmount virtual drive” from within the Windows shell does not work. I DO get a message near the tray saying that the drive is unmounted. However, the drive still shows as an active drive within Windows explorer.
So the problem I have is just with the shell option.