W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
For some reason, the PowerArchiver functions in the Windows 11 context menu no longer work after the last Windows Update. Only the functions in the classic context menu function as they should.
I’ve tried uninstalling PowerArchiver and using RevoUninstaller to remove all bits and pieces that were left behind and did a clean install of PowerArchiver, it didn’t fix the issue. Other items in the Windows 11 context menu work.
I installed powarc-macos20001.dmg and I am attempting to create a password protected zip file. When I create the zip in the UI it doesn’t write the file to the destination folder. No error message is displayed. The PA app has full folder permission. I’m new to Mac, but have been running PA on Windows for a long time.
Will there be a new version of the Mac version soon?
Hi! I came across an issue when I tried to uninstall PowerArch 2013. I got an error “The specified account already exists” which broke the process. I got the same error when I tried to install the current version, without uninstalling the previous one.
So I can’t uninstall and I can’t install PowerArchiver. Any suggestions? OS Windows 8.1 x64.
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?
Setting schedule for a backup job
Suppose you set up a backup job, and do not set a schedule then close it. You come back later and go to Backup, select the job, click Scheduling Options, select once a week and drop down says (today) once a week every Wednesday, go into Advanced Options, switch off Wed and select Friday, Ok it, and drop down still says Wed - confusing.
And after you Close, Schedule column still says it is not scheduled, you have to exit and come back in.
hmmm, lets check this out. Thanks Alycat!!!
Tried latest build, 15.01.05 and this is still there.
Are you referring to the Schedule dropdown in the Schedule tab of the Advanced Options menu in the schedule section of the Backup?
Seems to work fine here. It changes properly for me here according to the day I have selected, and I have tried changing days by unchecking the currently checked one and checking another one, click OK, go back to Advanced Options>Schedule Tab and the last checked day shows properly.
Let us know. thanks!
Load PA, make sure it is latest.
Click Archive top right and select Backup
Click New and enter say Test
Click Scheduling Options
Change to once a week
Change say Tuesday to say Wednesday
Item does not appear in list
If it was an existing, schedule would not have changed
sorry for the trouble, if you don’t mind, please post a screenshot of the said list where the item does not appear.
that will probably help me get it and i will take a look :) :)
There were 3 existing backups, I created a new one called test, set up a schedule, and closed it.
ahhh I see, thanks for that! let me check it out
Hey Alycat, please try clicking the Refresh button, that is shown in the above screenshot, immediately after adjusting and closing the backup, does it properly show then?
Hadn’t noticed the refresh, and yes if I click it the new backup is included … but I don’t see why I should have to, I used PA to create it, surely it knows about it ;)
PA Backup gets lonely sometimes and just wants some attention :D
spwolf will know for sure, but a future version of might refresh the window automatically.
But I hug my PA every day! :D
i was thinking to make it refresh with all files from the default backup folder?
When you click say New, enter a folder, set up your job, then click close, why not get that screen to send a message to the main screen (with the now out dated list), to pass the folder used and to tell it to refresh? Obviously I do not know all the details of your program - but that is just what I would have tried in my software.