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.
Well, Power Achiver just ruined my day!!!!
I am new to this prgram and i had 15 large folders that I needed zipped individually. There are hundereds of files in each of the 15 folder all with many subfolders. In the end, I was expecting to end up with a total of 15 Zip files. One for each folder.
So I used your batch zip too to do it and after waiting a very long time i found out that it zipped every single file within all the folders and subfolders seperatly.
I didn’t want thousands of diferent zip files each with a single file! :mad: What kinda censoredcensoredcensoredcensored is that. What kinda idiot would want that? Why would you even program it to do spmething like that? Are you guys mental? :eek: It should have gave me 15 zip files with a folder in each one. I chose it to save the files in the same location as it is using. Do you know how much time it is gonna take me to go through very folder and subfolder and subfolder to get all of the zips so that I can re do it with WINZIP!!! :mad: YOU HERE ME……WINZIP!!!
It’s a good thing I didn’t pay for this stupid program. I was gonna buy it but I know see it is censoredcensoredcensoredcensoredty programming
Thanks a lot for nothing
Before you shout al kinds of things :mad: .
Discribe exactly what you dit. Only then there while somebody try to help you.
As far as you discribe it it wil probably whil be a wrong setting. :confused:
Do you know how much time it is gonna take me to go through very folder and subfolder and subfolder to get all of the zips so that I can re do it
If the original folders didn’t contain any ZIP files, why not just search for all ZIP files and delete the search results. If they did already contain ZIP files, search for ZIP’s created after a certain date/time (ie. after you originally started the PA batch operation). Couldn’t be easier!
I do agree the current behaviour is a bit odd though. I have a funny feeling the behaviour you require (ie. create separate archives for each folder) is on the wishlist. Maybe for 9.5!
If you use batch zip, it will create an zip file out of each file added to the list. If you add 10,000 files, it will create 10,000 zips.
There is even an warning in help file - “Please use Add Folders with caution - if you add your Program Files folder, you could create thousands of archives.”
As deipotent mentioned, by using windows explorer and its search function you can easily find and delete those zip files.
I must appoligize for my outburst yesterday. It was just that I spent hours reorganizing all of those folders and was too lazy to zip then induvidually myself. I did see the warning, but I thought when I read your help file and it said you can click add file ti add, or add folder to add, I assumed if you clicked add folder it would just make that folder one by itself. I guess not. It would be nice to be able to do that though. It would be very helpfull.
I’ve been playing around with the program and it does have some nice features that winzip does not. One thing that I lke iis the explorer style view. I like being able to see all the subfolders.
One question though. Why is it that when I open a file, it take like 5 seconds to read it, then dsplayes it. And if I click on a different folder in it it needs to read it again, each time. If I open it in winRar it is instant. Is there a reason for this?
Thank you, and sorry again for the trash talk
Explorer view is still a bit slower when handling larger number of files. We are hoping to improve it for 9.5 version. We cant be perfect, what would be left for next versions? :-).
Just wanted to post this link incase anybody is looking to batch zip folders wihout having all seperat files. It took a lot of searching, but I found one and it works pretty good. It is called PPP