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…
On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 1:20 PM Rich DiBenedetto firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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,
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 6:35 AM ConeXware, Inc. email@example.com wrote:
Dear Richard DiBenedetto,
Thank you for supporting PowerArchiver! Please find your activation and registration codes below.
*** Online Activation ***
PowerArchiver Select for PowerArchiver Toolbox English - LIFETIME
is valid until - not limited.
Activation Code: ***
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.
Real slow UX / PA 2017
I am using latest version 17.00.83
OS : Windows 10 Pro Creators Update x64
Security App : Emsisoft Internet security.
On a laptop with decent specs with 12 GB RAM and i7 processor with SSD drive. Photoshop works faster than PA.
Please watch the screen recording : https://puu.sh/wFqlj/1d69c0450a.mp4
The UI opens and closes too slow. Shell extraction is slower than winrar.
Switching between tools is real slow. Opening and closing configuration window is slow too.
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I would recommend opening up task manager (right click on task bar, select task manager) so we can see what’s going on while opening/selecting different tabs. Also, after opening task manager do the following;
Options - Always on top
View - Update speed high
So before opening PA2017, open the tm first and select the process tab. Than look at the CPU% and disk% to see what’s going on.
@delixyr i can confirm that closing part is due to emsisoft scanning our registry save at close. We will try to work around this in the future. Same goes for config when you click on OK, it saves info to the registry and it seems emsisoft is scanning all the changes first.
as to the changing interface tabs, this should not be so slow, I dont see why should AV influence this but I can get slow times with emsisoft too there… I have to time it to see before/after emsisoft to make sure it is the part of the problem.
Your video is very helpful, thank you for making it. We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing.
I will update the thread when I time it on my own laptop here.
@delixyr Quick tests:
- Start PA 2.40s
- Go to FTP 6.27s
- Go to Archive 7.60s
- Open Config 1.40s
- Close Config 10.59s
- Close PA 4.20s
- Extract shell 0.95s
Emsisosft – whitelisted – no changes
Emsisosft - uninstalled
- Start PA 2.40s
- Go to FTP 1.44s
- Go to Archive around 0.5s or faster
- Open Config 1.30s
- Close Config 2s
- Close PA 0.5s or faster
- Extract shell 0.95s
So when it comes to closing config, closing PA and changing between FTP and Archive modes, there are massive differences between Emsisoft being ON or OF. I could not see any difference in shell extract and with AV on, my laptop cpu is likely at full speed before PA starts so it starts a bit faster.
edit: here is video with windows defender on (not emsisoft):
@delixyr to see if shell extract speed can be faster, can you go to HKCU\Software\PowerArchiverInt - export it first and then delete complete PowerArchiverInt key from registry.
Then try starting PA and see how fast is it, and after that see extract here and if there is any difference?
after that you can restore your settings of course by doubleclicking on saved .reg file. Thanks!
@spwolf I have disabled all components of EIS and saw no noticeable changes. And PA is the only app that is slow. I tried after reboot too. I dont have much apps or services running in background. 75% of my RAM was free and only 10% of CPU has been used. I will try the other solutions mentioned and report my observations later today.
@delixyr yes, disabling does not work, it keeps working in the bg, but thats the same for all AVs. Only uninstall will clean it properly. Obviously we dont expect you to uninstall AV you paid for.
We will write them an email, Kaspersky or NOD used to do this 3-4 years ago, but we got them to whitelist PowerArchiver main exe so it works properly. This is for closing issue where PA writes many entries to registry. No other AV ever slowed down file listings.
@spwolf As far as I know EIS used BitDefender engine.
@delixyr we got pretty fast response from Emsisoft. They are looking into fixing it permanently, but in the meantime you can disable PA folder monitoring and it will work properly:
Good company, fast support, kudos for them. Lets hope they can fix it for other users fast too.
Yeah now it has gotten way faster :) . And yeah their customer support is very responsive and supportive. And great security app. Hope to have PA a really swift utility app. … precisely the context menu / shell extraction.