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?
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?
UNSOLVED Files blocked due to emergency stop on compression
scenario : started explorer shell ‘compress xxxx to .pa’. / interrupted the process (forced) and started ‘compress xxxx to .zip’.
result : Impossible to delete the created .temp and partial .pa file…
Checked MS Task manager : no trace of PA.
Started PA and closed : still same result…
Conflict due to forced interrupt caused by user or no foreseen prog scenario by PA ?
remark : through PA Dashboard the interruption caused no problems. Stopped the cancelling (does it works?) and forced with task manager the exit of PA and the files can be deleted.
hmmmm, tried it here and cancelling the PA file creation cancels it immediately and the PA archive that was being created disappears(properly)
Tried it on a larger file as well and same behavior happened.
How large is the file you are compressing and are you using version .92?
@mili One detail I forgot : I also interrupted the Cancel process of PA !!
As nothing seems to happen in cancel process (only speed decrease), I closed the process using the “X” MS standard.
(on .92 - x86 :-( .
(76 mb - 58% completed - after cancel proc > 4 minutes, closed by X process)
The compress happens at a logical speed for my x86 but the Cancel beats all time records, reason why I forced it to stop… can you simulate this on your x86 machine ?
hey, thanks for the details! Just tried this on an x86 machine.
Compressing 2 files, together at 365mbs, into a PA format, click Cancel at 60% of compression and then click NO at confirmation screen and the progress window disappears in a few seconds and the PA file is deleted immediately. And this is a rather slow x86 machne.
Is there Anti Virus software that could be slowing it down and/or throwing the “File in use” error?
@mili aaah, I simulated your simulation. Indeed with a compress interrupt of ‘FILES’ no problem. Everything disappears indeed after a few seconds.
But can you select a FOLDER (containing subfolders) : curious about your results then…
@pirrbe if you cancel via task manager, then file could stay locked, depending on luck… because you forced quit PA.exe, it can not release the file. I assume there is no powerarc.exe left in task manager? Then restart would “solve” the issue.
Mili will try reproducing the folder cancel issue.