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 E-Mail problem
My OS: Windows XP Home Edition, SP3
The version number and date of the program: PowerArchiver 2019 Standard 19.00.47 (05/2019)
How to reproduce the problem
I have two accounts on my computer. One Michael, and the other Admin.
I logged in as Michael (normal account with limited rightes).
Open Microsoft Explorer and select the files I want to compress.
Click the right mouse button to display the pop-up menu.
Click on «Compress & E-Mail “olb.zip”».
I see a dialog box that shows the movement of the zip process. After the zip ends, the mail client window opens, but as soon as it opens it closes immediately.
See the video clip that demonstrates this.
This problem, which I experienced, also was in the admin account.
Sorry for the wait, I have finally set up Outlook Express on the XP test machine so that it works and can test this issue.
After testing, works fine here. After selecting a few files, then choosing Compress & Email, the new email window opened and I was able to send the email with the zip file attached. The email arrived successfully.
The files that were compressed in your video, are they on a local disk or a network disk?
I see that they are on disk I: so would like to check if it’s on a local or networked disc as that could be the reason.
Disk I: is the local disk on which the OS is installed. It happened because I reinstalled the system. The files are in my account. Once again, I checked the problem with the administrator account. The problem is the same. I reset the archiver’s default settings - the problem remains.
To reproduce the problem, load Light Solitude skin by clicking on “View > Skins > Modern Windows 10 > Light Solitude” from the menu.
If you load Classic Simple skin by clicking on “View > Skins > Classic Toolbar > Classic Simple (fastest)”, it works fine.
@Mili did you manage to reproduce this one? Thanks.
Michael72 last edited by Michael72
@spwolf I am afraid that I will not be able to correctly understand the question, because I speak English badly. I will try to summarize my last post. I switched to using the Classic Simple (fastest) skin and now I do not have such a problem. But if I switch to the Light Solitude skin, then I begin to experience this problem. All of the above is also true for version 19.00.50.
P.S. I apologize. After I gave the answer, I realized that the message was not to me. Now I understand everything.