PA 2016-19 freezing when unpacking 4GB+ files



  • Hello,

    Actually I’ve had this issue for a long time, dating back to old versions.
    Every time I’ve tried to unpack large file the PA freezes (either on the first file in the archive or on the one above ~4GB (not sure the exact size, but 4GB+). Task manager showing not responding but not taking up any resources (processor and disk utilization at 0%).

    At first it made me think that maybe it has to do with FAT filesystem, google never showed anyone with similar problem so I chose to ignore it and use another archiver for those rare, large files. But ofc, time flies, all systems working on NTFS, and I deal with large files every day. Would be nice to get to the bottom of it. Tried doing clean reinstall, didn’t help. Any suggestions pls?

    Win10 Pro, latest PA 19.00.48

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  • Ok, seems like a specific usage case, connected with what I do.
    The archive it’s unable to unpack is full of files with .tar.md5 extensions.
    And it’s those that contain 4GB+ .tar.md5 files that freeze the program.


  • Alpha Testers

    You mention FAT file system. Files larger than 4GB cannot exist on FAT32 file system.
    However if that is the problem PA should show an error message and not just freeze, so that would be a bug.
    If you are unpacking to something formatted as FAT32 consider reformatting it as ExFAT or maybe NTFS.

    Which are you running - 32 or 64 bit Windows?
    Can you provide a link you one of these archives onthe web?
    They look rather like Samsung firmware files.



  • @Brian-Gregory said in PA 2016-19 freezing when unpacking 4GB+ files:

    ?

    Just mentioned FAT, fore the old times sake, as it was ages ago when I first noticed that issue.
    64x running on NTFS - I see no technical reason why 4GB+ file cannot be unpacked by PA.
    And yes, those are Samsung firmware files 🙂

    An example archive www.londontechnologies.pl/pliki/Samsung/9.0%20G970FXXU1ASBA_G970FOWO1ASBAZTO_4file.zip


  • conexware

    @NekoOtoko said in PA 2016-19 freezing when unpacking 4GB+ files:

    www.londontechnologies.pl/pliki/Samsung/9.0%20G970FXXU1ASBA_G970FOWO1ASBAZTO_4file.zip

    thanks @NekoOtoko
    downloading it now, lets check it out.


  • conexware

    @NekoOtoko said in PA 2016-19 freezing when unpacking 4GB+ files:

    @Brian-Gregory said in PA 2016-19 freezing when unpacking 4GB+ files:

    ?

    Just mentioned FAT, fore the old times sake, as it was ages ago when I first noticed that issue.
    64x running on NTFS - I see no technical reason why 4GB+ file cannot be unpacked by PA.
    And yes, those are Samsung firmware files 🙂

    An example archive www.londontechnologies.pl/pliki/Samsung/9.0%20G970FXXU1ASBA_G970FOWO1ASBAZTO_4file.zip

    Thanks for sending the link @NekoOtoko
    The test confirms the issue and we have logged it in for fixing. We’ll report back with a fix.



  • @Mili

    Thanks a lot. I could finally have a single archiving app on my system after all those years.
    Keeping fingers crossed!


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