W10 Pro 22H2 - 64 -bit
PA 22.00.06 (PA 2023)
It has been the case with previous versions of PowerArchiver, but I had hoped that the latest might behave differently. Not so, I’m afraid.
I have, for various obscure reasons, created a few .pa archives, mainly in the hope that they will save me some more space. From time to time, I use the “Test” option to check that important archives are OK and uncorrupted.
With every .pa archive I’ve tested, the process runs through OK but then reports that there are errors. This is always the number of files in the archive e.g. if 11 files, then 11 errors reported.
In the .pa, I can:-preview the files (usually PDF) extract some or all files and look at or use them convert the .pa to a .zip or .zipx archive, which then works fine and tests without errors
Is it the case that the Test routine isn’t designed for .pa archives, or is there another reason? Although the .pa seems to function properly, despite the test reporting errors, I would like to be sure that every .pa is OK and not “broken”.
Some of the .pas are quite old and produced with earlier PA versions (they are truly “archives”). If I extract all the files in the old .pa, create a new, fresh .pa and add back the files to that, then test the new, no errors (at least in the .pa I’ve tried this on) are reported. This would suggest a mismatch between old .pas and newer versions of PA itself.
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?
powerarchiver starter 2021 high cpu usage
I recently installed PA 2021. But the PowerArchiver Starter, for my backups, keeps running at high CPU usage, I have to keep killing it, its running about 46% constantly.
I have Windows 10 Pro, 20H2, build 19042.662
Any ideas would be helpful.
Are you running a certain operation through PA Starter that starts the CPU Spike?
We have tested starting a backup job through PA starter, which did not increase the CPU consumption of PA starter.
Let us know which steps you take when it happens and we will attempt to reproduce the issue using those steps.
No operations were started by it. It is running so my weekly backup can run. I just manually run PAStarter, wait a few minutes, then it hits 20 - 50 % CPU cycles and stays there for at least 5 minutes, I close the app after that because its using the cpu to much.
Have tested this by having PASTARTER.EXE turned on for a couple of days now. Ran some backups through PA Starter for testing and it has consistently stated at 0% CPU usage, as in below screenshot.
Is there an anti-virus program active that might be causing it?
I have another thread,
PAStarter is used for queuing mostly. and for quicker launch
I do have some CPU utilization as per video, but no compression was going on.
As, in 2000kb of RAM usage, you cannot compress anything
I disabled my AntiVirus, just to see, didn’t help. A couple of things, w/my last version PA2019 I didn’t have this problem. Also, I keep thinking I could right click on the PAStarter in the past and open up to PowerArchiver, but I can’t seem to do this with the new version. I tried running as Admin, same issue.
Can you please post screenshot of the PA version that you are using from about?
Here is TaskManager snip
In regards to the last reply, I just started PAStarter and it had been running for about a minute, and its very high even when its not doing anything.
Ok, I should have done this first. I upgraded to PA 2021, instead of uninstalling and reinstalling. I did that now, and it took care of the problem. Must have been something with upgrading from the previous version too the new one.