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 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.
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Can I use my current licenses with MacOS?
If not, can I transfer a license to MacOS?
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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
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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.
when clciking on powerarchiver update from within powerarchiver we get a windows for the update but it nows sayes script errors. I think it could be due to windows update in windows 10 can you look into it. By pressing cancel it seems to be ok. It seems that the page being displayed as erros on it.
From within PA on the extract popup, buttons are hidden, I must resize the window to get access to the OK/Cancel buttons. Tried on the default notebook screen (Macbook M1 Max 14") as well as on my external monitor (4k).Screenshot_2022-05-12_10-02-10.jpg
Ho già contattato il supporto con il modulo presente qui https://www.powerarchiver.com/it/contact/ da settimane ma non ho ricevuto riscontro e ora che ho aggiornato alla versione 21.00.15 ho notato che il problema persiste.
Quando clicco PDF Encrypt & Sign nel tab Crittografia appare la schemata riportata sotto come se mancassero le funzionalità.
I’ve already contacted support with the form here https://www.powerarchiver.com/it/contact/ weeks ago but I haven’t received any feedback and now that I’ve updated to version 21.00.15 I’ve noticed that the problem persists.
When I click on PDF Encrypt & Sign in the Encryption tab the schematic below appears as if the functionality is missing.
I have tried to burn a DVD with PowerArchiver 2022 Final, but it didn’t work because PA didn’t found the external DVD-Burner.
I have tried several burners from Sony, LG, Dell.
I have connected the burners with several USB-Ports but unfortunately without any success.
With other burning software, e. g. Nero, all burner worked perfect on each USB-Port.
The same problem occured with PA2018 and it was solved with an update, but I don’t remember the detailed software version.
Could you check the possibility of an bug, please?
Thank you for your support in advance!
PowerArchiver Queue made worse
Just installed 2021 v20.00.63
Now, when I add to queue, with or without using always use queue.
The powerarc starter opens up in notification bar.
and that’s it, no matter how many files I add to queue, no compression will start.
I also cannot double click or right click the icon.
If i end task for this, and disable queuing, compression works fine, just that I have to manually start individual tasks.
it’s quite ironic that you guys took whole year to fix one issue, in this versions, which completely broke the queuing feature.
Did you guys test it before releasing?
tested, working fine in the tests here.
provide details, how are you adding them?
how many files?
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It the video when you started PASTARTER you just saw the total CPU usage go up and assumed it was PASTARTER using the CPU. Why didn’t you check?
Also it looked like there was an operation in the queue already so when you started PASTARTER it would have immediately started the operation and therefore used CPU.
I have reported the inability to cancel at least twice before. They don’t do anything about it.
I think you did not notice properly, PAStarter was using 2444something KB of ram
no other Powerarchiver process was running.
and compression does not take only 20% of CPU, it takes 100% of CPU(I did not tick low priority compression)
No RAM was being used, actually, compression takes up all the ram that is available
No Temporary Files are created.
No Progress Dialog Box, if compression starts, there’s always a dialog box that shows progress and it comes on top
Also, it’s a bug which you did not refer on another post created by another user where PAStarter is using CPU for no reason.
For me it’s 20%, for this guy, maybe due to his old PC it’s 100%
And most of all, I want to right click on PAStarter icon and click on Show queue, why can’t I?
Also downloaded from:
but the file that got installed is 62, not 63
There are in numerous amount of bugs with the software that I can list, I already have, they just refuse to do anything about it.
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It’s not that they refuse to do anything about it, if they cannot replicate the issue on their end, they cannot debug and fix the issue.
I have same problem with PAStarter:
- PAStarter takes 16~17% CPU usage when is running.
- Can’t click, right click or double click on PAStarter icon in systray.
- In Windows Explorer:
3.1. Try to compres a folder/file: i clicked with right mouse button on that folder/file and select PowerArchiver / Compress to “abc.zip” but nothing happened.
3.2. Try to extract file: i clicked with right mouse button on that file and select PowerArchiver / extract to “abc” folder. Folder abc is created, but no files extracted.
In Order to replicate the issue, you need to know how to use the product.
This lady here stated that she could not replicate the queue issue prior to this where some of the archives were unprocessed and ignored, how come they fixed it now?
it was common and happening with everyone, I even did clean install of OS and App directly from 2021 final, still was facing this issue.
And okay, Why can I still not save the exe, pdf PNG filter and dictionary size tickmark under advanced when using PA as format, in any profile?
Why can I not remove the default profile and make a new profile as default?
Why can I not use Advanced option for PA compression under multi archive compression?
It’s all in plain sight, there’s no difficulty in replicating the issue
I resolved the issue.
How to reproduce(it is my assumption):
Install the older version of PA 2021 than this, the one that came before x.x.62
run it once, then install the current version.
PA queue & PASTARTER will get bugged.
I got the issue resolved as I had to reinstall OS which has resolved the queue issue for me.
this is the same reason mili was not able to replicate the issue, because she runs a fresh environment for all testing.