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.
Here is the email…
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Could you assist me with this?
Can I use my current licenses with MacOS?
If not, can I transfer a license to MacOS?
Cheers and Have a Great Day,
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Dear Richard DiBenedetto,
Thank you for supporting PowerArchiver! Please find your activation and registration codes below.
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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!
Compression Profiles to Default …
Is there any way to reset the compression profiles back to install default??
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Is there any way to reset the compression profiles back to install default??
I would have a solution to this :) I have created 2 registry files with which settings can be reset to “default”, I do not know if I am allowed to share files here? I also assume no liability for damages of any kind :) Even if the script should be “Safe”! If I am given permission, I can upload the file to my google Drive and share here. Is this allowed in this forum? I have also written a “read me” txt file with instructions, to use :)
With the script you can
- set only the “compression profiles” to default
- set all settings to default
It’s pretty simple, but effective and it should be followed the instructions in the “Readme”!
Otherwise there is the possibility that it does not work!
Therefore I ask if I may share these files here? they are 100% self-written! :)
I don’t have an issue - lol
What you can do is click on Options>Set Defaults.
That will revert PowerArchiver to installation settings and set the Compression Profiles to default. However, it delete all of your manually created compression profiles and reset all other PowerArchiver settings to installation default.
I guess posting the two reg files would work as they could help someone in need. They would have to contain only the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PowerArchiverInt\Profiles] key information and none other, as it could conflict with other settings, including registration.
You can send them to me in a private message, we will check them out just to be safe and then can then post them. Thanks for your help!
Can you help me with more info on customizing that registry key’s values.
I would like to change the default “PA Default”'s values, so I do not have to tick extra options that I have to do everytime, and I can use the shell extension’s shortcut to create archive, saving my time.
Absolutely, which ones are you looking to edit?
I will ask the devs today where they are located.
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But I thought to modify the values, you can simply go to “Settings -> Compression Profiles”.
To modify the default options for PA modify “ShellExt: PA Default”.
No need to mess with the Registry?
Isn’t it the case?
I have checked and the additional options for the PA profile are located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PowerArchiverInt\Profiles
As you’ll see there are tons of values there without an easy way to detect which is which.
We also discussed additional options being saved in a custom compression profile, so that you will be able to save the additional options along with the default ones. That may help a bit.
Also, let me know which options you would like changed and I will also check if I can detect which values those are by comparing the changed values, in Beyond Compare or similar software.
I wish to completely customize the default PA profile.
so whenever I start archive from shell, i do not have to go to advanced options and customize the plzma(size and entropy model), zstandard(levels & size), ppmd_sh(sizes) options.
not having to select zlib level, dictonary size, method optimize strong, compression level extreme.
there are various options that I would like to modify for the “PA Default” profile so I do not have to create any new profile.