Behavior change request.
If I extract a file from powerarchiver to a folder, power archiver extracts the file to a temp directory, then copies the file to the location, then deletes the temp copy. When you are working with large files this presents a huge unessary slowdown and a lot of wasted disc space.
WinRAR handles this better by extracting to a temp directory, then MOVING the file to the correct location instead of copying it. In WindowsXP this is just a change in the File Allocation Table or NTFS equivilant, saying that the file is now located in X directory, which is very fast, no need to create 2 copies of the file then delete one of them.
If you are extracting a 4gb file you only need 4gb of space, not 8gb like currently required by powerarchiver for the same operation.
manuangi last edited by
guess it does.
but let’s hear from dev’s…
I believe that if you use “write directly into zip” option, you can make it write directly into zip file, w/o using temp which then speeds everything up.
If you want to make that pernament setting, you can set it up at Options>Config>Misc, and it should work with all formats!
Does that work as intended?
I couldn’t find the setting you mentioned, where is it and what is it called?
It should be under Speed options> Use current folder as temp. That should work for compression only of course.
Well, that helps some, but since it doesn’t affect decompression, it isn’t really what I was asking/requesting. My intention in starting this thread was to make development aware of a very small change that would improve performance proportional to the size of the files.
Acheron last edited by
Great tip! I would like this feature as soon as possible