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?
I’m experiencing very slow extraction speed of multipart RAR files. For the first part the extraction is super fast but when PA reaches the part2.rar the extraction from there on gets super slow. PA needed for a 6,3 GB multipart archive 30 minutes to extract. I tested then with another program and it just took 70 seconds. I had this slow extraction speed with PA for quite a long time and I always thought that is maybe because of a high compression rate that the extraction would take longer. But it seems that only PA gets that slow.
I have lots of multipart archives that are 10+ GB and with PA it would be really time consuming. Is there any solution to this?
ZIP SFX: AES Problem
PA’s SFX module can’t extract AES encrypted ZIP archives…
Here is an example:
(pass: q ) - but it will not prompt for it…
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Using PA 9.21 (explorer shell) I was prompted for password and extracted “kassa_plat.xls”.
Double clicking the exe file gave me a PA menu which is in a different language
Choosing last option (of the 5 buttons, maybe open with PA ??) then extract again asked for password.
I had the same experience as TBGBe
I am sorry, this is Ukrainian language…
You are right, PowerArchiver can extract it…
But this is SFX archive!!!
Try pressing the first button (Extract)
it will show the error message (“Can’t extract selected file(s)”)
instead of asking the password…
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I can reproduce the problem as follows using PA 9.21 :
Using PA create a Zip file with AES 256 encryption.
Then use PA “make exe” option (I did not select the test option).
Run the resulting exe and pressing the “Extract” button gives the error message
<< The selected file(s) couldn’t get extracted >>
However, pressing “Open with PowerArchiver” works and prompts for the password.
Note: For this message a better text would be
The selected file(s) couldn’t be extracted.
You are right.
PA’s SFX module can not read AES encrypted ZIP archives yet, so it will not work properly. I am moving this to the wishlist for the future reminder.
PA’s SFX module can not read AES encrypted ZIP archives yet, so it will not work properly. …
OK, but it would be better if PA’s “Make .EXE” feature can check whether zip-archive is AES encrypted and then
abort creating an incorrect exe-file…
(this is my wish)