@mduss lets try this - right click on files in explorer and pick compress with options… now try same combination, does it work? It actually should work, there was some fix implemented in main PA, maybe not in paes.exe.
Also, for testing purposes, can you use pa/extreme for same file, just so we can see what is the size difference between PA and 7z?
The method with “compress with options” works very well. Here I have no problems.
So the Problem seems to be the paes.exe.
The differences between pa/extrem and 7-zip LZMA2/Ultra are very small.
Depending on the used files the differences are 1 till 2 MB.
Here the Files had a complete size from 323MB and they were multiple files with difference file Format like .exe, .pdf and so on. The pa file was 2 till 3 MB smaller.
With an other file I had a difference from 8MB. This was an single .zip archiv with 810MB witch I have encrypted with the Explorer Kontext "compress to…"
The filesize was 810MB. And here the pa file was 8MB smaller.
So I think the paes.exe needs an fix.
By the way.
Do you have any Infos regarding this Problem?
Thanks very much.