Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
Compress & Encrypt Problems
I’ve just run into a few issues with the compress & encrypt feature.
1. I’m compressing a large directory that takes a very long time. Once it FINALLY finished, it asked for the password. I chose a long password, but guess I got it wrong on the “verify”, and PA completely quit! it didn’t ask for a password again…just quit. I lost all the time it took to compress the archive. If you choose manually compress, and choose the encrypt option, it asks for the password BEFORE it starts compressing, so you can just walk away, and have an encrypted file at the end. So there should be 2 fixes for the compress & encrypt. It should ask for the password before compressing, AND it should not just fail if you don’t get the password verification correct. It should reset itself and ask for the password again.
2. Is there a way to set a default compress & encrypt option? I’d like to always compress & encrypt with 7-zip instead of zip.
Thanks for your time,
thanks for the info, we will check it out. As to compress and encrypt, you can set it up in Configuration screen.
I have added small question box to try again if the password didn’t match for next release!
:) great. how about asking for the password first, so i don’t have to watch for it to finish, and have it hanging waiting for a password?
I will consider this as a wish for future version - so far no changes in final 9.0.