Download this ZIP file: http://dslstats.me.uk/files/dslstats32W-6.5.zip
Everything in the ZIP file is in a directory “dslstats32W-6.5”.
However when I extract using right click “Extract Here” the name of the directory created is “2W-6.5” !
I am running PA 22.00.09 on Windows 11. I have seen the same happen with some other kinds of archive too.
If I compress a folder to a .pa using right click, Compress to folder.pa and use the new Windows 11 menu then the Options, Configuration, Miscellaneous, Use normal relative path setting is always enabled.
But I like this option disabled so I have to use the old style menu in order to get PA to compress a folder in the way I wish.
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.
Encrypt Shell Extension: Multiple Files?
Did a forum search but I couldnt find anything. When using the encrypt shell extension I noticed I cant select multiple files. I can only select and encrypt one file at a time.
Any ideas? TIA
I would have thought that “batch encrypt” - all using same password should not be encouraged.
Why not simply “compress to” a single archive (e.g. TAR) and then encrypt that one?
Still, if you have a need - this should be in Wish List. :D
I dont want to double post, so maybe our good mod will move the thread.
In the mean time, I’ll select all files, compress to… then encrypt. Thanks for the suggestion!
it might be a bit confusing, but pae format is single file encryption format made to be used with archives. PA will act smartly and automatically open archive when you open pae file, making it transparent to the end user.
Reason we left Encrypt option is just as extra option for the users. It acts same as Encrypt tool.
This is also why you have Compress & Encrypt shell extension, and plus pae checkbox in every compression option window…
Thanks! I’m learning more about this than I knew a few days ago. I’ve been going through the help file section by section and its all making sense now.
When I first posted, I thought encrypt was the same as compress & encrypt. Goes to show what I knew :p
So to make sure I got the shell ext. correct…
- Encrypt is used for existing archives
- Encrypt & Compress is used for a file, thats not compressed already.
So going back to my request, as of current (1) I would select multiple files, shell ext. compress to… then (2) use shell ext. encrypt.
Otherwise for single files only perform step 2.
you could use only compress & encrypt, since it lets you add as many files as possible…
I must be some kinda moron. I never tried selecting multiple files and enabling the Compress & Encrypt shell ext. After I saw it didnt work with the Encrypt only option I never tried doing it again.
Now everything makes sense and I fully understand what you meant by saying you left the encrypt option in there even though its not really needed.
Thanks for your patience and replies! :)