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.
So What's your strategy?
It occurs to me that without keeping a database of all files in a periodic backup rotation, and some ready scripts to ferret out the desired ones from among the archives, there’s a bit of a challenge to using a basic archiving program.
For instance, I want to return directory X to the state it was in on February 4th of this year. I then need to make sure that the last instance of EVERY file that was in that directory, on that day, right up to but not after the first archive immediately following that day, is restored. If your full backups are done, say, every 8 weeks or more, that may be quite a number of .zip’s to go through, ensuring that every file has been covered. Naturally, some balance between ease of restoration and space must be found. This can be a tricky balance to strike if your dailys are 1Gb +.
So What’s your backup strategy?
I have never had a requirement to be able to recreate a snap-shot of a specific day.
In my case I have a Full Backup (permanently stored) every two weeks and just have an overnight/daily backup (external hard disk) for Updated files. The daily backups are rotated (overwritten) every four weeks.
if you select multiextract in correct order, you wont have to work much with daily backups, just select bunch of files and hit extract…
This is why most people do full backups weekly.