Encryption not recognized in Windows XP



  • I have created several encrypted archives on my machine at home. I tried taking one of them to work on my USB drive.

    At work, I tried to open the archive. It opened fine. But when I try to access the files, and enter the password, nothing happens. It’s as if I am typing in a wrong password.

    This even happens if I use Power Archiver 2000!

    But if I use the shareware Power Archiver 2006 at work, all is well and it recognized the password.

    Why do Windows, Winzip, and Power Archiver 2000 all not recognize the password I used in Power Archiver?



  • use latest powerachiver

    2006

    and if still having a problem can u send us the file and with password and we will try to see if it work usually it can mean either a had disk faliure at encryption or your password is wrong. JHave any of the file go separte passowords. i have had this problem.

    can you tell us your system windows xp 200 etc and what version of pa u are using and what file types are in the file and passowrd and as much detail as you can please



  • @ChrisSmith:

    … Why do Windows, Winzip, and Power Archiver 2000 all not recognize the password I used in Power Archiver?

    If you are trying Windows and WinZip, then I suppose you are creating a Zip archive ?
    Also, you say you encrypted it - not just passwrod protect.

    I think Windows only supports the (old) Zip password scheme and not encrypted files (but I am not certain).

    PA 2000 (version 6 ??) also only supported Zip password and did not support encryption.

    So I can guess it may be the same problem with WinZip.

    Which encryption method did you use?

    @ChrisSmith:

    … But if I use the shareware Power Archiver 2006 at work, all is well and it recognized the password.

    So, problem solved :p


  • conexware

    WinZip will work fine as long as it is newer version of WZ, same with every other zip utility that supports PkZip 4.5 standards.

    I am pretty sure that newer versions of Windows support it as well.

    thanks,



  • simple method did you encrypt with aes zip or pae encryption from the too bar menu in poawerarchiver as that format is not supported by windows.


 

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