Extracting a folder from an archive


  • Alpha Testers

    PA 2007 beta3

    Having a problem extracting a folder from an PA password protected backup.

    Though I’m first to admit it could be due to my misunderstanding of how this new version of PA does things, especially with the Queue option in it.

    Created a password protected test backup containing 5 folders, 2 files in each.

    To Extract it I opened it up in PA:

    Selected a folder to Extract and clicked on Extract:

    Selected a destination and then I get the message, Error The password is incorrect.(see screen shot)

    Not even getting the option to type in a password. Unless I select Add to Queue, if I do that it works just fine. So maybe that is where my misunderstanding comes into it.

    If I create a normal Zip file then I can extract a folder from it as I wish.

    Nor really understanding why it should be different between a normal zip file and a password protected AES file.

    Is it a bug or not ?

    Luxor
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  • conexware

    basically PA doesnt ask you for an password when you select folder to extract…. bug.

    thanks,


  • Alpha Testers

    . bug.

    Fair enough. Will just use the queue option for now.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    Thanks!

    The issue should be fixed in Beta 4. Also selecting “All files” - not just “Selected files” works fine. This is same as “Add to Queue”, since “Add to Queue” can extract only all files.


  • Alpha Testers

    Sorry guys but it’s not fixed in Beta 4.

    Incidentally. If I extract a folder from the backup archive by using the “Add To Queue” option It is extracting the entire archive, not just the selected folder.

    Luxor

    Oops ignore the last bit as I just noticed that you said “Add to Queue” can extract only all files. Doh! :o


  • Alpha Testers

    Still unable to extract a single folder in Beta 5

    Luxor


  • Alpha Testers

    Still no fix in beta 6

    Luxor


  • Alpha Testers

    Not fixed in Beta 7.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    Did you check PPM in Configuration, is the wrong password stored there possibly?

    Since If I just use new zip file, and select folder only and use selected files setting when extracting, PA asks me for the password and works fine?


  • Alpha Testers

    Hi Spywolf.

    Did you check PPM in Configuration, is the wrong password stored there possibly?

    Don’t use Password Manager it’s disabled so no chance of the wrong password being stored there.

    Since If I just use new zip file, and select folder only and use selected files setting when extracting, PA asks me for the password and works fine?

    Yes I mentioned that in my first post. No problem with a normal zip file at all. It just seems to be a problem when trying to extract a folder from a backup password protected AES file.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    can you attach one of the files here? Just create some small test archive and post it here, and let us know how did you create it (options).

    thanks,


  • Alpha Testers

    Ok Spywolf here you go.

    The Password is: test

    Created a new Backup called test comprising 5 folders with 2 txt files in each.
    File name and destination in this instance is C:\PA-Work\Zipped\test.zip
    Add each folder to the archive. Include Subfolders is ticked ( I just leave it that way).

    Next screen: Configure Backup Options

    Compression Format Zip
    Method: Add (and replace) files
    Compression: Maximum (slowest)
    Protect with Password: selected
    Type password: test
    AES 128 bit: selected
    Add Timestamp to archive: selected

    _DMY
    use as suffix

    Store relative folder information (not full location): Unselected
    Show ‘Backup Done’ when finished: selected
    Run silent if executed from Windows: Unselected

    Next Screen: File Time Options

    Include files:
    Of any time

    Nothing else selected on this screen.

    Next Screen: FTP Options

    Nothing selected.

    Next Screen

    Just click on Do Backup

    To extract a folder from the archive.
    Open Powerarchiver
    Find the Backup.
    Double click on the Archive this opens it on the PA-Work folder.
    Double click on that folder and there are the 5 folders in the backup archive.

    Select a folder any folder, I picked testfolder3.
    Left click to highlight that folder. Click on Extract on the toolbar.
    This of course brings up a window asking where to extract it (anywhere)
    choose selected files click extract and every time it’s Error: the password is incorrect.

    Hope this helps.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    Now I get it, thank you!


  • conexware

    Thanks!

    The issue should be fixed in Beta 8.


  • Alpha Testers

    Great. 🙂

    You will have to wait for me to get back with a report if it works. I’m off to hospital for an operation so I could be missing for a few days.

    Luxor


  • Alpha Testers

    I’m back.

    Fixed in Beta 8. 🙂

    Luxor


 

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