Win 11 64 bit
I have some archives which have been encrypted, using the encrypt option either in pbs or when interactively creating a zip. When I open these, and look at files, I am asked for passwords, which I know, and then can view items or decrypt the files in the archive (tools>decrypt files).
However, when I use the Actions>Remove Archive Encryption (whether using the same zip or asking to write another), the routine shows progress bar to the end, but then just hangs i.e. “OK” never activates. All process information shows this stalled/hanging.
What can I do to sort this out?
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 2007 b7
Had beta 6 installed and working fine on Vista x86. Uninstalled b6 and installed b7. Install never finishes it just hangs. If I look in the PA directory all the files are there and PA 2007 b7 works fine. If I cancel or end task on the installer it removes all the files in the PA 2007 directory. Anyone else having this problem or have a work around so the install finishes. Tried running the install in compatibility mode but that didn’t work either.
Check permissions of PowerArchiver key in HKCU?
Someone reported it long time ago, I have no idea why would it change.
Did you restart the computer after uninstall of B6?
Permissions are ok and I did restart PC after b6 uninstall. The b7 install just won’t finish. Like I stated, everything does get installed and it works ok it just dosen’t finish. I tried to do a shutdown without ending the install hoping the machine would just restart and the files it installed would be there but when I do the shutdown the program uninstalls the files before the machine shutsdown. Is there a way to manually remove PA 2007? Maybe something in the registry isn’t getting removed.
can you send us an screenshot of the installer window when it hangs?
p.s. just to confirm - permissions for PowerArchiver registry key:
Fixed it. Did a manual serch in the registry for PowerArchiver and there were about 10 keys for PA under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT with no permissions. removed all keys pertaining to PA and b7 installed no problem.
hmmm, thanks, i dont see why would that be changed somehow, we will check out…