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)
Access Violation trying to delete some files
Access violation at address 00809be0 in module ‘powerarc.exe.’ Read of address 00000000.
This error trying to delete some files in a zip compressed archive.
Downloaded the linked file. The problem seems not solved.
Using Windows Vista Ultimate.
This is not the same Access of voliation. Can you please upload some ZIP file you are having problems with…
By now I can’t upload because the zip contains confidential data. I’ve tried to delete a group of files. Now the error reported the violation at address: 0080F0F8.
If I can reproduce the error with a dummy test file I’ll upload. If you need I can upload the screenshots.
i moved this issue to its own thread…
I’ve also tried version 10.10.10. Now the error reported for the violation is at address: 0080F190.
We couldn’t reproduce this error without this specific ZIP. If you ever want to send us privatly this specific ZIP we can agree special ftp account for you but until then, nothing will be changed - probably for 10.2.
we need to be able to reproduce it, without that, we can not fix the issue. So please find a way to send it over to us or create example file that also gives an AV…
Ok, I’m quite near to produce a “safe” test file. You have to know, as previously said, that the file which I used for test has inside a lot of sensitive data. Now I’m trying to manipulate it for deleting the data but keeping the structure. The file that now I have has the same problem but I have to purge more details before I can send it to you. The file in every case will be not published to everyone but only sent to you as confidential data. I hope to produce the test file before weekend.
sounds good, send it over to support via support form so it is not posted on the forums… thanks!
Ok, I’ve to open a support ticket and wait for the ftp details (as Ivan said)? I’ve seen the support form but I can’t find where upload a file…
just send us support question via support form and we will give you more info from there…
Support request sent. Have a nice day.
The issue should be fixed in next update.
please check with latest internal release:
and let us know if it works properly now.
Seems fixed now :-)