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.
File size explosion
Compressing my iTunes library (in 7z file format) one file exploded in size and now I cannot extract it…
what happens when extracting? I dont think file itself is big, it just got wrong filesize….
It takes about 5 minutes to extract and after that nothing happens…
what version of PA did you use? thanks
PA version 10.10.10
weird… can you try compressing it again and seeing if it happens this time as well?
Sorry :( file already deleted… but with a bit of luck I can find it in an old backup.
I’ll try soon to recover and compress it alone in 7zip format.
Compressing the file alone: file size compressed is ok.
Compressing the whole directory: another file exploded in size…
Tried to extract the big file: extraction successful and right size of it (this time).
Tried version 10.10.13 and problem persists.
Please check with 10.11 release:
And let us know if it works fine.
Not fixed :-(
so now extraction works, just the size is wrong?
The extraction now works :)
After 5 minutes of extraction the file has been recovered. Thanks.
Recompressing the folder with 7zip the resulting file has inside one file exploded in size but not the same of the first time.
I totally forgot, but this was not a bug. When archives are solid there is no way to determine correct packed for each file because many files are respresented as single solid blocks. In this case this file is just part of one single block that has “this” packed size.
This is same for RAR and 7-ZIP solid archives - unfortunatelly there is no way to get packed size correctly.
But we are showing packed size because sometimes expert users can see which files are combined in same solid block. Also packed size is correct when archive is not solid.
Mmmm, I don’t remember to have chosen to do a solid one when I did the archive.
Do PA do solid archives when I select to compress a directory, in 7-zip format, with the right click menu?
Yes, by default, PA uses solid compression. The results with the solid compression are usually better when having similar types of files…