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)
There is a CRC error on file-Rar container
I have been using PowerArc since 8.00. With the change in activation codes I procrastinated until now (Because it was working perfectly) to update from 9.26 to 10.01 last week. I could not get it to work. Today I ran Update, so I’m running 10.10.10 now. I primarily work with large Rar files and small zips.
Whenever I click on a file in an Archive, it says “There is a CRC error on file: D:\WinTemp_PA###\filename.ext” Volume … And it always lists the last rar file in the set. Continue Yes/No. (Of course it will say the actual temp file number and file name which changes each time.) And when its done, it leave partial directory names in the same directory as the rar files.
I can still do a right-click, extract here, or a extract full to xxx, or partial. It seems to be the Preview process I am having trouble with.
I have worked with these same files previously with 9.26 no problems. The files have par2 files and are confirmed still good.
Edit: And… I haven’t looked too hard at the queue function yet, but if I open 2 instances of Powerarc, I get a low GDI Resource warning from Norton System Doctor. I used to be able to run 8 to 10 instances before I got that warning in the past.
are you using classic or modern view?
I am not sure we changed this from past behaviour (opening files inside of MV rars), but we will check it out and let you know.
p.s. you got new codes, right?
I’m using Classic, Explorer style. I tried switching to modern, and the first set worked perfectly. But the same set tried again gave me the same error.
I don’t know if any of this will help; I am opening the Rars and Zips from Windows Explorer. I tried disabling Queue and Quick launch, no difference. The upgrade picked up all the configuration settings from my previous version except the “Default Checkout Directory” which defaulted to c:\program files\ instead of the Windows temp directory, which I have set to D:\wintemp rather than c:\windows\temp. This is System wide, not just for PA. When I launch PA the first time after a reboot, I now receive a warning that GDI resources are down to 9% with one instance open THE FIRST time. Subsequent rar opens do not generate this warning, but GDI resources remain a little low at about 53% with PA closed and 23%-28% when its open. Both times I ran the Installer, it told me I was missing two components, but it would only download the 2nd item, GDI 1.0 something I believe. I am running Win98SE on a fully patched (With the new Unofficial Windows 98SE Update Patches) system with 1gig of Mem configured down to 980 megs. Multiple EIDE drives, some over 250GB for a total of 1.2TB on a total of 8 volumes, nVidia video, Avira Antivirus, AMD Athlon 2.4ghz, Asus A7N8X Mobo.
I did re-receive the new codes. The date on the 10.01 install file is 04/03/2007, so I must have done it then. If you’re looking for my Registration, it is under this same email address. For a while, you guys were sending me the Beta versions to try.
I ran into the same problem today. Using most current version, modern skin, explorer view. I was dragging and dropping and had a problem. Right clicking on the archive and saying extract here gave me no problems.
Well, I was hoping this was some “standard” issue. Please don’t spend any more time on this, since I’m using an obsolete OS, and I have a non-standard Windows temp file configuration. I’ve reinstalled 9.26 and it’s working great. Feel free to delete this thread. Thank You.
we will check it out for next release… thanks