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 Shutdown Problems
Occasionally I am not able to shutdown PA. When I attempt to exit the application the archive that was open seems to be closed within the application but the application itself will not exit. I need to force the exit by killing the process.
I just figured out the cause of the problem today when I download a mailing list archive and opened using PA. I then double-clicked the text file inside, which launched TextPad (my text editor). I read the file and then did some other things. At some point I tired to close PA. The archive I opened seemed to close (the contents of the file disappeared from PA) but PA would not close. I was going to do my usual and kill the process when I thought about the text file I had opened in TextPad. I closed the file in TextPad but that did not allow me to shutdown PA. I then shutdown TextPad and then was able to shutdown PA.
I tried doing the same with MS Word 2000. I zipped a Word document and then opened the archive with PA. I then double-clicked the Word document and launched Word. I then tried to exit PA and it worked.
So it seems that TextPad is keeping a reference to the text file and is stopping PA from shutting down.
Is this something that can be fixed with PA or is it a TextPad problem?
What is the version of PA you are using? Check About window for exact version…
…I download a mailing list archive and opened using PA. I then double-clicked the text file inside, which launched TextPad (my text editor). I read the file and then did some other things. At some point I tired to close PA. The archive I opened seemed to close (the contents of the file disappeared from PA) but PA would not close. …I closed the file in TextPad but that did not allow me to shutdown PA. I then shutdown TextPad and then was able to shutdown PA.
Just tried this and it works OK for me (can close PA with Textpad open. In fact I can keep text file open in TextPad and still close PA.
PA 10.10.10 / Textpad 4.7.3 / Win XP SP2
Also no problems with
PA 10.10.10 / Textpad 5.0.3 / Win XP SP2
I am running XP SP2, TextPad 5.0.3 and PA 10.10.10.
I am thinking it may be time to rebuild my laptop. Little annoying things have been going on for quite a while. I usually rebuild once per year and it is well over a year now.