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)
Adding a file and a directory fails?
Hello PowerArchiver team,
I am now trying the program. I am using the latest version (10.11.01).
I noticed a behavior that I don’t know if it is a bug or intended. I think it is problematic.
Here it is:
I created a new, empty ZIP archive.
Then I opened a folder (in Windows Explorer) named ‘Foo’.
This folder contains two folders and one file:
1. When dragging the empty folder to the PowerArchiver window, it is not added.
2. When dragging the empty folder and the non-empty folder, only the non-empty folder is added.
3. When dragging the file and another folder together (empty or non-empy), only the file is added.
As I see it, all three behaviors are problematic, while the third one is a fault.
Another thing I think you should change is that when dragging a single folder or adding it via the Add dialog box, the content of the folder is added, but not the folder itself. I think it is makes more sense to add the folder and it’s content, just as it being done when selecting more than one folder at a time.
Please let me know what you think. I’ll he happy to give more information if you need it.
thanks for the info - we will check it out.
OK, sure. I’ll come back to see what you came up with
Can you confirm that this is indeed a problem?
And another small suggestion:
Why not implement the go back/go forward option for zip files to?
we are looking at it right now
3. should be fixed.
2. You need to enable “normal relative path” option in configuration> misc. for this to work as you intend it. Let me know if it works properly then.
1. You can not just add empty folder without any files to zip archive currently. There has to be an file being added or it doesnt work.
I hope that helps.
Thanks for the answer. I hope you will fix what need to be fixed. I also want to add that imho, the program should also support adding empty folders, unless the format does not allow it (which I find hard to believe).
And I’ll check the option you where referring to. It seems to be exactly what I meant.
BTW, I just bought a license.
I also want to add that imho, the program should also support adding empty folders, unless the format does not allow it (which I find hard to believe).
I believe that this is the case for Zip files (that the format does not support empty folders). My understanding is that the Zip format contains files with no hierarchy, just a filename that may include a full or partial path. The display of files in folders by utilities like PA is something they generate by getting all the files names and building a directory structure from the list of paths.
Therefore, there is no way for the zip directory to have a path without at least one file to go with it. This may or might not apply to other archive formats.
it is problem of the engine (not format), since it does not allow for no files to be added (it thinks it is an error)… rest of mwb’s explanation is correct.
i think this will be improved for PA 2008.