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)
Span attempt yields error: "Some files were in use and were skipped"
I tired to create a spanned archive of a 24GB .tib file, which was generated with ‘Acronis True Image Home 10’ backup software. PowerArchiver gives me the error, “Some files were in use and were skipped.”
I can’t imagine what app would be ‘using’ that file. Is there maybe something else about the file that PowerArchiver doesn’t like (i.e. size, type)? I want to break/split it into pieces to burn to DVD.
Thanks for your help.
Windows Vista Home Premium
try using 7zip - it might be that file is actually in use, and zip engine will not compress it in that case while 7zip will.
of course, use very low compression on 7z for speed.
Thanks for the reply! I took your advice and tried 7z. There must be something special about that filetype, because I get the same error when I try to archive any of them. But, at least I finally figured out how to get True Image, which generates the .tib files, to split them.
One thing to mention have you tried the 7zip file manager in case its pa that has the problems jusyt so we can check if it is pa and rule that out.
… have you tried the 7zip file manager …
What is that?
At this point I suspect something is happening between Vista and/or ‘Acronis True Image Home 10’ software and the file, because I am also having trouble burning the file to DVD. I get ‘file in use’ type errors.
did you try restarting your computer?
Yes, I did try after restarting the computer. PA gives me this message:
“Some files were in use and skipped.”
Acronis True Image Home 10 does keep a regular check in the background just like a virus checker!
Depending on your settings I think there might be something to disable background monitoring “have a look if you can” for example is the backup timed to run at the start or shutdown of every session? if thats the case Acronis may cause a conflict with accessing current archives.
Possible solution would be to delete your current settings for backing up and create a new backup profile to run on command? also does your back up amend current archives? or does it create new archives for the date and time?
Actually, I don’t have any backups scheduled. I like to do backups after shutting down Windows and using the Acronis rescue disc (or whatever it is called).
I don’t have backups scheduled either, but I still have the “Acronis Scheduler2 Service” service running. It’s possible that it might be interfering with your PA somehow.
I stopped the service “Acronis Scheduler2 Service”, and also the process tree “TrueImageMonitor.exe”. I tried again to split the file, but got the same message. ;-( I’ll ask the True Image people if there are other things I should stop as well. Thanks alot for your help!