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)
View file/PAE password problem
I just installed 10.21.12 and have discovered a problem with my pae files. I have a few pae encrypted files containing text files with sensitive data in them. In the past I would open the pae files, enter the password, then use the built in viewer to look at the text file without extracting it. With 10.21.12, the file comes up in the viewer, but is blank. When I extract the text file, the contents are there, so at least I have a workaround, but it would be nice if the old behavior returned :).
Can anyone confirm this?
thanks - we will check it out…
Just reproduced the problem using a .txt file, zipping it then encrypting and it works fine. Let us know if you used another format other than .zip and/or give us more details about the problem.
I don’t recall the steps I used to create my pae files originally, but here are the steps I can now use to reproduce my problem:
1. Create a text file
2. Right-click the .txt file and select ‘Compress with options…’ from the PA context menu.
3. When the panel appears, select ‘Zip Encryption’ type of PK AES-256 bit (I don’t think the type matters) and set a password. Click on ‘Add’ to create the zip file.
4. Open the zip file and select Encrypt from the PA menu and write out the pae file.
5. Delete any left over .txt or zip files used to create the pae file.
6. Open the pae file (should be prompted for password) and enter password.
7. Right-click on text file name in PA and select View… (select internal viewer).
When I do the above, the text file shows up in the internal viewer as blank.