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 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
PA not using current folder as temp as it should
There are 2 settings in PA configuration options:
Miscellaneous > Speed > Use current folder as temp
Folders > Temp Location
These two settings seem to be contradicting each other because if you select to use current folder as temp, on the Temp Location field it won’t let you delete what’s in there and that setting overrides the speed setting. Extracting from H: drive to temp folder on C:, and then copying back to H: takes twice as long as if it just extracted to the current directory on H: and then renamed the file(s) if it needs to…
Speed settig is only used for compression I believe.
Best is to set temp folder to the drive you use the most for zipping/unzipping.
There are a lot of problems with overwriting files directly (not using temp), so that will not be used to save you from possible loss of data in specific situations. Better safe then sorry.
Which specific situations if I may ask? Wouldn’t confirm overwrite work? This should be the default behavior. For those of us who store data on many different drives, having a forced Temp dir setting is really inconvenient.
if data is corrupted or extract is cancelled, you will lose your current files if they were being overwriten without an temp file.
Agreed. But this shouldn’t be an issue. Here is the flow chart:
1. User right-clicks archive file and selects “powerarchiver > extract here”
2. PA notices files or directories it’s about to extract already exist in current dir (I guess it scans archive and scans current dir and makes a comparison)
3. PA pops-up a prompt dialog confirming overwrite: Overwrite? Yes|No
4. If user selects ‘Yes’ then user is fine with current data being overwritten, if user selects ‘No’ then process aborts.
5. User notices that all extraction operations take half the time as they did when using a forced temp dir on a different hard drive and, feeling extremely pleased he recommends PA to all his friends stating that the program has great support and works really fast. :D
Seriously though, this is really quite simple and is the default behavior for so many programs, any time a user is about to overwrite something there is always a confirmation popup dialog first. It’s Windows, it was designed to be idiot-proof. Let’s not add 100% time overhead to the process in the interest of idiot-proofing it even more.
By the way, what is the current behavior for if a file about to be extracted already exists in the current dir? First it copies the file to the other drive where Temp folder is, then it copies the file back to the current dir (all the while hard drives getting quite a workout…), notices that the file already exists, and pops up an overwrite confirmation dialog at that point? Then can’t we just eliminate all the time-consuming copying? Thank you for your time.
problem is that when you dont have temp folder, you might exract bad file and it will overwrite good file. There is no way around that.
only problem comes when you have different temp drive and destination drive. If you have everything on the same drive, it is moved over…