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)
Disappearing explorer window and file details
PA 2009 Pro beta 4
I can only (consistently) produce this bug with the preview window on and Preview Mode set to Always or Smart.
I open an archive and when it has opened the explorer window disappears and the files lose all details except for their icons. See screenshot.
It doesn’t happen if I have the Preview mode disabled or if I don’t use the preview window.
what kind of archive are you opening? I cant reproduce it here, it might have something to do with what file you have open - did you try it on some other files?
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They are PAE zip files, all my backups.
Tried a normal zip file and that was fine.
Did some testing and noted the following behaviour.
If I just single click on the file and give time for the preview window to show what is in the archive, (let the progress bar fill up) then double click on the file to open it, things are fine.
If I immediately double click on the file in PA’s main window then this bug occurs every time.
thanks - will try with pae files
I have seen this problem as well, even with regular .zip files. I didn’t report yet because I had no reliable repro steps and because it had the look of something that might be cleared up by a reboot.
But, Luxor’s repro steps do the trick for me. There are times when the preview of a .zip file takes about 10 seconds, and if I double click on the .zip file in that window of time I get this behavior. When the .zip preview takes a long time to display, the opening of a .zip file also takes several seconds. Note that the delay might possibly be some issue with my computer since I notice that firefox seems to freeze for several seconds occasionally for no apparent reason.
It’s a bit more difficult to repro this problem again after the first instance because .zip previews (and opens) usually happen nearly instantly from then on.
Please try Beta 5, via web update. Let us know if this issue has been fixed.
Working well now. Fixed.