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)
PA 2009 Pro 11.00.55
Win XP SP3
I have a ZIP archive in which I keep files which are being edited elsewhere. I like to keep these up to date, and would normally use the Update or Freshen options. However, in both advanced and Basic add windows, I am offered only Add (and replace) and Move. This applies both to existing archives and new ones when I test this out.
I note also that if I wish to create a custom Profile for ZIP just to Update or Freshen, I am offered only Add or Move.
It occurred to me that Update/Freshen had for some reason been removed, but they are described in the current Help. I am NOT using the Modern Toolbar
there is some problem with that option - expect it back in b6/rc1
hm - let me restate - update and freshen will only update files you have in the zip already - it will not add other files you tried. Thats why we have Add and replace - which you could also name Add and Update or Add and Refresh :)
Thanks. I do appreciate that Freshen and Update have the effect of updating a file already in the archive provided that the parameters are identical i.e. it didn’t update if the original file was stored with no path but the “freshen-update” instruction asked to store the path,which added the same file with path alongside the existing file in the archive.
However, I pose this problem.
I have a zip archive containing a dozen Word files which I originally moved to the archive - they no longer exist in their original folder. They are stored without path.
I decide that one needs editing, so I extract it to a “dump” folder and alter it - thus changing the file date to today’s from one back in May and the size also. (Note-I have done this because I don’t want to edit the file direct from the archive as I have a number of alterations to make over the day).
I then want to update the file in the archive, so using advanced add I select the file (no path) and am offered Add (and Replace) or Move. I select Add. PA then processes the file, but the file in the archive remains the same (old date and size). I refresh the screen just in case, and then open the file with Word direct from the archive-to find that my edits are not there, which confirms that Add (and Replace) has not replaced the archive file with the external edited version. The same thing happens if I select Move.
You need to check RC1 - this issue should be fixed now (replacing files while add directly to zip option is checked)… thanks!
Thanks. Just downloaded and installed 11.00.65 which seems to have fixed this. Good work all.