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)
"don't extract pathnames" in shell extraction doesn't work
The option “don’t exract pathnames” in the “extract to…” dialouge via shell doesn’t work.
When I have an archive that has stored pathnames in it and I want to extract the archive without pathnames PA still extract the archive with pathnames.
It happens with .rar and cab. files. Zip and .7zip files extract correctly.
When I extract via main PA and check the option “don’t extract pathnames” then it works for .rar and .cab files but doesn’t via shell.
I have just noticed that when I extract via main PA with this option that PA extracts the files without pathname but he creates an empty folder with the name of the folders that are in the archive.
Please try with final pre-release version:
And let us know if this has been improved right away.
In main PA he now doesn’t create empty folders.
But via shell it’s the same problem as before. It only doesn’t work for .cab and .rar files.
did you restart your computer for new shell extensions to be installed? thanks
Yes, I did. I also deinstalled PA and then reinstalled it.
The shell extension bug will be fixed.
I just tried extracting form main and creating empty folders worked fine for RAR files. I think extracting empty folders doesn’t work for CAB because CAB cannot save empty folders.