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)
PA2009 Killed My DRGTODSC (Roxio9) Process
Sometimes I feel I’m the only guy on the planet who understands and uses DVD+RW media the way it was really meant: as a giant floppy disk (remember those?), or an instantly re-writable AND removable CD!
I still use Windows XP Pro and Roxio 9 (it still has the drag-to-disk (DRGTODSC.EXE) UDF packet writing function built-in) as it allows me to use the PowerArchiver backup function to write my backup files directly to a removable DVD+RW disk. I’ve used this type of backup process to replace old tape backup systems for a number of my clients and it has worked extremely well.
I’ve now upgraded my system to PA2009 and I’ve already run into two critical problems:
Although writing a backup file to my DVD+RW directly from PA2009 still works, copying a file from Windows to the same DVD+RW now uses the old Windows delayed CD/DVD (non-packet) writing process. So something is broken now. I’ll have to re-format my DVD+RW and see if it was just a coincidence.
An old date selection problem has reared its ugly head, but I’ll write this up in a different thread. (Instead of selecting files that have changed in the last 30 days, as I have specified, older files are still included in the backup and my backup files have ballooned).
This is also the first time I’ve actually turned on (but not used yet) the PA Queue feature. Could it be that this feature is interfering with my Roxio packet writing function?
Well, after re-formatting my DVD+RW I’ve turned off PA Starter (and thereby the PA Queue feature) and my Roxio drag-to-disc seems to be working again.
When I have time I’ll run a test to see if the PA Starter/Queue feature was the culprit. Hopefully not.
I dont see how can Starter influence your DVD drive, it has nothing to do with it… problem is that pocket burning is not mature, and problems like that happen with LiveFS.