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)
Standard or Pro version
A little while back I upgraded to the Pro version.
PowerArchiver reported a new version and I had it installed.
When checking the ‘About’ box, there is no word of ‘Pro’ or so, it is ‘just’ PowerArchiver 2009.
Then I checked the website. Both Standard and Pro are listed there, with different prices.
When clicking on ‘Download’, the following page lists the standard(??) version only.
A bit confusing…
Maybe the About-box shows no difference?
(No matter PRO or STD)
How to get hold of a Pro-version?
PowerArchiver installation package has Pro and Std versions. Features avaiable for you depend of the license key you enter. If you can see burning tools in the PowerArchiver this means you have the Pro version.
Hello to you Serhiy,
I am afraid the website is not clear on that matter.
Think that this shd at least be mentioned on the downloadpage.
So dumb people like me will not be searching for a PRO version to download… :-)
That aside, ever after entering the PRO code, the about box still shows “PowerArchiver 2009” only,
whereas I wud expect ‘PRO’ wud be mentioned.
i agree, it should be something on the website.
But don’t you see the “PowerArchiver 2009 Professional” title of the main window?
Here is how it should be:
Yep, I am sorry for the confusion. :o
It is indeed mentioned, but I have to confess I did not look thére, but only in the ‘About’-box.
I agree with wulffra - the information should also be in the About Box. That’s where I went (and pretty much always go) when I want full details on the version (both build and licensing-wise) of software installed on a machine