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)
Viewing text files in .rar archives
I have a minor problem viewing text files in .rar archives.
Usually they show up fine in the preview window, but when I try to view the file in notepad or the internal viewer, it shows as blanks or dots.
Sometimes it works the first time I use the “Associated program” but not if I try to view the same file again.
After trying, even the preview windows shows only dots?
This happens with all kinds of supposed to be text files, .txt, .reg and so on.
Extracting the archive is no problem.
Using PA pro 11.03.04
I can’t reproduce this effect using rar files I create to test :confused:
Is it only with rar archives?
Did you create these rar archives yourself (what options used) or are they downloads (example url)?
P.S. What is your windows version?
So far it’s only with rar files I seen this.
It’s downloaded files only, I use zip normally.
Among others try the Language pack link here
Sorry about the indirect location of the file, haven’t kept the original.
I’m on Vista SP1.
OK. I can see the problem with the ReadMe.txt in that file!
Open in GUI
Preview active - displays OK
View (internal viewer) - Shows as dots
Close viewer - preview now shows dots.
- just changing font corrects the problem :confused:
So it’s not OS specific :cool:
Doesn’t seem to be any “strange characters” in the txt file.
Ok Terry, thanks for verifying the bug.
It’s just a little quirk as long it’s extracting correctly.
Hm, I have problems downloading this RAR archive… is there anywhere else we can try downloading it?
Sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an mail attachment, as it is to big to send to the forum.
this should be fixed in beta 1, please check it out and let us know… thanks!
Seems to be fixed in Beta1. The file displays fine for me. Tested the lang pack.
Same for me - had to re-download lang pack.
Preview and internal viewer both work now (PA 11.50.23).