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)
FAQ: PowerArchiver Anonymous usage statistics
What is it?
PowerArchiver Anonymous usage statistics was introduced with release PA 2010 11.50.
If you decide to enable anonymous usage statistics, information about how you use PowerArchiver will be sent back to ConeXware, Inc. This does not include any personal information, such as who you are or your email address, or any way we can indentify you. We will use this data to improve PowerArchiver - for example, we will see what kind of compression is being used and this will help us determine what to focus on next.
We currently have enough work for next 3 major versions planned, and people who send in their stats will help us determine priorities. So please, enable the option so we know better how to make PowerArchiver the best compression utility out there!
What does it send?
All PA reports in are numbers, which let us know what features are being used. At no time is any personal information (name, filenames, registration code, etc.) sent to us.
This is how the information is reported:
No words are ever sent, and users are never uniquely indentified and tracked. For example, if a user sends information in 10 times, the information will be stored into 10 different fields. We will not be able to identify that these 10 files are from the same user.Once again, these statistics cannot be used to identify any user and they will only be used by Conexware. The whole reporting system has been designed to help us improve PowerArchiver and so serve you better.
How to enable/disable it?
You can enable it or disable it by going to the Help> Web Update and checking/unchecking the option.
Where is the info stored?
Information is stored in your registry, in the following key:
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Nice idea spwolf, as part of any R&D this will be a valued and welcome tool in order to assist Powerarchiver maintain an already excellent customer service and in theory enable conexware to role out important fixes/patches faster with less impact to the end user.