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)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
No warning for wrong passwords?
I’m using the latest beta (11.50.30) and I found that when extracting password protected rar files if a wrong password is entered it will not give you any warning at all. Instead it seems to extract the file successfully but the destination folder will end up being empty.
I tried the same file with the 7zip program to make sure it wasn’t just a problem with the file, and it correctly gave a wrong password warning and quit rather than trying to extract the file anyway.
thanks, we will check it out…
Beta 2 is out, please check it out via web update or download page. Thanks!
problem still occurs in beta 2 with rar files.
strange thing is…winrar does exactly the same thing…
it will issue you with a warning but it still creates the empty folders as PA does.
I get a “wrong password” warning but not second prompt to enter password.
ok here’s what I found after further testing…
if I’m trying to extract a rar file that hasn’t used the ‘encrypt file names’ option in winrar then I get a created empty folder as reported above.
furthermore the only way to get a correct result is to open the file with PA and NOT use the shell extensions option to extract it…using the shell extensions always gives me an empty folder.
open the file with PA and then it seems to work correctly provided of course the rar file has used the encrypted file option.
phew! hope that makes sense…lol
how are you extracting through shell?
I’m just using the normal PA shell ‘extract to’ options
I updated to Beta 2 but I’m afraid the problem is not fixed. It still does not give any warning at all if a wrong password is entered for protected rar files. It appears to successfully extract the file, even though nothing is really extracted at all. This happens with both the shell extension and from running the program. I’m using XP by the way.
Please check beta 3 via web update or download page and let us know if this issue has been fixed… thank you!
I now get a warning that the password is incorrect in beta 3 but it still creates an empty folder with more empty folders in it but obviously no files…I don’t see the logic in it doing this to be honest.
if the password is incorrect it should just either close or give you another attempt at the password surely ?
it needs to extract files before it knows if password is wrong or not… when you say empty folder, what exactly do you mean?
it creates a folder based on the name of the zip file but there aren’t any files in it because of the incorrect password…wouldn’t it then be better if this was the case to then delete the empty folder?
if the zip file contains many folders then it creates them as well within the original folder but again without any files/content.
I just can’t see the logic in it leaving you with the empty folder…just my opinion anyway.
it is not that simple, it does not know if some files were extracted and some were not… it doesnt know if folder is empty.
well you guys are the experts…it’s something we’ll have to live with then…:)
Actually the situation is following. Folders and empty folders too are “stored” with no password protection. Hence, they are extracted same as other non-protected files would be extracted even if you enter wrong password after all those files are extracted.
can I assume it’s all to do with the ‘makeup’ of how winrar creates it’s encrypted files?
when I use the same encryption method in PA (PAE) it at least removes the ‘empty’ folder after an incorrect password has been used.