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)
Error while writing to selected drive/media
just purchased PA2010 and am trying to burn an ISO image to a DVD using the image burner. PA2010 is installed on my laptop which has a removable DVD drive and I also have an external DVD burner (Plextor PX-755UF) attached.
PA seems to have problems detecting the drives internal or external in so far that PA does not list a drive as available if there is a blank CD/DVD inserted. The drive must be empty to be recognised.
If I start the Image Burner with empty drives I can selected a drive, select the image I want to burn, insert a blank CD/DVD and click the burn button. I immediately receive an error message: “There was an error while writing to selected drive/media. On the screen I can see the progress information box where the last entry is " Testing unit ready”
This happens regardless which drive I use. Any idea what I am doing wrong?
try download Virtual Drive drivers via Burner> Virtual Drive, and then let us know how it works.
It adds additional method of controlling the drive - SPTD, which is selectable in Config> Misc. screen, after installation.
Did as you requested. Even re-booted my laptop afterwards, …. no change.
Ok, so in Config> Misc, try manually selecting those other 2 methods… and if none work, please email us at support @ conexware dot com, and we will send you special logging burner application which will record errors so we can see whats going on there.
thanks a lot!