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)
Sorry if I missed the answer somewhere else.
I find several behaviors using encrypted files a bit odd. So I think I must be overlooking something.
I have an archive containing encrypted files. I want to add a single encrypted file. It seems there is no single (or even two-step) way to do that. Rather than just being able to encrypt the added file, PA creates an entirely new archive.
I have a related problem if I want to delete a single file from that archive, I don’t seem to be able to do it, at least if it is pae file.
Is that correct?
PAE is just an container format… create zip and then encrypt it with PAE. PA will transparently handle zip inside next time you open PAE file.
You can also use ZIP or 7zip AES encryption, it is as secure.
Happy New Year!
Suppose I have a file (X) I want to add to an encrypted archive (123).
While in Windows Explorer, I drag the file over the archive and release the mouse button. The add dialogue opens.
However, the default filename of the archive is X . . . not 123 – which I assumed it would be since I dragged X into the 123 archive.
I can rename the file to 123, and it will add and encrypt the individual file X as it should.
However, why should I have to rename it? It seems that the default filename should be 123 (since that is the name of the archive into which I dropped the file).
what is the format of encrypted archive? just pae? or?
Just encrypted zipx
What OS do you use? On Win7 64bit, i get proper filename in that box. You basically drag and drop file into zipx file?
Win7 32 bit.
I am dragging on dropping on the archive (and I see a “Copy” tip). I do not open the archive first.
for some reason it works fine here… it might be some specific setting used (we usually use defaults). Can someone else try it? It should be easy to reproduce.
must have been some quirk of the session.
It is fine.
Sorry for the bother.
np, i tried it on 5 computers, hoped it is not just me :)