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)
Another possible tar/gz/tgz problem
I tried opening a .tgz file in PA 12.00.41 via a webpage link directly, and I get a folder named “COROUTINE-1.0.tgz-1.tar” with no contents. However, if I download the file first instead of opening it directly, PA can open and deal with the file no problem.
The webpage is: http://www.akira.ruc.dk/~keld/research/COROUTINE/
I’m not sure if this is really a problem with PA, something to do with how the link is setup on the webpage, a problem with Firefox 3.6.17, or just a problem on my system.
I thought I’d mention it here just in case, but if it’s not something that can or should be addressed by PA, please just ignore the post.
coroutines are cool, used in our engines :-)
Maybe this coroutine library will help squash a bug in PA, without even having to use them in your code!
(Though I hope its just something with the link or Firefox).
it is indeed due to the naming in Firefox… It is actually server configuration problem, but I do believe that other browsers try to fix them on the fly.
We will see if we can do anything about it… In Chrome it works fine, and in IE it renames it even worse.
one idea would be for power archiver to download the file in the background to a special temp folder for this purpose and once you close the archive to delete it.