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)
Compress with options
I just noticed yesterday that “Compress with Options” is missing from the shell, even though I have checked the config setting “Display ‘Compress with Options’ item.”
Maybe this was introduced in RC4. Or perhaps something made it disappear. If the latter, any ideas on how to get it back?
15 minutes later. I discovered that I have to have “Compress to Zip” turned on to get “Compress with Option”. But I don’t really want compress to Zip, just compress to ZIPX.
I can get around the problem by defining “Compress to Zip” as if it were “Compress to ZIPX.” But perhaps I shouldn’t have to.
8 minutes after that. I also get both FTP and Compress and FTP as options in the shell, even though there is only one option in the Shell Extensions configuration screen: “FTP it.”
currently (and since start of times), we have some options tied to other options…
basically so it would be easier to configure and less options to understand…
should we change this?
I understand the concern. You might swamp users with relatively trivial options. Perhaps this is one of those cases.
Two suggestions. (1) if you are going to pair options, you might want to find a way to let users know.
I also get both FTP and Compress and FTP as options in the
shell, even though there is only one option in the Shell
Extensions configuration screen: “FTP it.”
(2) I would propose changing this. Given where these options appear, seems any FTP always involves “Compress and FTP.” So why not just the shorter “FTP it”?
there is an difference:
- FTP It - sends any file to FTP, without compression
- Compress and FTP - compresses the file and then sends it to FTP.
So assumption was that if you wanted any of FTP options, you would want them both.
Perhaps that assumption holds for the majority of others. If so, then you should keep it the way it is.
Me? I have other programs for FTPing. So I would only use the compress and FTP.
And since I prefer a less cluttered list of options, I would rather have none, that one that I would never use.
But that they reflect some idiosyncratic preference.
Well, I don’t FTP so…
However, I do feel that having compress options tied to formats is no longer necessary, if for no other reason than ZIP is probably not the most used any more.
Comprees with options should be seperate.
So should the associate PA with formats prompt (it activates when PA is NOT associated with ZIP).
Maybe Gzip and Bzip without TAR (so can be used with single files)?