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)
Unmounting Virtual Drive
Unmounting a virtual drive used to be almost instant. Lately, it has taken a few seconds (win 7 32 bit). One has to wait until all the notifications have gone (yes, those saying that the unmount has been successful :confused::)) until one can delete the image that had been mounted. Trying before that moment results in a delete failure as the file (image) is still in use. Using RC5.
Which method are you using to unmount?
Right-click, unmount. I have always used this method.
With kind regards
is it the same for you with all ISOs you try to unmount? no matter the size?
just tested some here, unmounted instantly.
Try and delete the ISO as soon as you believe it has unmounted. When I try to delete, it is after the blue “volume unmounted” notification has appeared. So the unmount may have appeared to be successful, but the ISO is STILL in use by PA - there is a PA icon in the taskbar until the ISO becomes deletable - which is when the blue notification goes. I can produce a video of my screen showing all of this should it help.
I would not have noticed this if I did not want to delete an ISO as soon as unmounting.
With kindest regards
Yes, tried it and was able to delete it immediately.
have you tried another ISO file? same issue?
since this has not been changed in a while, check what could influence that on your computer side.
@ Mili. Yes all ISOs affected.
@ spwolf. Will do.
Thanks to you both.