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)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
Understand VSS with pst (and other) files
In the “smart handling” section of “miscellaneous” configuration settings, the user can disable, or set “smart” handling of files using VSS.
I assumed that “smart handling” means that it uses VSS when it needs it (when the file is open) and doesn’t use it when it doesn’t (the file is closed).
Apparently that is not what smart handling means, at least not on my system. VSS will not work with an open PST file unless I check “always use with pst files.”
But I don’t want to use VSS unless I must. So I don’t want to tell PA to ALWAYS use VSS with ANY files.
However, unless I do, I cannot compress an open pst file.
Does VSS work differently with pst files than with other files? Or will VSS only work if I specify that I must always use it each file type?
If so, what does “smart handling” mean? I am trying to understand.
This works very differently than other backup systems I have that work with VSS.
Smart handling means what you wrote it means, however with certain files, it can not detect smartly because they actually allow reading sometimes and up to certain level.
this is why you can use the filter to force it.
VSS is used for enterprise level backups usually, and they simply always use it. However since PA is different kind of utility, we cant do that as first init of Volume Shadow Copy Service can take anywhere from 8s to 1 minute, depending on the computer.