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)
Trying to update from 2010 to 2011, or delete 2010 and fresh install of 2011 the same thing happens.
Installation progress hangs, there is some disk activity but no progress on bar
Using 64 bit vista premium sp2 :(
Any help pls
you cant uninstall PA 2010 either?
Seems like something is wrong with Windows Installer then…
You can use this Windows Installer CleanUp Utility which will help you get rid of the previous version and allow you to install the new 2011 version
Download it here;
Once installed, please run it and find PoweArchiver listed in the list of programs, click Remove.
That will get rid of the previous installation and you’ll be able to install the 2011 version.
I have uninstalled 2010 successfully then tried to instal PA 2011 it still hangs. I tried windows installer clean up but there was no sign of either PA 2010 or 2011.
I have reinstalled PA 2010 and it installed and works OK. But 2011 will still not instal.
now that you have installed PA 2010, what happens when you try to uninstall? Can it uninstall OK?
maybe your downloaded installer is corrupted, did you try downloading it again?
PA 2010 installs and uninstalls ok.
Have tried updating 2010 to 2011 using the update option in 2010, it downloads the file and starts the installation but freezes. I have uninstalled 2010 completely then downloaded 2011 from PA web site and tried to install it but it still freezes. I have tried installing other programmes and they install ok so I dont think its anything to do with the windows installer.
how about an anti - virus program?
Do you have one running at the time of installation?
If so, try completely disabling it during installation to see if it helps.
I have avg 9 internet security. I disabled the resident shield and tried to install PA 2011 but the same thing still happens.
Please try killing the AVG completely as even though you disable the shield within the program, it may still be operating. This has happened in the past with some users as well.
Try killing the EXE in Task Manager and lets see if that helps.
also, if you can take a screenshot of when it actually hangs and send it over;
support at conexware dot com