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)
Add and Replace?
The Add and Replace option when dragging and dropping files into an archive (.zip archive), adds the files but deletes what it was there before the drag and drop action.
Does not matter what I configure, or what buttons I do enable and/or disable, it always happens, when I open the same archive with Winrar (a zip archive!) and do the drag and drop I don’t have this problem at all, and, I did not have this problem with version 8.
Which format do you use?
Format? I’m not sure of your question but, if you’re asking me about which file format I am using during that drag and drop procedure, the format is: .zip. ;)
I tried a couple of my zip files and was able to drag files to it without any problems. I even changed the files to direct write to zip and it made no difference. The old files remained and the new files were added. I’m making the assumption that your file name is not the same as the one in the zip file.
w3androx, a “similar” problem was reported some time ago with an earlier version of PA.
As was requested there, can you provide more detailed information/examples?
exact version of PA (from help/about) - currently 9.11.01
PC operating system
Is Powerarchiver setup for Explorer View or Classic ?
Is the miscellaneous flag “use normal relative path” checked ?
Is the zip opened in Powerarchiver showing files in archive before you drag & drop, or are you dropping on the Zip file in windows explorer?
Which compression options are active (maximum, deflate64 etc.).
Does it happen with every zip file or just this specific one? Try using the file tutor.zip from PowerArchiver directory.
Anything else you think might be relevant.
Hello Terry: I think the only additional info I could provide is the PA version I’m using, 9.02.01, as of the rest, e.g., wheather I use Classic and/or Explorer view and any of the combinations about compression, and any other configuration combination, the problem happens.
With version 8 this problem was not present.
With Winrar I don’t have any problems, and Winrar can accept drag and dropped files whether the archive open receiving the files is a zip and/or a rar file.
I know with Power Archiver I cannot use the drag and drop action when the file open is a rar file, and that hasn’t been available in any PA version.
This doesn’t bother me, but actually I am using Winrar everyday, Winrar is saving the day, and I like PA so much that i am not ready to give it up!
Is it my destiny to live without Power Archiver?
Is it??? What will it be, what will it be? :(
Why are you using an older version of PA? You should upgrade to the latest which is 9.11. The reason you can’t drag & drop in RAR format is PA doesn’t support RAR compression, only decompressing RAR files. To the best of my knowledge, PA has never supported compressing in the RAR format, only the decompressing.
I have answered your email too the support as well few days ago :-).
Please update your version of PowerArchiver to the newest one (9.11.01). This issue was fixed few months ago. It is really not that hard to update PowerArchiver once updates are available, that is exactly why we do all the hard work of releasing new versions 4-5 times per year :-).
Is it my destiny to live without Power Archiver?
Only if you don’t keep up to date (if you encounter a problem).
With Winrar I don’t have any problems…
You not really trying ;)
" I love Angelina Jolie! "
Whoa, a little bit more information than I asked for … unless you are archiving her photos. If so, care to provide some examples of the archives you are working with … just for testing - honest.