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)
How delete PA2011 file type extensions
I just installed PA2011 onto my new computer running Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64 bit).
At installation, I allowed PA to install and take over its suggested file extension associations. I have now noticed that it has added over 400 file extensions in 4 categories to my file types extension list (and indexing options list) that I will seldom if ever use.
I would like to dis-associate PA from these file type extensions and then completely remove them from my file types listing to clean it up.
The file type extensions in questions show as:
- .001 to .099
- .r01 to .r99
- .z01 to .z99
- .zx00 to .zx99
Can someone pls tell my which PA 2011 File Format groups are associated with these 400 file type extensions, how do I dis-associate PA from them, and finally how do I delete them from the Windows 7 file type extension list. (I don’t see a delete button as in Windows XP).
Do the PA associations and file types go away if the program is uninstalled? If so, Would it be easiest to uninstall the program then reinstall the program with those File Format groups unchecked? (Note I still need to know what those groups are to uncheck them).
I’ve replied to this question through the support ticket you sent, let us know if you have any further questions. :)
those are zip and rar extensions.
Thanks and sorry, I was unaware that the forum and technical were inter-connected and I am looking for all ideas.
I wrote back to Mili for more clarifications.
Can you be more specific as to exactly which of the PA File Formats check blocks relates to each of the 4 file extension groupings that I have shown (ie: what do I uncheck to dis-associate the first extension group, the second, etc)?