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)
PA2012 Beta 1 Bug: Shell Extension Sub-Menu
Here’s another bug that’s still in PA2012, hopefully it can get fixed. I’ve been seeing this for years across multiple systems and clean Windows/PA installs and PA versions.
Summary: When the right mouse button is used to drag an archive, the context menu is wrong and seems to ignore some of the submenu settings.
I’m attaching pictures of my context menu extraction settings, then screenshots of right-drag context menus for archives in both 32 and 64 bit file managers. I used Explorer++ for these screens, but XYplorer (x86), xplorer2 (x64), and Windows Explorer (x64) all display the same behavior.
This is all on Windows 7 Pro x64.
yep! still logged in our system from March of last year.
gonna add these screenshots to it as well, let’s see what the dev team can do.
obviously nobody bumped it hard enough before :-)
this should have been fixed?
No change in 13.00.22. The registry options (Option_n_ and Submenu_n_) seem to be set, but my shell extension menus look exactly the same.
tl;dr version: 32-bit shell extension seems to work fine. 64-bit shell extension still not, seems to have not been updated.
Here’s current behaviors I’ve noticed in 13.00.24 running on Win 7 x64:
pashlext.dll has an mtime of 2012-06-23 11:38
pashlext64.dll has an mtime of 2012-06-14 12:16 (manually extracted from installer to double check)
In an x86 file manager right drag context menu seems to be fixed.
In an x64 file manager right drag context menu is still wrong – my configured commands do not show up in the submenu.
For .cab and .7z archives, PA is showing the “Create Self-extracting archive” entry in the main context menu even though the “Make SFX” option is hidden altogether. The “Make SFX” entry does not show up for .zip files (or .rar, but the option indicates that they should not be affected anyway). If “Make SFX” is configured to show on the submenu, then the menu option shows up in the submenu as configured. This only occurs in an x64 file manager, not in an x86 file manager.
In both x86 and x64 file managers, the right drag context menu always shows an “Extract…” entry for .zip files (seen in image in OP). This is actually coming from Explorer’s native .zip handling. Can PA be configured to disable that? I’m not actually interested in Explorer’s zip file handling since I’ve installed PA, and I can’t imagine most of your other users are either. :) I apologize if I sent any devs or testers on a wild goose chase trying to figure out where that menu entry was coming from.
Reproduced the issue with Make Exe and have logged it in, thanks for that!
For the right click issue in x64 shell, basically the issue here is that the PA 2012 submenu does not appear when right click options appear after right click and drag?
Just want to double check and make sure.
That’s correct. The correct options show up, just in the wrong place.
Got word from the dev team that they’ll do their best to get it fixed on the next release
please check PA 2012 13.00.25 via Patchbeam and see if it works better now… thanks!
OMG YAY! It’s all fixed!
x86 and x64 shellexts seem to be bahaving properly. There’s also no more “Create Self-extracting archive” option showing up when “Make SFX” is hidden too!