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)
Zip and zipx
In the drop down list for “format” or “profile” there is an option for zip, but not zipx.
I want a different profile for zip than for zipx.
But I don’t seem to be able to really have one. Within the compression profile, I have zip set to NOT encrypt and zipx to encrypt.
But I am having the same trouble I had before: I drop a file on a zipx archive where every other file is encrypted, every time I have to choose to encrypt it.
This MOSTLY didn’t happen before I tried upgrading to rc1 you posted. It always happens now.
And it doesn’t seem to happen if I set ZIP to always encrypt. But I don’t want ZIP to always encrypt.
Maybe there is something simple I am missing, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what.
so if i read correctly, if there is zipx profile, your encrypt d&d last setting is not remembered, but for zip, it is remembered?
I did a complete uninstall and reinstall, and that solved THIS problem. sorry.
But FTP (with any form of encryption) no longer works within the PA window OR from the shell.
Maybe there is so setting I am missing?
BTW, what prompted me to do the uninstall, was I noticed that the Registry entry is no longer PowerArchiver but PowerArchiverInt.
But I just unloaded from the non-international version.
they are all international now, so it is easier to download and install.
we found an issue in main PA with explicit TLS/SSL, so we will take care of that and lets see if that helps your issue as well.
I await the next version.