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Moving file from one encrypted archive to another


  • Banned

    Questions.

    1. Sometimes I want to move a single file from one archive to another.

    This seems to work just fine with D&D.

    But the problem arises if both files are encrypted AND the passwords are different . . .

    When I try to do this a dialogue box opens wanting to know the password.

    I ASSUMED it first wanted the password from the archive FROM WHICH I was dragging the file. But I have had a mess working on that assumption.

    Am I mistaken?

    I am having, too, what I take to be a related problem.

    Suppose I want to update a file (call it file ‘A’) in an encrypted archive by ADDING a single file (call it ‘B’) from another archive.

    PA doesn’t seem to know what to do.

    Among other things, I do NOT get the dialogue box wanting to know if I want to update file A (even though I have that box checked in the configuration settings).

    Am I trying to do just what cannot be done? Or I am botching my execution?


  • conexware

    This is how I tested

    Archive A and Archive B, both encrypted with different passwords.

    1.Move file from Archive A into Archive B
    2. PA asks for password from Archive A, enter correct password
    3. D&D dialog comes up as it should, selected my desired settings, click OK and file was added properly.


  • Banned

    Sorry I was unclear. There is a second element of my problem.

    First, you didn’t mention when I get the request for a PW for B archive (the 2nd archive).

    There is a second element of my problem.

    I am not JUST adding the file. I am opening a file in B – which opens after I enter the relevant pw. Then I am adding a file from A to that open file (the 2nd file is a portfolio.

    I should then get a dialogue asking me if I want to update the resultant file in B. I do not get said dialogue, and it doesn’t add the file.

    I am not sure this explanation is much clearer. If so, not to worry.

    I have a more lengthy workaround.


  • conexware

    I would recommend that we name things correctly so we don’t confuse them.
    Let’s refer to an Archive as Archive and a file that’s inside an archive, File.

    Given that, I would need some clarification as to what this part means and how it is related to the report in the first post;

    “I am not JUST adding the file. I am opening a file in B – which opens after I enter the relevant pw. Then I am adding a file from A to that open file (the 2nd file is a portfolio.”

    Thanks!


  • conexware

    Moreover, how do you update a file inside an archive by adding a file to that file?


  • Banned

    @Mili:

    Moreover, how do you update a file inside an archive by adding a file to that file?

    You could do that with almost any file, but I mainly do it with a PDF portfolio. With a PDF portfolio, you can just drag a file into it. If I am NOT dragging it from another encrypted archive PA correctly asks if I want the FILE within the 2nd Archive updated.

    Seems as if (a) I cannot explain this clearly enough, and (b) it probably cannot do what I want done, so I will stick with the workaround. Sorry for the bother.


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