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)
No Zipx File Created
I just downloaded the version 14.02.03 Power Archiver 2013 for evaluation.
I created a backup of some files, about 400g worth of data.
The log file says backup is starting, compressing, and then done at the end, however no .zipx file is ever created.
If I make a backup file of just a few items a .zipx file is created. Is there a max size, or what am I doing wrong?
most obvious would be lack of space or permissions? Or maybe AV interfering?
I have tried several times, now I also turned off Antivirus, still same problem.
I have a 3TB USB 3.0 drive with 2.7TB free, so no problem with space. I have no errors in my Event Viewer, and I running on a 8GB, AMD machine.
It seems smaller backups work fine, however as soon as I get up to, I don’t know something over 100 GB it doesn’t make a zip file. If I create a bunch of smaller backups, it seems to be ok, however I don’t think I should have to create a bunch of smaller backups, or do I?
My log file shows this
Backup Done. F:\LukeData\BackupLuke\LukesBackup-2014-01-28-09-50-36.zipx
Backup Done. –- 01/28/14 11:27:14
However no zipx file is created. Should I not at least get an error if nothing is created, or is there some way to create the zipx file and ADD files to it during the backup process, w/o creating the entire zipx file at one time?
At first I thought it might be certain file types, so I broke out my document data from my mp3 data and each backedup ok, however when I combined no file is created at all, which is why I am thinking it must have something todo with the size of the data.
I tried doing a DVD span, which if I understand correctly, it should be writing multiple 4.6GB size zip files? This does not work either.
Any ideas would be appreciated. I even uninstalled and reinstalled and same problem.
is the drive NTFS formatted? Thats whats needed for over 2GB single file size.
If it is, try different formats - for instance zip deflate… make sure you test with fastest speed option so you can test it faster.
It is NTFS formatted. I will try the other parameters and see what happens.
In the middle of this, I ended up rebuilding my entire computer w/new
hardware and software.
I just reinstalled the application, ran the backup, and it seems to have
worked. I have a 385 gig full backup sitting on my usb 3 drive.
Thanks for the help, I would say the issue is fixed.