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)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
Best formats, recovery, etc.
I continue to have trouble identifying the best overall format.
There are four main issues (and several subsidiary ones) I see:
- speed of compression
- degree of compression
- speed of extraction
- likelihood of corruption and the ability to repair corrupt files
I realize 1-3 depend in part of the type of file, the size of the files, and the number of files. Still, it would be nice to PA were to do an annual test that you posted online showing the strengths and weaknesses of each format.
I have not paid enough attention to 4. According to web sources (not always dependable) RAR formats include a recovery record that other formats do not. Is this correct? If so, is that not a compelling reason to use RAR for especially important data? If so, can you add RAR to the PBS options?
Or, as a way around it, perhaps you could add an option that would create 2-3 versions of a file automatically so that we could be sure compressed vital files were safe. So, click a button on a compressed file and PA tests it, and then makes a converted copy in a different format.
You can not have speed and compression strength at the same time - it is like slider between speed and compression strenght. I suggest using ZIP as it is faster.
If there was an error during compression, then PA would show the error.
In my case, I may need compression more than brute speed since I move my files between work and home via a remote server. So a smaller file uploads faster.
Always an error message? Using all formats, or just zip?