PowerArchiver hangs when 7z compressing files named in the form: *.zip.???



  • When 7z compressing a file that has a double file extension where the first extension is “zip”, PowerArchiver v14.06.01 will hang.

    Steps to reproduce:

    • In Window Explorer rename a random file to: myfile.zip.remove
    • Right click on the file and select “Compress to myfile.zip.7z”
    • PowerArchiver will hang while compressing the file.

    Compression to .zip will work, only to .7z will hang.

    I discovered this because the directory I was archiving had a .zip file with a 2nd extension. It had a second extension to send it by e-mail since for example gmail will not allow attaching “.zip” files but it allows “.zip.remove” files.

    It is of course rare to have a file named “*.zip.???” and easily circumvented by renaming the file again, but I wanted you to know anyway as it took me a while to figure out which file in my directory was causing the problem.

    Robert


  • Alpha Testers

    Confirmed, causes “Not Responding” to occur to PA’s process!
    Dam… need to reboot!!!


  • conexware

    cool find, thank you!



  • @ckit:

    Dam… need to reboot!!!

    No need to reboot :), you can kill the PowerArchiver process with the Task Manager too.
    Thanks for confirming 🆒


  • Alpha Testers

    @robert2098:

    No need to reboot :), you can kill the PowerArchiver process with the Task Manager too.
    Thanks for confirming 🆒

    It messed up my “dwm.exe” process after trying to kill PA’s process.
    DWM is like Windows Explorer, that gets messed up and it’s reboot time!


 

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