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)
Extract exe files
Right now, I don’t have a file to test the below feature, so maybe PA supports it, maybe not, I honestly can’t tell.
Some time back I had this situation that I needed to extract an .exe (program) file.
I was recommended to use a tool named “Universal Extractor”.
On this forum I could fine 1 thread only.
I used UniExtractor at the time, but lateron I wondered as to whether PA could do the same.
At the time I just used the portable version of Universal Extractor, extracted the file and the thing was over and done with.
Can PA do it?
It seems to be a specific feature: checked WinRAR - it is not on their feature list.
Did not check any other tools.
All archivers can do it, but may support different files. Just right click on exe if you have PA installed, and you will get extract menu if that file is supported.
Well, frankly, I am not sure if ‘all’ archivers can do this extract .exe files that include setup files.
I had to do some digging and found the file that I had some issues with at the time.
Potplayer64.exe (potplayer is a media player)
For some reason it was recommended to extract the .exe
and it Universal Extractor was recommended.
However, I first gave WinRAR a try, that did not work.
With some shame I have to confess: I did not try PA, more or less assuming it would not be able to extract the .exe either, i.e. it would
get me an error, same as WinRAR.
Worked just fine in PA I assume?