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.
Solved Issue with advanced option in compression profiles
I guess that there is a bug or at least an issue, with default advanced options when compressing using context menu.
If I go to Context Menu -> PowerArchiver -> Compress with options, you can see I have set the Profile to “Strong”, and Method is set to “Optimize Strong”.
But if I switch to the tab “Advanced Options”, I see on “Entropy model” the value of “lzma (fast)”, but it should be according to the description “lzmarec (strong)”. Also Analysis limit optimization should be set to 273, Zstd compression to 24, zlib level to 9. Remember that profile is the to Extreme.
@nikkho yes, so right now, advanced options is only when you set custom compression method, not optimized… with optimized very long codec chains are used with multiple different codecs used for different extensions. Right now we have at least 10+ different compression steps with its own codec chains used to improve compression for specific sets of files.
But thanks to nudge from you, we are looking into enabling chaning at least main codec params which in this case would be plzma4.
@nikkho you can now set advanced options for optimized modes, just check the checkbox next to the option:
Options also preset for your selected strength. Keep in mind that if changing C, set it to 4x dictionary level (C is chunk size for mt thread)