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)
Solved Open with... broken for filenames with spaces
Hi, long-time user of PowerArchiver here.
I noticed that some time ago the “Open with…” functionality broke for files with spaces in the name. Tested with latest PA2017 (64bit) on Win7.
The issue is that the argument isn’t passed as a single string to tools, so for instance trying to file “My Text File.txt” using “Open with…” a tool located at C:\Program Files\Tool\My_Tool.exe will try to open the following files:
Basically, the file name needs to be enclosed in double quotes for this to not happen, so tools are called “%TOOL_LOCATION%” “FILE_LOCATION%”, e.g. “C:\Program Files\Tool\My_Tool.exe” “%TEMP%_PAnnn\My Text File.txt”
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for the details.
I’ve attempted the “Open With” function on file with spaces.txt and it opened properly in notepad.
Which Tool are you using so that we may test with it and also, are you getting an error message when attempting to use the “open with” function on filenames with spaces and mentioned tool?
Also, which format are the archives in? I have tested with .zip and .pa
Let us know and we will look into it.
Notepad is a bad test case, as it by default attempts to open multiple command line arguments as a single file.
I personally experience the problem with applications that allow multiple files to be put on command line. Notepad++ will actually guess, so not a good test case. I notice this with 010 Editor (a hex editor) when I examine zipped binaries that have spaces in their names.
I tested .zip and .7z and both had the same issues. I doubt it’s related to the file format as this seems purely a PowerArchiver UI/logic issue.
For testing you can replicate the issue with the following batch file and zip file:
I just noticed that the error does not occur when initially selecting “Open with…” --> “Choose Program…” – probably because Windows handles the arguments correctly. The error only occurs when using the shortcut that is generated afterwards directly in the “Open with…” menu.
Initially, “Open with…” --> “Choose Program…” will show the correct and expected result:
Using the generated shortcut it will show that the argument was not enclosed in double quotes:
This should illustrate the bug enough to reproduce and hopefully fit it.
many many thanks for the details @FreakRob
we have reproduced and have logged the issue in.
we appreciate the assistance!
@FreakRob Thank you for your report. Please check latest release:
It should work now. Please let us know. Thank you!
@spwolf I just tried it and it works. Many thanks!
@FreakRob thanks a lot. 2 more bugs and free license or extension, just a reminder!