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.
Unsolved Files blocked due to emergency stop on compression
scenario : started explorer shell ‘compress xxxx to .pa’. / interrupted the process (forced) and started ‘compress xxxx to .zip’.
result : Impossible to delete the created .temp and partial .pa file…
Checked MS Task manager : no trace of PA.
Started PA and closed : still same result…
Conflict due to forced interrupt caused by user or no foreseen prog scenario by PA ?
remark : through PA Dashboard the interruption caused no problems. Stopped the cancelling (does it works?) and forced with task manager the exit of PA and the files can be deleted.
hmmmm, tried it here and cancelling the PA file creation cancels it immediately and the PA archive that was being created disappears(properly)
Tried it on a larger file as well and same behavior happened.
How large is the file you are compressing and are you using version .92?
@mili One detail I forgot : I also interrupted the Cancel process of PA !!
As nothing seems to happen in cancel process (only speed decrease), I closed the process using the “X” MS standard.
(on .92 - x86 :-( .
(76 mb - 58% completed - after cancel proc > 4 minutes, closed by X process)
The compress happens at a logical speed for my x86 but the Cancel beats all time records, reason why I forced it to stop… can you simulate this on your x86 machine ?
hey, thanks for the details! Just tried this on an x86 machine.
Compressing 2 files, together at 365mbs, into a PA format, click Cancel at 60% of compression and then click NO at confirmation screen and the progress window disappears in a few seconds and the PA file is deleted immediately. And this is a rather slow x86 machne.
Is there Anti Virus software that could be slowing it down and/or throwing the “File in use” error?
@mili aaah, I simulated your simulation. Indeed with a compress interrupt of ‘FILES’ no problem. Everything disappears indeed after a few seconds.
But can you select a FOLDER (containing subfolders) : curious about your results then…
@pirrbe if you cancel via task manager, then file could stay locked, depending on luck… because you forced quit PA.exe, it can not release the file. I assume there is no powerarc.exe left in task manager? Then restart would “solve” the issue.
Mili will try reproducing the folder cancel issue.