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)
Unsolved Compress to ZIP ignores option "Use normal relative path". (when using PA Queue)
In PA 2016 was OK, but in PA 2017 is option “Option / Configuration / Miscellaneous / General / Use normal relative path” ignored for compressing ZIP archives.
Actually im using 2017.01.04 x64 on Win10 Pro.
My folder/file structure to compress:
When i check that option (ON) and compress “firstDir”, then i expect that structure in archive include root “firstDir”:
I tried ZIP, 7Z and PA formats, and all was good, as i expected.
But when i uncheck that option (OFF) and try to compress “firstDir”, then i expect structure without root “firstDir”. I want only “second*” and deeper levels.
7Z and PA formats are OK, but ZIP ignores that option and compress data with “firstDir”. Result archive is same as if option was checked (ON).
I guess its a bug in ZIP compression. Folder/file structure should be same for all formats.
Can someone verify this and tell me if im right or wrong? Thanks.
Seems to work right to me.
With “Use Normal Relative Path” unchecked if I right click folder1 and choose compress to folder1.zip, the files in folder are added to the archive without “folder1” before them.
Am I misunderstanding?
(I’m using PA 17.01.04 on WIndows 7 x64)
How are you compressing the Zip?
Right click on root folder and “Compress to Zip” or another method?
We will test using the same method and compare folder structures inside to make sure it’s working properly.
Thanks for the report
I try it again and problem is, that im using PA queue, with “Always use Queue” ON.
When i disable queue (“Always use Queue” OFF), result is same as you tested, that means OK.
With queue enabled (“Always use Queue” ON), right click (in Total Commander, Windows Explorer,…) on folder “firstDir” and use “Compress to firstDir.zip”, then archive contains that folder and it should not be.
Sorry for not-so-exact description before.
@dogm ah, it is Queue…good to know. I believe it will be reworked completely for PA 2018, lets see how that works then.
@dogm I have added this bug for to the list of things for Queue in PA 2018.