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.
There are 2 files in that gnupg directory that I’m not sure the purpose
of. I know private keys are stored in a directory called
private-keys-v1.d and public keys are stored in pubring.kbx.
I have a file called PAPubring.gpg (111 bytes) and PAsecring.gpg (113
bytes) I’m guessing they are too small to be holding anything but just
curious to what they are.
Are these part of PowerArchiver?? They are not part of GNUPG nor any of the associated programs (GPG4Win and Enigmail)
The files belong to PowerArchiver, which contains support for OpenPGP encrypted files.
PAPubring.gpg holds the public key ring, PAsecring.gpg your secret keys.
They are compatible (and correspond) to the GnuPG 1.x key ring format.
I’m not really sure if they are “empty” and you need to manage them completely via PowerArchiver key management or if they are synched with your GnuPG key rings if you start using PowerArchiver OpenPGP encryption features.
I played around with the PowerArchiver features and decided to stay with my GnuPG tools, a few years ago.
Thanks… After combing through the GNUPG docs and not finding anything I suspected they belonged to PA. What is odd is that I have not created nor imported any keys into PA yet.
I would think (hope) you don’t have to manage them separately as having separate keyrings could lead to problems. Hopefully someone from PA can chime in on this?