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)
PowerArchiver Queue made worse
Just installed 2021 v20.00.63
Now, when I add to queue, with or without using always use queue.
The powerarc starter opens up in notification bar.
and that’s it, no matter how many files I add to queue, no compression will start.
I also cannot double click or right click the icon.
If i end task for this, and disable queuing, compression works fine, just that I have to manually start individual tasks.
it’s quite ironic that you guys took whole year to fix one issue, in this versions, which completely broke the queuing feature.
Did you guys test it before releasing?
tested, working fine in the tests here.
provide details, how are you adding them?
how many files?
Thank You for your Kind and prompt Response to my threat.
Please find Details Here:
It the video when you started PASTARTER you just saw the total CPU usage go up and assumed it was PASTARTER using the CPU. Why didn’t you check?
Also it looked like there was an operation in the queue already so when you started PASTARTER it would have immediately started the operation and therefore used CPU.
I have reported the inability to cancel at least twice before. They don’t do anything about it.
I think you did not notice properly, PAStarter was using 2444something KB of ram
no other Powerarchiver process was running.
and compression does not take only 20% of CPU, it takes 100% of CPU(I did not tick low priority compression)
No RAM was being used, actually, compression takes up all the ram that is available
No Temporary Files are created.
No Progress Dialog Box, if compression starts, there’s always a dialog box that shows progress and it comes on top
Also, it’s a bug which you did not refer on another post created by another user where PAStarter is using CPU for no reason.
For me it’s 20%, for this guy, maybe due to his old PC it’s 100%
And most of all, I want to right click on PAStarter icon and click on Show queue, why can’t I?
Also downloaded from:
but the file that got installed is 62, not 63
There are in numerous amount of bugs with the software that I can list, I already have, they just refuse to do anything about it.
It’s not that they refuse to do anything about it, if they cannot replicate the issue on their end, they cannot debug and fix the issue.
I have same problem with PAStarter:
- PAStarter takes 16~17% CPU usage when is running.
- Can’t click, right click or double click on PAStarter icon in systray.
- In Windows Explorer:
3.1. Try to compres a folder/file: i clicked with right mouse button on that folder/file and select PowerArchiver / Compress to “abc.zip” but nothing happened.
3.2. Try to extract file: i clicked with right mouse button on that file and select PowerArchiver / extract to “abc” folder. Folder abc is created, but no files extracted.
In Order to replicate the issue, you need to know how to use the product.
This lady here stated that she could not replicate the queue issue prior to this where some of the archives were unprocessed and ignored, how come they fixed it now?
it was common and happening with everyone, I even did clean install of OS and App directly from 2021 final, still was facing this issue.
And okay, Why can I still not save the exe, pdf PNG filter and dictionary size tickmark under advanced when using PA as format, in any profile?
Why can I not remove the default profile and make a new profile as default?
Why can I not use Advanced option for PA compression under multi archive compression?
It’s all in plain sight, there’s no difficulty in replicating the issue
I resolved the issue.
How to reproduce(it is my assumption):
Install the older version of PA 2021 than this, the one that came before x.x.62
run it once, then install the current version.
PA queue & PASTARTER will get bugged.
I got the issue resolved as I had to reinstall OS which has resolved the queue issue for me.
this is the same reason mili was not able to replicate the issue, because she runs a fresh environment for all testing.