Trouble unpacking .ZIP using Cyrillic letters in password

  • Verogirg

    Verogirg - 2014-01-30

    7-ZIP 9.20

    Got many .ZIP archives generated by PKWARE PKZIP25 console app.
    Each of them packed with a password that uses Cyrillic letters.

    pkzip25 & far(multiacrch) & winrar can unpack these with no trouble
    but 7-Zip can't

    people says it's because of PKWARE uses OEM charset for national symbols

    Is there any setting/parameter that I have to switch to make these .ZIP unpackable
    with cyrillic pass under Win32 GUI ????

  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2014-01-30

    pkzip25 probably uses Windows encoding.
    7-Zip uses OEM. Probably I tried to provide the compatibility with some another zip programs and previous versions of 7-Zip
    that used OEM encoding in past.

    There is no switch now to change that scheme.

  • Verogirg

    Verogirg - 2014-01-30

    Thanks for information

    Hope, some next release wil have an ability
    to start "second try" additional step with pass modyfied (OEMToAnsi-AnsiToOEM)
    in case of first try failed...


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