As noted in the release notes of Akeeba Backup 4.6.0, you can no longer use eXtract Wizard to extract JPS archives created by Akeeba Backup 4.6.0 or later, Akeeba Backup for WordPress 1.7.0 or later and Akeeba Solo 1.7.0 or later.
If you're wondering why, we made some important changes in the cryptography of JPS archives to make them more resistant to cryptanalysis. These changes have affected how the encryption key is applied to the raw data, a change eXtract Wizard is unaware of. As we had announced all the way back in 2012 we no longer maintain eXtract Wizard so these changes will not be applied to it.
We recommend that our clients use Kickstart to extract the backup archive. You just need a local, PHP-capable web server such as MAMP, XAMP or WAMPserver. You do NOT need to fully restore a site to extract it! Once you get to the point where Kickstart asks you to run the restoration script just close Kickstart's tab and delete kickstart.php and the archive. Do remember that, as Kickstart informs you every single time you run it, KICKSTART ONLY EXTRACTS THE BACKUP ARCHIVE, IT DOES NOT –REPEAT: NOT– RESTORE THE SITE.
Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
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