zip file integration... other archive types?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by ltwally, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. ltwally

    ltwally Guest

    Having the Windows Explorer be able to handle ZIP files like folders has
    been great. I am curious: does anyone know of any other "shell
    integration" software that would allow RAR, ACE, MSI, 7z, etc etc files
    be handled in this way, as well?

    ltwally, Nov 18, 2007
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  2. ltwally

    brink Guest

    Hi Itwally,

    Welcome to the forum. :party:

    The free program 7-Zip is a good one. After it is installed, click
    Tools and Options. You can then select all the different files you want
    it to handle.

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    brink, Nov 18, 2007
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  3. ltwally

    ltwally Guest

    I think you misunderstand what I mean. Both WinXP & WinVista have the
    ability to treat a standard zip file like a standard folder; Windows
    itself allows you to view the contents of a zip file from within the
    Windows Explorer. Files within are, to the user, treated as files
    within a normal folder/directory. The only way that you can even tell
    that it is a zip file that you're browsing within is the icon with the
    zipper instead of standard folder icon.

    I'm looking for a product that adds that same capability for other
    archive formats. What 7-Zip, and every other product that I'm familiar
    with, does is to add a context-menu. This is handy, but nowhere near as
    handy as having the Windows Explorer treat 7z (and other) archives like
    they were just another directory.

    Anyone know of a product that adds this capability to Windows? I would
    be curious if it is available for x86, though I am specifically looking
    for a Vista x64 capable addition.

    ltwally, Nov 23, 2007
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