Re: ZIP File Manager

Subject: Re: ZIP File Manager
From: "Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- voyanttech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 13:37:22 -0600

Jeff Hanvey wrote:

> Does anyone know of a good file manager with integrated zip support? I'd
> like to have something that will treat ZIPs like a folder, let me do a
> search for certain file types, and delete those files. Short of extracting
> all the files, I'm at a loss - and I have been googling all morning,
> downloading candidates, and rejecting them...

You don't say what platform and OS you're on. If you're on some flavor of
Windows, try PowerDesk ( It's very flexible and
feature-rich. It has full ZIP support and view/extract support for about any
other kind of archive (ARC, GZ, TAR, etc.

You can view the contents of a ZIP file as if it were a directory,
copy/paste, drag/drop, select using a filespec (e.g., *.backup.*), etc.
Context menu commands make it easy to create new ZIP files, delete selected
files from a ZIP, or extract selected files.

WinXP's Explorer also lets you treat ZIP files like directories. But it
still doesn't have what I consider an essential feature in a file manager --
a dual-pane view!


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Voyant Technologies, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT voyanttechDOTcom
rgcombs AT freeDASHmarketDOTnet


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