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: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 11:24:11 -0600

Christine Anameier wrote:

> Richard Combs wrote:
> > 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!
> I believe you can get a dual-pane view of ZIP files in WinXP's Explorer
> by clicking the Folders button in the toolbar. <snip>

Thanks, but that's not what I mean by "dual-pane view." OK, it's two panes
(folder tree on left, contents of selected folder on right); maybe I should
have said "quad-pane view." :-)

Remember the Win3.1 File Manager? In the upper half, you could display one
location (say, C:\My Documents), and in the lower half, you could display
another location (say, M:\departmentdocs). PowerDesk lets you do that.

Explorer doesn't. To compare two different directories (or easily drag/drop,
etc.), you have to open two instances of Explorer and arrange the windows. A
step backward, if you ask me.


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


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