Opening an Existing Archive


Opening an Existing Archive

To open an existing archive, select Open Archive from the WinZip® File pull-down menu. This activates the standard Open Archive dialog box. Then select the archive you want to open in the Open dialog box. Opening an archive is just like opening a document in Write or a spreadsheet in Excel; the only difference is that you open an archive instead of a document or spreadsheet. Use the combo box at the top to select the appropriate folder and click on the archive in the list below. Press the Open button when you have made your selection.

You can also click the Favorites button to see a list of files in your Favorite Zip Folders. To open an archive from this list, just double click its name.

To list self-extracting archives in the New and Open dialog boxes, select the "Archives and .exe files" entry in the Files of type combo box. Note: when self-extracting archives are listed in the open dialog box, all EXE files in the selected folder will be listed, even if they are not self-extracting archives. WinZip is not able to check whether a file is a self-extracting archive until it is opened.

See the section File Type Filters for details on the File Type filters in the Files of type combo box.