option allows you to add files to an existing archive. Please note
that prior to using this function you should have an existing archive
file open. When you click on the Add option, the Open window
is displayed. This window allows you to select the files that you
want to add to the archive.
Figure: Select Files
for adding to archive
From this screen you can select the
file(s) you wish to add to the current archive.
Once a file is selected, the Add
to Archive window is displayed:
Figure: Add to Archive
The above screen has the following
This field displays the path and the
location of the archive to which the file is to be added. The location
of the archive can either be entered manually or selected using
the icon displayed next to this field. Clicking the icon displays
the Save As window from where the preferred location for
the archive can be selected.
Figure: Save As Window
The Action option allows you to define
what you want to do with the files in the current archive.
Figure: Add Archive Actions
The actions that can be performed
The archives can be stored in different
formats. The default format is ZIP. The Archive Format allows you
to choose the format in which the archive needs to be stored.
Figure: Archive Formats
Figure: Compression Options
This field allows you to select the
degree of compression of a file added to the archive. AnyZip uses
the default option to create an archive file which adequately compresses
its contents to ensure faster access. Please note that as you increase
the Compression, the size of the archive file so created will be
smaller. However, this will also mean that opening the archive file
will take longer.
While the Best Speed and No
Compression options will cause the Zip file to be larger but
with quick access to its contents, the Best Compression option
will result in a smaller zip file which will take longer to create
Split to volumes
This option is useful if you would
like to copy the zip files that you are creating to another machine
using floppy disk drives. If the number of files is large and the
resultant zip files are likely to be above a certain size (for example,
larger than 1.44 MB), you can either specify a maximum size for
each resulting zip file. Alternately you can allow AnyZip to use
its default options by selecting the Auto-Detect option provided.
Figure: Split to Volume Option
It is unchecked by default. This means
that AnyZip will create a new archive without making provision for
splitting it across more than one disk or storage unit. Further
details on creating an archive split across more than one storage
unit or disk can be read by clicking here.
Preserve File Path
Check this option to ensure that when
files are extracted form an archive file, they are restored to the
same directory path from which they were initially added to the
archive. This option is very useful if you are creating an archive
file from a directory with one or more levels of sub-directories.
When this is checked, the entire path from where the file was added
to the archive is stored on the archive and the extraction will
ensure that files are extracted to the folder/directory they were
initially added from. As you can see from the screenshot provided
below, this option is defaulted by the application to ensure that
the full path information is retained. Hence, even if you have chosen
not to activate this option, it is assumed that your preference
is for retaining the full path.
Figure: Preserve File Path Option
Figure: Archive file Filters
AnyZip allows you to specify filters
while adding files to an archive. AnyZip has five filtering options
which can be used either jointly or individually i.e. they are not
mutually exclusive. These are described below:
Include System and Hidden Files
Some folders/directories on your computer
might contain hidden files. These are files which are required for
proper operation of your computer and which are not user-editable.
When you select this option, AnyZip will include such files while
creating the archive file.
Apply filters to folder names
By default all the filters that you
specify are only applicable to files within the folder or location
from where the archive file is being created. However, selecting
this option ensures that the filters also apply to all folders which
meet the specified filtering option. This option is normally used
in conjunction with the Include or Exclude options on this screen
and will not affect the creation of the archive file by itself.
Case Sensitive Filters
If you want AnyZip to make distinction
between files based on how they are named i.e. In lower case or
UPPER CASE, this option should be checked. When this option is checked,
AnyZip treats a file named TEST as being different from a
file named Test or test. This option is also normally
used with the Include or Exclude filters available on this screen.
This option helps you select specific
files or file types that need to be included while creating the
archive file. For example, if you were to type *.txt in this box,
AnyZip will ensure that all files having the TXT extension in the
main folders and any included sub-folders are included while creating
More than one file type can be included
in the archive using this option. In order to do so, the file types
can be entered one after the other with each file type followed
by a comma, as shown here:
Figure: Archive file Filters
The Include filter specified above
will ensure that all files with the TXT or DLL extensions will be
included in the archive file that is created through this process.
The Exclude filter allows you to specify
what types of files from the source folder are to be ignored while
adding files to the archive. As in the case of the Include option
this filter also allows you to specify more than one file type while
adding files to the archive. As shown in the above example, while
adding files to the archive, AnyZip will exclude all files having
an EXE extension.