AnyZip offers you the convenience of using more than one way to
create a new archive. These include creation through drag-and-drop, through the Windows Explorer and Wizard driven creation, the last of which
requires AnyZip to be open for creating the archive. These methods
of creating a new archive are all discussed in this section.
Creation through Drag-and-Drop
AnyZip supports standard Windows drag-and-drop
features for creation of a new archive file. This allows you to
create an archive without going through the steps in the Wizard
driven creation or having to open AnyZip. It is a quick and easy
method of creating an archive file.
For doing this, you first need to
have the AnyZip Main Window open. With the application open, resize
the AnyZip window to a reasonable size, which allows you to view
the window alongside the source directory. Drag-and-Drop the file
to be added to the archive directly into the AnyZip empty window.
In the Archive Path field of the resultant Add to Archive
window, enter the name of the archive file and click on OK.
You can also drag-and-drop multiple
files into the archive. In order to select more than one file either
Select All using the Windows shortcut or use the Ctrl+Select option
to highlight and include only a limited number of files from a folder
in an archive.
Figure: Archive Path field
You can configure the remaining options
in this screen as well. These are described in detail under the
Add option of the Action Menu, which can be accessed by clicking
Creation through Windows Explorer
AnyZip also allows you to create archive
files directly from the Windows Explorer. In order to do this you
are required to enable the AnyZip Explorer Integration Options,
details of which can be found here.
In order to create a new archive from
the Windows Explorer, select all the files that need to be included
in the archive. With the files selected, right click to bring up
the AnyZip Menu, either in the main menu or as a sub-menu, as shown
Figure: Creation through Explorer
You can now choose any one of the
three options listed here to create a new archive file. The options
[Add to Archive]: When you
select this option, a new archive is created after you specify the
name of the archive file, in the Add to Archive window that is displayed.
[Add to AnyZip.zip]: AnyZip
defaults the name of the archive based on the location of the files
when you attempt to create an archive using this option. Please
note that AnyZip.zip is only shown due to the fact that these files
are in a directory named AnyZip, and it is not the default value.
[Compress and email AnyZip.zip]: In
addition to creating the archive file, you can also send it by email.
When you select this option, AnyZip automatically creates a new
mail with the archive file as an attachment. For more details on
emailing archives, please click here
You can use AnyZip Wizard or menu
command [File | New Archive] to create a new archive. Click here for more information.