option allows you to open existing archive files. When you click
on the Open archive option, the following screen is displayed. From
this screen you can select the location of the file you wish to
open, and also the type of file you want open, as shown in the screenshot
Figure: Open Archive Window
In addition to the types listed here
you can choose to open one of the other types using either the All
Zip Archives option above or the All files option in the
When you select one of the types,
the list of all files of that type is displayed and you can highlight
one of these and click on Open to view the archive file. In order
to view all files in the selected drive or directory, please select
the All files option; please note that this will also display
non-archive files which may not always open with AnyZip. The highlighted
file may also be double-clicked to open it.
In the above case, we select skyroads.zip.
When this archive is selected, the list of all files in the archive
is displayed in the main AnyZip window as shown below:
Figure: AnyZip Main Window
Accessing Recently Opened Archives:
For opening an archive file, you can
also select one from the list of recently used archives which are
listed in the File Menu towards the bottom, as shown in the screenshot
Figure: List of recently open archives
You can either select the last few
archives you worked with - or you can click on the More... option
to select other archive files on your computer. When you click the
More button, the Recently Opened Archives window is displayed:
Figure: List of opened archives
You can click on one of the archives
listed in this window to open it. The fields displayed in the main
window are as follows:
Figure: Archive Information
Archive: This field displays
the name of the archive file along with its extension.
Date: This field displays the
date on which you last opened an archive that is listed here.
Path: This field displays the
directory in which the archive is stored. This field is different
from the Path that is displayed in the AnyZip main window for a
file within an archive as it displays only the location of the archive
and not the target directory in case the files within the archive
You can click on any of the column
headers in the Recently Opened Archives window to sort the files
displayed there. This function is similar to the sort option available
in the AnyZip Main Window.
The other options available in this
Remove: Highlight any of the
files from among those listed and click on this button to remove
that file from the list of Recently Opened Archives. Select Yes
in the resultant AnyZip Window to confirm your selection.
Figure: Delete Selected Archive
Add to Favorites: Highlight
any of the files from among those listed and click on this button
to include this archive file in your list of Favorites. Click here
for an explanation of the Favorites feature within AnyZip. When
you click this button, a message is displayed to confirm the addition
of this file to your list of Favorites.
Options: Click on this button
to define the number of files to be displayed in the list of Recently
Opened Archives. In order to display an unlimited number of files
in this list, please select 0 as the number of files - please note
that this is the default option.
Figure: Recent File List Options
Open: Highlight any of the
archive files in the list of Recently Opened Archives and click
on this button to open the selected archive file. This will return
you to the AnyZip Main Window with a listing of all the files within
Close: Click on this button
to close the Recently Opened Archives window and return to the AnyZip
As the screenshot below shows, after
an archive file is opened, all the other menus within the File Menu
are now available for you to perform actions on archive files.
Figure: Functions available for