Add Files: The process of including files in an archive from
various directories on your computer - this step usually follows
the creation of a new archive and is required to be completed in
order to create a new archive.
Archive File: A file format
which allows you to compress and store a large number of files within
a single file. Archive files are of different formats and they can
be created with differing levels of compression based on whether
you need smaller archives or more quickly readable archives.
CAB: This is a compression
format used by Microsoft setup programs. Microsoft uses this format
to group and compress files that are required to install files required
for the Windows Operating System. CAB files can be opened using
Compression Ratio: When AnyZip
adds files to an archive it compresses the files based on either
its default values or user-specified options. Ratio indicates the
extent of compression of the file in relation to its original size.
Therefore, a 5 MB document, compressed to 3.5 MB will have a compression
ration of 30% i.e. (5-3.5) divided by 5. The Ratio field in the
AnyZip Main Window is used to indicate compression ratio of the
Context Menu: An AnyZip feature
which works when trying to perform actions on archive files from
within the Windows Explorer. The Context Menu ensures that the actions
you can perform on files are based on whether the file you are trying
to work with is an archive or any other type of file. This convenient
feature makes it easy to use AnyZip more effectively while creating,
reading or extracting from an archive.
CRC: Cyclic Redundancy Checksum.
This is derived based on the contents of a file within the archive
and is used by AnyZip to verify if the file being extracted has
been altered improperly, in which case extraction and other operations
cannot be performed.
Create Archive: A process by
which a new compressed file can be created. This requires files
to be added to it as a necessary final step of the creation process.
Explorer Integration: An AnyZip
feature which allows you to access AnyZip functionality from within
the Windows Explorer window without having to actually open the
application itself. Provides convenience while working with archive
and allows you to create, add, extract and email archive files.
Extract: A process by which
files within an archive can be downloaded to your computer for viewing
Favorites: A convenient AnyZip
option which allows you to identify important or frequently used
archive files. When an archive is added as a Favorite, it can be
opened without having to scroll through Windows folders. A simple
selection of the file from the Favorites folder is adequate to access
the archive file.
GZIP: This is a file format
which is normally used to store TAR files. It cannot contain more
than one file.
Infotip: Any AnyZip feature
which allows you to view the contents of an archive without having
to open the archive file.
Install Function: An AnyZip
features which allows you to launch install an application from
within an archive containing a Setup.EXE or Install.EXE file, without
the need to specifically launch the file yourself.
Keyboard Shortcut: Most AnyZip
functions can be accessed from the AnyZip Toolbar. In addition these
can also be launched from the AnyZip menus by scrolling down to
the required action. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to launch an action
within AnyZip without the need to click on the Tool Bar icons or
on individual menu items.
Multi-Volume Archive: Occasionally
you might be required to create an archive consisting of large files,
resulting in an archive which is larger than can be accommodated
on a single storage disk. Such archives can be created to span across
multiple storage disks and are known as multi-volume archives. They
are very useful if you need to transport the contents of a single
archive using storage media such as 1.44 MB floppy diskettes.
Packed Size: This field shows
the size of a file within an archive after the archive is created.
This is different from the actual size of a file within an archive.
It may vary based on the extent of compression that you require.
Please note that unless
Path: The location of a file
on your computer. This information is useful because it allows you
to easily organize and locate the files on your computer.
Preserve File Path: While adding
files to an archive you can choose this option. When you do so,
AnyZip stores the information related to the location from which
the file was added to the archive. This information is useful if
you would like to extract a file to a specific folder on your computer
without requiring the user to enter this information.
RAR: Applications such as Winrar
can be used to create RAR files. RAR is a compression format, and
the files within a RAR can be extracted or viewed using AnyZip.
Self-Extracting EXE: A self-extracting
EXE is an executable file. It is intended to allow you to distribute
an archive to users who may not have access to a compression software
like AnyZip. When the recipient opens a self-extracting EXE, all
the files in that are extracted to a specified folder.
Sort: The process of organizing
files within an archive. Files in an archive can be sorted based
on their names, file types, file sizes, compression ratios, original
Split to Volumes: You might
often be required to send an archive file to other users using an
external devices such as a floppy disk drive. If the archive file
is going to be large, you can ensure that AnyZip automatically restricts
the size of each file being added to the archive. In order to do
so, you can select this option and specify the size cap for each
file. When you specify this cap, AnyZip will create archive files
in such a way that they are all no more larger than the cap size
Status Bar: This is a display
field that shows information related to the number of files in the
archive, their combined size and compressed size. It is placed at
the bottom of the AnyZip main window. The Status Bar also displays
the readiness status of the archive file for user operation such
as extraction, addition of files and deletion of files.
TAR: The term TAR is derived
from Tape Archive. Unlike formats like ZIP, it is not a compression
format, but is instead a format for grouping files. It is typically
related to Unix based applications.
Wizard: This is a facility
within AnyZip that allows you to perform normal file related operations
within the application through a series of easy to use steps, Three
functions i.e. Create new archive, Update existing archive and Extract
files from an archive can be performed using the AnyZip Wizard function.