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Can I ask a quick WIndows XP question, please?

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
If I zip a folder up using WinZip, can I add to it after without having to unzip the folder again?

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
yes, you can zip up zip files.
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That's not what he's asking!

You can open the zip file and then drag items into the folder that you want to add them too (drag them onto the Winzip windows I mean).

You don't need to unzip the whole lot and then re-zip it up.

HTH.
#3
Xb0xGuru
yes, you can zip up zip files.


Sorry I don't get you - I want to zip a folder into .rar but would like to put more things in the same folder later, can I do that? Or will I have to extract the files again, first?

Thanks
#4
Same applies to .rar files
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black knight
That's not what he's asking!

You can open the zip file and then drag items into the folder that you want to add them too (drag them onto the Winzip windows I mean).

You don't need to unzip the whole lot and then re-zip it up.

HTH.


Mrs.Z
Sorry I don't get you - I want to zip a folder into .rar but would like to put more things in the same folder later, can I do that? Or will I have to extract the files again, first?

Thanks


Sorry, misread the question :oops:

Yes, you can drag and drop files into it, or open the application (WinRar) and then choose "Add Files..."
#6
Thanks very much.

[FONT="Arial Black"][COLOR="Red"]Mrs[/COLOR].Z[/FONT] :thumbsup:
#7
black knight
[B]That's not what he's asking![/B]

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#8
starsparkle2311
lol, it might have been quicker just to try it for yourself and see what happened:p


Are you crazy? That would involve independent thought, and not relying on a group of unknowns to advise on every little thing :whistling:
#9
Babbabooey;5473158
Are you crazy? That would involve independent thought, and not relying on a group of [COLOR=Blue]rude and obnoxious[/COLOR] unknowns to advise on every little thing :whistling:


+1
#10
starsparkle2311
lol, it might have been quicker just to try it for yourself and see what happened:p


Babbabooey
Are you crazy? That would involve independent thought, and not relying on a group of unknowns to advise on every little thing :whistling:


starsparkle2311
lol:p


Well thank you but the files I am zipping up are estimated to take 1hr 40 minutes to zip up so it WAS a damn sight quicker to ask on here :p

And the answerererers got some rep so good news all round :-D
#11
Mrs.Z
Sorry I don't get you - I want to zip a folder into .rar but would like to put more things in the same folder later, can I do that? Or will I have to extract the files again, first?


The contents of the folder are being copied into the rar file so once you've finished you've two entirely seperate sets of files, one lot in a folder and one lot in a rar file. Nothing you do to one will affect the other.

If you were asking whether you can add files to the rar file without recreating it then I'm not sure. Well I am, and you can do it but it may be recompressing the whole thing behind the scenes so it may take just as long as zipping up the whole folder again in the first place.

p.s. I don't think this question has got anything to do with Windows XP.

p.p.s. Winzip can create rar files now?
#12
EndlessWaves
The contents of the folder are being copied into the rar file so once you've finished you've two entirely seperate sets of files, one lot in a folder and one lot in a rar file. Nothing you do to one will affect the other.

If you were asking whether you can add files to the rar file without recreating it then I'm not sure. Well I am, and you can do it but it may be recompressing the whole thing behind the scenes so it may take just as long as zipping up the whole folder again in the first place.

p.s. I don't think this question has got anything to do with Windows XP.

p.p.s. Winzip can create rar files now?


LOL! I aint got a clue what I am talking about, just tryiong to free some space on my rather old 30gb laptop drive! :w00t:
#13
Mrs.Z
LOL! I aint got a clue what I am talking about, just tryiong to free some space on my rather old 30gb laptop drive! :w00t:


What he's saying is even though you can drag files into an archive, although it's a one step operation to just drag and drop, inside it might have to unpack/repack everything else inside first which means taking a lot longer than it really should.

It's just something to bear in mind should the operation take a little longer than expected!

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