Full support for zip and rar files

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Re: Full support for zip and rar files

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Re: Full support for zip and rar files

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Really excited to see this happening at last!!!

EDIT: I got really excited to see this in the notes for 1.0 but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a setting I need to turn on? I am still just getting the archive files opening for editing in their respective programs (ie winzip, 7 zip, winrar) not viewable image folders.

EDIT 2: This work for .zip and .rar, but not for .cbr and .cbz (commonly used alternate extensions for comics) which still open as above. And some places use custom (like .pbzip) extensions as well that are just zip or rar for opening purposes. How can you tell XN view that these other extensions are also zip or rar?

EDIT 3: Found where to add these (under options->file list->? custom filter->archives) which seems to work most of the time but occasionally the items in the archive have no metadata and cant be scrolled?

EDIT 4: Files inside archives the have an em dash character in the file name can be opened, but show no metadata or file name inside XN view and cannot be scrolled. Not sure about other odd characters; this is just the one case I happened to find quickly.
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Re: Full support for zip and rar files

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osiris2258 wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 6:36 pm Really excited to see this happening at last!!!

EDIT: I got really excited to see this in the notes for 1.0 but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a setting I need to turn on? I am still just getting the archive files opening for editing in their respective programs (ie winzip, 7 zip, winrar) not viewable image folders. ...
Thank you for your positive feedback and your suggestions and bug reports, osiris2258. Looks like there's still quite some room for improvement. Would you mind placing individual posts, either in the "MP - Bug reports" forum or in the "Suggestions" forum? This would make dealing the individual issues more easy.