Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

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Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by jimvj » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:02 pm

I'm sure this topic is covered somewhere on your site, but I have not been able to find it.

I downloaded Zip32.dll and placed it in the .../xnview/plugins folder.
Info on plugins shows that Zip32.dll is recognized as "Zip Archive Encoder"
with copyright from Info-ZIP.

But when I double click on a zip archive in the browser, Xnview shows
the first file in the zip archive. I would like it to open the zip archive as
if it were a folder; which would then allow me to view any file in the archive.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by marsh » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:16 pm

Hello, try highlighting file in browser and pressing <F11>. Browser's fullscreen has different functions than viewer's.

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by jimvj » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:13 pm

Hi Marsh:
F11 does nothing when a zip or rar file is selected.

If I select a jpg file and hit F11, the image opens in fullscreen mode.

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by marsh » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:34 pm

jimvj wrote:Hi Marsh:
F11 does nothing when a zip or rar file is selected.

If I select a jpg file and hit F11, the image opens in fullscreen mode.

Thanks
ok, press <enter> to open archive, followed by <F11> on image. Then navigation will be possible from one image to another.
dlls should go in program's "AddOn" subdirectory (if using newest version).
Options>General>Keyboard/Mouse>Open Action>Archives [x]Open in XnView

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by jimvj » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:27 pm

Hi:

I moved the zip32.dll to Addons.
The options...Archives [x]Open in XnView is/was this way
I am using version 1.96.1 (May 13 2009)

I am using Vista Home Premium with a 64 bit Intel processor.
(I would guess that all 32 bit programs will run correctly on a 64
bit processor; though the reverse may not always be true.)

I still have not been able to get zip or rar files to be expanded
in XnView. Is this topic discussed somewhere in the Xnview
documentation?

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by marsh » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:05 pm

jimvj wrote: I moved the zip32.dll to Addons.
Compress and view are seperate downloads. The following is for viewing:
Contents of archive.zip, at http://www.xnview.com/en/addons.html
7z.dll
sqx20.dll
UNACEV2.DLL
unrar.dll
Unzip32.dll

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by jimvj » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:51 pm

Thanks.

One more question:
How do I setup XnView so archive files do not show up in the folder tree?

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by xnview » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:51 am

jimvj wrote: How do I setup XnView so archive files do not show up in the folder tree?
archive are shown in tree view???
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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by ckv » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:48 am

xnview wrote:
jimvj wrote: How do I setup XnView so archive files do not show up in the folder tree?
archive are shown in tree view???
Yes, in Windows Vista zip archives are shown in the folder tree. It's painfully slow when expanding a folder with bunch of zip files.

Option to disable this behavior (if it's even possible) would be nice.
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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by xnview » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:52 pm

ckv wrote:
xnview wrote:
jimvj wrote: How do I setup XnView so archive files do not show up in the folder tree?
archive are shown in tree view???
Yes, in Windows Vista zip archives are shown in the folder tree. It's painfully slow when expanding a folder with bunch of zip files.
Option to disable this behavior (if it's even possible) would be nice.
Hum, strange. I don't add zip in the treeview, so perhaps it's an option in windows explorer??
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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by XnTriq » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:15 am

  • Download deskew_sample.zip and put it into an empty folder.
  • Create a subdirectory and copy deskew_sample.zip there.
XnView v1.96.5 (top) & XnView MP v0.20 (bottom) @ Windows 2000 SP4:
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Is this a bug or a feature?

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by xnview » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:36 am

XnTriq wrote:Is this a bug or a feature?
On same pc?? You should have an extension in windows explorer for that...
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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by XnTriq » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:15 pm

xnview wrote:
XnTriq wrote:Is this a bug or a feature?
On same pc?? You should have an extension in windows explorer for that...
My screenshot shows XnView-win-full.zip & XnViewMP-win.zip on the same PC, and I don't have any extensions installed that would make Explorer treat archives like folders.

I've seen similar behavior of XnView v1.96 with some PowerPoint and Acrobat documents. It seems that PDFs/PPTs/ZIPs are identified as “JPEG based files”, if XnView finds a JFIF header at the beginning.

Tools » Options... » Browser » File List » Misc.:
  • [ ] Recognize only by extension
    Scan file headers in folders: [ Always ]

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by XnTriq » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:45 am

XnTriq wrote:I've seen similar behavior of XnView v1.96 with some PowerPoint and Acrobat documents. It seems that PDFs/PPTs/ZIPs are identified as “JPEG based files”, if XnView finds a JFIF header at the beginning.
Update: The images in a ZIP archive have to be uncompressed/stored for this “feature” to work.

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Re: Plugin for viewing zip and rar archives as folders

Post by ckv » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:34 pm

XnTriq wrote:Update: The images in a ZIP archive have to be uncompressed/stored for this “feature” to work.
I guess you also have unchecked the "Recognize only by extension" option.

XnView finds a jpeg file from the zip because the files are not compressed in the zip. So I guess it's an unintended feature made possible by other features... Kind of cool, actually. :)

Edit: Uh-oh, I just saw the configuration in your post below.

Also, this works without the unzip plug-in too.
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