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The Options Menu

The Options menu allows you to set many WinZip® options. The menu entries are:

  • Configuration activates the main WinZip Options dialog box. This dialog box controls most WinZip settings.
  • Reuse WinZip Windows determines whether a new window is opened when you start WinZip by double clicking in My Computer, Windows Explorer, or the desktop. When this entry is checked, an existing WinZip window is used. When this entry is not checked, a new WinZip window is created. One advantage to reusing WinZip windows is that double clicking acts the same as drag and drop, and you never accidentally wind up with multiple WinZip windows.
  • Save Settings on Exit determines whether your currently chosen configuration options are automatically saved when WinZip is closed.
  • Save Settings Now saves selected options immediately.
  • Set Installation Defaults sets many configuration options and folder names to the original installation defaults.

Note: in order to change some settings using WinZip's Configuration dialog, you will need administrative privileges. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right click on the WinZip shortcut on the Desktop and choose Run as administrator. This operation allows you to gain administrative privileges by elevating your user rights via the User Account Control dialog.