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Search, Select All, and Invert Selection

These three actions are available on the Search drop down menu in the Unzip/Share tab of an open Zip file (XP users will find them on the Actions menu).

  • Use the Search option to search for a particular file or set of files within the currently viewed folder or the entire Zip file and select them.
    Note: to select files from the "entire" Zip file, All files in Zip must be selected on the Show drop down menu of the View tab (XP users must be in the All Files (WinZip Style) view and would click Select Files on the Actions menu).
    • To select a particular file just enter the filename and click OK.
    • To select a set of files enter the applicable portion of the filename plus a wildcard and click OK.
  • The Select All entry selects all the files in the Zip file window.
  • Invert Selection deselects the currently selected files and selects the currently unselected files. Selected files can then be easily deleted, extracted, or viewed.

Using Search (Select Files in XP) and entering *.txt while showing All files in Zip will search the entire Zip file and select and return all files with a .txt extension to the top of the list.

Using Search (Select Files in XP) in a folder view and entering *.txt will search in the current folder and select and return all of the files with a .txt extension in the current folder to the top of the list.