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Deleting Files from a WinZip File

To delete files from a WinZip® file:

If you are using the WinZip ribbon

  • Select entries in the main WinZip window, right click on any selected file, and click Delete from the shortcut menu. WinZip will display one of two confirmation windows, depending on which view you are using.
    • Default view: WinZip will ask for confirmation that you want to delete the selected files/folders.
    • Classic view: The Delete window will open and you can then choose to Delete all files and folders in the Zip file or Delete only the selected files and folders in the Zip file.
  • If you decide that you do not want to delete the files after having done the above, close WinZip or click Close in the Application menu, then click Don't Save in the confirmation window. Note that any other changes you have made since the last save will also be discarded.

If you are using the legacy toolbar

  • Select entries in the main WinZip window, right click any selected file, and click Delete from the shortcut menu. WinZip will display one of two confirmation dialogs, depending on which view you are using.
    •  All Files (WinZip Style) view: The Delete window will open and you can then choose to delete Delete all files and folders in the Zip file or Delete only the selected files and folders in the Zip file.
    • Files by Folder (Explorer Style) view: WinZip will ask for confirmation that you want to delete the selected files/folders.
  • You can also choose Delete from the Actions menu after selecting items.
  • If you are using the "All Files (WinZip Style)" view, you can delete the entire archive by choosing All files/folders in archive in the Delete window and then clicking Delete.
  • If you decide that you do not want to delete the files after having done the above, close WinZip or click Close Archive in the File menu then click Don't Save in the confirmation window. Note that any other changes you have made since the last save will also be discarded.