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The View Menu

The View menu allows you to change the way data is displayed in the WinZip® Legacy toolbar mode in Windows XP. The menu entries are:

  • All Files (WinZip Style): this option displays all the files in your Zip file in a flat view.
  • Files by Folder (Explorer Style): this option displays all the files and folders in your Zip file as they are stored. If your Zip file contains folder information, you will see the folder and then open the folder to see the files that are stored in that particular folder. This setting also works in conjunction with the Folders view setting.
  • Folders: this view adds an additional pane (Folders) to the list view section of the WinZip Classic window. Folders are displayed in the Folder (left) pane and the associated files within a folder are displayed in the List View (right) pane. This allows the contents of the Zip file to be viewed in a tree structure. Only available in the Files by Folder (Explorer Style) view.
  • Thumbnails: the pictures in a Zip file are displayed in thumbnails--smaller images.
  • Tiles: Zip file contents are displayed in a tiled view (Windows XP or later systems only).
  • Icons: Zip file contents are displayed as icons (Windows XP or later systems only).
  • List: the contents of the Zip file are displayed in a multi-column list.
  • Details: the contents of the Zip file are displayed with details about the files and folders.
  • Sort: lets you specify whether the list of files in the archive is sorted by Name, Type, Modified Date, Size, Compression Ratio, Packed Size, CRC, File Attributes, Path, Encrypted Status, or whether the original archive order should be used.
  • Note: you can also change the sort order by clicking on the appropriate portion of the main list box header. For example, click on the word "Date" in the header to sort by date. To reverse the sort order, click it again.
  • Up one level: display the contents of the folder one level back from the current folder. Only available in the Files by Folder (Explorer Style) view.
  • Comment: allows you to add or edit the Zip file comment.
  • Last Output: displays the results of the last WinZip operation.