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Using the Explorer Interface

Using WinZip's® Explorer interface, you can access most WinZip functionality directly from the Windows File Explorer, from the Start menu, or from the desktop.

Here is a partial list of the things you can do using WinZip's Explorer interface:

  • Create new Zip files
  • Add to existing Zip files
  • Unzip files from Zip files
  • Email WinZip files
  • Encrypt Zip files
  • Create self-extracting Zip files
  • Edit a WinZip job
  • Run a WinZip job
  • Configure WinZip


You can do all of these things without opening WinZip itself.

See the following topics for more information about using the WinZip Explorer interface:


Working with the Explorer Context Menu

Working with the Start Menu and Desktop

WinZip Quick Pick taskbar tray icon


Related Topics:

Using the Single folder View

Using Drag and Drop


See also

Hints and Tips

Hints For Working With Downloaded Files

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)