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Folders tab (WinZip settings)

Select the Folders tab from WinZip Settings to control these options:

Temp folder

This entry specifies the location for temporary files created by WinZip, including files created during the View operation. If you run out of disk space during a View operation, change the Temp Folder to specify a drive and folder with sufficient free space.

Working folder

When an existing Zip file is modified (for example, by adding files), WinZip must make a temporary copy of the Zip file. Normally, WinZip will create the temporary Zip file in the folder containing the open Zip file. If, however, the open Zip file is on removable media (e.g. thumb drive, CD, etc.), WinZip will create the temporary Zip file in the folder specified here. This is done because there may not be enough free space on the removable media to hold two copies of the file.

You can tell WinZip to use the specified folder for all Zip files, including those on nonremovable media, by unchecking the box labeled Use for removable media only.

The working folder is also used as a staging area when creating new Zip files on CD or DVD.

Add folder

These selections determine the default folder when the Add dialog is opened.

  • Open archive folder - WinZip uses the folder containing the open archive.
  • Last add folder - WinZip uses the folder you used during the last Add operation, unless it is on your A: or B: drive. This value is saved when you exit WinZip so you can use it during your next WinZip session.
  • Folder - WinZip always uses the specified folder. This value is saved when you exit WinZip so you can use it during your next WinZip session.

Unzip and Try base folder

If specified, WinZip uses this folder as the prefix for the default folder in the Unzip and Try dialog. If this field is left blank WinZip will instead use the folder containing the open WinZip file.



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