Zip Extractor Pro is a file archiver utility. The application provides an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.
Image 1: Zip Extractor Pro's file and archive browser.
On the left, the navigation bar, the “…” sign allows to toggle the navigator view and a classic tree.
“Bookmarks” group contains user’s bookmarked archives and folders
“Filesystem” group shows a tree of mounted units and default system’s locations
“History” shows recently browsed archives and folders
“Open” group launches directory selection, file selection, and search dialog, and contains“Functions”(alphabetically sorted Zip Extractor Pro's functions)and“Applications”group-launches favourite applications, scripts or websites/webservices that can be defined by the user (defined in Settings > Applications). When browsing an archive, its directory tree is shown above “Bookmarks” group for fast exploration of archive content.
Image 2: web search form, optionally it is possible to search on multiple engines at onceEdit submenu changes the selection of currently displayed files, for date, size, extension, attributes etc... It works either for the file/archive browser or for the archiving and extraction interfaces. Select… entry shows a dedicated advanced selection dialog, featuring multiple selection options and the ability to add to / subtract from current selection. It is available also in context menu, File manager tool bar, and Search dropdown menu. Browser submenu, featured only when file manager is displayed, contains ·jump to archiving and extraction layout interfaces ·search (in Zip Extractor Pro ), F3 ·up one level (Alt+Up) ·go to archive’s or system’s root level (Crtl+Shift+F4), Desktop (Ctrl+F4), Home (Shift+F4) ·refresh (F5) forcing refresh of currently displayed content ·toggle browser/flat view (F6), flat view displays all together the objects contained in the current path or in the archive Organize menu allows to deeply customise the file/archive manager’s aspect ·Dock the application to screen angles/sides (Ctrl+Alt+numeric pad arrows), F11 full screen, Ctrl+F11 immersive ·Customize or hide tool bar and address bar, swap tool bar and address bar to give visual prominence either to file navigation or archive manager’s functions; enable or disable tab bar ·Customize browser interface: display details (default) or as list, use row selection or not (default), select columns to display, select sort column… ·Customize or hide the status bar to display different views: none, plain status bar, details, bookmarks, recent archives, history, clipboard ·Display picture thumbnails or generic icon - only for file browser, browsing archives icons are displayed ·Use classic search or simple search (default), more similar to natural language ·Set default search to recursive (search in subfolders) or not recursive (“search here”) “Tools” submenu contains: · Password Manager (Shift + F9) encrypted password manager · Enter password / keyfile (F9) sets the default password (and optionally keyfile, if two factor authentication is desired) to be used in browsing, testing, extraction and archive creation · Create random password / keyfile (Ctrl+F9) allows to sample entropy from the system and from user’s actions to generate a random keyfile; this utility can be also used to generate random passwords to be used in any other application/website/etc · Use advanced filters (Shift+Ctrl+F9) sets multiple inclusion and exclusion filters to be used in browsing, testing, extraction and archive creation; filters are applied only to archive formats managed through 7z backend interface, see “Supported file types” chapter · Saved and scheduled task definition scripts opens folder containing task definitions saved as script files / scheduled as system task, created from archiving or extraction interfaces, that can be run for unattended repetition of user-defined operations · System benchmark utility to rate the host system in terms of MIPS (millions of integer instructions per second) and Core 2 Duo equivalent speed in MHz · PeaUtils, standalone GUI for file management tools, if a reduced scope user interface is preferred. “Options” submenu contains: · Run as administrator (Windows Vista or more recent) closes current instance and opens a new one, prompting UAC elevation request, in order to work in protected paths. · Run as different user (Windows only) closes current instance and opens a new one with alternative user profile. o Localization change applications language and System context menu language (W7+) · System integration, to customize file associations, context menu and sendto menu entries (Windows only). o Settings, to customize application’s behaviour and theme · Set archiving options, to customize archiving / conversion specific options o Set extraction options, to customize extraction specific options “Help” submenu opens settings & help system interface, and points to check for updates, search plug-in and add-ons in project’s website and to most up to date documentation available, localized Zip Extractor Pro tutorial (F1), and help file (Alt+F1). From this submenu it is also possible to visit Zip Extractor Pro ’s donation page, which allows to donate for supporting the project, or also to some suggested worldwide charitable organizations. “←”, “↑”, and “-“ menu items toggles side bar, tool bar, and tab bar respectively.