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  • How to create an archive?
  • How to add files into an archive?
  • How to add directories into an archive?
  • Splitting and merging an archive
  • Self-extracting archive
  • Create a self-extracting archive
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WDZip: Creating or modifying an archive
How to create an archive?
To create an archive:
  1. Start WDZIP (select "Tools .. WDZIP - Archive manager"). The WDZIP window is displayed:Start WDZIP: on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDZip". The WDZip window is displayed:
  2. Click the "New" button or select "File .. New archive...". A file picker is displayed.
  3. Enter the name of the archive to create and click "Save". By default, the extension of the created archive will be ".WDZ". To create an archive in ZIP, CAB or 7z format, the extension must be specified in the name of the file.
How to add files into an archive?
To add one or more files into an archive:
  1. Open (if necessary) the archive into which the files must be added (click the "Open" button or select "File .. Open an archive".
  2. Click the "Add" button or select "Action .. Add a file".
  3. Select the files to add.
    Reminder: To select several files, keep the "CTRL" key down when selecting files.
  4. Choose the backup mode of the tree structure for the files to archive. The backup modes of the tree structure are as follows:
    • Keep the tree structure: the files will be archived with their relative tree structure (<Directories...> + <File>).
    • Include the system files and the hidden files: used to archive the system files and the hidden files.
    • Store the absolute path: the files will be archived with their full tree structure (<Disk> + <Directories...> + <File>)
    • Protect by password: the password will have to be specified before any operation can be performed on the files (replacement, extraction, ...)
  5. Specify (if necessary) the requested compression level (0 for no compression, 9 for a maximum compression).
  6. Validate.
Notes:
  • To add files into an archive, you also have the ability to perform a Drag and Drop from the explorer to WDZip. In this case, the added files are automatically archived with their tree structure.
  • The percentage of file compression (size of compressed files compared to their initial size) is indicated beside the names of the files.
  • The files can only be added into a single-part archive. To perform this operation on a multi-part archive, the sub-archives must be merged in order to create a single-part archive.
How to add directories into an archive?
To add a directory into an archive:
  1. Open (if necessary) the archive into which the files must be added (click the "Open" button or select "File .. Open an archive".
  2. Click the "Add" button or select "Action .. Add a file".
  3. Select the directory to add and click the "Open" button.
  4. Choose the backup mode of the tree structure for the files found in the directory to archive. The backup modes of the tree structure are as follows:
    • Keep the tree structure: the files found in the directory will be archived with their relative tree structure (<Directories...> + <File>).
    • Include the system files and the hidden files: used to archive the system files and the hidden files found in the directory.
    • Store the absolute path: the files found in the directory will be archived with their full tree structure (<Disk> + <Directories...> + <File>)
    • Protect by password: the password will have to be specified before any operation can be performed on the files found in the directory (replacement, extraction, ...)
  5. Select the directories to add.
    Reminder: To select several directories, keep the "CTRL" key down while selecting the directories.
  6. Validate.
Notes:
  • To add directories into an archive, you also have the ability to perform a Drag and Drop from the explorer to WDZip. In this case, the directories and their sub-folders are saved with their relative tree structure.
  • The directories can only be added into a single-part archive. To perform this operation on a multi-part archive, the sub-archives must be merged in order to create a single-part archive.
Splitting and merging an archive
A multi-file archive contains several files (or sub-archives) of identical size. The size of each sub-archive is defined when creating the multi-file archive. See Single-part/Multi-part archive for more details.
From a multi-part archive, you only have the ability to:
  • Merge the different parts,
  • Extract the files.
Splitting an archive into several sub-archives:
  1. Open (if necessary) the archive to split (click the "Open" button or select "File .. Open an archive".
  2. Click the "Split" button or select "Action .. Split the archive".
  3. The window for configuring the splitting of the archive is displayed.
  4. Choose the size of the sub-archives ("1,4MB" for example if you are using diskettes).
    Note: If you select "Other", enter the size of the archive in kilobytes or in megabytes according to the selected option.
    Caution: The size of the sub-archives cannot be less than 360 KB.
  5. If the source "WDZ" or "ZIP" file must be deleted after the split operation, check "Delete the source archive after the split operation".
  6. Validate.
For the archives in WDZ format: The first sub-archive is a ".WDZ" file. The following sub-archives are files numbered from 1 to N via their extension (".001", ".002", ..., ".NNN").
For the archives in ZIP format: The first sub-archive is a ".ZIP" file. The following sub-archives are files numbered from 1 to N via their extension (".Z01", ".Z02", ..., ".ZNN").
Note: Some archiving features can only be used on the single-part archives (adding files, deleting files, creating a self-extracting executable, ...). To use these features, you must merge the archive into a single-part archive.
A single-part archive contains a single ".WDZ" file: an archive file groups all the compressed files.
The archive occupies the necessary space to contain all the compressed files.
To merge a multi-part archive into a single-part archive:
  1. Open (if necessary) the first file of the multi-part archive (click the "Open" button or select "File .. Open an archive"). The extension of this archive is ".WDZ" or ".ZIP".
  2. Select "Action .. Merge the archives".
  3. The merged archive is now a single-part archive.
Self-extracting archive

Create a self-extracting archive

A self-extracting archive is an executable (".EXE" file). When this executable is run, the files found in the archive are automatically decompressed on the current computer.
A self-extracting archive can be created if:
  • The archive exists.
  • The archive is accessible in read/write.
  • The archive is a single-part archive.
To create a self-extracting archive:
  1. Open (if necessary) the archive that must be converted into self-extracting archive (click the "Open" button or select "File .. Open an archive".
  2. Click the "Executable" button or select "Action .. Create a self-extracting archive".
  3. Specify the directory where the files must be decompressed when the executable is run.
  4. Specify whether a dialog box must be displayed during the extraction. This dialog box allows the user to choose the extraction path for example.
  5. Validate. The self-extracting archive is created.
See also
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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