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Author Topic: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)  (Read 11240 times)

umeca74

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compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« on: May 03, 2015, 10:57 AM »
here's something that should interest people who use archives a lot, it extends the zipfolder principle built in windows to other popular formats (as supported by 7zip). The namespace/shell extension works for windows explorer and all compatible file managers:
http://zabkat.com/bl...-shell-extension.htm (freeware)

please feel free to spread the word :)

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 03:09 AM »
Ooh! As a long-time xplorer² user, I have to say that this plugin looks interesting.
Thanks. I hadn't spotted it in the zabkat blog feed.
Now, if only we had a plugin for an HTML file viewer too...   :tellme:

(Yes, it already does that.)

Pretty versatile.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2015, 03:15 AM by IainB »

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 10:41 AM »
That looks pretty darn useful. I would stop using ZIP files so much and switch with that. I need to give that a spin.
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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 04:04 PM »
That looks pretty darn useful. I would stop using ZIP files so much and switch with that. I need to give that a spin.
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^^ Yes, that same thought - dispense with the use of .ZIP files - occurred to me, but then I straightaway recalled that, if one uses it, then Windows Desktop Index/Search would probably need a 7z-iFilter, or something, in addition to the existing ZIP-iFlter (assuming one already has the latter), in order to continue to be able to scan the contents of those files - which is why I only use .ZIP for archive files at present.
Refer for example to: http://www.ifiltershop.com/
« Last Edit: May 04, 2015, 04:51 PM by IainB, Reason: Minor correction. »

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 08:42 PM »
^ That iFilter looks interesting. Do you know how it performs? I tend to avoid installing much of anything as I've had performance issues in the past with some software and figured it's often not worth it to bother.
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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 09:37 PM »
^ That iFilter looks interesting. Do you know how it performs? I tend to avoid installing much of anything as I've had performance issues in the past with some software and figured it's often not worth it to bother.
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Performance? I have no idea (but see below), though Filters have been employed in Windows Indexing for ages.
If I look down the list of Indexing Options-->Advanced-->File Types tab, I see hundreds of file extensions and literally dozens of file content filters, including, for example:
  • Journal File Filter Class.
  • XML Paper Specification Filter.
  • Office Outlook MSG iFilter.
  • PDF XChange PDF iFilter Handler (replaces the proprietary Adobe-provided one, which doesn't seem to work properly).
  • Tiff Filter Class.
  • ZIP Filter

Amongst the most important (for me) would be the several MS Office document filters (installed by/for MS Office), and the PDF, Tiff and ZIP filters.
I don't yet know of (or have) a 7Zip file content filter.

Some idea of performance can be seen if you take a look at the Event Log for Desktop Search/Index. You will see that, under apparently normal circumstances, it is repeatedly episodically crashing and self-recovering (or getting stuck in a recovering loop!) due to "Index corruption" or similar. Since MS would arguably have probably got the Indexing code down to a fine art by now, my suspicion is that all those Filter plugins might be (could be) making the thing a bit fragile - hence the crashes.

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 12:50 AM »
I fixed a few things with explorer columns and it now also registers better for windows 8/10. If you want to try the latest 1008 beta here's the direct download link (32/64 bit)
http://zabkat.com/te...7zNSE_setup_beta.exe

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 12:56 AM »
^^ @umeca74: Thanks for that!

This is a comparison set of views:

xplorer² - view inside archives (plugin 7zNSE v1008 beta).png
« Last Edit: May 12, 2015, 02:11 AM by IainB, Reason: Added image. »

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 05:11 AM »
the pic looks allright
funny you brought up 2xExplorer, I was using it today trying to troubleshoot a problem with windows 10 copy progress bars

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 09:19 AM »
The pic looks great - I mean, the viewing plugin is working fine on the .7z folder - to all intents and purposes the compressed files look almost like files in ordinary folders.

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Re: compressed archive NSE (7Z/RAR/ISO etc)
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2016, 12:43 PM »
a little update, now this plugin works for windows XP.SP2+ too but only within xplorer2.
You can read all about the coding mini-adventure here :)
http://zabkat.com/bl...olders-for-winXP.htm