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Windows 7: Viewing RAR files as folders?


25 Mar 2009   #1

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Viewing RAR files as folders?

Is there any way to get the same functionality for RAR files that we have for ZIP files in Windows? Being able to open them like folders and easily copy & paste. Now I use 7-Zip's context menu but it would be more convenient if they could be opened in Explorer.

I know this is possible in 3rd party file managers like Directory Opus but those are not yet compatible with Windows 7.

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25 Mar 2009   #2

Win7, Ubuntu 8.04, Mandriva Powerpack 09
 
 

WinMount allows you to right click on the .rar .7z .iso etc and mount it on a virtual drive or local folder and use the files directly without extraction.

The great irony of compression is that once extracted the files and the .zip will take up twice the storage.
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25 Mar 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LapTopDog View Post
The great irony of compression is that once extracted the files and the .zip will take up twice the storage.
Once extracted I delete the zip. The compression is to speed up the download.

Gary
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25 Mar 2009   #4

Win7, Ubuntu 8.04, Mandriva Powerpack 09
 
 

I alwats keep the .zip so that I can share with others.
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25 Mar 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

If I want to share it other than providing a link, I can zip it up again. If it is a very large file, I usually burn it to a disc to make sure I never have to download again. The Windows 7 .iso's for example.
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25 Mar 2009   #6

Win7, Ubuntu 8.04, Mandriva Powerpack 09
 
 

So that's the reason all those leaked Windows 7 builds were so slow !!!

I think it's called file sharing not file taking. LOL
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25 Mar 2009   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

If you are referring to not seeding after the download, you are mistaken. We were talking about sharing with friends, not strangers. If you don't want me to make assumptions about you, I would appreciate that you don't make assumptions about me. I am speaking of small files. Since I have never downloaded any torrent other than these Windows 7 builds, can I assume that you have. Since you said zip files I did not realize we were discussing torrents.
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25 Mar 2009   #8

Win7, Ubuntu 8.04, Mandriva Powerpack 09
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Since I have never downloaded any torrent other than these Windows 7 builds, can I assume that you have. Since you said zip files I did not realize we were discussing torrents.
Gosh garysgold ...

I've just noticed you've edited your last post to include the above.

I'm glad you restrict yourself to only downloading torrents of illegal, pirated copies of leaked Windows 7 builds but am saddened that you 'assume' that I don't.
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25 Mar 2009   #9

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I have not assumed that you do, that is the whole point. I felt like you where making an assumption about me with your 'sharing not taking' comment. Maybe I misread you intent. If so I'm sorry. As far as these leaked builds are concerned, if MS wanted them stopped they could easily do so. It's not like they are losing any money from them. Indeed the hype is better than any advertising they could buy. What I'm trying to say, not very well apparently, is that I don't know you and you don't know me, so if we assume something about each other it only makes an a** out of u and me. I am not trying to start an argument or make any accusations.

Gary
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25 Mar 2009   #10

Win7, Ubuntu 8.04, Mandriva Powerpack 09
 
 

My apologies too Gary.
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