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Windows 7: how to zip file with winrar

07 Feb 2010   #1
Lila

Windows 7
 
 
how to zip file with winrar

I am trying to zip a file with winrar and can't figure it out. with my windows xp I go in and hold my shift key down to select all the parts of the file and right click and add to archive and it zips for me...this windows 7 is confusing....tyvm


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07 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lila View Post
I am trying to zip a file with winrar and can't figure it out. with my windows xp I go in and hold my shift key down to select all the parts of the file and right click and add to archive and it zips for me...this windows 7 is confusing....tyvm
Lila hi and welcome


Winrar doesnt "zip" files it "rars" them Winrar should be in your context menu. If you right click there should be items like on mine. See pic.
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07 Feb 2010   #3
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

I don't have the winrar showing when I right click and thats what I mean't by saying zip...lol
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07 Feb 2010   #4
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't quite get whether you need to add the items to you context menu or actually zip files with WinRAR, but here are instructions for both:

If you need to add the items to you context menu:
a) Open WinRAR... for example, pressing Windows key, typing WinRAR and then clicking on the program icon.
b) Go Options->Settings->Intergration.
c) Tick "Integrate WinRAR into shell" and "Icons in context menus"
d) Click "Context menu items..." to pick what do you want to have integrated.

If you need to default WinRAR into zipping the items instead of raring the files, go to "Compression" menu in the "Settings" (as I showed above) and click "Create default" and make the relevant changes.
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07 Feb 2010   #5
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

I can't seem to figure this out...grrrrrrrrrrr
attachment is to show you that I am not getting the winrar when right clicking
ty


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07 Feb 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi Lila if you follow higgins advice and make sure you have a tick mark in the context menu icons there should not be any reason for it not to work
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07 Feb 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have winrar downloaded & installed properly on win7 ?
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07 Feb 2010   #8
Lila

Windows 7
 
 

I have done what higgins has said, well actually didn't have to cause it was already setup that way and its still not working

winrar works for me when I do a download and I extract the files with no problem so not sure why it won't give me the options as in the screen shot that zigzag has

tyvm
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07 Feb 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quick start: archiving files in Explorer or Desktop
If you did not disable the "Integrate WinRAR into shell" option when installing WinRAR, it is possible to archive files directly in a Windows shell. Select the files you are going to compress, in Explorer or Desktop, press the right mouse button on the selected files and choose "Add to archive…". Enter the destination archive name in the dialog box which appears or accept the default name. You may also select the format of the new archive (RAR or ZIP), compression level, volume size and other archiving parameters. This dialog is described in detail in the Archive name and parameters dialog topic. Click on the OK button when done. An archive will be created in the same folder as the selected files.
You may also select the "Add to <archive name> archive" command to add to the proposed archive without additional requests. In this case compression settings selected in the default compression profile will be used.
Note that if the option "Cascaded context menus" in Integration settings dialog is switched on, you need to open "WinRAR" submenu to access to described above commands. Otherwise they are resided in the top level menu.
Another method is to drag file icons to an existing archive icon and drop them. Files will be added to this archive.
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07 Feb 2010   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

does your settings window look like this


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