How do i right click compress to name of file



  • Hi, i used to be able to do this on the universities computer who had power archiver installed but not on my own computer at home and that is when ever i right click on a file i wish to compress at university it says compress to “Filename”.zip (this is what i want to do) at home when i right click it says compress to “Folder the file is in”.zip This is annoying as why would i want to call my new zip file the folder it is in. So how can i set it so when i right click it will compress to the nane of the file.

    Also could i ask if you could make this a default setting on newer versions.

    Thank you
    Anthony



  • Windows Explorer right click menu choices are configured under “Options / Configuration / Shell Extensions”.

    However, right-clicking on a single file (e.g. foobar.txt) in Windows Explorer does offer “Compress to foobar.zip” as default 😕

    If you right-click on a folder, that is when it offers “Foldername.zip”

    I therefore assume you are right clicking after selecting multiple files and want to compress each one individually - if so, this is not possible (at least, not yet - it is probably one of the oldest things on the wishlist).

    To compress multiple files individually, you should launch the “Tools/Batch Zip” utility from within PowerArchiver.



  • Yes you are right but what i am actually wanting to do is choose a bunch of files and put them in the one archive with the name of the file i have right clicked on.

    So if i have three files (say two txt files and an exe file) i select them all but then on the last one (eg. the exe file) that i want the zip file to be called i right click on that last one and instead of giving me the name of that file to zip up with it usually says either Desktop.zip or New Folder.zip depending where those three files were located. I do not want this. So is it possible to change to this.

    This used to work at university so im sure its possible

    Thanks



  • @Anthony1uk:

    So if i have three files (say two txt files and an exe file) i select them all…

    OK - with you so far
    @Anthony1uk:

    … but then on the last one (eg. the exe file) that i want the zip file to be called i right click on that last one …

    But here, you lost me 😕

    If I do that, then the other selected files are deselected, I am now only compressing the last file - so I am offered “filename.zip”.

    If you meant shift-click (or ctrl-click) on the last one to select all the files - then it works as I said : “FolderName.Zip” for multiple files.

    This used to work at university so im sure its possible

    Not in windows explorer, maybe you were using the new archive/add to archive dialog within PowerArchiver when the zip file had already been named?



  • Thanks for all your help on this but i will show you what i am meaning i have uploaded a screen capture of my computer desktop as an AVI format, I have uploaded it to a you sendit file here to show you what happens when i try to right click zip something

    http://s8.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=14F5PTNTIRBPR1JBOEGTPNUT8K

    What i want to do is select a bunch of files, right click and have the zip archive to be the name of the file i right clicked on like i say it definitely used to work at university. It may have been a different zip program i was using at uni but i am sure it was power archiver, and if you say it works then i am assuming its just my computer acting up as if you say its possible but it does not seem to work for me.

    The screen capture will show what happend.

    Thank for all your help and patience on this.
    Anthony



  • Ahh, you are not using Windows Explorer ! You have files on the desktop and are “lassooing” them (Click and drag).

    Just tried this, it seems that if you lasso shortcuts, then right click on one of them - only the target of one you rightclick on is compressed (so individual filename.zip is offered), but if you lasso actual files then all are compressed and it works the same way as I described in Windows Explorer (with the foldername being DeskTop.zip).

    So, it actually works the same way as I decribed before.



  • Thanks but is there anyway that i could set it now or you could set in future releases that if i choose three objects and right click on one them the archive will be named what i right clicked on.

    As to me it seems strange it would only give you the option to call it desktop.zip i mean why would anyone want to call their archive that?

    Thanks for all your help though



  • @Anthony1uk:

    As to me it seems strange it would only give you the option to call it desktop.zip i mean why would anyone want to call their archive that?

    Because that is the name of the directory/folder the files are in. If you saved them to
    "C:\Program Files\This Is My Program"
    Then the Zip would be named “This Is My Program.zip” :rolleyes:

    @Anthony1uk:

    Thanks but is there anyway that i could set it now or you could set in future releases that if i choose three objects and right click on one them the archive will be named what i right clicked on.

    You could create a Folder on the desktop “This Is My Program”, move your files into it and then Zip that Folder 🙂

    You could always make a request in the Forum Wishlist - however, I’m not sure how you think PowerArchiver would pick which of the filenames to use from the list provided by Windows Explorer or how users would be able to control it.
    Choosing (and/or lassoing) and then right-clicking depends on Windows Explorer and not PowerArchiver. The filenames are then passed as a list to PowerArchiver via the context menu.

    Usually, the order of files in the list is not important.
    Maybe when CTRL-clicking explorer provides the list of files in “selection” order (last clicked is last in list)?
    Don’t know what the order would be when “lassoing” though (alphabetical?).

    P.S. I’m another user I don’t work for Conexware/Powerarchiver 😃


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    @Anthony1uk:

    Thanks but is there anyway that i could set it now or you could set in future releases that if i choose three objects and right click on one them the archive will be named what i right clicked on.

    As to me it seems strange it would only give you the option to call it desktop.zip i mean why would anyone want to call their archive that?

    Thanks for all your help though

    Say you want to put aa.txt bb.doc and cc.exe into cc.zip.

    Right click cc.exe and create cc.zip containing just cc.exe

    Then select aa.txt and bb.doc and drop them on to cc.zip

    cc.zip will now contain copies of all three files


 

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