Better archive type handling with drag & drop



  • Hi,

    I’d like to suggest, that the correct archive type is (always) selected, when adding files by drag & drop to an archive.

    This is already happening if the archive has the correct extension. For example, if I’m adding files to test.zip, zip will be selected. If I’m adding files to test.7z, 7z will be selected as format in “Add dialog”.

    But this won’t be working, if the archive has not the “right” extension.
    So XPI files (Firefox addons) for example are ZIP files. PowerArchiver opens them without any problems, but if I try to add file by drag & drop, PowerArchiver won’t auto select “ZIP”, but use the last selected archive format, while PowerArchiver already knows, that I’m trying to add files to a ZIP.


  • Alpha Testers

    I’m not sure it’s wise to allow adding by drag and drop with these “wrongly” extension-ed archives. In most cases they’re created by a specific application or downloaded in ready to use form and you won’t be wanting to add to them. If you do want to add to them you’re likely to need more control because you’ll need to add to a particular sub-directory inside them.



  • For sure, you need to know, what you’re doing.
    But I’m using it on a regular basis.
    Open the file by right click, open with PowerArchiver
    Navigate to the needed folder
    Drag the file and drop it to the PowerArchiver window.

    The only problem is - when I’m clicking too fast, I get an error message, because PowerArchiver tries to compress a file in 7z format while I have a ZIP opened…


  • Alpha Testers

    Ah. I misunderstood what you were asking for.
    Yes that definitely should work.


  • conexware

    @BigMike said in Better archive type handling with drag & drop:

    Hi,

    I’d like to suggest, that the correct archive type is (always) selected, when adding files by drag & drop to an archive.

    This is already happening if the archive has the correct extension. For example, if I’m adding files to test.zip, zip will be selected. If I’m adding files to test.7z, 7z will be selected as format in “Add dialog”.

    But this won’t be working, if the archive has not the “right” extension.
    So XPI files (Firefox addons) for example are ZIP files. PowerArchiver opens them without any problems, but if I try to add file by drag & drop, PowerArchiver won’t auto select “ZIP”, but use the last selected archive format, while PowerArchiver already knows, that I’m trying to add files to a ZIP.

    makes sense to me… @Mili will write it in… thank you!


  • conexware

    logged it in for implementation, thanks @BigMike !!


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