is AnyZip and how should it be used?
Can I create
an archive in such a way that it can be shared across more than
Can I use
AnyZip to extract archive files created using other applications?
work under MS-DOS?
I make AnyZip my default application for ZIP files?
open compression formats other than ZIP? Can I use AnyZip to open
What is CRC
and why is it important?
What is AnyZip and how should
it be used?
AnyZip is a Windows-based application
which can be used to create and view archive files and extract files
from them. It has a user-friendly interface and the functions in
the system can be operated either using the AnyZip
keyboard shortcutsor its Menu.
To get an overview of the main AnyZip
interface, you can navigate to the AnyZip
Main Interfacesection of this documentation.
Some of the regularly used features
of AnyZip are explained in the AnyZip Quick
Tutorialsection of the documentation. AnyZip also has a Wizardoption
which allows you to use the common features of AnyZip through a
series of friendly steps.
In addition to these features AnyZip
can also be integrated with the Windows Explorer as explained in
Integration Optionsof this documentation.
Can I create an archive in such
a way that it can be shared across more than one disk?
Yes! Anyzip support creating multi-disk
archives in two modes. Anyzip supports the creation of archive files
that can be stored on more than one disk, if the overall size of
the archive is larger than the capacity of the disk (removable device).
In order to use this facility, create an archive file on a disk
(such as a floppy disk) and add files to it, after selecting the
[Split to Volumes] option while creating a new archive. When you
do so, Anyzip will prompt you to enter a new disk when the one in
the drive is full. In another span mode the archive can be created
on non-removable device as well and you need to define the single
volume size in Kbytes. More details on how this can be done are
contained in the section titled Creating
a multi-volume archive.
Can I use AnyZip to extract archive
files created using other applications?
Yes! As long as the archive file created
using another utility has a standard compression format like those
described here, the files in it can be extracted using AnyZip. Similarly,
as the files created using AnyZip follow universally accepted formats
these can be extracted using any other compression tool.
Does AnyZip work under MS-DOS?
You cannot use the AnyZip command
under MS-DOS the same way as the ZIP and UNZIP commands could be
used in the past. However, you can type ANYZIP.EXE in the COMMAND
window. Doing so will launch AnyZip in Windows.
How can I make AnyZip my default
application for ZIP files?
AnyZip can be configured as the default
application for ZIP and other types of archive files. This can be
done through the Tools Menu of the application or on the first launch
of the application. For details on this, please refer to AnyZip
Archive Association Options.
Can AnyZip open compression formats
other than ZIP? Can I use AnyZip to open .CAB files?
Yes! AnyZip supports a variety of
archive file formats. What is more, you can set AnyZip as the default
application for all these formats, through the Archive
Association Optionsin AnyZip. This menu also shows you the archive
formats that are supported by AnyZip.
What is CRC and why is it important?
CRC refers to Cyclic Redundancy Checksum.
When you create an archive, AnyZip derives the CRC for each file
within the archive based on the contents of the files. When you
attempt to extract a file from this archive. AnyZip again derives
the CRC for the extracted file using the same logic. The extraction
will only be possible if the CRC of the file matches the original