Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

This section provides a tutorial example on how to set up Windows Explorer context menu for WinZip.

WinZip can be configured with a number of options in the Windows Explorer context menu. There menu options provide you short cuts to different WinRAR functions. Let's setup some of them and do some tests.

1. Run WinZIP and select menu Options > Configuration. The configuration dialog box shows up.

2. Click the Explorer Enhancements tab and make the following context menu commands checked:

3. Click the OK button and exit WinZip.

4. Run Start > Accessories > Windows Explorer.

5. Locate a directory name that you want to compress into a ZIP file.

6. Right mouse click on the directory name. The context menu shows up. You should see "WinZip" is listed there as a submenu entry.

7. Select context menu WinZip > Add to <file name>.zip. The selected directory will be compressed into a ZIP file. The new ZIP file will be located in the current directory.

8. Delete the compressed directory and keep the ZIP file.

9. Locate the newly created ZIP file and select context menu WinZip > Extract to here. The compressed directory will be extract out of the ZIP file.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 What Is "WinZip"?

 Downloading and Installing WinZip 10.0

 Stopping WinZip Wizard Window

 Adding Files to a New ZIP File

 Adding Directories to a New ZIP File

 Extracting All Files from a ZIP File

 Setting Passwords in ZIP Files

 Creating a ZIP File on Multiple Diskettes

Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version