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Recommend an archiving tool for Windows Explorer ?

  1. #1

    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

    Recommend an archiving tool for Windows Explorer ?


    Can anyone recommend an archiving application (or 'status'?) that works within Windows Explorer?

    Let me explain:
    I want to have a folder that appears at the bottom of every listing of folders to where I can drag any file that I've finished with but which I still need to keep in case it's useful later on. In order not to get in the way visually it should look like the last folder in the list of folder and files within the current folder.
    And then if I cant find the file(s) I'm looking for I should be able to click on the Archive section to see all the files. OR perhaps there is just a global button visible in all directories in Windows Explorer that toggles showing/hiding all 'Archived' files in the current directory.

    Does that make sense?
    Has anyone built such a thing?
    Or is there some better way of archiving that I haven't thought of?

    With thanks


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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Hello ship69,

    7-Zip is a nice archiving tool. Seems like it could work for you. With this program, you could create a *.7z archive file (named as you suggested in each location) and move things in and out as required:


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    This should work nicely for your purposes. Hope this information helps you solve your issue. Good luck.
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