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How to compress files

Step 1:
Open IZArc
Step 2:
Select "New Archive" from the File menu or click on the New button. An open dialog appears.
Step 3:
Select the folder where you want to create the compressed archive.
           Then give a name of the archive and click Open. "Add Files
" dialog will be opened.
Step 4:
Select the files that you want to compress (Hold CTRL key to select more than one file).
           Additionally you can select the archiving type, the level of compression and password.
Step 5:
Click OK.
Step 6:
Close IZArc.

Tips: You can easily compress a file by right click on it and from the IZArc context menu select
           "Add to <Name of the file>.zip"

How to extract files

Step 1:
Select an archived file and double-click on it. If IZArc is configured correctly, it will be launched
           and open your archive otherwise first open IZarc and then open the desired archived file.
Step 2:
If you want to extract only few files from the archive you can select them in the file list
           (Hold CTRL key to select more than one file).
Step 3:
Select "Extract" from the Actions Menu or click on the Extract button.
Step 4:
After Extract dialog appeared you can select the folder where your files will be extracted.
Step 5:
Click Extract button.
Step 6:
Close IZArc.

   Tips:
You can easily extract the content of an archive by right click on it and from the IZArc context menu select "Extract Here".

How to create self-extracting archive

Step 1:
Open IZArc
Step 2:
Create a new archive or open an existing one.
Step 3:
From the Actions menu select "Make .EXE file". A dialog appears.
Step 4:
(Optional) Choose the default extract folder, caption of the self-extracting archive dialog box
           and if you want you can specify a message given before the main extraction dialog shows itself.
Step 5:
Click OK to create the SFX archive. After that you can test the newly created file.
Step 6:
Close IZArc.

   Tips:
You can easily create SFX archive by right click on an archive and from the IZArc context menu select
           "Create Self-Extracting (.EXE) File"


How to split large archive

Step 1:
Open IZArc
Step 2:
From the Tools menu select "Create Multi-Volume Set". A dialog appears.
Step 3:
Select a single archive that you want to split.
Step 4:
Select the location and the file name of the spanned archive that will be created.
Step 5:
Specify the size to be used for the individual parts.
Step 6:
Click OK.
Step 7:
Close IZArc.

How to merge multi-volume ZIP archive

Step 1:
Open IZArc
Step 2:
From the Tools menu select "Merge Multi-Volume Set". A dialog appears.
Step 3:
Select a multi-volume archive that you want to convert into single zip archive.
Step 4:
Select the location and the name of the single archive.
Step 5:
Click OK.
Step 6:
Close IZArc.

How to check archives and files from archives with VirusTotal

Step 1: Open an archive with IZArc
Step 2: From the Actions menu select "Check with VirusTotal" or use Shift+V shortcut.
Step 3: Accept the license agreement (you have to do this only one time).
Step 4: If no files are selected in the list, the archive will be checked. Otherwise you can select a file to be checked.
Step 5:
First SHA1 file hash is calculated and sent to VirusTotal. If the file is already has been checked the result will be
given
immediately. Otherwise the file will be uploaded and checked. It will take time to get the result back (use the Refresh button).
Step 6: Close IZArc.


 

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