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    Nimbi is offline

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    TC4Shell is the perfect tool for opening an enormous range of archive types
    such as ZIP, RAR and 7Z, directly in Windows Explorer

    Got tired of keeping multiple applications for 7-ZIP, RAR and ISO on your PC? Want to open all archive formats directly in Windows Explorer? Or feeling uncomfortable without your favorite WCX plug-ins for Total Commander? If yes, then TC4Shell will fit just fine!

    TC4Shell is a file archiver which makes things as simple as possible, but not simpler. Thanks to its core feature – ultimate integration with Windows Explorer – you will be able to handle archives and disk images just like regular folders. Everything you might need when dealing with archives is now right within reach: copy/paste, drag&drop, running executables directly from archives, as well as working with nested archives and self-extracting (SFX) packages.

    In addition, TC4Shell enables you with easy, yet convenient, password manager and package profiles.

    If you often send or receive password-protected archives, you can set up passwords for encryption and then simply pick them up from the TC4Shell's dialog box when packing files. The same mechanism also applies to package profiles – simply configure compression parameters, such as compression level and method, and then re-use them by picking up the corresponding profile.

    Cheap and cheerful! And finally, if you want to extend TC4Shell functionality, feel free to download and install your favorite archive plug-ins for Total Commander.

    Or, if you ever chance upon 7-ZIP archives created with a different codec (such as ZStandard or LZHAM), this codec can be downloaded and used in TC4Shell as well. By default, TC4Shell supports a broad range of archive formats and disk images:

    File Types Extensions Decompression Compression
    7Z archive 7z, 7zip Yes Yes
    ZIP Archive zip, zipx Yes Yes
    RAR Archive rar Yes Yes
    CAB Archive cab Yes Yes
    SQX Archive sqx Yes Yes
    TAR Archive tar Yes Yes
    GZIP Archive gz, gzip, tgz Yes Yes
    BZIP2 Archive bz2, bzip2, bz2, tb2, tbz, tbz2 Yes Yes
    ISO Disc Image iso, udf Yes Yes
    WIM Disc Image wim Yes Yes

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    TC4Shell works on all operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are fully supported.


    • Deep Integration with Windows Explorer

      Thanks to the flexible technology called Namespace Shell Extension, TC4Shell deeply integrates with Windows Explorer allowing you to handle archives and disk images just as regular folders – including all the copy&paste and drag&drop operations.

    • Multitude of Supported Formats of Archives and Disk Images

      TC4Shell allows you to use Windows Explorer for opening all formats of archives and disk images that you might ever come across – from popular 7-ZIP, ZIP, RAR, ISO and WIM up to the legacy ones.

    • Viewing Files Directly in Windows Explorer

      TC4Shell can display the contents of each archive directly in Windows Explorer. No need to get accustomed to any new user interfaces – simply use the convenient and familiar Windows Explorer for both folders and archives.

    • Opening Files and Running Executables Directly from Archives

      TC4Shell allows you to open files within an archive even without extracting them. When you double-click a file, TC4Shell will copy it to a temporary folder, launch the associated application, and then remove all temporary files once they are of no use anymore.

    • Opening Nested Archives

      Using TC4Shell, you can open and modify nested archives just like regular archives on your hard drive.

    • Creating New Archives and Modifying the Existing Ones

      The combination of TC4Shell and Windows Explorer allows you to create new archives compressed in 7-ZIP, ZIP, TAR and plenty of other formats. If you have WinRAR installed on your PC, TC4Shell will also be able to create and modify RAR archives.

    • Compression Presets and Packing Profiles

      TC4Shell allows you to create Compression presets and Packing profiles, and save them for later use. If you do that, you will be able to set the necessary parameters in one click.

    • Advanced File List Filtering Based on .zipignore Rules

      TC4Shell provides powerful file selection features, so you can quickly and easily select files for packing. You can use black or white lists of file extensions. In case you need more flexibility, TC4Shell also supports advanced file filtering based on rules contained in .zipignore files (which use the same syntax as the popular .gitignore files).

    • Creating tar.gz and tar.lz Archives in One Click

      In TC4Shell, it is also possible to create tar.gz and tar.lz archives which are very popular on Linux. It is as easy as creating a new archive of any other format.

    • Convenient Password Manager

      TC4Shell features its own password manager to store frequently used passwords. You can either pick them up manually from the drop-down list each time you open a password-protected archive or instruct TC4Shell to apply them automatically.

    • Support of WCX Plug-ins for Total Commander

      When the standard TC4Shell functionality is not enough, feel free to download and install your favorite archive plug-ins for Total Commander. Independent developers offer lots of really great WCX plug-ins for free that you can use not only in Total Commander, but also in TC4Shell.

    • Support of Codecs for 7-ZIP File Manager

      TC4Shell fully supports all codecs for 7-ZIP File Manager (such as ZStandard or LZHAM) and thus can easily unpack archives compressed using any of them.

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    Last edited by Nimbi; 06-30-2021 at 10:25 PM.
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    kotzfresse is offline
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    I can confirm it is the best solution when you want to do "in folder" archive operations with much compress types support.
    Years ago a mix of win internal zip + 7zip was a solution but then I also need something which opens images, iso, etc pp.

    I've bought a license after 1 week of testing. ( no need to do it all features are enabled in testing mode ) .. then I got in touch with the programmer for the german language translation which is not perfect I know but I made an update for him.
    You can decide to open each archive as a folder.
    Btw. you can easily update the DLLs to newer version ( if needed ) - also a couple of the wcx plugins are usable with TC4's plugin extension like: MSI Read Plugin; ISO Plugins

    This is a great Shell Extension it is a for people which are not lucky with the crap fileexplorer from store and also the people where don't want to use tCMD or a similar tool
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