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How to compress your files

If you are looking for a program to easily create new archives, DropIt can be the solution.

You only need to configure it the first time and then you will be able to compress files and folders with a simple drag-and-drop.

Use DropIt as Archiver

The easiest way to use DropIt to compress files and folders is to create the Archiver special profile:

  1. open the Customize Profiles window (from Profiles » Customize)
  2. right-click the list of profiles and select Examples » Archiver
  3. close the Customize Profiles and switch to the new profile (selecting it from Profiles)
  4. drag-and-drop files/folders on the floating icon to compress them (as ZIP archives)

Customize Compression

Now, if you want, you can customize compression creating and editing associations. For additional information you could read:
How to manage your associations

Some tips and tricks:

  • if you want to create an archive for each loaded file/folder, a possible solution is to define a destination like C:\Example\, to automatically use the original filename for the archives;
  • if you want to create the archive in the same directory of the compressed files/folders, you can simply define a “Destination” like (a relative path);
  • if you want to remove the source file/folder after compression, you can easily enable this option from “Configure” window of each association;
  • from the same window you can also define the compression settings (format, level, method, encryption);
  • if you try compress files/folders in a already existent archive, one of the supported solutions is to “Merge” them to the archive;
  • if you want, you can also create archives defining different extensions (like XPI or JA) in destination, but using the supported algorithms (ZIP and 7Z) for compression.
howto/compress_your_files.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/04 10:39 (external edit)