Display contents of .WAR files using explorer compression utility


G

Guest

Hi I want to use windows explorer to display the contents of .WAR files. I
have tried creating a file type in Tools->Folder Options->File Types. Here I
added a WAR extension field and gave it the same configuration as the ZIP
extension. So it has an Open Action with the following fields

App used to perform action = rundll32.exe zipfldr.dll,RouteTheCall %L
Use DDE = selected
DDE Message = [ViewFolder("%l", %I, %S)]
Application = Folders
DDE Application not runnig = []
Topic = AppProperties

This gives the following behaviour - it allows me to double click the .war
file in windows explorer and I then get the file download dialog box with
three options Open, Save, Cancel. If I select Open it then pops up another
file download dialog box but this time I only have the option to save the
file or cancel. Getting these file download diaglog boxes is unexpected as
the file is already on the hard drive. I would have expected it to behave
like a .zip file that opens another folder straight away and displays the
contents.

I cannot use WinZip by the way.

Thanks

Tom
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Tom,

Delete the existing file association information for .war files, and try the
REG file available below:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/temp/WarAsZip.reg

Download the and save to Desktop. Right-click the file and choose Merge.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Hi I want to use windows explorer to display the contents of .WAR files. I
have tried creating a file type in Tools->Folder Options->File Types. Here I
added a WAR extension field and gave it the same configuration as the ZIP
extension. So it has an Open Action with the following fields

App used to perform action = rundll32.exe zipfldr.dll,RouteTheCall %L
Use DDE = selected
DDE Message = [ViewFolder("%l", %I, %S)]
Application = Folders
DDE Application not runnig = []
Topic = AppProperties

This gives the following behaviour - it allows me to double click the .war
file in windows explorer and I then get the file download dialog box with
three options Open, Save, Cancel. If I select Open it then pops up another
file download dialog box but this time I only have the option to save the
file or cancel. Getting these file download diaglog boxes is unexpected as
the file is already on the hard drive. I would have expected it to behave
like a .zip file that opens another folder straight away and displays the
contents.

I cannot use WinZip by the way.

Thanks

Tom
 

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