Add / delete files in existing archive         
DOWNLOAD PEAZIP FREE ARCHIVER         
ONLINE SUPPORT         
SCREENSHOTS         
DONATE









add files to zip how to remove files form zip how do I add content to archive
how do i modify existing archive add content to existing zip file add content to archive file delete files inside archives delete zipped files how to modify existing zip file

how to remove files from existing archives

PeaZip is a free cross-platform file archiver utility that provides an unified portable GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX... free alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar proprietary software.
- Create 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP files
- Open and extract ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, ZIPX files and more,
over 180 archive types supported
Features of PeaZip includes:
archives opener and extractor, batch creation and extraction of multiple archives at once, modify existing archives adding and removing content, create self-extracting archives, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure delete, find duplicate files, calculate hash and checksum, export job definition as script.

free archive manager utility


FAQ, HOW TO
ONLINE TUTORIAL
REPORT ISSUES
WHAT IS PEAZIP

CHANGELOG

FILE COMPRESSION BENCHMARKS
REVIEWS


Add / remove files in existing archives



add files to current archive



To remove a file or a folder from an existing archive (i.e. ZIP, TAR or 7Z file, but corrent instructions works for modifying any write-supported format) press Cancel or use Delete > "Delete from archive function". A confirmation dialog will be prompted allowing to cancel the operation if desired.

delete files from archive


The removal from an archive means the file or folder is actually deleted, not moved to recycle bin, and it will be likely not recoverable.
To delete the entire archive while it is being browsed, from dropdown menu on the right of "Secure delete" button it is possible to select any supported deletion function - recycle, quick delete, zeroe content (overwrite data with 0s), and secure delete.

How to add files to archive / modify content


To add files to an existing archive, with the archive opened in PeaZip file manager, files and folders can be dragged to the archive: the application will show archive update interface and the operation can be confirmed pressing "OK" button.

It could also be used the Add button or menu entry to go to archiving interface; files & folders can be added dropping them to PeaZip application (drag & drop to archive works both when using archive browser and when using archive creation interface) or using input list's context menu. The archive will be not updated until the operation is confirmed with "OK".

add files to existing archive


If you are trying to add a file which is already featured in the archive, please read how to update existing archive page to understand how update options affect which file (from input list or from current archive, newer or older one, etc) will be kept in the final archive after editing it.

Exceptions preventing archives being modified


Some archives cannot be updated or modified (neither adding nor removing files) because the archive type is read-only supported (solely for extraction or browsing operations), so PeaZip lacking the ability (or being prohibited by the format licensing terms, in the case of RAR files) to modify archive content, data cannot be neither added nor removed.

remove files from archive

Hint: to modify an encrypted archive the password must be provided for being able adding or removing content to the password protected file.

modify existing archive

If solid mode compression is used, as in compressed TAR archives (tar.gz / tgz, tar.bz2 / .tbz, tar.xz...) compression of subsequent data depends on statistical analysis of previous data - which usually brings better compression, fine tuning the statistical analysis of the input.
In this case, removing files from existing archive will result in the need of re-compressing the whole file, which may be cumbersome: this does not prevent the ability to edit the archive content, but it makes the operation slower if large block size is used.
Read more on solid compressionmodify solid archive Wikipedia page.

At current level of development of PeaZip files/folders are added to the archive's root level; this limitation can be avoided i.e. adding data that is already inside a folder, or in a nested subfolder, since the folder nesting will be replicated in the archive.


RELATED & SIMILAR PAGES
ARCHIVE TO MULTIPLE SEPARATED FILES

HOW TO CREATE 7Z TAR ZIP ARCHIVES

UPDATE FILES ALREADY IN ARCHIVE

ADD FILE TO 7Z ARCHIVE

ADD TO ARC FILE
ADD FILES TO TAR ARCHIVE
ADD FILES TO EXISTING ZIP ARCHIVE

WHAT ARE FILE ARCHIVES

FAQ > Archiving > Add / delete file in existing archives

Topics and search suggestions about how to add and delete files in current archive with PeaZip free archiver, how to modify, add, remove content inside existing ZIP, 7Z, TAR, RAR, etc archive files:

add file to current archive,

add more files to existing archive,
remove file from archive,

delete from current archive,

modify file archives,
work with existing archives,

delete file in archive,

add to existing zip file,
how to add content to already existing archive,
archive management,
manage existing archives,
remove data inside archives,
edit zipped files,

delete content from current archive,

remove from archive,
archiving files,
manage files inside archives,

add data in current archive,

delete data inside archives,

how to add files to existing archives,

delete from zip file,
manage archive files,
archive manager
Tag Cloud
add to existing archive delete from archive drag & drop to archive edit zip content how to modify existing archive
remove file from archive update archive content checksum hash tool convert RAR ZIP files download file archiver utility
extract ACE archives extract CAB file extract encrypted file extract RAR TAR ZIP files free RAR TAR ZIP software
.7Z extract selected files from archive batch create multiple archives at once RAR files creation how to compress files and folders .TAR
open rar tar zip files how to encrypt files how to split files open 7Z archives open RAR files GZ format open ZIP files
portable RAR TAR ZIP software RAR file format secure delete TAR file extraction what is ZIP format ZIPX files extractor
drag & drop extraction best data compression formats





add data to archive
DOWNLOADS
delete data from zip
All PeaZip downloads
PeaZip for Windows 32 bit
PeaZip for Windows 64 bit
PeaZip Portable
PeaZip Linux/BSD
drag to archive
SUPPORT
add content to archive
Online help
Frequently Asked Questions
More information





update archive
DONATE
update zip
Support PeaZip project, or donate to FAO, UNICEF and UNESCO from donation page

© PeaZip srl: TOS, Privacy
OSDN software repository
remove file form archive
SourceForge software repository
delete file form archive
Releases Feed remove content inside existing ZIP, 7Z, TAR, RAR files
PeaZip Wiki how to delete files form archive
Developer email how to delete files from archive
Search knowledge-base
How to add  / remove files from existing archives