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Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:56 pm
by I am Baas
Zip Archive Manager with a portable user interface.


Settings: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AZip


Re: AZip

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:28 pm
by webfork
I tested v2.00. Still saves settings to the same location. It's just window size and recent file listing so that might be portable enough for some users but it doesn't meet site standards.

Re: AZip 2.10

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:25 am
by smaragdus
AZip at version 2.10 (published on 2017-02-09), downloads, change log and latest changes:
Version 2.10

New minor features in this version are:
  • An "Add folder" menu command - note that this feature is already implicitly available via drag-and-drop
  • Begin of a "Quick help" dialog box
  • Access to AZip web page

Re: AZip 2.20

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:51 am
by smaragdus
Until version 2.15 AZip was not portable, configuration was saved to Windows registry:

Code: Select all

On 2018-08-19 I contacted the developer, Gautier de Montmollin, suggesting portable mode and today, 2018-08-22, three days after my initial request, the developer released a new version of AZip- 2.20, which can easily be made portable:
AZip doesn't require any installation. It can even run from a USB stick for instance. For convenience, by default, it writes user settings in the registry, as standard Windows software does. If you want the registry NOT being written to, you can add a file, azip.cfg (can be empty), in the same directory as azip*.exe. User settings will be recorded there. If the file is read-only, it simply won't be changed, and settings won't be saved.
To run AZip in portable mode before starting the program just create an empty configuration file (azip.cfg) in the directory where the executable file (AZip 2.20.exe for the latest version) resides. All settings will be saved in this configuration file and Windows registry will not be touched. The directory should not be write-protected.

In short
  • Download the executable;
  • Create empty azip.cfg file next to the executable;
  • Run the executable;

AZip version 2.20 - program window (static image):


AZip version 2.20 - menu bar (animated image):


AZip version 2.20 - handling archive (animated image):


AZip version 2.20 - creating archive (animated image):


AZip version 2.20 - archive properties (static image):


AZip version 2.20 - quick help (static image):


AZip version 2.20 - about (static image):


I would like to thank the developer- Gautier de Montmollin, for taking my request about portable mode so seriously and for implementing it so fast!


Please move this thread from Freeware That Are Not Portable sub-forum to Portable Freeware Submission sub-forum.

Re: AZip

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:42 am
by Midas
Great news... and done. :)

Re: AZip 2.25

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:44 pm
by smaragdus
AZip at version, 2.25 , downloads and changes:
Version 2.25
  • Added buttons for New, Open and Toggle view commands.
  • Cases where Zip format capacity is exhausted are properly handled.
  • Sorting is a bit faster.

AZip version 2.25 - new tool bar buttons (static image):


The developer- Gautier de Montmollin, was extremely kind to notify me about the new release.

Re: AZip 2.35

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:25 pm
by smaragdus
AZip at version, latest changes:
New AZip features since v.2.25:
  • Select columns menu entry allows you to select the columns that you find useful to be displayed (v.2.30)
  • Option for a default extraction directory (v.2.31)
  • Drag & Drop from a folder within AZip, to Windows Explorer or to the Desktop (v.2.35)
  • Context menus within AZip (v.2.35)

AZip version 2.35 - select displayed columns (static image):


AZip version 2.35 - options (static image):


AZip version 2.35 - context menu (static image):



I no longer bother to announce software updates here at the forum, I do it only when the developer has notified me about updates.