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How to search efficiently within zip files for specific file  or folder

Last Modified: 2017-04-01
We need to restore specifics files and specific folder from within a whole lot of Zip files (WinZip files).  We have all of these zip files in one folder.  How can we search for specifics within these zip files? (for example we want to search for files dvsum*.* or dvsum2012-0215).
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Checkout this article at TomsHardware.  It describes how to configure Win 7 to do exactly what you are asking.  I haven't tried it but the same technique may also work with Win 10.  I don't have a collection of zip files available so I can't readily test it.

I just realized that the location of the folder containing your zip files might not be local to your machine... in that case, Windows will not index the zip files content and you may need to use something like Winaero Tweaker to enable the search.

After "tweaking" your system you will be able to search thru files located on network shares and mapped drives... but, it will be slower than local stores because it isn't indexed.  If you prefer to not install this on your main system then you could put up a VM and install it there... but the search will most likely be slower still.

Here is the link to Winaero Tweaker tool:   http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-search-network-shares-or-mapped-drives-in-windows-10/


The zip files are local in a drive, c: drive


Didn't work.

Can windows 10 file explorer search within zip files?
Which version and build of Win 10 are you using?  Different builds have different capabilities and the answer to that question may be relevant to your request.

To be sure of version/build, run this command at a cmd prompt:    systeminfo

Then, post the 2nd and 3rd line back here.

If I have the same build as you (I have both Enterprise LTSB 14393 and Pro 14393 available) I'll try to create a couple zip files and test it.
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