Issues Modifying Zip Files within another Zip File

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Richard Harris

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May 7, 2021, 2:32:16 PMMay 7
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Hello,

I have a .zip file ("Level1.zip") that contains, among other files, another .zip file ("Level2.zip"). If I open Level1.zip in Bandizip, and then also open Level2.zip, I can add additional files to Level2.zip. I then close Level2.zip, leaving Level1.zip still open within Bandizip. However, Level1.zip never updates, no matter what I try. Meaning that next time I open Level1.zip, the version of Level2.zip within Level1.zip is unchanged and does not contain the additional files I added in the prior steps.

How can I edit .zip files where one .zip file is stored within another .zip file, without needed to extract and re-compress the Level2.zip file every time I need to modify it? When I used to use Winzip, it detected that Level2.zip had changed, and offered to update Level1.zip for me.




Richard Harris

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May 7, 2021, 3:14:03 PMMay 7
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Two points to add:
  1. Using Bandizip for Mac (Big Sur).
  2. The feature to automatically detect changes to files in Zip archives also does not seem to work, on a Mac at least: https://en.bandisoft.com/bandizip/help/how-to-edit-and-save-file-in-archive-directly/. Even without embedding .zip files, bandizip does not detect changes to a file and does not offer to apply the changed file to the archive. This may be why it does detect changes in my embedded .zip file. For example:
    • Zip1.zip contains file test.txt.
    • Open Zip1.zip and double-click test.txt.
    • Edit file in TextEdit, save file, close TextEdit. Version of test.txt in the temp directory updates to reflect changes.
    • Bandizip does not detect that test.txt had changed, nor offer to update Zip1.zip with changed file. Closing Zip1.zip also does not cause warning to appear.

KH Kim

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May 9, 2021, 9:53:16 PMMay 9
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Hello, this is Bandisoft.

Apps distributed on the App Store have restrictions for security reasons, and the function is not implemented due to these restrictions.

Due to the differences between operating systems, the macOS version does not have all functions the same as the Windows version.

Therefore, the features about the macOS version are displayed in the category of "Bandizip (Mac)".

However, we are still searching for other ways to implement that feature.

Thank you for your feedback.

Best regards,

2021년 5월 8일 (토) 오전 4:14, Richard Harris <richardh...@gmail.com>님이 작성:
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