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How Do I Preview a ZIP File Before Downloading

October 23, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to download and install ArchView© tool

Sometimes, you may not be sure about the content of the compressed file you are downloading. If you download a large file you may want to preview the zipped file to see if it contains the content you expect. Fortunately, there is a very handy add-on you can install in your Firefox® 4 Internet browser. You can use it to preview every zip file you download. This tool is called ArchView© and in the instructions below, you can learn how to download and install it.

ArchView© Add-on Instructions:

  1. Open your Internet browser and go to the ArchView© download page.
  2. Download and run the installation file.
  3. This add-on will be added to the Firefox® browser automatically after its installation.
  4. Now, if you click on the hyperlink to download a zip file, ArchView© will start automatically and the content of the zip file will be shown in the ArchView© preview window.


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