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Options Dialog Box

Options Dialog Box

You can change many of the settings that affect the 7-Zip File Manager in the Options dialog box. To access this dialog box select Options from the Tools menu.

The options dialog box contains the following pages:

System Page

Allows you to specify the behavior of 7-Zip in the filing system.

Associate 7-Zip with
Allows to associate 7-Zip with file name extensions. There are two list of associations: for "Current User" and for "All Users". To set associations for "All Users" you must run 7-Zip File Manager with administrator rights. Each association can have up to 4 states:
  • no association.
  • AppName - the extension is associated with another program (not 7-Zip).
  • [7-Zip] - the extension is associated with another copy (edition) of 7-Zip.
  • 7-Zip - the extension is associated with this copy of 7-Zip.

You can switch between these states by clicking on cell. Or you can change states for all extension by clicking on "+" button.

7-Zip Page

Allows you to specify behavior of 7-Zip in Windows Shell.

Integrate 7-Zip to shell context menu
Select this check box to add 7-Zip commands to Shell Context Menu.
Cascaded context menu
Select this check box to group 7-Zip context menu items to one 7-Zip submenu.
Context menu items
Lists the optional context menu items. If an item is checked, 7-Zip will add this item to the context menu.

Folders Page

Allows you to set the folders which 7-Zip will use for internal purposes.

Working folder

The working folder section allows you to specify a folder which will be used for temporary archive files:

System temp folder
7-Zip will use the Windows temp folder.
Current
7-Zip will use the folder containing the target archive.
Specified
7-Zip will use the folder specified in the following edit control.
Use for removable drives only
Specifies whether 7-Zip should use the specified folder settings only for removable drives; for other drives, 7-Zip will create temporary archives in the folder containing the target archive. If you clear this check box, 7-Zip always will use the specified folder settings mode always.

7-Zip uses temporary archive files for all update operations. So, for speed reasons, it is recommended that you select the System temp folder option and select Use for removable drives only check box.

Editor Page

Allows you to specify settings for the editor.

View
Specifies the path to the viewer that will be used for "View" command (F3).
Editor
Specifies the path to the editor that will be used for "Edit" command (F4).
Diff
Specifies the path to a file comparison utility that shows the differences between two files.

Settings Page

Allows you to specify some settings.

Show .. item
Shows .. item in file list.
Show real file icons
Shows real file icons in file list. If this option is enabled, listing updates can be slower.
Show system menu
Shows a system context sub-menu in the File menu.
Full row select
When an item is selected, the item and all its subitems are highlighted.
Show grid lines
Displays gridlines around items and subitems.
Single-click to open an item
If enabled, File Manager opens files and folders by single-clicking them.
Alternative selection mode
If enabled, File Manager keeps selection mark when you move cursor.
Use large memory pages
If enabled, 7-Zip will try to use large pages. This feature allows an increase in speed of compression. This may cause 7-Zip to pause when starting compression, because of allocation of the large pages. Also, the Windows Task Manager doesn't show the real memory usage of the program, if 7-Zip uses large pages. This feature works only on Windows 2003 / XP x64. Also you must have administrator's rights for your system. Recommended size of RAM: 1 GB or more. To install this feature you must run 7-Zip File Manager at least once, close it and reboot the system.

Language Page

Allows you to change the default language.

Language
Lists the available languages.