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I'm not sure if this is possible or not but if it was it would make my life allot easier. What I want to do is get the "open with" option to open and make edits to a file in a .zip file without extracting the file. I am working on something and I need to open zip files and manipulate the data inside of them. What I am doing right now is copying the files I need to edit out of the archive, editing them, then copying them back into the archive. I am doing this dozens of times an hour. Is there a way to get the "open with" context option when you are viewing files in a compressed file in Windows Explorer? I am using Windows 7. Could anyone suggest a easier way for me to do this?

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Many third party file compression utilities are available that allow this. e.g. 7Zip, WinZip, WinRAR.

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Use an external program, like 7zip or winrar to manipulate the files

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