Delete file in
remove one or more file or folder item from an existing archive
(in example. ZIP, TAR or 7Z
file, but corrent instructions works for modifying any write-supported
press Cancel button or use Delete >
"Delete from archive function".
A confirmation dialog will be prompted
allowing to cancel the operation if desired.
It is not possible to
recover items deleted form archive
The removal from an archive means the file or folder is actually
not moved to recycle bin, and the data will be likely not recoverable.
To delete the entire archive while it is being browsed, from dropdown
menu on the right of "Secure delete" button it is possible to select
any supported deletion function - recycle, quick delete, zeroe content
(overwrite data with 0s),
and secure delete.
cannot be updated or modified (neither adding nor removing
files) because the archive
type is read-only supported (solely for
extraction or browsing operations), so PeaZip lacking the ability to
modify archive content, data cannot be
neither added nor removed - the entire archive file item can still be
from filesystem, but it will be not possible to selectively delete
compressed files from the archive.
Delete files from a
It is possible to delete files in RAR archives from PeaZip only if
WinRar is installed in the system, due rar licensing not allowing third
parts applications to implement functions to modify RAR files
(including deletion of files in existing RAR archives).
Delete files from an
modify an encrypted archive the
password must be provided for
being able adding or removing content to the password protected file.
Delete files form a solid
If solid mode
used, as in compressed TAR archives (tar.gz / tgz, tar.bz2 / .tbz,
tar.xz...) compression of subsequent data
depends on statistical analysis of previous data - which usually brings
better compression, fine tuning the statistical analysis of the input.
In this case, removing files from existing archive will result in the
need of re-compressing the whole file, which may be cumbersome: this
does not prevent the ability to edit the archive content, but it makes
the operation slower if large block size is used.
Read more on solid
Read more about how to manage 7Z
files, manage ZIP files, manage ZIPX files.
Synopsis: How to delete
files and folders items in current archive. Erase compressed data
inside archives with PeaZip archive manager utility. How to remove
content from existing ZIP, 7Z, TAR, RAR file.
Topics: delete files
from existing archive, archives not allowing content deletion
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How to delete files from archives