Navigate ZIP's via command line like Win 98 version did?

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Navigate ZIP's via command line like Win 98 version did?

Postby SarahC » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Back when I had Windows 98 - ZIPmagic enabled ALL applications to see ZIP's as folders - games, applications, the command line...

I was able to do "CD zipfile.zip" and the commandline would make the zip file the current folder.

I just tried that in Windows 10, but the <dir> tag wasn't visible for the .Zip file, and unsurprisingly it complained I had entered a none existent ZIP file name.

Could Windows 10 ever get this ability? Is it even possible with the architecture of Win 10?

I'm very sad that I couldn't get it to work.
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Re: Navigate ZIP's via command line like Win 98 version did?

Postby admin » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:39 am

Yes, unfortunately this is very sad.

Its just not possible with the Windows NT architecture to do this in an archive type agnostic, user mode extensible way.

But rejoice, for there is transparent disk compression!

And it even works much better than how it used to work on Win 98 :)
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