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Search inside zip files

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brent_trucks
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I have a directory with a bunch of zip files. Is it even possible to search inside text files inside zip files. I have been unsuccessful in searching zip files using File Handlers. The text files are in the zip file but the zip file contains multiple nested subfolders before getting to the file. The files do not contain an extension but can be opened in a regular text editor. I was using Agent Ransack but the free version doesn't have this ability and was looking for an alternative. Brent
Nov 17, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Brent, which version of Windows are you using?
Nov 18, 2010  • #2
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muti.paul
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Apologies for waking a sleeping thread, but WinRAR can search text strings in zip files, if you still need this functionality.

1. Open WinRAR
2. Navigate to the folder with the zip files
(or navigate to a parent folder. if you want to search a whole drive, select the drive letter in step6 )
3. Click FIND
4. Leave the * in the file names box
5. Type the string you want it to find
6. Select for 'Disks and Folders'
7. type ZIP in the 'Archive types' box

also, the search string doesn't need quotes if it's multiple words
Jan 30, 2011  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the tip Paul, this will come in handy.
Jan 30, 2011  • #4
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KW3
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So, is it possible to user fileseek to search for a string in a text file inside a .zip file, or should WinRAR be used instead?
Apr 13, 2016  • #5
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You should be able to by installing the .ZIP file handler: https://www.fileseek.ca/FAQ/#filehandlers

Hope that helps!
Apr 14, 2016  • #6
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Rinku Yadav34556
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@muti.paul
Thanks it worked for me
Jan 14, 2019 (modified Jan 14, 2019)  • #7
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Rinku Yadav34556
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Thanks it worked for me but i tried skipping the step 7.

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Apologies for waking a sleeping thread, but WinRAR can search text strings in zip files, if you still need this functionality.

1. Open WinRAR
2. Navigate to the folder with the zip files
(or navigate to a parent folder. if you want to search a whole drive, select the drive letter in step6 )
3. Click FIND
4. Leave the * in the file names box
5. Type the string you want it to find
6. Select for 'Disks and Folders'
7. type ZIP in the 'Archive types' box

also, the search string doesn't need quotes if it's multiple words
Jan 14, 2019  • #8
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