Does anyone know a way to make 7-zip always open files with write-protection turned on.
Does anyone know how to make sure 7-zip never change a file?
How to use 7-zip in read-only mode?
Have to say I love 7-zip so far, it can open everything I want and it is small, fast and reliable. The only thing is I am a clumsy person and every now and then I tend to drag and or drop files out from my zip files or into them. Then I thought that maybe there is a solution to my problem. Maybe there was a feature in 7-zip that disabled the ability to change/edit my zip files. That way I would be completely sure I havent accidently changed important zip-files. If so then I could sleep better at night.
Now what do you all say, any way this could work (or maybe it already does if I find the correct setting?
Best regards illy
There is no such feature in 7-Zip.
But 7-Zip can't update RAR archives.
So you can convert your archives to RAR, and 7-Zip will not update them.
Thanks for answering ipavlov :)
Ill just have to be more careful then.
> So you can convert your archives to RAR
or ACE or KGB … but not with 7-ZIP
> and 7-Zip will not update them
True … but I got a better idea: set the "R" attribute on your precious files :-)