winrar right click archive “date” option on context menu

WinRAR has always been great. However, I find myself constantly renaming archives after using the right-click “add to archive” context menu item. I find myself prepending the files with the date created. I love streamlining things, so I decided to write WinRAR tech support a message. They prompty replied and informed me about some some things I didn’t realize were available!

Basically, you can create “profiles” for the archives you create.

Here are the steps RarLabs sent me:

  • press “Add” button to open archiving dialog;

  • enable “Generate archive name by mask” option on “Backup” page of
    archiving dialog;

  • select an appropriate mask for this option, insert + in the beginning
    of mask to place it in the beginning of archive name;

  • return to “General” page, press “Profiles…”, select “Save current
    settings to a new profile”;

  • specify a profile name and set “Add to context menu” option.
    Also you may set “Immediate execution” option if you do not want to
    see the archiving dialog every time after selecting this profile.

After that you shall see your new profile in context menu.

Note: The requires WinRar 3.8 or newer

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One Response to winrar right click archive “date” option on context menu

  1. Zoe says:

    Max, I think the Gmail idea is more to do with using Search to find mail rather than orniagse into specific folders. So, it’s more of a file it (using labels) and forget it, rather than try to figure out which folder the email goes into. Even Yahoo’s latest version of Search is pretty nifty. You still need folders/labels but you can get by with a minimum. Still, whatever works for you.

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