This page configures some aspects of archive handling in Krusader.

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Enable Write Support: this option allows you to enable writing files into an archive.


The down side is that if a power failure occurs during the process, the files that were moved might already be deleted, but not yet packed into the archive. Moving archives into themselves will delete them.

Archive handling

Browse Archives As Folders: if checked, Krusader will handle the archives transparently and let you open them as folders; otherwise, Krusader will attempt to invoke an application which opens archives of that type.

  • Test archive after packing: this option automatically runs a test on a newly packed archive. It is safer, but takes longer.

  • Test archives before unpacking: this option automatically runs a test before unpacking. Some corrupted archives might cause a crash; therefore, it is better to test archives before unpacking.