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Browsing Archives

To view the contents and structure of an archive, use one of the following methods:
  • Open an archive from the Project Explorer view. This opens the archive in the main editing pane. The archive is unmounted when the editor is closed.
  • Use the Eclipse File System (EFS) by right-clicking the archive in the Project Explorer view and choosing Expand Zip Archive. This expands the archive. All the standard actions are available on the mounted archive. To close the archive, you can use the Collapse ZIP Archive action and any file opened from the expanded archive is closed when the archive in unmounted.
Tip: If a file is not recognized by Oxygen XML Developer Eclipse plugin as a supported archive type, you can add it in the Archive preferences page.

Figure 1. Browsing an Archive

Archive Contextual Menu Actions

The following additional actions are available from the contextual menu for archives:

Open
Opens a resource from the archive in the editor.
Extract
Extracts a resource from the archive in a specified folder.
New folder
Creates a folder as child of the selected folder in the browsed archive.
New file
Creates a file as child of the selected folder in the browsed archive.
Add files
Adds existing files as children of the selected folder in the browsed archive.
Note: On OS X, the Add file action is also available and it allows you to add one file at a time.
Rename
Renames a resource in the archive.
Cut
Cuts the selected archive resource.
Copy
Copies the selected archive resource.
Paste
Pastes a file or folder into the archive.
Delete
Removes a file or folder from archive.
Copy location
Copies the URL location of the selected resource.
Refresh
Refreshes the selected resource.
Properties
Shows the properties of the selected resource.

For more information, watch our video demonstration about working with an EPUB in the Archive Browser view: