Editing archive file
When you open BCArchive encrypted archive file, the program shows you contents of the archive:
You can use a number of ways to edit contents of the archive file:
- Drag-and-drop operations. To add files/folders to the archive run
My Computer program and select group of files/folders you want to add to the archive.
Then drag the group of files to the BCArchive window and drop it to the window. BCArchive will add the file to
the opened archive. You can use the same drag-and-drop way to extract files/folders from the archive –
just select the files/folders in the BCArchive window and move the files to the My Computer window.
- Use BCArchive commands. You can run Add Files and
Add Folders commands to add files or folders to the archive,
Delete command to remove files/folders from the archive and the
Rename command to rename some file or folder inside the archive.
- Run Extract All command to extract all files/folders from the archive
to chosen folder on your computer. If you wish to extract a part of the archive, select the files/folders in
the BCArchive window and run the Extract command from the menu.
- Editing files stored inside the archive. If you double-click on some file inside archive,
BCArchive will automatically extract the file to temporary folder and run corresponding application
to open the extracted file stored in the temporary folder. For example: if you open a text (*.txt) file
the file will be opened by Notepad. By default, the temporary folder is Windows TEMP folder, but it can be
changed using Open File Modes --> Change Temporary Folder command in menu.
Since BCArchive v2, there are two modes of opening files. You can switch them using the command Open file modes
from BCArchive menu:
- One at a time. Only one file can be extracted at a time. You can view and edit the file.
When you close the file, BCArchive will ask if you want to update the original file inside archive.
After that BCArchive runs a secure deleting procedure (wiping process) to remove temporary copy of the file from the TEMP folder.
- Several files. You can view and edit several files simultaneously. If a modification is
detected, you will be asked if the original file inside archive must be updated or not.
Wiping procedure is performed for the whole group of extracted files, after closing the archive,
or when the special command ( Open file modes-->Close and wipe all temporary extracted files ) is launched. This mode is less secure,
but more convenient.
- You can add file or group of files/folders to the archive file in
My Computer window. Select the file(s) and right-click with a mouse.
In the appeared context menu run the Add to [Filename].bca command.
[Filename] is the name of the first file in the group of files you want to add
to the archive. If the [Filename].bca archive does not exist, BCArchive will ask you
to enter password for it and create the archive.
If you want to use existing archive, enter file name of the archive in the
Archive name edit box or browse the archive by clicking