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  • Example of extracted path
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  • Index of files in the archive
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Returns the path of a file found in the archive. This archive can be in ZIP, CAB, RAR, WDZ or 7z format.
This path corresponds to the stored path when the file is added into the archive (<zipArchive variable>.AddFile or <zipArchive variable>.AddDirectory).
New in version 28
Universal Windows 10 App The zipArchive type is now available for UWP applications.
Archive is zipArchive
// Open the archive named "Archive"
ResOpenArchive = Archive.Open("D:\Backups\")
IF ResOpenArchive = 0 THEN
// Find the "File.txt" file
ResFileFound = Archive.FindFile("File.txt")
// File path found
ExtractPath = Archive.ExtractPath(ResFileFound, zipDirectory)
<Result> = <Archive>.ExtractPath(<File index> [, <Path section to extract>])
<Result>: Character string
Requested path section.
<Archive>: zipArchive variable
Name of a variable of type zipArchive corresponding to the archive to use.
<File index>: Integer
Index of file in the archive. <zipArchive variable>.FindFile returns this index.
<Path section to extract>: Optional constant (or combination of constants)
Section of file path to extract:
zipDirectoryReturns the different directories of the file (the name and the extension of the file are not returned)
zipDriveReturns the unit name only (WDZ format only). This constant has no effect for the archives whose type differs from WDZ.
Linux This constant is not available. Indeed, there is no root in the paths of directories.
Java This constant is ignored.
zipExtensionReturns the extension of the file (preceded by ".")
zipFilenameReturns the name of the file (without its extension)

By default, the extracted path corresponds to the stored path.
Universal Windows 10 App This parameter is not available: only the name of the file and its extension are stored and therefore can be extracted.


  • LinuxUniversal Windows 10 App Only ZIP, TAR and TGZ (TAR.GZ) archives are available.
  • Java Only ZIP archives are available.

Example of extracted path

If the stored path is "C:\Temp\Data\File.txt", <zipArchive variable>.ExtractPath returns:
  • zipExtension: .txt
  • zipFilename: File
  • zipDirectory: \Temp\Data\
  • zipDrive: C:
  • zipFilename+zipExtension: File.txt
  • zipDirectory+zipFilename: \Temp\Data\File
  • ...
Java The zipDrive constant is ignored.
Universal Windows 10 App Only the name of the file and its extension can be extracted.
Archives in 7z format: The "\" character (beginning of the path) is not returned.

Stored path

The table below presents the paths stored in the archive according to:
  • the access path to the file,
  • the stored path section.
The current directory is: "C:\Temp".
zipAddFileFile locationzipNonezipDirectoryzipDrive

Remark: If the zipDrive constant is used:
  • the WDZ format stores the full path of the file (including the drive letter).
  • the ZIP format does not store the drive letter.
  • the 7z format stores the directories only.
Java The zipDrive constant is ignored.
Universal Windows 10 App The directory and the disk are not stored in the archive path. Only the file name and extension are stored.

Index of files in the archive

When a file is added into an archive, an index is automatically assigned to the file. This index corresponds to the order in which the files are included in the archive. To select a file in the archive, you can use:
Component: wd280zip.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 24
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