ArchView – Firefox addon to preview and download a particular file from RAR, ZIP archives & ISO image

ArchView is an add-on for Firefox which can open archive file online without downloading the whole archive. It is very fast since as it merely fetches a small portion of the archive file from server. ArchView supports RAR, ZIP formats and ISO CD image; HTTP, FTP and file protocols.

contents inside a RAR file shown

It is really useful as you can preview and download an individual file without download the whole archive, since it only fetch the necessary portion. Using it you can easily ignore the files you don’t need and download the ones that are required.

It is very easy to use. Just click on a RAR, ZIP or ISO image file and it will explore the contents inside that file along with there size. Now click the files you need to download. It will also help you in saving your time and bandwidth.

ArchView sits in Firefox status bar enabled. It presents XUL or HTML interface. You will need to Right click and select HTML mode to use it. To disable it, simply click on its icon and it will look like this. disabled

Download ArchView Firefox Extension


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

6 Responses

  1. Pratyush says:

    This is so cool, it comes handy just at the time when my trail period for HiDownload was coming to an end :D. A perfect free HiDownload alternative.

  2. JK says:

    Thanks for sharing this Firefox add-on. I know there are some other programs for this purpose and this Firefox plug-in makes the job quite simple. Really a very useful add-on.

  3. Sabhu says:

    Marvelous share Mayur, I am loving this site. Emailed this to my friends.

  4. dr.salman says:

    very nice post and firefox rocks man, new addons for firefox coming really fast and they are so cool that i want to remove my IE now 🙂

  1. April 16, 2010

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