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oZone10
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Updating 7-zip with plugins

7-zip plugins (http://www.tc4shell.com/en/7zip/) require to create folders "Formats" and "Codecs" in \7-ZipPortable\App\7-Zip or \7-ZipPortable\App\7-Zip64 folders.

When updating 7-zip these folder will be deleted. Is it possible to make installer to preserve these folder

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Shell-based?

Unless I'm mistaken, these appear to be shell-based plugins, which 7-Zip Portable doesn't support.

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Nope

They work fine without shell integration. They mainly add support to open and create different archive formats.

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Thank you for the explanation

Thank you for the explanation! I had been pulling my hair out trying to have codecs from https://github.com/mcmilk/7-Zip-zstd work.

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Individual Files

Since these are just DLLs, we'd have to manually preserve all of them in the installer config if I'm not mistaken.

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.ini file

Some plugins also have .ini files.

Sorry to make you do additional works.
I only use asar and WinCryptHashers plugins, and 7-zip is not updated frequently, so I don't mind if it's not implemented.

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Where?

Where are the INI files located in a 7-Zip Portable install?

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Hopefully those additional codecs will be included in the main 7zip app.

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