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    Is there a way to view thumbnails in RAR files with Irfanview Thumbnails? Maybe with a plugin?

    Thanks!

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    Not that I know of. Viewing images inside archives is a long-standing feature request, but there would be performance issues with large archives. I don't expect it to be implemented.

    You can already view images inside archives using Win RAR or whatever, by double-clicking.

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    The issue with rar archives is that all files is compressed as one solid mass of data, opposed to zip where you can extract one arbitrary file just like that.
    So when you want to extract one arbitrary file from a rar archive, you most likely have to wait for all files to decompress.

    Therefore, any "browsing" in folders with rar files, would become a very slow process - at least first time when it needs to unpack everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprintdriver View Post
    The issue with rar archives is that all files is compressed as one solid mass of data, opposed to zip where you can extract one arbitrary file just like that.
    So when you want to extract one arbitrary file from a rar archive, you most likely have to wait for all files to decompress.

    Therefore, any "browsing" in folders with rar files, would become a very slow process - at least first time when it needs to unpack everything.
    Faststone Maxview can browse images in a rar folder (without having to click on an individual file in the folder one at a time). But you can only have 1 file open in Maxview at a time (not just rar or image), which is annoying. Plus Irfanview is much better. Applying this feature to Irfanview would be amazing.

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    Well it may work. But as Bhikkhu Pesala noticed - large archives may be an issue when placed in same folder that your photos is located. If such a feature was to be implemented, it should be deactivated as default.

    Also such a feature need a escape in case of very slow browsing - Escape character (or another appropriate key combination) should cause immediately cancel of scanning inside of archive files. Just imagine a folder full of large .rar files...

    That is an even worse thing than large archives, that is large archives on slow drives - on a network drive for example.
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