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Using WinZip for Novell Portal Services .npg Files

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Simon Nattrass
Novell, Inc.

01 Feb 2002


Novell Portal Services Package files (with .npg extensions), like Jar files (also with .npg extensions), can be associated with WinZip for viewing, extracting, even modifying the NPG files on the fly (simply drag files in and out of .npg with the WinZip application).

To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.

  2. Navigate to Tools->Folder Options->File Types tab.

  3. Click the New button and enter the extension npg.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click the Advanced button for this file type and click New to create a new action.

  6. For the Action name, specify "open" (without the quotes) and in the Application To Be Used To Perform Action field browse to WinZip32.exe.

    You should now have something similar to "D:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" in the Application To Be Used To Perform Action field.

  7. Add "%1" (with the quotes) to the above field so it now reads:

    "D:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" "%1"

    Note: There is a space between the path to the exe file and the "%1".

  8. Click OK then OK again and close the Explorer utility.

  9. Now click on an .npg file and it should be opened in WinZip revealing the individual files for the package.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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