WinZip Background Tools

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Starting with WinZip 25.0, the WinZip Background Tools have been made easier for you to access. Your tools will be easier to use directly from the Tools tab and you will find quite a few new additions.

It is important to note that on Windows 10 you will be unable to use this WinZip feature if you either have all notifications from apps turned off or if you have turned notifications coming from WinZip off.

Notifications must be on

To use and configure these background tools, simply open WinZip and click the Tools tab. The background tools are in the Folder Maintenance section at the far right part of the tab. There are now 4 different buttons you can use for the various types of tools.

Four Tools buttons

They are:

  1. Clean Old Files: These items contain all 5 of the tools previously available plus new tools for cleaning your Quick Access folder and your ZipShare folder.
    Clean Old Files
  2. Find/Delete Duplicates: You will need to create tools after you click this button. When you click the Create a deduplicator button, a window will open and give you a chance to name your tool and pick the folder(s) that you want cleaned of duplicates, set a schedule and choose other options.
    Find/Delete Duplicates
  3. Organize Photos: You will need to create tools after you click this button. When you click the Create an organizer button, a window will open allowing you to name your tool, set a schedule for the tool, pick the cloud folder to organize, pick a destination folder for your photos, and choose other options.
    Organize Photos
  4. Review Notifications: This button will be useful to you if you have scheduled tools to run and might possibly miss seeing the notification after the tool has run. If there are any notifications that you did not acknowledge, you will find them listed in the window that opens.
    Review Notifications

If you have any questions about this information, please submit a Technical Support ticket.

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