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Getting Started

  1. Important: If you have not downloaded Xippit, please Download Xippit prior to advancing to Step 2. After downloading Xippit, follow the steps on your screen to complete the installation. If you are having difficulty downloading Xippit, please temporarily disable your firewall or antivirus software.
  2. After you have successfully downloaded and installed Xippit, locate Xippit on your Desktop or Start Menu. Once you have located Xippit, double-click the icon to launch the application.

Basic Use

  1. Compressing Items - Compressing files is a great way to reduce the size of any file and free up disk space on your computer. Compressing multiple files into a zipped folder allows you to attach and send files easily. To compress a file, follow the steps below:

    1. Select the file or folder you would like to compress, then right-click the file.
    2. Navigate to, and select the following option: Xippit > Add to "Your-File-Name.xip"
      This will create a compressed copy of the selected file in our proprietary .xip format. Please note that you or a recipient must have Xippit to open an .xip file. Choose the .zip (larger file size) if you wish to open it using another application.
  2. Extracting Items - Xippit opens several popular compressed file formats including: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR, XIP, 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR and Z. To explore the contents of any of these formats, double-click the file to open it. If you wish to extract the contents, follow the steps below:

    1. Select the file or folder you would like to extract, then right-click the file.
    2. Navigate to, and select the following option: Xippit > Extract Here
      This will extract the file in its current location.
  3. Securing Files - Using Xippit, you can password protect files using a secure 256-bit encryption method. Now you can safely transmit sensitive information via email, or protect them on your computer. Follow the steps below to secure a file:

    1. Double-click the Xippit shortcut icon on your desktop
    2. Use the drop-down menu to located the file you would like to secure
    3. Select the file, then click the plus button (+)
    4. Look for the Encryption field, then enter the password you would like to use to protect your files

* Click on the Features tab for additional assistance using features found within Xippit.

Archive Manager

The Xippit File Manager is a program for manipulating files and folders. The Xippit File Manager can work with two panels. You can switch between panels by pressing the Tab button. Most of the operations can be executed using keyboard shortcuts or by right-clicking on items and selecting the appropriate command from the menu.

  • File

    • System: Submenu with menu commands from system shell
    • Open: Opens the current item
      Shortcut Command: Enter
    • Open Inside: Open current item as folder inside Xippit
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+PgDn
    • Open Outside: Open current item in new window
      Shortcut Command: Shift+Enter
    • Edit: Open selected item with editor
      Shortcut Command: F4
    • Rename: Rename selected item
      Shortcut Command: F2
    • Copy To...: Copy selected items
      Shortcut Command: F5
    • Move To...: Move selected items
      Shortcut Command: F6
    • Delete: Delete selected items
      Shortcut Command: Delete
    • Split file: Split file to parts
    • Combine files...: Combine files to one file
    • Comment: Set comment for file
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+Z
    • Calculate checksum: Calculates CRC checksum for files
    • Create Folder: Create new folder
      Shortcut Command: F7
    • Create File: Creates new file
      Shortcut Command: Shift+F4
    • Exit: Closes Xippit
      Shortcut Command: Alt+F4
  • Edit

    • Select All: Select all items
    • Deselect All: Select all items
    • Invert Selection: Select / Deselect all items
    • Select...: Select specified items
    • Deselect...: Deselect specified items
    • Select by Type: Select all items with the same extension as current item
    • Deselect by Type: Deselect all items with the same extension as current item
  • View

    • Large Icons: Displays items by using large icons
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+1
    • Small Icons: Displays items by using small icons
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+2
    • List: Displays items in a list
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+3
    • Details: Displays items in a list with detailed information about each item
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+4
    • Name: Sort items by Name
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+F3
    • Type: Sort items by Type
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+F4
    • Date: Sort items by Date
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+F5
    • Size: Sort items by Size
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+F6
    • Unsorted: Do not sort items
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+F7
    • Flat View: Switch Flat view mode for list of files
    • 2 Panels: Switch On/Off second panel
      Shortcut Command: F9
    • Toolbars: Menu items for toolbars handling
    • Open Root Folder: Open root computer folder
      Shortcut Command: \
    • Up One Level: Open the folder one level up
      Shortcut Command: Backspace
    • Folders History...: Open folders history
      Shortcut Command: Alt+F12
    • Refresh: Refresh items list
      Shortcut Command: Ctrl+R
  • Options - Opens options dialog box (shown below)
  • Favorites

    • Add folder to Favorites as: Adds folder to favorites
  • Help

    • Contents...: Opens Xippit Help
      Shortcut Command: F1
    • About Xippit: Opens About dialog box

Options Dialog Box

You can change many of the settings that affect the Xippit File Manager in the Options dialog box. To access this dialog box select Options from the Tools menu.

System Page - Allows you to specify the behavior of Xippit in the filing system.

Associate Xippit With: Lists the file name extensions and associated plugins that are currently registered with Xippit. If file name extension is checked, Xippit will be used to open files with that extension. In any case you can always open all archives with Xippit via your right-click context menu.

Plugins Page - Allows you to specify settings for the installed plugins.

Plugins: Lists the plugins. For modifying settings of plugins, you must select the plugin and press the Options button.

Editor Page - Allows you to specify settings for the editor.

Editor: Specifies the path to the editor.

Settings - Allows you to specify Xippit settings.

  • Show...: Shows item in file list.
  • Show real file icons: Shows real file icons in file list. If this option is enabled, listing updates can be slower.
  • Show system menu: Shows a system context sub-menu in the File menu
  • Full row select: When an item is selected, the item and all its sub-items are highlighted.
  • Show grid lines: Displays gridlines around items and subitems.
  • Alternative selection mode: If enabled, File Manager keeps selection marked when you move cursor.
  • Use large memory pages: If enabled, Xippit will try to use large pages. This feature allows an increase in speed of compression. This may cause Xippit to pause when starting compression, because of allocation of the large pages. Also, the Windows Task Manager doesn't show the real memory usage of the program, if Xippit uses large pages. This feature works only on Windows 2003 / XP x64. Also you must have administrator's rights for your system. Recommended size of RAM: 1 GB or more. To install this feature you must run Xippit File Manager at least once, close it and reboot the system.

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Xippit Tutorials

How to Compress a folder (below):

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Xippit FAQ's

Do I have to pay for Xippit?
No. Xippit is 100% Free to all Xionix customers.

How many computers can I install Xippit on?
Because Xippit is a free application to Xionix customers, there is no limit to how many computers it can be on. Click Here if you wish to download another copy of Xippit.