View Archive Files


The archive files are used to compress files to save space on disk or compress files to group them. There are different compression algorithms are used to compress files that’s why we have different archive formats. The most popular archive formats are ZIP and TAR and it’s highly likely that you’ve already packed and unpacked archive files. 

Supported Archive Formats

The following archive formats are supported by the GroupDocs.Viewer for Java

Auto Detection means that GroupDocs.Viewer can determine the type of the archive file by reading the information in the file header.

File ExtensionFile TypeAuto Detection
.ZIPArchive file formatYes
.TARConsolidated Unix File ArchiveYes
.BZ2Bzip2 compressed fileYes

Note: to get actual information about supported formats it is recommended to call getSupportedFileTypes() method of FileType class

In this section

The articles given in this section describes the usage of GroupDocs.Viewer to convert archive formats with different available options.