Winzip - Is there an alternative?

  tmr 19:50 24 Nov 2006
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Does any one now of an alternative freeware/shareware file zip program?
My evaluation version of winzip has expired but I don't feel inclined to buy it as I only ever need it to unzip downloaded files, typically used for software updates etc.

  octal 19:54 24 Nov 2006

7ZIP click here

  anskyber 19:55 24 Nov 2006
  RobCharles1981 19:57 24 Nov 2006

Any Others Win Rar keeps telling me to pay for the software!!

  SLAYER 19:57 24 Nov 2006

XP will unzip files.

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  Hawy 22:34 24 Nov 2006

Here's another one IZArk click here

  jimv7 22:38 24 Nov 2006

From Win ME/2000 and xp all have built in compress/uncompress software.

  woodchip 22:39 24 Nov 2006

I use Version 5 of this Ontrack software click here

  woodchip 22:41 24 Nov 2006

Version 5 in PCA downloads

  Pesala 11:09 25 Nov 2006

If the smallest file size is important, e.g. for emailing or uploading archives, use 7-Zip. Its LZMA compression method is excellent for most purposes. For compressing websites, the PPMd compression method gives significantly smaller archives, and faster compression, but much slower decompression. Archives can be made as self-extracting *.exe files using either compression method.

For easy of use and widest compatability, IZarc and ZIP format is fine. Anyone still using Compressed Folders in Windows XP should install this. Extraction of compressed files using Window's built-in compressed files support is abysmally slow by comparison.

  Belatucadrus 11:56 25 Nov 2006

click here A few.

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