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AZ1
16-05-2010, 04:40 PM
My Win Zip trial is going to end soon. What is a Free program like Win Zip?

zqwerty
16-05-2010, 04:48 PM
http://www.7-zip.org/

AZ1
16-05-2010, 04:49 PM
Thanks zqwerty

Anyothers?

wainuitech
16-05-2010, 04:56 PM
I use and install Izarc (http://www.izarc.org/) - its free, and has the basic same interface as the older Winzip. (have not used winzip in ages)

Several places to download it from ( Various download sites) From Filehippo (http://www.filehippo.com/download_izarc/)

somebody
16-05-2010, 05:00 PM
http://www.7-zip.org/

I'd second that. 7-Zip is fantastic.

AZ1
16-05-2010, 05:02 PM
I use and install Izarc (http://www.izarc.org/) - its free, and has the basic same interface as Winzip.

Several places to download it from ( Various download sites) From Filehippo (http://www.filehippo.com/download_izarc/)


Nice also tried Pea Zip hope thats work. Any usersof Pea Zip?

southern_jas
16-05-2010, 08:17 PM
+1 for 7-zip here

KarameaDave
16-05-2010, 08:34 PM
Yet another 7-zip fan here.

pcuser42
16-05-2010, 08:51 PM
+1 for 7-zip.

mikebartnz
16-05-2010, 09:05 PM
PowerDesk

Alex B
16-05-2010, 09:48 PM
lol at winzip trial expiring.

AvonBill
16-05-2010, 10:37 PM
7-Zip. Portable version of it too.

sal
16-05-2010, 10:54 PM
+1 7-zip. I used to hate how ugly the 7-zip toolbar and icons were but I fixed that up (http://killercookie-server.media-xshell.com/7zTM/) so now love it.

Orca
17-05-2010, 12:51 AM
WinRAR is the best one. Trial will expire but you can keep using it indefinitely.

Erayd
17-05-2010, 02:43 AM
FilZip isn't bad either.

KiwiTT_NZ
17-05-2010, 10:41 AM
7zip as well and there is a 64-bit version too ! :D

Sweep
17-05-2010, 10:52 AM
PowerDesk

PowerDesk is not free.

But you did remind me I had it when I was running Win XP Pro 32 bit. I changed to WinXP Pro 64 bit but it broke then.

Now that I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 bit I thought I'd give it another go and it works fine.

Go figure. So I've replaced Izarc which I was using.

SP8's
17-05-2010, 11:17 AM
WinRAR .... been using it since 2008 .... not sure when the trial period ends :rolleyes:

Nomad
17-05-2010, 11:30 AM
WinRAR is the best one. Trial will expire but you can keep using it indefinitely.

The older Winzip just annoyed you but didn't shut down. It's up to you if you wanna use it against the rules.

There are plenty freebies out there. Windows XP and up I think has a free zipping thing.

Terry Porritt
17-05-2010, 11:34 AM
Here's another one, CamUnzip, plain vanilla and simple:
http://www.camunzip.com/

Ice Road Trucker
17-05-2010, 11:49 AM
Free Zip is good

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,6383-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/description.html

mikebartnz
17-05-2010, 09:46 PM
PowerDesk is not free.
They used to have a Pro version and a free one.
The original developers(Ontrack) of PowerDesk also had a program called ZipMagic. It was great as you could open programs and documents as if the zip file was an ordinary folder.

Sweep
17-05-2010, 10:13 PM
They used to have a Pro version and a free one.
The original developers(Ontrack) of PowerDesk also had a program called ZipMagic. It was great as you could open programs and documents as if the zip file was an ordinary folder.

I'm using Powerdesk Pro version 6. They don't seem to have a free version on their web site now although I too know they used to and Pro 7 is there but I'm not upgrading.

Agent_24
18-05-2010, 12:34 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_archivers

BigBadBob
18-05-2010, 08:27 AM
Personally I've never had the need for any other Zip program since Microsoft incorporated Compressed zip folders into its XP, Vista & 7 operating systems. Although I do have Winrar installed to handle the *rar files I come across.