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    Zip archive software

    Anyone recommend a good free zip archive piece of software?

    My WinZip trial has expired.

    Came across www.7-zip but don't know if it is any good.
    Last edited by Clippy; 16 May 2009, 11:17.

    #2
    WinRAR also works with Zip files - it's not strictly free, but the nag screens are a lot less intrusive than WinZip and (at least last time I checked) it never expires.

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      #3
      Originally posted by chicane View Post
      WinRAR also works with Zip files - it's not strictly free, but the nag screens are a lot less intrusive than WinZip and (at least last time I checked) it never expires.
      Does it support ISO images?

      Need to extract the Win7 RC1 files from an ISO image.

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        #4
        Been using 7-zip for a while now, and I am very happy with it.

        Using Vista, a 50 MB zip file takes hours to extract natively, with 7-zip it's a couple of minutes.....
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          #5
          I thought users of the Windaz XP could just right click on the folder and make it a zip file?
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            #6
            For some bizarre reason 7-zip refused to work with multi-core processors at one point. But I'd guess that has probably been fixed by now.

            WinRAR has a more intuitive interface than WinZip anyway. and the nag screen only pops up when you view the contents of an archive (which often isn't necessary).
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              #7
              Originally posted by Clippy View Post
              Anyone recommend a good free zip archive piece of software?

              My WinZip trial has expired.

              Came across www.7-zip but don't know if it is any good.
              I use 7-zip a lot, but if you're just extracting archives then ExtractNow is also worth a look.
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                #8
                Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
                I thought users of the Windaz XP could just right click on the folder and make it a zip file?
                Yes they can, but that's all you can do, with a proper Zip app you can make self extracting zip's, rar archives, gzip archives etc...

                Shouldn't you be humping your mac anyway?
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                  #9
                  Another vote for 7zip here!
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                    #10
                    +1 7zip

                    7zip rocks, we just installed across tens of thousands of PC's with no real issues. User interface is a bit different but its really easy to use (our users only had to be retrained at 110 volts unlike the usual 1.kva.

                    Who needs winzip? Remember to set up .zip as default.
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