Survey of freeware utilities: Compression / Zipping and
See also: Snapfiles
Windows comes with its own decent zip tool, there are many third-party
applications that pack more punch than the built-in program. One good
free zip utility is known as Bandizip, which comes in both portable and
full installer versions. The former is 4.0MB while the latter is 2.2MB.
The program is compatible with all Windows Operating Systems from
program converts BIN CD images to ISO images. Files over 2GB are also
not a problem. When it comes to a quick convert, WinBin2Iso is the
conversion tool that you need.
WinBin2Iso does not have to be
installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be
carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device.
- RAR File
Converter is a
free file converter for RAR compression files. It can convert RAR files
to other compression formats. The current supported output formats
include ZIP format, 7-Zip format and Tar format. It features a simple
interface and is very easy to use
Commander is an
LFN-aware TUI file manager (Norton Commander clone) for DOS with
built-in unzip. The original program was written in Borland C, but the
latest version compiles with Open Watcom 1.8 and the JWasm assembler.
- Free Unrar
is a free RAR
file decompression tool. It is very simple and easy to use, the
decompression speed is very fast. It can support multi-volume RAR
archives. This procedure can only extract archives, it does not support
the compression function.
A free compression program that supports numerous decompression
Portable is the easy
to use PeaZip file archiver packaged as a portable app, so you can take
your file archiver with you and work with your compressed 7z, ZIP,
GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR files and more on the go.
is a free portable tool to extract the undamaged files from a ZIP file
when some of the files inside the archive are damaged.
is a batch archive
extraction utility that can unpack RAR, ZIP and 7z compressed archives.
Just drag and drop the archives into the list, select an output folder
and click a button to extract all files.
can help you fix damaged .ZIP archives that have been corrupted and
cannot be opened by Windows. If only a portion of the ZIP archive
becomes damaged, the files inside the archive may still be intact and
salvageable. ZIP Repair will attempt to fix the ZIP structure of the
damaged archive and create a new, restored copy of the original. The
program offers an easy to use, 3-step wizard interface.
- Unrar Extract
open source solution to batch extraction and password recovery of RAR
compressed archives. Handles password protected, multi-part and
encrypted archives with ease. Portable, no installation required,no
registry polluting, minimal memory footprint.
is a simple tool that enables you to quickly open and extract the
content of .RAR (WinRar) files.
is free open-source
archiver with command-line and GUI versions for Windows and Linux. It
features solid archives with smart updating, AES+Twofish+Serpent
encryption, recovery record, 1gb dictionary, LZMA/PPMd/Multimedia
compression, creation of SFX-es and installers, and lot of other
library for 7-zip written in C# which provides data extraction and
compression (all 7-zip formats are supported). Using 7z.dll or any
QuickZip is a powerful and fast compress utility.
- CAB file maker
A simple program to make Microsoft .CAB files
jZip is a powerful and reliable compression utility.
supports over 15 compression formats, Including (ACE, ARC, BH, BZip,
CAB, GZIP, JAR, LHA, RAR, TAR, UUE, XXE, ZIP,Zoo, And Archive
is a 7-Zip GUI for Windows, which attempts to simplify data compression
Archive extractor that supports many file types.
ALZip enables you to open 36 ZIP, archive and compression file formats,
and create compressed archives in 8 different formats. The program
supports creation of self-extracting archives and can also o....
- Jar Ajar is a JAR-based
self-extractor for zip
files. It can package zipped files with descriptive images and text
using a graphical interface. When recipients launch the resulting JAR,
Jar Ajar guides users through the unzip process.
- PeaZip (formerly Pea-Peach) is
tool that supports its native Pea archive format (featuring
compression, splitting, and flexible encryption and integrity check
schemes) and other mainstream formats, with special focus on handling
open formats. It fully supports raw file splitting and joining, 7z,
7zip sfx, Bzip2, Gzip, Pea, Tar, and Zip. It has browse/extract-only
support for Z (the format used by the Unix "compress" command). PeaZip
doesn't follow the Explorer-like interface paradigm; the interface is
more similar to a CD/DVD-burner application.
File compression utility. Supports 21 types of compression and file
encoding (**). ZipGenius has greatly evolved over the years, and today
it isn't just a zip/unzip application, but a perfect companion for your
work. ZipGenius is not only a great solution for those who need to
archive and protect their files and projects, but also suitable for
everyone who just wants to share pictures and music files.
A multi archiver that can open many archives.
- WinArc will help you create
Self Executable Files
- BlueZip is a cross-platform
compression utility. It features a clean interface, full drag and drop
support, and Zip and RAR support.
- TUGZip - archiving utility
Supports ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ,
CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR,
TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1 and ZOO archives. Supports
BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG disc-images. Create
7-ZIP, BH, BZ2, CAB, JAR, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP
FilZip is an archiving utility for Windows.
ZIP (including Quake III´s PK3),BH (BlakHole), CAB (Microsoft
Cabinet),JAR (JavaARchive), LHA (LZH), TAR, GZIP(TAR.GZ). Extracting
support for several other archive formats: ACE, ARC, ARJ, RAR, ZOO.
Support for internet encoded files .UUE and .XXE.
- UnPacker is a mass extraction
program that can
unzip/unrar all (or selected) archives in a given folder. It can
optionally remove archives after extraction, rename directories and
Extract all your archive files (zip, rar and ace format) in one click
without the need of any archiver program. Very usefull for people who
download many files from Internet. You can use a drop zone to
uncompress your files.
Is an utility to uncompress multiple zip files in one operation. You
can unzip files onto your local hard disk or onto ...
- AutoZip for Outlook
Is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2000/2002 (XP)/2003 which enables
to automatically compress attachments of ...
- BigSpeed Zipper
Is a .zip format compression utility. Being simple and intuitive to use
with its explorer-style interface, it ...
FreeZip is a small, fast and efficient Zip utility for compression and
decompression of files and directories. FreeZip integrates with Windows
Explorer and uses file associations and context menus to zip or unzip
files, including long file names and subdirectories.
allows you to extract more than one archived file at a time, with one
click of a button. Makes extracting files ...
Fast ZIP compression library. ZipForge Personal is free for personal
use. No DLLs, SFX, repair, encryption, Zip64, splitting and
Free Zip Wizard
This is a compression tool.
- Ken Ward's Zipper
- CAM UnZip 4.0
854Kb, Unzipping (and zipping) made easy... and free.
CAM UnZip is an easy-to-use ZIP file utility that opens, creates and
modifies ZIP files quickly and easily. Features include: UnZip any ZIP
file archives quickly and easily / List files in the archive, extract
all or selected files / Create new ZIP files and easily add/remove
files to/from them / Password protected ZIP file support / Optionally
run setup automatically after unzipping
- SE Maker: Self-extracting EXE compiler. Free
SE Maker is a 32-bit Windows archive compiler. Using the
intuitive user interface, supply the compiler with a WinZip or WinZip
compatible archive, and some optional information to turn the archive
into a full 32-bit Windows executable file. The files created
with SE Maker can be run independent of SE Maker, on any 32-bit Windows
executable created with SE Maker is free of any copyright messages, or
other annoying text. Your executable's user interface is
crisp and productive. It doesn't contain any rubbish you
don't need. The SE Maker compiler comes with fully integrated
help files, as well as balloon help. The compiler has handy
features designed to help improve
your productivity, for example quickly and easily generate default
titles by clicking a button, or start WinZip with a single
click. The SE Maker compiler also allows you to see inside of
the currently opened archive file, and select the file to run after
your archive has finished extracting
Freeware. Bryan Connolly, email@example.com, http://semaker.web-freebies.com/.
- Win-GZ: Gzip/gunzip with Windows GUI.Free
Gzip and gunzip are popular Unix file compression utilities.
Several Windows programs will gunzip a gzipped file, but until now the
only Windows program that would gzip a file was a console application.
Win-GZ (pronounced "wings") is gzip/gunzip with a familiar Windows GUI
front end, and has some features that will prevent common mistakes. You
may keep your original file (pkzip style) or automatically delete the
original (Unix style) or automatically give the gzipped or
gunzipped file the same name as the original (VRML style).
Includes C source.
Freeware (GPL). Bob Crispen, Foxy Software, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.crispen.org/src/.
- ZipCentral Free
Free, robust and easy to use zipfile manager with a lot of features.
More Info: http://zipcentral.iscool.net/