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SouthernJ

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#155980 15-Nov-2014 12:40
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Hi

Can anyone recommend a safe (free) alternative to Winzip?  

please!

I keep forgetting my trial version of winzip has expired which means I can't open zipped files... and I refuse to pay for something that used to be free on older versions of Windows OS.

TIA

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  #1176268 15-Nov-2014 12:42
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7zip




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  #1176269 15-Nov-2014 12:43
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I use 7-Zip. It's free, open source, and does pretty much everything that WinZip did last time I looked at WinZip.

 

 

 

http://www.7-zip.org/

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  #1176271 15-Nov-2014 12:45
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LOL - three of us saying the same thing within one second of each other :-) 

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  #1176276 15-Nov-2014 12:54
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thank you sooooo much!

I guess I should have a look at 7-zip then huh?

Seeing as it was recommended so fully :)

Thanks!   I can get on with my work now, lol.

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  #1176278 15-Nov-2014 13:07
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The 7z format cam sometimes give significantly better compression too - it does for web server logs, for example.

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  #1176283 15-Nov-2014 13:16
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WinRa??




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  #1176285 15-Nov-2014 13:21
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7zip is the best - winrar isn't open-source?




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  #1176287 15-Nov-2014 13:37
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PeaZip has worked well for me

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  #1176295 15-Nov-2014 14:02
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I like the others use 7zip. To make the transition easier set the context menus to show zip instead of 7z

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  #1176312 15-Nov-2014 14:14
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winzip is still a thing? dont think i have touched that in years!




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  #1176315 15-Nov-2014 14:30
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windows can create and open zip files as part of the operating system since vista/7




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  #1176317 15-Nov-2014 14:35
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SouthernJ: I keep forgetting my trial version of winzip has expired which means I can't open zipped files... and I refuse to pay for something that used to be free on older versions of Windows OS.

I haven't used WinZip in more than a decade, but I remember paying for it back in the 90s. Was it really free at one point?

Anyway, I use Windows' built-in (de)compressor.

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  #1176318 15-Nov-2014 15:00


I use 7.zip and Winrar.

Generally 7zip is preferred. But winrar is needed for some multi-part .rar files. Also, winrar will uncompress .tgz (gzip/tar) in one step.

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  #1176319 15-Nov-2014 15:20
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DjShadow: PeaZip has worked well for me


FYI PeaZip is 7zip with a nicer graphical front end smile

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