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#1 ImRealtimer


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:13 PM

Can someone please recommend a free zip software. I found a few, (Tiny Zip), (7zip) and (jzip), I'm just not sure which would be the best or if there's another better. Thanks very much.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:26 PM

Take a look here: Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

Scroll down to File Compression and Archiving

7-Zip is the one I usually see recommended most often when freeware is needed. My personal preference is WinRar but it's no longer free.

I'm sure others will weigh in with their own personal favorites.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:31 PM

I personally use 7zip because of it's wide range of compression types and awesome integration into the right-click menu. :D

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:28 AM

A brief look through an installed version of ZipGenius showed it to be easy enough to use, with all the typical features one would expect in something like WinZip, or close to it. I had a good study through ZipCentral and FilZip a few years ago, and they were much more like WinZip, although I'm no longer sure how well revised they have been maintained the last few years. TurboZip was another one that seemed good, but not sure if this is available anymore. I tried 7zip twice, but it was not too easy to use. Its interface seems less familiar.

Check their websites and documentation to find which of those works in Windows Vista or 7. ZipGenius should be good in Vista/7 for sure.

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