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Free alternatives to Winzip ?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by kathy13, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. kathy13

    kathy13 Member

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    Have a new computer and no winzip. Anyone know of a free zip program. Winzip says it is only free for 45 days.
    Thank, Kathy
     
  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    if you use Windows XP you already have a free one built-in, called Zip Folders or similar..
     
  3. wickedzx5

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    WinRAR. check filehippo.com to download it
     
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  4. Indochine

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    WinRAR, whether from Filehippo or RARlabs directly, is a trial version too. 30 days, which is less than WinZip.

    There is a free archiver/unarchiver called 7-Zip

    get it here

    http://www.7-zip.org/
     
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    i have winzip yet still use 7-zip
     
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    That's just precious.

    Are you saying 7-Zip is better then pr0 version of WinZip or what?

    Conclusive point in post = good
     
  7. wickedzx5

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    oops sorry. i use winRAR and cant ever remember having to register or anything. i thought it was free (atleast at some level) forever. guess i was mistaken. well anyway, if you are using vista then i know for a fact that the latest version of WinRAR is fully functioning with Vista so that might be something to look at since you are saying it is a new computer. sorry again
     
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    :)
     
  9. pepsimaxx

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    yeah, i would say WinRAR. It will extract just about every kind of file. Just un-check the .iso box or things will get confusing. hehe.
     
  10. MasterChu

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    Moving to Langjökull in Iceland - so all the info I posted is moving with me!
     
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  11. creaky

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    ..and let's not progress that thinking any further...
     
  12. kathy13

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    Thanks to everyone for thier input. I have downloaded 7-ZIP.
    Thanks again,
    Kathy
     

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