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Free Winzip alternative?

by To0nces / October 19, 2008 4:00 PM PDT

Hello, I'd like to know if there is a good free zip file utility. Freeware, opensource, etc. that works well.

Winzip is fine, but I don't want to have to pay to get the latest version. Thanks.

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7zip is what you want
by Shun4rm323 / October 19, 2008 4:53 PM PDT

It is free, open, and handles mostly what WinZip has. Download it from here or 7zip.org

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Thanks!
by To0nces / October 19, 2008 5:07 PM PDT
In reply to: 7zip is what you want

Awesome, downloaded it and it works great! Much better compression than winzip.

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There are many
by ChuckT / October 19, 2008 5:16 PM PDT
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Read about them here
by ChuckT / October 19, 2008 5:18 PM PDT
In reply to: There are many
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Any Mac alternatives by any chance...
by Shun4rm323 / October 20, 2008 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: There are many

for our dear Macintosh users? I am not one but I help some people locally around me so its just good to know. If any admin feels I'm hijacking the thread, freely delete my post.

For Linux, File Roller and Arc work well but prefer File Roller

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Just Google
by ChuckT / October 20, 2008 5:29 AM PDT
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Yes there are a few
by Hipployta / October 24, 2008 4:26 PM PDT

I personally have used UnArchiver and iArchiver. The UnArchiver was acting very oddly over some files so I used my back iArchiver. Since then iArchiver has become my default. I also recently downloaded MacPardeLux as my new back up but haven' used it yet.

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Check Lifehacker
by jbhenry / October 24, 2008 10:38 PM PDT
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