Is there Freeware similar to WinZip? or download without WinZip?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by chew, Aug 10, 2004.

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  1. chew

    chew Registered Member

    Hi everyone

    Please advice.

    ... I think there is something wrong with my WinZip again for no apparent reason.

    So could anyone advice me if there is Freeware out there similar to WinZip?

    Or is there a way to download programme without having to use Winzip?


  2. Azn_Tweaker

    Azn_Tweaker Registered Member

  3. Brent

    Brent Registered Member

    This is what I use
  4. chew

    chew Registered Member

    Azn_Tweaker & Brent ... aheemmm ! errmm ... that's not free ...

  5. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

    Google Power Archiver 6.1. It's freeware and still available at certain places on the net. (No, not *those* places!) :D
  6. Brent

    Brent Registered Member

    I just keep hitting ok when it says my 30 day trial is up :shrugs:
  7. chew

    chew Registered Member


    I only managed to find Power Archiver v8.6 ...

    Is this a good product? What do you use?

  8. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

    Power Archiver 6.1

    No, I don't use this, but rather an OLD version of Quarterdeck's Zip-it.
  9. chew

    chew Registered Member

  10. chew

    chew Registered Member


    I tried that link ... apparently ... after downloading it I tried to install it but windows said the file is corrupted and did not install.

    So any more ideas?

    Please advice.

    P/s: I just uninstall WinZip ... hmmm ...
  11. Honyak

    Honyak Registered Member

  12. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

    Power Archiver 6.1

    Try this one, Chew. I just installed it from here, and will play with it over the next few days - although I don't do much with ZIP files anymore!
  13. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    You absolutley can get power achiver 6.1 here
  14. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

    Another option (freeware): 7-Zip.

  15. chew

    chew Registered Member

    Thank you everyone.

    Yeess! I finally downloaded PowerArchiver 6.1.

    But I have a problem ... when I try to Zip and UnZip latest Ad-aware SE definition ...

    All I get was the old one that was out on 09.08.2004.

    The latest just release is I think 10.08.2004 ... but when I went to Lavasoft website ... I couldn't even get a zip file. Just ref. file. But when I went to the link on the update provided by UntouchableJ on WSF ... I managed to get a Zip file ... but when I view the Zip file ... it was the old one.

    So is the Power Archiver 6.1 not functioning?

    Advice please. Thanks

  16. chew

    chew Registered Member

    Please help anyone ... ?

    Is the problem with my Zip ?

    or the download site?

  17. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

    Just for S & G (s**** & grins), I tried unzipping the reflist.ref with both Power Archiver and Zip-it. The date of the file was not today's, so I suspect that the link is either bad or has simply not been updated content-wise.
  18. chew

    chew Registered Member

    Thank you Dangitall for you confirmation.

    I will go to sleep now ... very sleepy now ... 2.30am here in UK ...

    Will try again tomorrow.

    Thanks everyone for introducing me to PowerArchiver 6.1.


  19. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    theres freeware zippers here with user reviews
  20. ZipOnOver

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  21. chew

    chew Registered Member


    Thank you for the link.

    But after I download it. It asked me for Registration.

    I don't think it is free even if it is listed as Free.

    I am still not downloading the right version of Ad-aware SE ... still giving me the old version.

    hmmm m.....

    Anyone facing the same problem?

  22. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

  23. chew

    chew Registered Member

    Hi iceni60

    I have Ad-aware SE and am having difficulties trying to download their latest ref. file SE1R2 10.08.2004.

    At the MajorGeek site I think it is purely for downloading the entire version of Ad-aware SE and NOT the ref. file. SE1R2 10.08.2004.

    So are you referring to the ref. file or the new installation.

    I am looking for only to update the ref. file.


  24. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    i was talking about the new installation not the ref. file
    and i just checked and i have the same problem, with the new ref. file and yesterdays version of updates, but when i restart old ref. is loaded.
  25. chew

    chew Registered Member


    Thanks for another confirmation.

    So I guess there is something wrong with Ad-aware SE new download ref. file?

    I have tried to zip and to unzip it using ... WinZip 9.0 then PowerAchiver 6.1 then PowerAchiver 8.6 and all of them were giving me the same problem. i.e. the ref file list was the old one ...

    So the problem might be on Ad-aware download site? Ya?

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