is winrar the best zipper?

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    ive been using winrar for awhile, but id like to try something else maybe zip genius, is winrar better, does it compress more the zip genius will?
    also i downloaded winrar launcher the other day if you are interested
    www.winrar-tools.com/
    the server must be down the page was timed-out, you can read avout it at this link
    http://www.dirfile.com/winrar_launcher.htm
     
  2. sard

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    I like 7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/ in some cases it provides even better compression than a solid rar archive.

    This site has a comprehensive comparison of compression formats http://www.maximumcompression.com/

    Zip is an out of date format that doesn't support solid archives, so any zip file will always be bigger than a Rar Ace or 7z. Zip files are a pet hate of mine as vast amounts of bandwidth is wasted by using them :D
     
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    thanks, sard. i'll take alook at it
    i had taken a look at tugzip but it was so complicated to set up i uninstalled it
     
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    tugzip looks interesting, nice find.
     
  5. iceni60

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    the only problem with it, is that you need to download winrar too, so you can remove winrar's exe to tugzip's folder, then i think there was something else you needed to do after that :eek:
    anyway, i downloaded 7-zip after removing winrar with a reboot. but my zipper folders look like the default winxp zippers, is that how its supposed to look like?
     

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    i just redownloaded tugzip, i'll give it one more go, maybe i'll read the readme abit more closely this time :D
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I got ZipCentral free from my IP, and it works just as well as winzip but free forever. It actually looks a lot like winzip
     

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    thanks for your help, but after installing about 10 different zippers, then rebooting i went back to winrar. because the others wouldnt associate their formats with all of winrar's
     
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