what File Compression program do you use?

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what compression/decompression programs do you use?

  1. winrar

    144 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. winzip

    37 vote(s)
    14.9%
  3. 7zip

    66 vote(s)
    26.5%
  4. pkZip

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. other (please name)

    50 vote(s)
    20.1%
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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    what compression and decompression programs do you use?
    i have named the major ones
    the choices are.
    1.winzip
    2.winrar
    3.pkzip
    4.Z zip
    5.other please name
     
  2. lucas1985

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  3. TNT

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    tar.bz2
     
  4. rdsu

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    1. WinRAR
    2. 7-Zip
     
  5. Pinga

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    7-Zip rules! Compression rates are great, but most of all I love its 2-panel file manager.
     
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  7. lodore

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    atm i need to use winrar alot to compress my college work its 115mb of files due to photos,some small flash files and some small movies for imedia out of 128mb usb pen so i compress it down to 110mb.
    but on dabs i found a 4gb usb pen for £21!
    i know its dabs value but still.
    i will probaly get a 2gb corsair flahs voyager since they really fast.
    lodore
     
  8. ASpace

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    I rarely need to manage archives . I use the built-in archiver in Windows XP , the one that allows you pack stuff into ZIP

    Have WinRAR on a test machine but honestly have never used it :D
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    7-zip, but I really miss better SFX support, especially the ability to set up an extraction path.
     
  10. Pedro

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    7-zip, and Izarc for the formats 7-zip won't open.
    Free, no more win-rar and win zip.
     
  11. kof

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    just WinRAR.
     
  12. nikef

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    winzip
     
  13. zapjb

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    100% 7zip. :D
     
  14. TNT

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    I was looking around and I discovered that there's a GUI from Windows for the paqar compression. This seems very cool, and it has AES-256 encryption. Paqar is probably the best (although somewhat slow) compression available at the moment.

    http://kgbarchiver.net/
     
  15. beetlejuice69

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    WinWar all the way. Never ever had any problems with it.
     
  16. WSFuser

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    WinRAR. its light, works in Vista, and has the right amount of features.
     
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    ++ :p

    Alphalutra1
     
  18. SYS 64738

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    Some time ago i used power archiver as long as it was freeware. But now im lost to WinRar. However, the most important feature to me are the file-decompression capabilities of a program. Recently i was amazed that WinRar is also able to decompress .iso files as well....
     
  19. Pedro

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    Well, either 7-zip or IZarc will decompress whatever you want.
     
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    Izarc for me, but I mostly uncompress.
     
  22. TonyW

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    ZipGenius for uncompression mainly. Rarely have to zip anything.
     
  23. vhick

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    my vote is for winrar and 7-zip.

    i use 7-zip portable for archiving and winrar for extracting. i try many compression tools but winrar the only one can drop files in any window. it works perfectly while dragging .exe file inside the archive to the total uninstall window.
     
  24. Bob D

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    7-zip
    I'm quite surprised at the popularity of WinRAR. Does the cost justify it? Why?
     
  25. lucas1985

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    No, it doesn´t :)
     
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