Which unzip program ?

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  1. ENT

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    Don't know if this is the right forum, but was wondering if you knew which unzip program was the best? I tried filzip but ran into problems. Thanks
     
  2. Ailric

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    Two of the more popular programs are WinRAR and Powerarchiver. Both are excellent.

    As for free programs I like IZarc. I heard good things about Tugzip too.
     
  3. bigc73542

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    this one works very well. will even install zip files after unzip. And it is free here
     

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    WinRaR.
     
  5. ENT

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    WOW YOU GUYS!! I've never heard of any of these!!! Thank you:)
     
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    This is a general question that can't really be answered without knowing your particular needs. For example, some of the zip programs have password protection, but not true encryption. Some have no security protection. There are other things that make your needs to be known as a prerequisite to recommending a zip program. There really is no general "best."

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  7. Commonsense

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    Powerarchiver, Ultimatezip, Izarc (current fave) , Zipgenius, 7-zip
     
  8. Jimbob1989

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    I see no one appears to has mentioned winzip, winrar usually does the trick as well.

    Jimbob
     
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    Don't want that on my system. Too bloated. :doubt:
    Happy registered user of PowerArchiver. WinRar is also great.:)
     
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    Hi, I understand the needs part of it, should have added a little more info. I'm not real experienced with setting up unfamilar programs and tend to mess up and have to fix messes, so one that doesn't involve a lot of configuation, plus one that won't get hijacked too eaisly like Winzip did and I believe filzip did. Haven't understood how to encrypt or do some automatically do it? If so which one or ones? Thanks soooo much! :)
     
  11. Eldar

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    Hi Ent,
    With PowerArchiver or WinRar you don't need much experience. It's pretty straight forward. :) Never used ZipGenius so I can't give any info on that.
    Hijacked? I haven't a clue about that, but of course I'm pretty much secured.
    As for encrypting it's pretty easy in PowerArchiver. It can be done by selecting the files you want to encrypt in Explorer by rightclicking :cool: or inside the program.
    If I remember correctly WinRar gives you the same options.
    Take a look or try them out.;)
     

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  12. Commonsense

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    Ultimatezip, Izarc, Powerachiver are fairly similar in terms of layout.

    7zip is barebones, Zipgenius ...well it's different.
     
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    Are these programs compatible? I mean can any of these programs open a file zipped by any other program? For example, if my wife sends me a winzip file from work, can I open it with winrar at home?
     
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    as long as the item in question is in zip format it is compatable with any other zip program. there are some different formats that are not compatable with all of the zip programs though. when choosing a program you might want one that can handle multiple formats.

    bigc
     
  15. Eldar

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    Hi Stro,
    Yes, you can open any zip file with it, as well as all the other supported compressions. :)

    Edit: bigc beat me too it. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Aladdin Stuffit Expander
     
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    Never heard of it, but that doesn't mean it's not a good one. Also PowerZip hasn't been mentionned.
    Difficult to mention them all as there are so many good unzip programs.
    Try them out to find the one you like best or read the details on their website. ;)
     
  19. Firefoxguy

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    Never heard of "handybits" ? My failing memory seems to link this one with spyware or something. That was a while ago. So I might be misremembering.
     
  20. Eldar

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    Thanks Firefoxguy for the info. I can't know everything. :D
    Saw this on their website:
    So this unzip program is spyware and offered for free? I don't like it one bit? :(
    Already have Aladdin Stuffit Deluxe & PowerArchiver. I'm sticking to those two (= spywarefree). ;)
     
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    Thanks, already found several. ;)
    Besides I did know about Teknum. :mad:
     
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