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File Compression (163 programs)

  1. WinRAR

    6.11
    • 4
    • (34490 votes)

    Free compression and extraction tool

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Light weight, Cross platform, Clean user interface, Frequently updated, Includes supportive tools for novices, Easy access through the icon and context menu
    CONS: Outdated design, Unclear trial period
  2. PeaZip Portable

    6.8.1
    • 4.3
    • (73 votes)

    Portable multi-format compressing tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Great format support, Nice advanced options, Portable, Very comfortable to use
    CONS: No support to create RAR files
  3. Hacha

    3.5.0
    • 4
    • (531 votes)

    A simple, fast tool to split and join files

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: No installation required, Very fast and efficient, Can generate CRC
    CONS: Language menu is hidden, Not properly translated, Splits according to size, but not according to number of parts
  4. StuffIt Expander

    15.0.1.17
    • 2.6
    • (78 votes)

    The standard Mac file expander now for Windows

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Fast, Compatible with many compression formats, Simple
    CONS: Very basic
  5. 7-Zip Portable

    21.07
    • 3.9
    • (343 votes)

    7-Zip on-the-go

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Great options, Powerful but easy, Benchmarking feature, Good compression ratios
    CONS: No virus scan, No repair file option
  6. ISODisk

    1.1
    • 2.9
    • (41 votes)

    Mount up to 20 ISO files as virtual drives

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Up to 20 simultaneous mounted virtual drives, Includes a tool to create ISO files from CD
    CONS: Only accepts ISO as image format, Doesn't allow to create ISOs from local folders
  7. Splitty

    3.0
    • 4.5
    • (3 votes)

    Split large files into smaller ones

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Splits files quickly and efficiently, A good solution if you're short of hard drive space
    CONS: Doesn't split all file types
  8. ZipItFree

    2.17
    • 2.5
    • (30 votes)

    Free WinZip alternative

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Handles multiple formats, Very secure , Quick at compression and decompression, Shell integration
    CONS: Doesn't support all formats, Encryption strength may not be enough for everyone, Very agressive install process, Ugly interface
  9. jZip

    2.0.0.5733
    • 3.5
    • (188 votes)

    Free, fast and flexible decompression tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free compared to WinZip, Does exactly the same job as major compression tools, Works fast and efficiently
    CONS: Not compatible with all formats
  10. The Fastest File Splitter and Joiner

    3.3
    • 4
    • (18 votes)

    Break large files into smaller segments

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Performs very quick file splitting, Can apply password-protection, Easy to access
    CONS: Couldn't prove that it was indeed the fastest
  11. Object FIX ZIP

    1.7
    • 3.4
    • (30 votes)

    Verify and repair Zip archive files

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Step-by-step operation, Extracts Zip files with CRC errors
  12. RarZilla Free Unrar

    7.00
    • 3.9
    • (146 votes)

    An alternative way to decompress RAR files

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Integrates into Windows shell, Unzips rapidly, Allows you to set passwords
    CONS: Password prompt is annoying
  13. Jockersoft SplitFile

    1.5
    • 4.3
    • (9 votes)

    Split files into smaller pieces

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Can split very large-sized files, List of preset file sizes, One-click splitting
    CONS: Installation process is only in Italian
  14. IZArc2Go

    4.1.6
    • 3
    • (48 votes)

    A portable version of the popular compressor IZArc

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: No installation required, Support for drag and drop, Support for encryption, multi-volume sets and executable EXE compressed files
    CONS: Not integrated with Windows Explorer, Can't be associated with certain file formats
  15. IZArc

    4.3
    • 4.3
    • (1718 votes)

    A complete archive utility

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Support for many formats, Easy to use, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Extra utilities
    CONS: Not very high compression rates
  16. Quick Zip

    5.1.12
    • 3.2
    • (17 votes)

    Complete and powerful multiformat compressing tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  17. Archive SE

    1.1.5
    • 4.5
    • (1 vote)

    System that can archive or compress files

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  18. BitZipper

    2015.14.12.18
    • 3.4
    • (75 votes)

    A trial version Software utilities program for Windows

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  19. TurboZip

    7.1
    • 4
    • (4 votes)

    The ultimate file compression & cataloging tool

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  20. SecureZIP Express

    12.40.0016
    • 2.8
    • (21 votes)

    Efficient compressing teamed with extensive security

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Offers digital certificate, Extensive encryption options available, Wizard function to help beginners
    CONS: Huge selection of configuration options, not all of them of use to light users

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