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File Compression (163 programs)

  1. WinRAR

    6.11
    • 4
    • (34494 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    CONS: Outdated design, Unclear trial period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. 7-Zip

    22.01
    • 4
    • (5460 votes)

    Compressing files is now easier!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to use, Compatible with multiple formats, Compresses all kinds of files, Wide range of features
    CONS: Outdated interface, Settings aren’t beginner-friendly
  3. Bandizip

    7.27
    • 4.2
    • (550 votes)

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  4. WinRAR

    6.11
    • 3.9
    • (4303 votes)

    Free decompression and compression software

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Lightweight, User-friendly, Cross-platform, Works well with many file formats
    CONS: Unappealing UI, Ambiguous trial period
  5. WinZip

    26
    • 3.6
    • (7716 votes)

    A popular file compression software

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Offers a free trial period, Supports multiple file formats, Lets users encrypt files, Option to convert files into PDF
    CONS: The interface could be better
  6. UPX

    3.96
    • 4.2
    • (79 votes)

    Compression and decompression tool for Windows

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  7. Free MP3 Cutter

    2.1
    • 3.8
    • (900 votes)

    Cut your MP3s down to size

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Very simple, Free, Built-in player
    CONS: Only works for MP3, Doesn't allow you to join pieces
  8. Ziperello 2.1

    2.1
    • 4.2
    • (75 votes)

    Ziperello 2.1 - Recover lost ZIP file passwords!

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Wizard style interface, Quick password extraction, Supports various types of file encryption, Supports self-extracting zip folders
    CONS: Password extracting can take some time, The application has not been updated in some time, Your system may be slower while the app is in operation, In some rare instances the app is unable to generate a password
  9. DMG Extractor

    1.3.17.2
    • 2.7
    • (203 votes)

    Extract files for Windows with DMG Extractor

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy DMG files extraction, Simple Interface
    CONS: Too basic, Free version has a limit on file downloads
  10. Raw Image Extension

    1.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Microsoft’s new RAW extension for Windows 10

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  11. Zip Files Opener

    1.0
    • 3.2
    • (47 votes)

    Free software to open ZIP files

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: As this is freeware, there is no download or installation charge., It has the ability to work with most common file types.
    CONS: Newer versions of Windows are not supported., It cannot convert ZIP files into other output formats.
  12. HJSplit

    3.0
    • 3.9
    • (1117 votes)

    Split and rejoin files with ease

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Lightweight tool, Easy to use, Fast processing, No lags
    CONS: Outdated interface
  13. PeaZip

    8.8.0
    • 4.2
    • (784 votes)

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Support for many formats, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Very comfortable to use, Very good advanced features
    CONS: Doesn't support creation of RAR files
  14. WinRAR Beta x64

    6.01
    • 3.9
    • (152 votes)

    A Trial version Software utilities program for Windows

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  15. 7-Zip

    21.07
    • 3.9
    • (286 votes)

    A powerful alternative to Winrar

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Supports a lot of file formats, Installation is easy
    CONS: Extraction is slow, Freezes sometimes
  16. RAR to ZIP Converter

    1.0
    • 2.7
    • (156 votes)

    Convert your RAR files to ZIP

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Transform RAR files to ZIP, Supports the use of passwords, You can define the level of compression
    CONS: No advanced features, Doesn't support drag and drop
  17. KGB Archiver

    2.0.0.2
    • 3.2
    • (340 votes)

    Free file compression tool for personal computers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: This software package is free to download., There are a number of different compression options available.
    CONS: The last update occurred as far back as 2009., This system will require a substantial amount of RAM space.
  18. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: User-friendly interface, Allows you to compress files
    CONS: Limited to RAR and ZIP files, Can only do one task at a time, Larger files take longer to process
  19. Universal Extractor

    1.6.1
    • 3.3
    • (199 votes)

    Extract files from any type of archive

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Small and light, Context menu integration, Supports drag and drop
    CONS: Not very slick, Relatively limited functions
  20. 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

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