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    WinArchiver Alternatives

    WinArchiver is described as 'powerful archive utility, which can open, create, and manage archive files. It supports almost all archive formats, including zip, rar, 7z, iso, and other popular formats. WinArchiver can also mount the archive to a virtual drive without extraction' and is a File Archiver in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WinArchiver for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. Most alternatives are File Archivers, File Compressors and ISO Mounting Tools. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinArchiver are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinCDEmu (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Paid) and DAEMON Tools (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
    • Windows
    WinArchiver is a powerful archive utility, which can open, create, and manage archive files. It supports almost all archive...
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    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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      7-Zip can't not mount archive files as virtual drive.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    2. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.


    3. WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 4.1, released on September 29, 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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      With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!
    4. DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, *.mds/*.

      Bundleware

      Lite installer contains ads.



    5. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.
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      While this remains one of the best archiver ever it has one drawback that is lack of zip/rar mounting option.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    6. ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.
    7. The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2.
    8. This all-in-one package includes the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver and several tools and interfaces to mount many formats of image files and make a RamDisk available at Windows startup.
    9. FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.

      Discontinued

      Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

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