Free WinZip Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to WinZip for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WinZip and loads of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to WinZip are WinRAR (Freemium), PeaZip (Free, Open Source), Bandizip (Freemium) and FreeArc (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. A fork of 7-Zip with support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard.
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    2. ExtractNow is a simple utility that allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from April 23rd, 2017.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008

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    3. Explzh for Windows is a file operation tool created with the concept of treating archive files, CD-ROM virtual disk images (ISO-9660 / ISO-13346), and FTP hosts as virtual folders and handling them like an explorer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Zipeg is a universal open source archive extractor that supports ZIP and RAR (among other archiving formats). With just a click you can open a file and see what is inside.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. AppCompactor allows you to easily compress applications to decrease size on disk and increase performance when running from slow media, like flash drives. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can work with your apps anywhere.
    5. Bitser is free Windows zip software for managing archives and backups. It supports ZIP, ZIPX, 7Z, RAR, ISO, MSI, VHD, GZIP, BZIP2,TAR, LZMA, LZMA2, NTFS, FAT, MBR, SquashFS, CramFS, MSLZ, CAB, CPIO, DEB, LZH, NSIS, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR, XZ, Z.
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    6. KGB Archiver is the compression tool with an unbelievably high compression rate. Unfortunately, in spite of its powerful compression rate, it has high hardware requirements (I recommend processor with 1,5GHz clock and 256MB of RAM as an essential minimum).

      Discontinued

      Software no longer updated since 2 years ago. Site domain is on sale.

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      ALZip is a file compression program that can unzip 40 different zip file archives. ALZip can zip files into 8 different archives such as ZIP, EGG, TAR and others. In ALZip version 8, ALZip’s own EGG format, that Unicode and other powerful function supported, can be used.
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    7. Express Zip is one of the most stable, easy-to-use and comprehensive file archive and compression tools available. Create, manage and extract zipped files and folders. Reduce file space needed by zipping big files before sending them.
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