COMPRESSION UTILITIES - FREE SOFTWARE

Freeware downloads of general compression utilities for Windows 95, 98, ME, XP Vista and Win 7.


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Links active as of May 5 '10

AVIEW

This is a Windows add-on for the ARJ DOS compression tool. It isn't a real simple interface but it does make using ARJ a lot easier. It's an ARJ archive that can be uncompressed with ARJ or Stuffit which also supports ARJ. (290KB)

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PAR - BETA

A new compression tool called PAR. It's still in beta so be careful. (1MB)

DOWNLOAD updated April 27 '99


LZSS ARCHIVER

Another compression format. Not as easy to use as some others. (568KB)

DOWNLOAD added Feb 17 '99


CAB PACK

For making and extracting CAB files. This (CAB files) is what the EVIL EMPIRE uses for compression (don't let that scare you though). I haven't found it to compress any better than ZIP though. (247KB)

DOWNLOAD added July 18 '99


PACKWORD

PackWord can compress a Microsoft Word document (.doc) file into a smaller, compressed, .doc file. The compressed .doc file is self-extracting. When loaded into Microsoft Word, the compressed document will automatically expand to the original version. (231KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Aug 20 '02


STUBBIEMAN FSX

StubbieMan is a program which makes self-extracting archive files (SFX files). A SFX allows you to distribute compressed files without the recipient needing to use an unzipping program - they just run your SFX. An SFX also gives you more control over how and to where the files in the archive are extracted. (185KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Aug 23 '02


ICEOWS

With ICEOWS you can extract, test, read properties and comments or view files stored in ICE, ARJ, ZIP, GunZip, TAR, Microsoft CAB, RAR, ACE, MIME, Mac HQX, UUEncode, XXEncode, Base64, JAR, EAR, WAR, LHA, IMP, BZ2 files without an external program. If the archive is an ICE, ARJ or ZIP, you also can add, update and delete files stored within the archive. (635KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Sept 28 '02


IZARC

IZarc is an archiving tool that supports many archive formats, including ZIP, ACE, RAR, CAB, RPM, 7-ZIP,BZIP2 and many more. (4MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Jun 9 '07


UPX

UPX is a portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several different executable formats. It achieves an excellent compression ratio and offers very fast decompression. Your executables suffer no memory overhead or other drawbacks because of in-place decompression. (339KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated May 5 '10


WINIMP

WinImp is a new file archiver which not only recognises common archive formats, but also introduces a new, high performance archive format. (15MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Sep 22 '08


RAR FILE OPEN KNIFE

RAR File Open Knife is a fast and easy-to-use tool that opens RAR files. (1.4MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Oct 7 '09


RAR OPENER

RAR Opener can help you open the RAR compressed file format. RAR (Roshal ARchive) is an efficient file compression algorithm, it produces much smaller archives than ZIP format. (652KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jun 1 '11


B1 FREE ARCHIVER

B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver which works on Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as Android. B1 Archiver supports most popular formats. B1 Archiver is fast, simple and safe. The B1 archive format is an open-source project which offers an open, fast and effective archive format for everyone. (4.2MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Mar 29 '13


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