Free Zip programs


Any opinions about reliable Zip programs? suggests 7-zip as the best. What do you recommend, HTG? Thanks. I’m running Win 10.


I also use 7zip. It is free and open source and can open and create many type of compression algorithm.


Thanks, Biswa.



Biswa, I downloaded 7-Zip and got a list 7 files. One of the .exe files is for 64-bit Windows x64 (Intel 64 or AMD 64). That’s consistent with my processor. Is that the only one I need?


If you’re running a 64 bit version of Windows then use the 64 bit installer, if your running a 32 bit version of Windows use the 32 bit version. You can see which Windows version you have by pressing Win+Break to open the system properties applet.

PS - I like to remember that when Windows is broken, a good place to start troubleshooting is to press Windows+Break :grinning:


Thanks, Paul. Maybe Break should be on the desktop at all times.


This program BgInfo does the same.