ZIP file archivers
Why would you need an additional ZIP file archiver when any modern operation system can open .zip files on its own? With file archivers you can not only open, but also create such archives (that is, to compress files and folders) while keeping the process convenient, easy and fast.
All the best-known ZIP archivers that are available for download are either freeware or shareware. Aside from the basic ZIP format, most of them also support other (often zip-related) file formats for packing, such as GZIP, 7Z, and ZIPX. When it comes to unpacking archives, the list of supported formats is way longer and includes popular RAR file extension.
ZIP archivers differ from one another in their compression and unpacking speed, as well as the set of tools they offer to work with archives. All unzip programs support Windows 10/11 (32-bit and 64-bit) as well as Windows 8, 7 and XP. After the archiver is installed, all the archives on your computer will be associated with it and open with it by default. During the installation process, you are always offered the voluntary option to choose the file formats you wish to associate with the program.
Any modern ZIP archiver can create password-protected archives. Therefore such programs can be used to store and share files with confidential information. If the compression speed is set to minimum, the archive will be ready almost instantly. Archives can be split into parts (tomes) to make it easier to share them online or store them on a removable storage.
If you want to download a free ZIP archiver for Windows 10, 8, 7, XP or 11, follow the links in the list above ↑ You can also learn about the features of each of them or leave your review in the comments.