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Windows 7: Free unzip utilities?

12 Oct 2010   #1

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
Free unzip utilities?

Hi guys,

Im looking for preferably a one stop shop for unzipping archive files. Running W7.

I used to have pk-unzip but the free version seems to be advert packed now.

Anyone have a nice simple programme that unzips most? (particularly .rar)

thanks in advance


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12 Oct 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Matt,

The free 9.17 beta version of 7-Zip is a great one to use.

Hope this helps,
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12 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

7-zip, it's what I use...and it's free...not just a free trial.
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12 Oct 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Another vote for 7-Zip
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12 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro

Though I've never used 7-Zip (use Winzip), I've heard great things about it. So on rep alone, I give it a plus :)
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12 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

1+ for 7-zip. GL :)
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12 Oct 2010   #7

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Just to follow the crowd; here is another vote for 7-zip.
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12 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

7 - zip used here too
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12 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

7zip is a staple on my systems too for years already
Especially since it usually handles RAR archives without a hitch.
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12 Oct 2010   #10


7zip is the way to go.. but get the latest version. If you need something more than that there's the universal extractor ..which combines dozens of different programs, but can only extract files.. it can't create archives
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