shimpster

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Hi Friends

Why is winzip so large, ie, 239mb (installed)?
Does it do tasks that im unaware?
Is a better alternative to be used/found?

Thank U
 

lxskllr

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I have no idea why it's so big, and honestly, I find it hard to believe. I wonder if you got some kind of "special" 3rd party packaging. Anyway, I use, and recommend 7Zip. It has some of the best compression in the business with the .7z format, and can extract almost anything. Also, it's small, free, and open source.
 

pyonir

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I've been using Peazip or Winrar for a while now. Would there be a reason to switch from Peazip to 7zip? Peazip works with .7z format as well.
 

bruceb

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shimpster

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Thank you to all that replied!!
Installed 7zip and winrar.
Uninstalled winzip.
Appreciate everyones insight and thoughts.