WinZip® Command Line

Control and configure WinZip directly from the command prompt with WinZip Command Line Support, a free add-on for users with a valid license (WinZip 17 or higher required).

  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Work directly with batch (.BAT) files and scripting languages
  • Access an extensive set of command line options to control WinZip’s actions

Download Options

32 Bit Version 64 Bit Version

System Requirements

WinZip 17 (Standard or Pro) or later
AND Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 or
Windows 10.

System Requirements

WinZip 17 (Standard or Pro) or later AND Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

  • NEW! A powerful 64-bit zip engine upgrade for maximum zipping speed.
  • NEW! A new switch for zipping and unzipping, "-ya", enables hardware acceleration using any available GPU that supports OpenCL.
  • NEW! Now creates/extracts LHA files.
  • NEW! Now extracts from RAR, 7z and other supported non-.Zip archives
  • Improved compression
  • PPMd and bzip2 compression methods provide greater compression for many types of files.
  • Supports "Best" method zip operations, which now include the new LZMA and Jpeg compression along with the existing PPMd, bzip2, and WavPack compression methods.
  • Supports "Password Policies" to designate the minimum length and character set of passwords and passphrases as well as the allowable encryption methods.
  • File level comments can now be stored using UNICODE characters.
  • Advanced Zip file security
    Easy-to-use, state-of-the-art AES encryption for your sensitive files.
  • Secure your data
    The Command Line Add-On has full support for WinZip’s new AES encryption.
  • Make larger files
    Support for the 64-bit extended Zip file format, which for all practical purposes eliminates the existing restrictions on Zip file size and capacity, is included in the Command Line Add-On.
  • Unicode support for International characters in file names
  • Windows attachment management support
    WinZip works with Windows to block the extraction and execution of dangerous file types from Zip files.
  • Stores and extracts files with extended time stamps.
  • Fully documented
    All commands and options are documented in a Windows help file for ease of reference.