NEW! WinZip®21

Zip, protect, share and manage files
anywhere with the world's #1 zip utility.

  • Unzip all major file formats
  • Zip files to reduce email attachment size
  • Protect files with banking-level encryption
  • Access and manage files on your PC, network and clouds
  • Connect to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more...
OS Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista

System Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
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Compress/Decompress WinZip Standard WinZip Pro Windows Compressed Folders
Zip and unzip files instantly with 64-bit, best-in-class software NEW! Select and unzip a group of Zip files to access their native content NEW! Unzip and replace a group of Zip files and with their content      
ENHANCED! Compress MP3 files by 15 - 20 % on average      
Open and extract Zipx, RAR, 7Z, LHA, BZ2, IMG, ISO and all other major compression file formats      
Open more files types as a Zip, including DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, XPS, ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG,WMZ, WSZ, YFS, XPI, XAP, CRX, EPUB, and C4Z      
Open and extract Zipx, RAR, 7Z, LHA, BZ2, IMG, ISO and all other major compression file formats      
Open CAB, Zip and Zip 2.0 Methods      
Convert other major compressed file formats to Zip format      
Apply 'Best Compression' method to maximize efficiency automatically based on file type      
Reduce JPEG image files by 20 - 25% with no loss of photo quality or data integrity      
Compress using BZip2, LZMA, PPMD and Enhanced Deflate methods      
Compress using Zip 2.0 compatible methods      
'Auto Open' a zipped Microsoft Office file by simply double-clicking the Zip file icon      
Employ advanced 'Unzip and Try' functionality to review interrelated components contained within a Zip file (such as an HTML page and its associated graphics).      
Encrypt/Decrypt WinZip Standard WinZip Pro Windows Compressed Folders
Apply encryption and conversion options, including PDF conversion, watermarking and photo resizing, before, during or after creating your zip      
Apply separate conversion options to individual files in your zip      
Take advantage of hardware support in certain Intel-based computers for even faster AES encryption      
Administrative lockdown of encryption methods and password policies      
Check 'Encrypt' to password protect your files using banking-level encryption and keep them completely secure      
Secure sensitive data with strong, FIPS-197 certified AES encryption (128- and 256-bit)      
Auto-wipe ('shred') temporarily extracted copies of encrypted files using the U.S. Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M) to prevent misuse      
Establish your own password policy by defining complexity requirements      
Encrypt and decrypt confidential files and email attachments      
Manage WinZip Standard WinZip Pro Windows Compressed Folders
NEW! Expand or revert the Files Pane by swiping      
NEW! Add a Network location from another domain      
NEW! Click the Image Information button in the Preview Pane to review image details, including dimensions, file size, pixels and more      
Access all your files from your PC, network, Windows HomeGroup and supported cloud services via the Places list     Limited
Quickly access your frequently used local, network, and cloud folders in Frequent Folders     Requires special drivers for cloud
Create folders on your PC, network or cloud service from WinZip     Requires special drivers for cloud
Securely delete files and folders with the new Wipe feature      
Restore accidentally deleted, copied, moved or renamed files      
Open a file from the cloud in the correct application, or in an alternate application      
Open and edit a file in the default application or an alternate one      
View property info for files and folders      
Map a folder or network location to a drive     Limited
Copy, move, delete and multi-file rename files     No multi-file rename
Copy a path to the clipboard      
Copy a cloud link to the clipboard      
View thumbnail previews of a selected file, whether it is in your zip, on your PC, network or cloud service (if the cloud service supports thumbnails)     Local or network only
Preview the contents of images and documents, rotate and resize images, save an image as a background and share previewed files by email, IM or social media      
Scroll through files in the Previewer with the flick of a finger on touch displays      
Includes WinZip Express for Explorer, Office and Photos built-in, and WinZip Express for Outlook as a free download      
Quickly access the most-used file management tools with the new Manage Files button      
Choose new Table view to optimize your display for mouse/keyboard or select Icon view to optimize for touchscreens      
Pin your favorite folders to the top level in the File Pane or super picker for easier access      
Open WinZip Express from the File Pane for quick zipping and sharing      
View file details with the new Properties feature      
Access cameras and phones attached to your computer via folders      
Easily remove a folder from the Frequent Folders list      
Choose to always show scrollbars when using WinZip on your desktop      
Background tools remind you about unused files in various folders and the recycle bin so you can regain space on your system, securely delete them or zip and move them to a cloud service      
WinZip Express tools support Office 2016      
Maximize display space on devices with auto-hide scroll bars that disappear when not needed      
Place a file in a zip without leaving a copy on your system with the Move option      
Easily browse and find files in your zip with new Thumbnails      
Customize WinZip more easily with redesigned configurable settings      
Browse all your local, network and cloud files more easily in the Files pane      
See the right tools for the task with the dynamic, slide-in Actions pane, which changes to display different features depending on your choices      
Easily change the interface to Manage mode when you want to quickly access file management features, and see details like file type, size and date      
Use WinZip on any touch-enabled device or computer      
Use WinZip on new 2-in-1 computers. The display automatically adjusts when you switch between tablet and laptop modes      
Rotate, Resize and View full-size images directly from within a Zip file      
Temporarily extract Zip files using the 'Unzip and Try' feature and delete any files you do not need      
Extract to selectable folder location or current folder location      
Zip only the files you want using Include and Exclude filters      
Use WinZip's Explorer View to display image thumbnails for easy browsing      
Package & Share WinZip Standard WinZip Pro Windows Compressed Folders
NEW! Add and access up to 16 accounts for each cloud and IM service      
NEW! Email anyone directly from WinZip by adding all your contacts to one Combined Address Book      
NEW! Move selected files to individual zip files for streamlined sharing      
NEW! Share individual files or the entire zip with the Send What feature      
NEW! Share converted files without having to save them first, WinZip creates a temporary file that is automatically deleted after sharing      
Share to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn      
Scan and share images and documents directly from WinZip      
Support for flatbed scanners let you create a PDF with multiple images without a document feeder      
Share photos directly from your camera with Snap and Share      
Choose a file from your computer, cloud service or a zip, then choose to share by email, social media or IM, and WinZip does the rest with SmartShare      
Easily share links by Skype and other services with automatic links that are available to paste from the Clipboard      
Share an unzipped image directly from the File Viewer to social media sites      
Use direct access to cloud services, including Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, CloudMe, SugarSync and now MediaFire to open zip files saved in the cloud, zip files before you upload or select files from the cloud to zip and share      
Access and manage files in the cloud easily with streamlined cloud navigation, and new options to download, share, move, rename, unzip and delete files or folders.      
Send links to your cloud files by email, instant messaging and social media with Cloud Links      
Share zipped files via instant messaging services, including Office 365 Groups, Twitter, Google Talk/Google+ Hangouts, Yahoo! Messenger and Jabber      
Directly access the new ZipShare file sharing services from WinZip to connect to your cloud accounts and easily share compressed files by email and social media      
Convert documents to PDF, including read-only PDFs, using WinZip’s built in PDF conversion tool      
Convert images to more convenient sharing sizes automatically when adding them to a Zip file so your high-resolution photos send faster and fit standard computer screens*      
Add custom watermarks to images and PDFs to deter unauthorized copying, add traceability and protect intellectual property. Adjust the transparency and add date/time stamping if desired.      
Zip and email files using the most popular email and webmail systems (WinZip comes configured to work with Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and Hotmail) or configure WinZip to support additional email services beyond the preset selections      
WinZip email supports IMAP for Gmail and Outlook (Hotmail)      
WinZip email supports Gmail's two-step authentication process      
Create self-extracting archives (.exe files) to send to people that may not own WinZip using the built-in 'Self-Extractor Personal Edition'      
Backup & Automate WinZip Standard WinZip Pro Windows Compressed Folders
Use the Job Wizard Super Picker to combine files from your computer, network and cloud services in a single backup. Save the resulting Zip to the cloud.      
Now you can drag and drop files from Explorer or the WinZip Files pane into the job wizard      
Skip steps when defaults and settings do not require changes with automatic backup creation and editing      
Backup your documents, email, desktop, favorites, pictures, libraries, etc. with just a click, using one of the predefined backups on the 'Backup' tab      
Create custom backups for selected files or folders or define custom WinZip jobs to automate routine zipping tasks      
Backup photos directly from your digital camera      
Burn backups directly to CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc (automatically split them over multiple discs if necessary)      
Email backups automatically from virtually any of your email addresses or upload backups to an off-site server using WinZip’s internal FTP client      
Backup to any connected cloud account, desktop folder or between cloud accounts      
Send notifications by social media and instant messaging when automated jobs have completed using the updated Job Wizard      
Use the 'WinZip Command Line Support Add-On' for scripting (free add-on)      
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*Requires Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista
**Requires Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7