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NEW! WinZip® XP

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

  • Zip and unzip instantly
  • Manage all your files in one place
  • Share directly to cloud, social media and IM
  • Convert to PDF, add watermarks and resize photos
  • Connect and share on the go with ZipShare

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OS Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP

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WinZip XP Standard

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Unzip all major formats
Unzip all major formats

With just a click, open all major compression formats, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ and more.

Complete file management
Complete file management

Easily find, open, edit, move and share your files, whether they are on your computer, network or cloud service.

Protect your privacy
Protect your privacy

Easily encrypt files as you zip to secure information and data. Create read-only PDFs and add watermarks to deter copying.

Share anywhere
Share anywhere

Easily share large files by email, cloud services, social media and instant messaging. Quickly share links to your cloud files.

Features

Zip files from any location
ENHANCED! Zip files from any location

Easily find your most-used files and folders on your PC, network and clouds in Frequent Folders, which updates dynamically.

Easier unzipping
NEW! Easier unzipping

Use the super picker to to easily unzip locally or to the cloud.

Zip from other applications
Zip from other applications

WinZip Express lets you use popular WinZip features even when you're working in other applications. Use it with Explorer, Microsoft Office, your scanner (Pro only), your photos (Pro only) and Microsoft Outlook to zip, encrypt, share and more.* WinZip Express tools now support Office 2016.

Device-friendly interface
Device-friendly interface

Touch support puts the power of WinZip at your fingertips on any touch-enabled device or computer. WinZip is optimized for 2-in-1 computers, switching its layout automatically depending on whether you are using your system in tablet or notebook mode. Auto-hide scroll bars maximize display space on devices.

Unzip anything
Unzip anything

Extract content from the industry's widest selection of compressed file types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Zip, BZ2, LHA/LZH, VHD/VDMK, XZ and many more. When extracting encrypted files, WinZip auto-wipes all temporarily extracted copies to prevent misuse.

*WinZip Express is not compatible with Windows XP.

What's New

Zip files from any location
ENHANCED! Zip files from any location

Easily find your most-used files and folders on your PC, network and clouds in Frequent Folders, which updates dynamically.

More sharing options
NEW! More sharing options

WinZip XP expands its sharing options, so you can share directly to YouTube, along with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Expanded instant message support means you can share via Twitter IM, and Office 365 groups, in addition to Google Talk/Google+ Hangouts, Yahoo! Messenger and Jabber. Combining WinZip's legendary compression and encryption with the ease of instant messaging gives you high-speed sharing without compromising security.

Scan and Share
NEW! Scan and Share

Quickly turn a photo or document into a share-ready image or PDF with the new WinZip Scan and Share feature. Start your scan right from WinZip. Then WinZip can zip it and save it locally, on the network or on a cloud service. Or share it by email, social media or instant message—encrypt if you wish to protect your scanned information when sharing. Easily share photos, documents, receipts and more. New support for flatbed scanners means you can scan multiple images into a single PDF without using a document feeder.

Pro and Enterprise only

Scan and Share
NEW! Snap and Share

Streamline photo sharing by quickly getting photos directly from your camera to share via WinZip.

Pro and Enterprise only

NEW! More robust file management

WinZip XP takes file management further with several new features available via the new WinZip File Management ribbon.

  • Create new folders on your PC, network or cloud service
  • 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, make changes and WinZip will update it on the cloud for you
  • Open and edit a file with the default application—or open a file in an alternate application
  • View property information for files and folders
  • Map a folder or network location to a drive
  • Copy, move, delete and multi-rename files wherever they are
  • Copy a path to the clipboard; copy a cloud link to the clipboard
NEW! Previewer

The Actions Pane now displays thumbnail previews of a selected file in your zip, on the computer or the network—and for any of your cloud services that support thumbnails. Click on the expand icon in the thumbnail to see a larger image in the new Preview Pane. Preview the contents of images and documents, rotate and resize images, save images as your computer background, and share the previewed file by email, IM or social media. (Requires Windows Explorer Preview technology). Now you can scroll through files in the Previewer with the flick of a finger on touch displays.

Pro and Enterprise only

NEW! Job Wizard Super Picker

Now your backups can include files from almost anywhere and now you can simply drag and drop them from Explorer or the WinZip File pane into the Job Wizard for backup. Combine files from your computer folders, the network and cloud services in one backup. Save the resulting zip to the cloud if you wish. Automate back up and distribution by creating a job that gathers files from various cloud services, zips them and distributes the zip via email according to your schedule.

Pro and Enterprise only

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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  
Open and extract Zipx, RAR, 7Z, LHA, BZ2, IMG, ISO and all other major compression file formats
NEW! 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 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
Access all your files from your PC, network, Windows HomeGroup and supported cloud services via the Places list Limited
NEW! Quickly access your frequently used local, network, and cloud folders in Frequent Folders Requires special drivers for cloud
NEW! Create folders on your PC, network or cloud service from WinZip Requires special drivers for cloud
NEW! Securely delete files and folders with the new Wipe feature
NEW! Restore accidentally deleted, copied, moved or renamed files
NEW! Open a file from the cloud in the correct application, or in an alternate application  
NEW! Open and edit a file in the default application or an alternate one
NEW! View property info for files and folders
NEW! Map a folder or network location to a drive Limited
NEW! Copy, move, delete and multi-file rename files No multi-file rename
NEW! Copy a path to the clipboard
NEW! Copy a cloud link to the clipboard
NEW! 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
NEW! 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    
Includes WinZip Express for Explorer, Office and Photos built-in, and WinZip Express for Outlook as a free download  
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! Share to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn  
NEW! Scan and share images and documents directly from WinZip    
NEW! 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  
ENHANCED! 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  
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
NEW! 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.    
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

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