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Protect Your Data!

These days, most people have software to protect their computer from viruses and spyware. But what about a hard drive crash? Or fire, water damage or theft? Have you ever deleted an important file by accident? Do your files contain personal information about your identity?

The reality is, these threats are just as real, as serious and as devastating (if not more so) as most viruses, yet studies show that very few home users back up their files on a regular basis or protect personal information that should remain confidential. WinZip can help by making it easy to back up your important data on CD/DVD, external drive or FTP location. And, you can put confidential files in an encrypted Zip file to protect them no matter where or how they are stored or sent.

Protect Your Confidential Files
If you have files or data backups that contain personal information, WinZip can encrypt them with the same AES encryption method approved for use by the US government. That means that you can zip or back up important data on your hard drive to CD/DVD or external drive with the peace of mind that unauthorized people can't unlock those files.

Protect Your Data from Loss with Easy, Automatic Backups
If you select WinZip Pro you'll love our Job Wizard that handles predefined data backup jobs and allows you to create custom zip jobs that run automatically and even email or FTP the resulting Zip file to a specified recipient. It's a HUGE time saver and lets you back up your data regularly without having to think about it.

Zip Directly to CDs and DVDs
Also available with WinZip Pro is the ability to zip directly to CDs and DVDs. That means that you can skip a step because there's no need to zip to your hard drive first. Large Zip files will even span multiple disks automatically.

And whether you chose Standard or Pro, you'll have the ability to view all files at-a-glance and drill down quickly thanks to our Explorer-style view. Any Windows Explorer user will feel right at home using this new feature to navigate and organize complex, multi-folder Zip files.

Compress, Manage and Share Your Digital Photos!

WinZip® 20 was designed with digital photo enthusiasts in mind and makes it easier than ever to store, share and manage digital photos efficiently:

Compress Your Photos to Save Disk Space
Each year, you take more digital photos causing your collection of photo files to consume more disk space. The photo compression technology in WinZip compresses JPEG files 20% to 25% without compromising photo quality, photo dimensions, or file integrity.

Zip Digital Photos from Your Camera
The time-saving Zip from Camera Wizard in WinZip Pro makes it easy to transfer and compress photos directly from supported digital cameras* to a new Zip file. The Zip from Camera wizard helps you automatically zip all images or only selected images. For cameras that support orientation tags, WinZip even "auto-rotates" your photos, saving you the steps to manually rotate photos before adding them to a Zip file.

* For cameras that support Windows Image Acquisition Technology.

View and Work with Compressed Photos
The Explorer View in WinZip can display thumbnails of each photo, making it easy to quickly browse or rename them and delete those that you don't want to keep. You can even create folders in the Zip file and then drag and drop photos into them to better organize your collection.

Send Selected Photos
A Zip file has long been a convenient way to package photos and other files before sending them. Now with WinZip, it's easier than ever to share photos. With Send Selected, you select the files to share — any kind of file, not just photos — and attach them to an email as a new Zip file. WinZip Pro users can also upload selected files to an FTP site as a Zip file. For even faster file sharing, users can easily resize selected pictures and attach them to an e-mail as a new Zip file, while leaving the original pictures unchanged.

View Full-sized Photos in a Zip File
The built-in Image Viewer in WinZip Pro lets you view compressed photos as a slide show, rotate, resize, or delete pictures all without extracting them from the Zip package, so you can quickly and efficiently manage and share photos.

Did you think WinZip was free? Many people have this misconception (probably because we offer a free evaluation version), but WinZip has never been free software. So if you plan to use WinZip beyond the evaluation period, please be sure to buy your official license.

Need to upgrade from a previous version of WinZip? Please see our upgrade page for more information about upgrading your current version of WinZip for 50% off the regular list price.

Use Microsoft Outlook? If so, you should also consider WinZip Courier. This useful product will allow you to zip and encrypt outgoing e-mail attachments in one simple step to help you:

  • send emails faster;
  • protect sensitive data;
  • conserve disk space for yourself and your recipient; and
  • maximize mailbox capacity

Best of all, you can save money if you purchase WinZip Courier with WinZip Pro.

Learn more about WinZip Courier at the product information page.