FilZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.06
  • Total Downloads:
    88,142
  • Date Added:
    January 17, 2008
  • File Size:
    1.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Easy program operation sets this freeware file compression tool apart from the crowded genre. FilZip's interface isn't anything special. You've seen the function buttons and file tree display many times before. The well-written Help manual includes numerous tutorials for the program's functions.

FilZip will compress and decompress ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, XXE, ZOO, ZIP, and others. It's doubtful most users will need a format not covered by this tool. As with many current compression tools, FilZip insists users first open or create an archive file. Once done, the Add File dialog opens to reveal one of the more useful dialogs we've found in the genre. The dialog's left pane is a very quick file browser. To add files, you merely browse to the file or folder you wish to add to the archive and press the Add button. The right pane lists files chosen for the archive. Once finished you merely press a button to create the archive.

FilZip includes a simple six-option context menu interface to unarchive files. Easily selected options include extracting in place, to a new directory, e-mailing or testing it. FilZip includes the many archive options expected in current tools. With a check you can add hidden files, save relative paths, define compression ratio, span multiple disks, and numerous other options. This tool was last updated in mid-2006 and is compatible up to PKZIP version 2.04g.

FilZip is both easy to use for novices, and flexible enough for experienced users. It may not cover every archiving format, but it should handle most needs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "Good and works fine"

    June 15, 2010   |   By Padmaar64

    Version: FilZip 3.06

    Pros

    Good.works fine.

    Cons

    Gaudy thumbnail

    Summary

    Good . thumbnail should have been cool

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  • 3 stars

    "Not completely stable."

    December 09, 2009   |   By mrmagill

    Version: FilZip 3.06

    Pros

    Free, has many options, and for the most part works pretty well.

    Cons

    The program would work for a long time, then one day start freezing up with various errors. Additionally, it would start saying that archives it and others had created were "not a valid .ZIP archive." was a common error.

    Summary

    I used and relied on this program for a long while, but it has just become too unstable to be relied upon. Evern reinstalling current versions did not help, because you just never knew when it would do the "invalid archive" bit and not work. I will be watching for the next release.

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  • 2 stars

    "Does the job...sometimes"

    October 24, 2008   |   By lethal57

    Version: FilZip 3.06

    Pros

    appeared to do what it says

    Cons

    Kept freezing with non-documented error message

    Summary

    Downloaded this looking for better compression the winzip or winrar, found it did the job once, then kept on freezing.....still looking...

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  • 5 stars

    "Effective and well-designed user interface"

    October 02, 2008   |   By thunderloader

    Version: FilZip 3.06

    Pros

    An effective way to extract and make zip files. Also has a full-featured user interface that's as easy to understand as it is to use.

    Cons

    It would be nice if there were more updates or at least different skins.

    Summary

    A must-have zip file utility for anyone!

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  • 5 stars

    "It does what it says"

    July 06, 2008   |   By isleepalldayy

    Version: FilZip 3.06

    Pros

    It zips and unzips files fast and easy

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent and recomended"

    February 24, 2008   |   By colind1974

    Version: FilZip 3.06

    Pros

    all of it it is so clever

    Cons

    nothing

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.06
    Version 3.06 is a bug fixing release.
    General
    Publisher Philipp Engel
    Publisher web site http://www.filzip.com/
    Release Date January 17, 2008
    Date Added January 17, 2008
    Version 3.06
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Compression
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 1.26MB
    File Name fz306.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 88,142
    Downloads Last Week 20
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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