FilZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.06
  • Total Downloads:
    88,265
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 17, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Windows

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 XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.26MB
File Name fz306.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 88,265
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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