WinShrink

WinShrink

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    51,980
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This freeware file-compression tool doesn't bother with a fancy interface, but makes sure to include some helpful features. WinShrink's simple interface uses a few buttons and pulldown menus to make the utility easy to learn, and operate, but it's still robust enough for experienced users. You're not going to find an extensive Help manual here, but inexperienced users can learn the app quickly through simple testing.

Operating WinShrink is primarily accomplished through the app's pulldown menus. It's a testament to the program's flexibility that hot keys and buttons are also available for most commands. Creating an archive is a mere matter of selecting "New." From there users merely need to choose files or folders through the common Windows file-browse dialog. Radio buttons are used to set archive type. WinShrink can create Arj, BH, CAB, gZIP, Jar, Lha, Tar, or Zip files. Three levels of compression are available, as are options to encrypt and set the archive as read only. We found archiving speed comparable to most tools in the genre.

WinShrink also includes some features rarely found in freeware tools. With a minimum of clicks, the app easily converts one archive type to another. The program's job wizard makes it very quick and easy to create special jobs to zip My Documents, Desktop, Favorites, E-mail, or all four. The beauty is any of the jobs can be scheduled or set to automatically upload through FTP.

WinShrink certainly won't wow anyone with a fancy interface, but this app is a solid file archiver that will appeal to users at any experience level.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Just crashes"

October 17, 2011  |  By gconnery

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

None that I can see.

Cons

Trying to create an archive it just crashes every time. Doesn't appear to do anything. Downloaded 10/17/2011, running on Windows 7 x64.

Summary

Don't bother.

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1 stars

"Program does not load properly, & keeps trying to load!"

May 02, 2010  |  By nikhilmmd

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

None that I know of

Cons

Program apparently does not cooperate well with Windows Installer. And every time I click on anything after installation, it tries (unsuccessfully) to install itself! Ridiculous! FYI I have Win XP SP 3 and have not had this problem w any other sfware

Summary

DO NOT Download - search on!

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1 stars

"won't open .rar"

July 30, 2009  |  By dedhedlivin

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

nothing at all

Cons

Would not open .rar file so uninstalled. Use 7zip instead.

Summary

Don't bother better off with 7zip to open compressed zip files such as .rar

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1 stars

"Keeps putting its two cents in without being asked."

December 07, 2008  |  By harryrutten

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

Nothing, absolutely.

Cons

Appears without being initialized. Just shows up and starts compressing.

Summary

Haven't tried any of the features. Can't get past its intrusive behavior.

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4 stars

"Easy to use once you work out how it works"

November 30, 2008  |  By Garfy Rulz

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

Is easy to work when you work out how to use it

Cons

Could do with a tip pop up or a simple tutorial. Does not work across a network

Summary

Ease of use and free

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1 stars

"BE CAREFUL!"

November 30, 2008  |  By agnusdei 2000

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

I t works as ?t promised to do.

Cons

I downloaded sooner than format and My registry was almost perfect. Web Shrink crashed my registry and made unrecoverable mistakes that I couldn't restore. It trickled in to start up management after great effort I could manage to drive out.

Summary

I capresume it is buggy.

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1 stars

"May do lots, but too hard to use"

October 24, 2008  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

nicely consista\ently set out & SOUNDS like it does the lot

Cons

in looking for an ac\rchiving utility this one sounded good, however creating archives is impossible to navigate and it doesnt even have an uninstall utlility

Summary

others better

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5 stars

"Quick to install, easy to unzip"

October 22, 2008  |  By philb1975

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

This progam is a new tool in my PC arsenal. It does everything that all of the paid programs can do and even more than some of them.

Cons

Doesn't make use of some of the newer windows exploring methods.

Summary

Great product for a great price - free!

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5 stars

"Good"

April 17, 2008  |  By Saravanabalagi

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

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3 stars

"Rather dissappointing"

January 27, 2008  |  By wox337

 |  Version: WinShrink 1

Pros

Covers almost all the archive formats; free

Cons

has to start on startup; quite faulty drag-n-drop

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher TuneupAdvisor.com
Publisher web site http://www.tuneupadvisor.com/
Release Date October 30, 2007
Date Added October 30, 2007
Version 1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 6.17MB
File Name WinShrink.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,980
Downloads Last Week 63
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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