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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 14 votes out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    60,143
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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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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 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/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 60,143
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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