WinShrink

WinShrink

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    51,110
  • Date Added:
    October 30, 2007
  • File Size:
    6.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    144
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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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Results 1-10 of 13

  • 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 51,110
    Downloads Last Week 144
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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