ZIP Reader

ZIP Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 117 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.18
  • Total Downloads:
    2,018,488
  • Date Added:
    February 11, 2005
  • File Size:
    2.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    721
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This freeware ZIP-file extractor doesn't have much to offer most users, but you'll need it to open archives encrypted with PKWare products such as PKZIP or SecureZIP. ZIP Reader's interface couldn't be more laconic; you simply select which file to extract and where. You can also access the program by right-clicking an archive in Windows Explorer. ZIP Reader supports popular archive formats besides ZIP, including RAR, TAR, and GZIP. In our tests, however, it scrambled the names of files written in Cyrillic letters. If you need ZIP Reader, you probably already know it, and don't need convincing. But if you don't use PKWare software, you're probably better off with another, more full-featured utility.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star 48
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 117 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
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  • 1 stars

    "Unable to install"

    May 30, 2012   |   By memyselfandi75

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    Can not list any because I couldn't get to install.

    Cons

    Could not install in Win 98se. Said that it expected a newer version of windows.

    Summary

    Would likely have given it a better rating if I had been able to install in Win98. The compatibility list claims I should be able to.

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  • 3 stars

    "Journeyman product"

    February 25, 2011   |   By rayroz

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    Works well with no big problems

    Cons

    Prompts are somewhat opaque, bu you get used to them.

    Summary

    Good product that does its job

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  • 1 stars

    "THIS IS A VIRUS!!!"

    February 15, 2011   |   By whohooquid1

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    NONE, unless you want a program that can not be deleted

    Cons

    Everything that can be imagined

    Summary

    Avoid this program, once you install it you can't get rid of it...

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  • 4 stars

    "Works when I need it."

    January 13, 2011   |   By Norminanna

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    None at the moment.

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  • 5 stars

    "Beyound excellent software"

    November 11, 2010   |   By Techdick

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    It works quickly, effeciently, and reliabilly. What else would you ask from a program, oh and it's free.

    Cons

    There are no cons from this program.

    Summary

    A good basic utility that every computer owner should use.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    August 29, 2010   |   By Technika100

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    Very easy to use and fast at opening files with no conflicts.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can see

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  • 4 stars

    "brilliant for opening files"

    August 13, 2010   |   By BAXTERM3

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    it can help open files priviously not able to

    Cons

    still evaluating

    Summary

    good for opening files in zip format

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  • 5 stars

    "Very fast and accurate"

    August 11, 2010   |   By mbarcenas53

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    Easy to use and fast

    Cons

    None, nothing dislike me

    Summary

    I like this product because it is very easy to use and allow us to unzip any kind of file zipped

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  • 4 stars

    "Free and ZERO problems"

    August 11, 2010   |   By zena3546

    Version: ZIP Reader 12.5

    Pros

    I like it cause its free and does not casue any problems on my computer at all.

    Cons

    No problems ever

    Summary

    I like this because it works fine and it is free. i have not ever had any problems with it on any machine i have loaded it on.

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    General
    Publisher PKWARE
    Publisher web site http://www.pkware.com/index.php?src=cnet
    Release Date February 11, 2005
    Date Added February 11, 2005
    Version 8.0.18
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Compression
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.93MB
    File Name ZIPReader.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,018,488
    Downloads Last Week 721
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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