ZipGenius 6

ZipGenius 6

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 312 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.3.1150
  • Total Downloads:
    1,350,907
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2007
  • File Size:
    8.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    314
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Here's a concept: software that works for you, not against you. This handy and free ZIP application lets you customize to your heart's content so you can get the most out of the program. Program functions can be accessed either from a large, colorful menu of buttons on the main toolbar, or from a drop-down menu. If you don't like the look of either, you can change them to suit your preferences. ZipGenius works with close to two dozen file formats. Other useful options include protecting archives with a password and working directly with CD-R/RW drivers. Overall, this is a great resource for creating and maintaining ZIP files.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 312 votes

    • 5 star 164
    • 4 star 78
    • 3 star 21
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 36
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3 stars

"Seems to have lots of features... but..."

September 20, 2010  |  By UnZiped

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

FREE is always good... but only if it works... looked everywhere, but there is no obvious way to set the default compression level... it seems not to compress at all... just mirror the files... whassup wit dat?

Cons

If anyone can tell me how to make this little jewel ACTUALLYcompress... I'd be a happy guy...

Summary

OK, it may be great, but I have no way of knowing... just a regular guy, no geek chromosomes... so there should be an easy and obvious way to set the default compression level... righhhht? wrong...

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5 stars

"Zip Genius is definitely that..."

November 26, 2009  |  By RR1K

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

Handles so many compression formats it's sickening; the .zip compression format is only its default algorhythm. ZG handles .tar, .rar, and many others on top of .zip formats. You can perform standard .zip transaction from the context menu.

Cons

Sometimes the tool suite will not release resources causing a memory leak; the leak is harmless but, annoying.

Summary

The application for having only one flaw is incredibly suited for individuals like developers but, also is of importance to anyone looking to optimize their file and data resource management style.

"Compress your NTFS storage drive and .zip up your .mp3s' to save a tremendous amount of storage memory."
ZG will hang and lock up an archive if the archive was not closed prior to closing ZG itself; to work around this you simply open another file archive with ZG, then close the archive followed by ZG and all is good in the world again. Pretty painless corrective action considering that this is the only bug with the tool suite that I've seen to date.
I personally have been using Zip Genius since 2004 and will continue to do so well into the foreseeable future. There are two types of people when it comes to tools like ZG -- those who have and use it and those whom wish they had it sooner so that they could have already been using it. No bull.

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4 stars

"Pretty fast; easy to use"

November 20, 2009  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

It was fast on simple/small files; its user interface is intuitive and easy to use

Cons

It is horrendously slow when zipping large amounts of video files, and, at some points, it is not clear that it's doing anything.

Summary

I needed to replace the old WinZip, which, since I upgraded to Win Vista, gives lots of errors, although it still works for the most part, though, obviously, I can't trust it. I tried QuickZip, but was unhappy with the unintuitive, non-user-friendly, interface. ZipGenius does what I need it to do, and is better than WZ or QZ, IMHO.

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4 stars

"It does everything I need and is self explanatory"

November 06, 2009  |  By gregmoulds

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

like it a lot

Cons

don't dislikt it

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1 stars

"Coudn't get it to compress the files enough"

October 29, 2009  |  By grcrazy

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

Seemed easy to use

Cons

But it did not work

Summary

Can't use it

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3 stars

"Works great with Win XP. Not so hot with Win 7."

October 26, 2009  |  By MrGooseEgg

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

Works great and very easy to use when installed on Win XP machine. Context menus make archiving chores quick and easy.

Cons

Doesn't seem to work at all in Win 7. Can't get context menus to show up and toolbar buttons for creating an archive don't do anything.

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5 stars

"It's a fine program"

October 22, 2009  |  By notclay

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

it works great also its free

Cons

I have nothing bad to say.

Summary

It's a fine program, if you have a need for a good free zip program I believe you will find this one will do the job.

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4 stars

"Great Product"

October 19, 2009  |  By jjhendri1

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

easy to install and use

Cons

nothing so far

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1 stars

"SUCKS!! On Vista"

October 16, 2009  |  By jimmy0755

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

NONE!! AT ALL

Cons

SUCKS!! On Vista

Summary

DON'T WANT IT DOESN'T WORK FOR CRAP!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Easy and feature-packed with no flaws."

September 12, 2009  |  By rwatman

 |  Version: ZipGenius 6 6.0.3.1150

Pros

It's features and its ease of use. This is a great product.

Cons

None to speak of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.3.1150
Version 6.0.3.1150 fixes the "Zip64 mode not enabled" message that was preventing users from creating zip files larger than 4 GB.
General
Publisher The ZipGenius Team
Publisher web site http://www.zipgenius.com
Release Date October 16, 2007
Date Added October 16, 2007
Version 6.0.3.1150
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 8.58MB
File Name zg63std.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,350,907
Downloads Last Week 314
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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