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Express Zip Free File Compression

By NCH Software Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Express Zip Free File Compression

  • Compress and archive files and folders; create, manage, and extract zipped files and folders
  • Last updated on 03/28/22
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Mac

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 27, 2013

Everyone needs a little zip in their life, but computer users need a little unzip, too; and they can get it from NCH's Express Zip File Compression Free, a compact file compression utility. At just under 1MB, Express Zip is small, but it's big on the features users expect in a zip tool, such as Explorer shell integration and compatibility with many types of archive files, including 7Z, RAR, and ISO. Small means fast, too: Express Zip loads and runs quickly. Express Zip File Compression Free is compatible with Windows versions XP to 8: And, as the name indicates, it's freeware.

Express Zip's user interface is hardly exciting, unless you're a fan of plain but efficient, businesslike layouts. We are, although we admit Express Zip's Explorer-style main window, sidebar, and tree-view toolbar is less of a pulse-quickener than a friendly, familiar face. Add the clearly-labeled icons on Express Zip's substantial toolbar and you have a tool that anyone who has used a similar program in the past can pick right up. But Express Zip doesn't leave you to figure things out on your own: A comprehensive browser-based but locally-stored Help file explains everything from getting started to Command Line options. We started by extracting a variety of archives and moved on to zipping and unzipping files. Express Zip's Explore shell integration let us right-click a file and choose several compression options directly from Express Zip's submenu; or we could extract zipped files in the same fashion.

A brief splash screen--we can hardly call it a nag screen--is our only issue with Express Zip File Compression Free, and it's so minor we can't even call it a complaint. We're aware that other free tools compete for the same space in your system; some of them are better-known than Express Zip, but none really does anything better or faster. Bottom line: if you're shopping for a free file compression tool (and why else would you be reading this?) we recommend adding Express Zip to your tryout roster.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.04

Bug Fixes

General

Release March 28, 2022
Date Added March 28, 2022
Version 9.04

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 11, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 244,783
Downloads Last Week 56
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Developer's Description

Express Zip Free File Compression s a free archiving and compression tool to easily create, edit, manage and extract zipped files and folders. Compress files to reduce size for email transmission or archive data using less disk space when backing up information. Fast and efficient file compression lets you create zip files of your important documents, images, music, and more to save disk space, email, or burn to CD. Supports .zip, .rar and .tar