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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

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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Full Specifications

General

Publisher PKWARE
Publisher web site http://www.pkware.com/index.php?src=cnet
Release Date April 29, 2015
Date Added April 29, 2015
Version 14.0

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.31MB
File Name ZIPReader.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,208,043
Downloads Last Week 306

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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