[v26.x, v9.x, v6.1] WinZip – Lingeringly classic but old file archiver

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First of all, I want to explain one thing: releasing a post for WinZip doesn’t mean AppNee accepts it. At best, it’s to look after the requirements of some Apple OS users. The reason is very simple, likewise as the pioneer and classical documents packaging & compressing applications, WinZip had been completely defeated by WinRAR for many, many years. Plus the free, open-source and extremely high compression of 7-Zip, WinZip has less future. Even it was acquired by Corel Corporation in 2006, WinZip still has no capability to survive in the file archiving field. Finally, it either disappears from the historical stage, or just descends to a bundled software of Corel products line, or derives many trend-following sister products, until finally disappears forever.

WinZip was an original, and the most popular and reliable old brand of file compression/decompression software in the world, developed by WinZip Computing (formerly Nico Mak Computing) in 1991. It could provide usability, comprehensive functions and very fast compression/decompression speed that any other file archiving utilities could not. It first started to support the ribbon user interface, decompress the ZIP, CAB, TAR, GZIP, RAR, MIME, lha, 7z, as well as more compressed file formats (and compress only ZIP, zipx and lha), support 128- and 256-bit AES encryption to protect sensitive data, prevent data loss using the automatic data backup function, closely integrate with Windows Explorer (i.e., you don’t have to leave the file manager to perform file compression/decompression operation). All these made WinZip become the gold standard in the whole industry and was awarded the best boutique utility by PC Magazine.

Of course, some users may find it’s not as convenient as the classic bt gone app Springy; but its stability is a little better than Springy, especially when you open a very large file package; and the functions of BetterZip are more powerful than WinZip. Anyway, WinZip used to be the most widely used file archiving tool in the world, and it was the best one all the time at least until the rise of WinRAR.

Unfortunately, for now, the only advantage of WinZip is that it’s still struggling to live, which means that it still has a little bit of hope for its loyal users. And this bit of hope, in AppNee’s view, is to make the application itself open-source, fully free of charge, and most importantly get rid of all functions other than file compression/decompression, and compress its own setup package to less then 10 MB. Then WinZip might be able to enjoy the entire archiving industry together with WinRAR and 7-Zip.

// Key Features //

  • Pack (create) ZIP and Zipx archive files
  • Unpack BZ2, LHA, LZH, RAR, ZIP, Zipx, 7Z
  • Decode B64, HQX, UUE files
  • Configurable Microsoft Windows Shell integration
  • Direct write of archives to CD/DVD
  • Automation of backup jobs
  • Integrated FTP upload
  • Email archives
  • Support for ARC and ARJ archives if suitable external programs are installed

// Universal Registration Codes //

Registered to Registration/Activation code
for v9.x on Mac
AppNee Freeware Group.
for v6.x, v7.x, v8.x on Mac
AppNee Freeware Group.
  • X7CXY-ZP5N3-HWEW2-KJ6F9-03F7F-L3A70
  • F20J2-RZP9W-RXG7Q-0LG33-149TC-A8NF7
DeltaFoX Professional Edition:

  • PL255-W3VP4-WCL1C-06GXR-09TD8-A8NF7

Standard Edition:

  • NNAA4-ZNPP6-T9496-K81UP-D2R6H-LF5A0
  • U62KE-12AL6-R4DH0-G3R62-X3JPF-A0AC3

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the WinZip Standard/Professional/Photo/OEM/Backup Edition multilingual full installers and all versions universal unlock patches or universal license files for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, universal registration codes for Mac, as well as Premium Edition paid full versions for Android.

// Installation Notes //

for v24.x+ on Windows:

  1. Download and install the latest version of WinZip from official site, do not launch program
  2. Download and copy the corresponding universal license file to the following path:
    • C:\ProgramData\WinZip\
  3. Done

for v23.x on Windows:

  1. Download and install the latest version of WinZip from official site
  2. Run the unlock patch as administrator
  3. Check the “Use Factorization Method” option
  4. For “WinZip Dir/File:“, open the ‘WinZip32.exe.mui‘ or ‘WinZip64.exe.mui‘ file under your installation path, like “C:\Program Files\WinZip\en-US\
  5. Click ‘RPK‘ button, then click ‘Factor‘ button
  6. Done

// Warning //

The unlock patch might be reported as Win32:Malware-gen threat with high risk. Use VirusTotal to make a full, authoritative scan, and decide to use it or not by yourself.

*** Please remember: antivirus software is not always right, just be careful.

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
for Windows
Professional Edition Latest n/a
for Mac
Professional Edition Latest n/a
WinZip Universal Keygen & Patch for Win/Mac
Professional Edition v2.9 reserved n/a
v3.2 reserved 236 KB
v3.5 reserved 224 KB
WinZip Pro Universal License Files
Professional Edition Universal < 1 KB
WinZip for Android
Premium Edition v6.1.1 34.3 MB


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