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RAR File Open Knife
RAR File Open Knife is a fast and easy-to-use tool that opens RAR files. It includes short instructions in over 50 languages.
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Zipeg
Zipeg is archive decompression utility for Windows. Zipeg is freeware alternative for WinZip, StuffIt or WinRar and alike compression utilities.
Zipeg opens ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LHA, 7z and many other types of archives. Zipeg helps to preview files and Jpeg photographs (.jpg, .png) before extracting them.
Decompress, unzip, expand, extract or drag and drop exactly what you want to where you want.
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ExtractNow
ExtractNow is a simple utility that allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily. ExtractNow is not a complete archival solution. It's main purpose it to allow the user to extract multiple archives easily.
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IZarc
IZArc includes tight integration with My Computer and Windows Explorer. Drag and drop to or from Explorer, or zip and unzip without leaving Explorer. IZArc is extremely easy to use! To open an archive simply double click (or, you're working in Web style, click once) on an archive listed in My Computer or the Windows Explorer, drag and drop an archive onto IZArc, or use the standard Open dialog box. The main IZArc window features a list with the names, and sizes of all files in the open archive. This list can be scrolled and sorted on any field. A configurable tool bar provides fast access to commonly used actions. Extensive context sensitive help is always available.
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PowerArchiver
PowerArchiver 6.11 (last freeware version).
Full built-in support for ZIP, CAB, LHA(LZH), TAR(+TAR.GZ, +TAR.BZ2) and BH (BlakHole) archives and XXE and UUE Internet encoded files. Built-in support for reading and extracting: RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, GZIP and BZIP2 archives. Multiple disk spanning, passwords, comments, renaming files in archive, installing archive, checking archive for viruses, integrated viewer with support for TXT, RTF, BMP, JPG(JPEG), ICO, WMF and EMF files. Create ZIP, RAR, ACE, ARJ, LHA and BH SFX archives. Complete integration with Windows Explorer: d&d, powerful Explorer Shell Extensions. and more...
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ICEOWS
ICEOWS is written to compress or extract archive files easier. With ICEOWS you can extract, test, read properties and comments or view files stored in ICE, ARJ, ZIP, GunZip, TAR, Microsoft CAB, RAR, ACE, MIME, Mac HQX, UUEncode, XXEncode, Base64, JAR, EAR, WAR, LHA, IMP, BZ2 files without an external program. If the archive is an ICE, ARJ or ZIP, you also can add, update and delete files stored within the archive. It integrates all of these functions in the same explorer interface that Windows 9x, Me, NT or XP has. ICEOWS adds a new ICE format which is excellent for reducing the size of text files.
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TUGZip
TUGZip is an advanced archiving utility with an easy-to-use interface. It supports a wide rage of file formats. You can create 7-ZIP, BZ2, CAB, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP archives. It has built-in support for reading/extracting ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1 and ZOO archives. Support for the new Zip64 algorithm enables you to create archives at a total size of 4GB. Included in the package is also a SFX-tool and a scripting tool which simplifies secure and automated backups. You can encrypt/decrypt files using six different algorithms, Blowfish (128-bit), DES (56-bit), Triple DES (168-bit) and Rijndael (128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit). You can even convert them to SFX-archives.
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7-Zip
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format. It also compresses to ZIP 2-10% better than PKZip and WinZip.
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Ultimate Zip
Ultimate Zip 2.7.0 (last freeware version) creates associations for files with the following extensions: ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, ENC, GZ, HA, JAR, LHA, LZH, PAK, PK3, PK_, RAR, TAR, TBZ, TBZ2,TGZ, UU, UUE, XXE, Z, ZIP, ZOO. To open these archive types by Double clicking UltimateZip must be properly associated to them. Ultimate Zip uses these associations when you Double Click on an archive file listed in an Explorer window.
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ZipSnake
Have a lot of ZIP files on your hard drive? Need a file that you know is in one of those ZIP files, but you're not quite sure which one? That's where ZIP Snake comes in... ZIP Snake will allow you to search anywhere on your hard drive within ZIP files, in a given folder, subfolders, or even the entire drive. ZIP Snake will recursively search through all found ZIP files and return files within those ZIP files that match your search criteria. You will be able to search for a specific file name or match wildcard criteria like '*.txt' for example. Once found, a simple right click on the found file allows you to extract the chosen file to the destination of choice.
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