Although it is free to download Winzip, there is usually a one-time fee for actually using the software. However, a free trial of the software is available, which can be used to take the software for a test drive before deciding whether or not to purchase it.
A password is not required to access the software or make use of it. However, it is possible to add password protection to the software for people who want to encrypt their files and enjoy extra security to keep certain files away from prying eyes.
A zip file is a compressed file or groups of files in a folder that are compressed to reduce their size. This means that they are easier to attach to an email for fast and efficient sharing and large files such as videos can also be zipped so that they take up less space when archived.
The software can be used to both open and extract RAR Compressed Archive Files. Simply double click on the icon of the RAR file to open it, while the software can also be used to open a number of other types of file formats.
People who have already downloaded and installed the software will find that it is very easy to create a new zip file. Simply click on the file or group of files that you want to compress and the option to use Winzip to compress them will appear automatically as part of the dropdown menu.
A special version of the software has been created to work with Windows 10. When downloading Winzip, make sure that you select the version that states it is compatible with Windows 10 and it will be ready to use as soon as installation is complete.
This is the trial version of Winzip 7 and can be used to put the software through its paces. There are a few features that have been created exclusively for this version and are worth taking a closer look at.
Splitting files with Winzip is very easy. By choosing to split files, users will have all of the original files as well as another set of files that they can store in a special archive folder that they make by creating a new folder in the usual way and giving it a specific name.
Locking the folder prevents other people from opening the contents and seeing the files that it contains. To lock the folder, simply right click on a file, select Winzip and choose encrypt from the dropdown menu.
The software comes with a default compression rate which can be changed if desired. To do this, go to the settings in the software options menu and select the compression rate that you prefer, which can be different for each file if desired.