Free cross-platform archive solution

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Archive files are a handy way to deal with multiple files, or with bulky documents, allowing you to store a lot of data in a relatively smaller space. By taking advantage of clever algorithms that compress your data, you can pack a lot of punch into a small space.

Zipeg is a file compression and archive tool that helps make it easy to archive your data, or to retrieve data from archive files. It supports an alphabet full of file formats, including ZIP, TAR, RAR, GZIP, ISO, and a whole host of others. You can look inside of archives without unpacking them, so you can verify that you've got the right one, before expanding it onto your system. Not only do you get a chance to examine the file list, but you can even open individual files in your applications—look at an image in Preview, for example.

Unlike many archive tools, Zipeg keeps track of Mac-only meta data, such as resource forks, file permissions, and Finder attributes. You won't lose anything by archiving your Mac files.

Zipeg is available for Mac as a Universal Binary, meaning that it will run under 10.3.9 or later. You can also grab the Windows version, which runs under XP and Vista.,

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