Free ZIP archiver

runs on Windows
screenshot of Hamster Free Zip Archiver

Archives are a handy way to deal with files. Whether it's a matter of taking a bunch of individual files and bundling them together, or taking big files and squishing them down into a more manageable size, archiving tools are the way to go. With modern operating systems, there is often some archiving functionality built in to your system, but that doesn't always mean it's going to be the best solution. For that, you may want to look at a third party app.

Hamster Free Zip Archiver is one such tool. It's easy to use, with a drag and drop interface that makes it easy to start archiving your data. It supports several popular, and even some more obscure, archive formats, meaning if you've got a file, you can probably open it with this. For newbies, there's even a wizard to help you get up to speed in no time. You can create archives of various sizes by either letting them just be built, or by choosing from several popular preset sizes, like for CDs, DVDs, etc.

A free download, Hamster Free Zip Archiver is a Windows application. It's happy on systems running XP and later.

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2 Responses to “Free ZIP archiver”

  1. Zips forever says:

    I got no further than the web page. The page shouts “Free Alternative for 7Zip or WinZip”. To me this is meant to imply that 7Zip is not free, which it is. Furthermore, 7Zip is open source, which this isn’t. Top that off with the sound that starts playing as soon as the page loads (behavior that I detest) and for me, it’s “Hit the road, Hamster, and don’t you come back no more…”

  2. dawn says:

    wouldn’t load on my Win7 64-bit PC.