Corel WinZip

Version26 Standard(as of 12/17/2021)
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Main Features

  • Widely-used file compression utility
  • ZipSend and ZipShare services for sending large files via email
  • Support for many compressed file formats
  • AES encryption and password-protection security
  • Integrated into Windows Explorer
  • Split archive capabilities
  • Automated backups
  • PDF capabilities, such as signing, merging, and encrypting

Software Overview

Screenshot of Corel WinZip 26
Screenshot of Corel WinZip 26

Corel WinZip is a popular file compression utility for Windows. By compressing files into archives, users can conserve storage space and transfer files over the Internet more quickly. WinZip also allows users to decompress archives, back up their files to the cloud, securely encrypt data, and manage image and PDF files.

WinZip supports a variety of archive formats, including .ZIP, .ZIPX, .RAR, .7Z, .TAR, .GZIP, and .XZ. The utility can compress and extract data to and from single, split, and multi-volume archives. When creating split archives, users can split numerous files into multiple archives of uniform size. These files can be DVD or CD-ROM disk images, documents, videos, images, and other media files. Users can then merge these split archives and retrieve their files on another device, using WinZip.

After compressing your files, you can easily send them to others via email, social media, or cloud storage, using WinZip's integration with each of these platforms. For example, WinZip's ZipSend service automatically uploads email attachments to the ZipSend online cloud and makes them available to email recipients.

WinZip also allows users to secure their data. It supports AES encryption, which can be used to secure and password-protect sensitive data. Additionally, WinZip automatically wipes, obfuscates, and deletes any temporary extracted files that were created in the process of decryption, preventing unauthorized access to deleted files.


Corel WinZip offers a wide set of features useful in both personal and professional environments. Most personal users will be content using just WinZip's basic features, to decompress archives they've downloaded from the Internet and compress files so they can send them to others. Professional users, on the other hand, will enjoy WinZip's advanced encryption, backup, and file management features. Personal and professional users alike will enjoy how intuitive and easy-to-use WinZip is, making it a great solution for all your file compression and management needs.

Primary File Type

zip icon.ZIPZipped File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.ZIPZipped File
.7Z7-Zip Compressed File
.B64Base64 MIME-Encoded File
.BHXBinHex Encoded File
.BZBzip Compressed File
.BZ2Bzip2 Compressed File
.CABWindows Cabinet File
.EXEWindows Executable File
.GZGnu Zipped Archive
.HQXBinHex 4.0 Encoded File
.IMGDisc Image Data File
.ISODisc Image File
.LHALHARC Compressed Archive
.LZHLZH Compressed File
.MIMMulti-Purpose Internet Mail Message File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.RARWinRAR Compressed Archive
.TARTape Archive
.TBZBzip Compressed Tar Archive
.TBZ2Bzip2-Compressed TAR File
.TGZGzipped Tar File
.UUEUuencoded File
.VHDVirtual PC Virtual Hard Disk
.WMZWindows Media Player Skin Package
.WSZWinamp Classic Skin
.XXEXXEncoded File
.ZUnix Compressed File
.ZIPZipped File
.ZIPXExtended Zip Archive

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MIMEMulti-Purpose Internet Mail Extension
.TAR.GZCompressed Tarball File
.TAZTar Zipped File
.TZZipped Tar Archive
.UUUuencoded File
Updated 12/17/2021