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5 stars out of 5
· 4/14/2014
Great app

Great, but it'd be perfect if I could create a directory to extract files to. Right now it only automatically creates a directory if I extract all. Edit: What's with the Old/New garbage? Seriously annoying.

4 stars out of 5
· 12/25/2013

Just started using and I found it easy to figure out and it extracts files that the other extractor I tried wouldn't.

1 stars out of 5
· 6/8/2013
Does Not Restore original file/date stamps

This app does not restore original file/date stamps of the file after it was unpacked and it also leaves the unzipped files as blocked as if it was downloaded from another computer due to the alternate NTFS data stream and I need to unblock every unzipped files. Uninstalled this app right away.

4 stars out of 5
· 6/4/2013
Mr Morgan Murphy

music is a big past time for me. 8 zip gives me what I need to get the job done .

5 stars out of 5
· 5/15/2013
Super quality

Fantastic application! Fast, beautiful, easy to use. Thank you!

5 stars out of 5
· 5/10/2013

I needed this for multiple things to work Skyrim. Such as SKSE. It is a very useful app for extracting files.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/27/2013

This is the fastest Windows RT-compatible ZIP program I tried and supports the most formats like 7z. It has a good, clean UI and is easy to use - a natural fit with proper modern apps.

3 stars out of 5
· 12/13/2012
Lots of trouble creating archives.

When trying to add files to a new archive I see lots of inexplicably empty directories. Some files and folders are visible, others are not. This is a dealbreaker. As a wishlist, I would also love it if this app worked with the Share charm.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/11/2012
Hurray! It finally supports all formats

Congrats! Now 8 Zip becomes a really brilliant piece of software for Windows 8. It reads RAR! And can compress in 7z! That's all I actually need. Would like to have an option to adjust compression settings. Hope your application will evolve further P.S. Christmas theme is awesome!

4 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2012
Works great

Easy to use if your just looking to unzip files quickly and put them where ever you want

stars out of 5


  • Create archive file (ZIP, 7z, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ)
  • Open archives (RAR, ZIP, 7z, ZipX, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, CAB...)
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Multi-volume archives exctraction support
  • Extract files form archive
  • Add and delete files from archive
  • Open files in archives
  • Search charm
  • Share charm

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Version notes

10/21/2013 Version for Windows 8.1 09/13/2013 Advanced compression options Built-in viewer 05/16/2013 In app Language selection Translation fixes 05/05/2013 Slight interface improvements A lot of bug fixes New live tiles 02/11/2013 Encryption in 7z and ZIP formats Multi-volume archives extraction support Snapped mode Clipboard support 01/17/2013 Windows RT (ARM) support 12/26/2012 Spanish translation 12/22/2012 AES decryption issues were fixed 12/12/2012 new formats support (RAR, ZIP, 7z, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, MSI, NSIS

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