Now with an extended 15-day free trial and an annual subscription for just $7.99, WinZip for Windows 8 delivers the power of WinZip in an easy-to-use, modern app. Get more power, more sharing options and more ease of use than ever with the muscle needed to safely handle large files on the go. With this new release, open 26 compressed file formats including .zip, 7z, RAR, .zipx, and many more, and save to .zip or .zipx file formats. Zip files and folders for faster, easier sharing. Zip, unzip and share in the cloud with new support for world-leading Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive and European CloudMe cloud storage services. Password-protect important info before uploading to the cloud or sharing thanks to military-grade encryption. Squeeze files even more, including JPGs, with the exclusive .zipx compression format. With the strength of the world’s #1 Zip utility at your fingertips, and deep integration with your social accounts and cloud drives, WinZip makes it easy to securely share files from anywhere. Use WinZip to get oversized files or entire folders out to friends, contacts and followers through email, as well as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, thanks to direct connection to ZipShare file sharing services. Whether you are emailing, sharing online or storing files on your system, WinZip helps keep them safe and makes them easier to transfer. Out to lunch, but your boss wants that report ASAP? With a modern touch-friendly design, WinZip makes sending large files on Windows 8, tablets and PCs effortless. Much more than a simple ‘unzip’ app, WinZip for Windows 8 delivers the same zip technology as the desktop version of WinZip, but in a simple, easy-to-use package. Over a billion downloads to date proves users can count on WinZip to protect, store and share their important files.

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Key new features included in this update are: - Bug fixes.


  • Open .zip, RAR, 7z .zipx and now also 22 more formats including .gz, .bz, .ISO, .CAB, .B64, .BHX, .BZ, .BZ2, .CAB, .HQX, .LHA and .LHZ, .MIM, .TAZ, .TBZ, .TBZ2 .TGZ, .TZ, .UU, .UUE .XXE and .Z
  • Save to .zip and .zipx formats
  • Secure confidential files from prying eyes, whether they are sent by email, shared online or stored on your system, with WinZip’s military-grade encryption
  • Easily send large files by email by zipping your attachments first or by using the integrated ZipShare file delivery service
  • Interact seamlessly with your DropBox, Google Drive, Box and SkyDrive cloud services. Easily upload or download files, zip and encrypt before posting, and share links to files from your own email
  • Securely share any type of file and rich content on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using seamless integration with ZipShare
  • Use the Windows 8 or 8.1 ‘Share’ charm to deliver zipped files to your contacts through email, social media or other apps
  • Experience super easy-to-use Windows 8-style interface with touch-friendly features
  • Securely send files to mobile devices with WinZip’s password protection
  • Compress large files, entire folders or archives for faster transfer and to save space on your system
  • Optimized user interface displays content more quickly for very large zip files containing hundreds of files
  • Customize your WinZip experience by uploading any image to the program to use as background
  • Full Support the Windows 8.1 operating system

Additional info

Published by
WinZip Computing
Copyright © 2013 WinZip International LLC.

Approximate download size
2.42 MB - 2.77 MB


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Access your Internet connection

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Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

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Platform: PC

Seriously? A Subscription on WINZIP?!

This is the sort of un-user friendly, price gouging nonsense...uggg I can't even. How is this not a basic feature of Windows? This should have been a basic feature of windows for the last DECADE. It's bad enough we've had to get stand alone programs for doing what should be a simple right-click task.. but now you want 8 bucks a YEAR for this horrible program? Um... no... just no. Not happening.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

This is awful!

I paid for a subscription, when I try to unzip something it wants a registration code, and I can't get the files onto this stupid interface. You've got to be kidding. Once again Microsoft gets involved and screws uo a great program

4 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Deliberately ruined interface

WinZip has a long history of being an acceptable, if not great, unzipping program. Now drag-&-drop has been yanked in favor of selecting the files you want to extract and then waiting forever while it doesn't extract them.

16 out of 22 people found this helpful.




It sucks.

Zipping a file should be a simple right click/send to/ zip file. Not open an app, dump the file in, and figure out exactly where the zipped file landed so you can drag and drop it into the parent folder. Stupid set up centered on "oooh look at our product" rather than ease of use. Should be included with Windows 10... I know this whole app thing is to make mo' money, but nickel and diming your users will definitely lose you customers. This set up is dumb from start to finish... I'll find something else.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

WHAT!??!?!!!?? SUBSCRIPTION!!!???!!??

Windows did an automatic update and now winzip is missing. I searched in the Windows store and what do I see, but a message saying there is a subscription fee after 14 days. I sure hope I don't have to dispute an unauthorized charge in two weeks!!!!! No wonder Microsoft is losing market share and trust!!!

81 out of 87 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Forcing me to buy

Forcing me to buy the full version. In a way deceitful. User might go on clicking next next (similar to what we do for so many installations) and end up actually buying this.




Platform: PC

difficult to uninstall, never used

cannot uninstall because it does not appear in installed programs, pc was upgraded from win 7 to win 8.1 and cannot remove this program, also cannot change file associations back to standard windows explorer.

13 out of 19 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Totally a useless program now

How did WinZip fall so far? I can only access zip files from this horrid interface and share through their horrid sharing app? Who would use this?

13 out of 15 people found this helpful.



Lance Dean

Platform: PC

Not free and couldn't open first file

A trial is not a free program with in app purchases. M$ needs to stop these companies from their false pretense. Add to that, the first file I tried to open had an Exemption Failure but had no problem with another app...

21 out of 21 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Free... with a hitch

Sure its free, but after your trial is over, you have to wait to open files... then it stops working all together... finding an app that is truly free to use... forever (after all, it was before)

22 out of 24 people found this helpful.



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