Although, Windows 7 natively supports basic “zipping” or compressing files into a .zip file – just select the file(s) you want to compress, right-click on them, choose “Send to,” choose “Compressed (zipped) file”. Windows 7 also supports opening & extracting .zip files or .cab files as well through Windows Explorer. But sometimes when needed advanced control like ‘compression rates & compression formats,’ this’s where WinZip comes in – designed for working with compressed files. WinZip now is part of Corel’s product line (like WinZip, Corel’s CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 also carries the Compatible with Windows 7 logo). WinZip 14.5 introduces a brand new Ribbon UI, and borrows from same Ribbon UI seen in WordPad and Paint in Win7 – providing a very consistent ease-of-use experience for its users. It also takes advantage of Taskbar Enhancements in Windows 7 with a Jump List for quick access to creating “archives” (compressed files), open “archives”, supports Win7 Libraries, Backup tab to easily backup Win7 libraries.
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