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Posted 17 July 2003 - 01:14 AM
I personally use WinRAR since it can handle really big files and many archive types. It also is very fast and integrates itself into the shell very well.
I listed the most used programs in the poll, and you can also post your comments below.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 01:42 AM
Lately, I downloaded a free thing called 7-zip because I got a 7z file that I had no idea what to do with. 7-zip can open rar files, so I haven't bothered paying for anything because I have no real need to make my own rar files.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:10 AM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 08:03 AM
I occasionally use WinZIP if I need to span ZIP files across floppy's (WinRAR can't do this with anything but RAR files for some odd reason), which I need to do with older computers I may deal with, like this 486 laptop I've got sitting here that I've been doing work for someone on. (Don't ask)
You forgot #3 in the big name archiving tools btw. WinACE.
As for 7zip, I've tested it, and read reviews. It's a buggy archiving tool and I don't recommend anyone use it.
It's compression ratio is higher than WinRAR, but it's compression algorithym is unstable and can lead to corrupt packs more often than any other archiving tool.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:50 PM
For zips I just tend to use the standard Windows zip compression but most of the time I use rar because it has much better compression.
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