Free and open-source high-performance file archiver software for PC


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There have been so many different compression tools made over the last two decades. Each one tries to offer the fastest speed and best quality ratio imaginable. WinZip and WinRAR are two very popular compression and archiver tools that most people use. However, there is a free alternative to these compression tools that are called FreeArc.

A Variety of Archiving Choices with Simple User-Friendly Access

The Context Menu of the software program lets you easily extract compressed files or create a brand-new archive file with a couple of clicks.

FreeArc gives you a wide range of options when you want to create an archive file, such as encryption protection, compression, comments, store file paths, and update mode.

Simple to Use Interface

You can learn how to use the interface very quickly because of its simple and user-friendly design. If you’ve used other compression programs before, the interface is kind of like those. So, you shouldn’t have to spend time learning anything. Just install the software, and that’s it.

Fast Speed While Using Lots of Resources

Speed and efficiency are two words that describe this tool. After testing the software with huge archive files and small archive files, the tests turned out great.

Although extracting the contents out of a large archive file was a fast process, it did seem to exhaust the resources on the computer during the test. A large percentage of RAM and CPU were used up during this test.

Wide Range of Compatibility

If you choose the .arc format when creating your archive files with this tool, it is no big deal because most compression tools are compatible with this type of file. The archives can be converted with this tool to other formats, such as SFX. The compressed files can even be locked so that no other changes take place.


If you want an easy-to-use alternative to the more popular compression tools on the market, then choose this one. Several useful features are included, and it is compatible with many different file formats.

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What's new in this version:

- Encryption support in sfx/unarc.exe/unarc.dll
- Don't open cmd instance for external compressors
- Option 'Do not show hidden files and folders' (like in Explorer) Usability
- Extraction: answers no/skip/update are not handled properly
- DisPack assertation failure for large file
- File Type column in the GUI
- v0.666 archive updating problems (updating archives made with -mex)
- v0.666 SFX problems (extraction of SFX made with -mex)
- Return self-explanatory error codes from unarc.dll
- Replace Compression and Encryption tabs with dialog boxes
- Option "Compress into separate archives" should respect "Output archive/dir" setting
- FreeArc archives that include non-compressed zip/7z archives are recognized as zip/7z archives
- Nothing work without log folder
- Option "queue operations across multiple FreeArc copies"
- Support for archive names containing UNC addresses
- Set archive time to:-> Latest file time under Archive Tab not working

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