Windows zip utility for file compression, encryption, sharing, and data backup

WinZip (32-bit)

WinZip (32-bit)

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  • Latest Version

    WinZip 27.0 Build 15240 (32-bit) LATEST

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    Michael Reynolds

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    Windows 10 / Windows 11

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Manage, protect, and share your files in an all-new modern interface with WinZip 32bit. With rich new file management features--including browsing, copying, moving, renaming, and deleting--and trusted compression, encryption, and sharing, It offers a whole new way to work with your files. Quickly browse local, network, and cloud files.

Drag and drop to add files to your zip. Easily choose options for encryption, PDF conversion, and watermarking. Then save or share via cloud services, email, instant messaging, and social media. New touchscreen support puts the power of the app at your fingertips on almost any screen or device. It's everything you want to do with your files - and it is all in WinZip 2024 latest. You can download the WinZip for PC offline installer from the site by clicking on the free download button.

With WinZip, you can effortlessly handle a variety of tasks. Unzip files in major compression formats like Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ, POSIX TAR, and more. Ensure data security by encrypting files while zipping, and even create read-only PDFs and add watermarks for additional protection.

Easily manage your files by finding, opening, editing, moving, and sharing them, regardless of whether they are stored on your computer, network, or cloud service. Seamlessly share large files through email, cloud services, social media platforms, and instant messaging. WinZip provides a comprehensive set of features to streamline your file management and sharing needs.

Overview WinZip is a popular file compression and archiving software that provides a range of features and tools for managing files efficiently. It allows users to compress files and folders into smaller, more manageable packages, often referred to as "zip" files. These compressed files can be easily shared, emailed, or stored, helping to save storage space and reduce file transfer times.

One of the key advantages of WinZip is its ability to support a wide range of file formats, allowing users to compress and extract files from various sources. It supports popular formats such as ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR, and more, making it compatible with different compression standards.

In addition to compression, it offers encryption capabilities to protect sensitive data. Users can apply strong encryption algorithms, such as AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), to password-protect their zip files, ensuring the confidentiality of their contents.

It also includes features for file organization and management. It allows users to browse, search, and navigate through compressed files and folders with ease, providing a user-friendly interface. Users can extract specific files from a compressed package or create new zip files by adding or removing files as needed.

Furthermore, it supports integration with cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more. This allows users to access and manage their files directly from within the WinZip interface, simplifying the process of working with cloud-based storage.

Other notable features of WinZip include the ability to convert files to different formats, resize and rotate images, share files directly to social media platforms, and automate repetitive tasks using predefined actions.

Features and Highlights

Unzip all major formats
With just a click, open all major compression file types, including ZIP, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ, and more.

Rich file management
Do more with your files—without leaving Win Zip—thanks to new file management features, including Copy to, Move to, Rename and Delete.

Protect your privacy
Easily encrypt files as you zip to keep information and data secure. Add watermarks to deter unauthorized copying.  

Simplify sharing
Share large files directly by email, cloud services, social media, and instant messaging services, manage your online files more easily, and quickly share links to your cloud files.

How to Use

Download and Install: Visit the WinZip website or FileHorse and download the appropriate version of the app for your operating system. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on your computer.

Launch the app: After installation, open the app by double-clicking the desktop shortcut or searching for it in your Start menu or applications folder.

Create a New Zip File: To create a new zip file, click on the "New" button or go to the "File" menu and select "New Zip File." Choose a location to save the zip file and provide a name for it.

Add Files and Folders: To add files and folders to the zip file, either drag and drop them into the window or click on the "Add" button. Navigate to the desired files and select them. You can add multiple files and folders at once.

Customize Compression Settings: Before zipping the files, you can customize the compression settings by clicking on the "Options" button. Here, you can choose the compression method, encryption settings, and other preferences.

Zip the Files: Once you have added the files and configured the settings, click on the "Zip" button or go to the "File" menu and select "Save" to create the zip file.

Extract Files from a Zip File: To extract files from a zip file, open the zip file in the app by double-clicking it or going to the "File" menu and selecting "Open." Select the files you want to extract, choose a destination folder, and click on the "Extract" button.

Other Features: It offers various additional features such as encryption, file conversion, file management, and integration with cloud storage services. Explore the menu options and toolbar buttons to access these features and make the most of WinZip's capabilities.


While WinZip is a robust file compression and management tool, several alternatives offer similar functionalities. Some notable alternatives to consider include 7-Zip, WinRAR, PeaZip, or Bandizip.


It offers both free and paid versions. The free version provides basic compression and file management features, while the paid version, WinZip Pro, unlocks additional capabilities such as encryption and cloud integration. The pricing for WinZip Pro varies depending on the licensing model and subscription duration.
  • WinZip 27 Standard Edition is $38.13 (lifetime)
  • WinZip 27 Pro Edition is $59.95 (lifetime)
  • WinZip Ultimate Suite is $109.04 (lifetime)
  • WinZip Enterprise (Contact sales team)
System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 11/10
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Disk Space: 235 MB of free disk space.
Additional Specs
  • .NET version 4.6
  • Minimum web browser version: Microsoft Edge
  • Minimum graphics hardware/software: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • An active internet connection is required for single-user licenses.
  • User-friendly interface and intuitive design.
  • Robust file compression and encryption capabilities.
  • Seamless integration with cloud storage services.
  • Extensive file management features.
  • Wide range of supported file formats.
  • Some advanced features are only available in the paid version.
  • The software can be resource-intensive during compression or extraction processes.

Overall, WinZip provides a comprehensive solution for file compression, archiving, encryption, and file management, offering users an efficient way to handle their files and improve productivity.

Note: Free to try 21-day trial, limited functionality.

Also Available: WinZip (64-bit) and WinZip for Mac

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