WinZip is a program for simple handling of compressing and decompressing files.
Norsk versjon WinZip
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Available to #
WinZip is available on computers at the university, and can not be installed on students' or employees' private computers. The software is available for Windows.
How to get the program #
Consult your local IT Support to get the program.
NTNU has a license for 2000 users. This includes the computers on NTNU's network.
Software information #
WinZip can handle a variety of compression formats, not just the .zip format. These are:
- ZIP (.zip-filer) NOTE! Support for .ZIP is included in the program, but if you want to use advanced options, PKZip is required to be installed. NTNU has no license for PKZip.
- ARJ (.arj-files, requires ARJ installed separately).
- LZH (.lzh-files, requires LHA installed separately).
- ARC (.arc-files requires ARC installed separately).
- TAR (.tar-files)
- GZIP (.gz-files)
- Unix compress (.Z-files)
- BinHex (.hqx-files)
The program has support for 'drag-and-drop', which make it easy to drag files from the explorer into WinZip, and the other way around. WinZip integrates with the explorer in a way where you can pack and unpack files without leaving the explorer.
WinZip also includes 'WinZip Self-Extractor' which enables you to make self-unpacking files. This is practical if you need to pack a file, but you don't know if the person on the other end has software to unpack them.
If you are an NTNU employee, consult your local IT Support for questions and help with this software.