Winzip vs. Winrar

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by Kelsenellenelvian, Nov 23, 2002.

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Which zipping/unzipping utilies do you use and why??

  1. Winzip

    10 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. Winrar

    73 vote(s)
    79.3%
  3. PK Unzip

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Ummmm Whatever???

    7 vote(s)
    7.6%
  1. JmaX

    JmaX New Member

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    WinRar Corporate, used to be a great fan of Winzip but haven't used it for a long time.
     
  2. Xploited Titan

    Xploited Titan Driverheaven's evil

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    POWERARCHIVER 2002 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (aka Powerarchiver 8)

    Does just what I need, more powerful than Winzip............

    I'm using it for almost half a year now (or is it two?)

    Anyway, you guys should give it a try :) :) :)
     
  3. WyreTheWolf

    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    BZip2

    The open sauce solution :)
    (WinRAR supports it :D )
     
  5. merry

    merry gargouille

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    Besides better compression and better multimedia compression, WinRAR also has a better interface than Winzip (explorer like, while winzip only lists the paths in the rightmost column). Also, winrar will handle better the viewing of html files within an archive (it also extracts the linked gifs etc in a temporary dir, so you can see the whole thing in your browser).

    And running an app from within an archive is impossible for winzip if that app has a dll also packed with the exe. OK, so winrar just unpacks the whole archive in 'temp', but it's just easier not to have to do that yourself.
     
  6. Darksider

    Darksider I Play NWN and UT2003

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    Another vote for WinRar. :D
     
  7. EcPercy

    EcPercy Well-Known Member

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    winrar... i love the feature of making volumes.... for easily sending a large file out in pieces...
     
  8. kRaZeAzN

    kRaZeAzN New Member

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  9. Dr_bologna

    Dr_bologna bolog

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    Re: Re: yep even winace

    You can make Winrar rar up files in any size rar..
    like if you had a 23 meg file.. and it had to be put to floppy but it was one big setup.exe and not a bunch of little files.

    You can tell Winrar to make all rar volumes 1.40 megs in size..
    and you can also tell it to make the first rar of that pack self extracting, so that it can self extract on a computer not running Winrar..

    When you go to pack the 23 meg setup.exe it will look like this:
    • setup.part001.rar 1,424 kb
    • setup.part002.rar 1,424 kb
    • setup.part003.rar 1,424 kb
    • setup.part004.rar 1,424 kb
    • setup.part005.rar 1,424 kb
    • And so on

    All the Volums can be put on a floppy each..
    when you put the self extracting part001.rar disk in the target computer and oper that rar, it will then ask you to slect a DIR to extract to..
    After disk one empties it will ask you to put in disk 2 and so forth..

    One of the reasons that ppl use Winrar is to move large files piece by piece..

    Lets say I made a Home movie and wanted to send it to my Family..
    The movie file "lets say" was one large mpeg file arround 500megs in size.

    I could tell Winrar to break it into volumes of 15 meg files instead..

    And the the person I sent it to can just unrar the rars and there's the mpeg file...

    If I were to push a 500meg file through the internet, chances are that some of it could get corrupt, even if the methed of sending it has some form of file resume..

    When using rar files.. if something get's currupt.. you can just delete the bad rar file and replace by resending that rar file again and droping it in..

    Everything still unrars and the mpeg file is perfect..

    Also if I didn't want anyone to see whats in the rar files I can set winrar to pass code the rar files so you would have to enter a pass code inorder to unrar them..

    -----Anything else would be uncivilized-----
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Xploited Titan

    Xploited Titan Driverheaven's evil

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    Powerarchiver can also encrypt compressed files and cut big files into small pieces for easy transfer on floppy disks............

    it's compatible with *.rar, *.R00, *.R01 files (this is just a part of the supported files, I just wanted to show that Powerarchiver isn't that bad)........

    It might be a little less good as Winrar, but it's certainly better than Winzip.....

    Once again.......... try it people :D
     
  11. knight101

    knight101 New Member

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    WinRAR far and away wins. :)
     
  12. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

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    I'm glad you said coz I was going to go to website & cut paste feature in post! you forgot to mention support for making self extracting exe's :)
     
  13. sporkpimp

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    WinRAR

    Not as good as ACE, but faster and a bit more versatile, though not as fast or versatile as zip or stuffit (or gz, heh). All in all, it's the best-of-all-worlds format.
     
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    bionicdonkey New Member

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    i use both...i like the winzip handles tar.gz files
     
  15. Xploited Titan

    Xploited Titan Driverheaven's evil

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    Excuse me, Louie6666, won't happen again..
    :D :D But it's a really versatile program, if you have a supported compressed file, with a setup or install program, Powerarchiver just asks if you want to install the program and hop..... it's installed (most of the time, some exe files need to be extracted in a temp folder (for using some dlls etc. that were packed in the same file))......

    Man, I think I should try marketing :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  16. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

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    lol :)

    I remember when it used to be freeware loved it more, when it was free :)
     
  17. Xploited Titan

    Xploited Titan Driverheaven's evil

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    Me too, but now I'm "registered" :rolleyes: :D :D :D :D :D

    I love it just the same way :D :D :D
     
  18. reno

    reno Painlord of Ichor

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    rtg

    WinACE...does all the things that WinRAR, WinZip, and whatever else you want...but in ONE program, and has the best executable file compression (exes down from 4 megs to like 400kb...honest).

    I love WinACE
     
  19. sporkpimp

    sporkpimp New Member

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    I Disagree!

    WinACE has nowhere near the "all-in-one" functionality of WinRAR... I'll admit that WinACE's compression is fantastic, but it takes forever and the interface is bad, not to mention featureless... I have to extract the entire archive to view a readme file?
     
  20. reno

    reno Painlord of Ichor

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    gfh

    What the hell crack addled version of WinACE are you using? Just double click the file you want to read! I'm using WinACE 2.11 and it handles archives like winzip or winrar?

    As a matter of fact, I can even compress stuff in an archive to a new archive WITHIN the archive without leaving one screen...hmm...I must have the awesome edition...

    Recompressed doom_iii.rar (364mb) to doom_iii.ace max compression, only 15 minutes and was down to 312mb. And that's like a gig worth of files.
     

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