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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Dec 21, 2016
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ZipGenius Review

Tina de Pierre
Editors' Pick

A freeware archive manager

A review of ZipGenius by Tina de Pierre

ZipGenius is an archive management program developed by Italian company WinInizio. It was designed with extreme ease-of-use in mind and includes almost all features you'd expect to find in a commercial program, the difference being is that ZipGenius is completely free. It is not only free for personal and home office use, but also free to use on an unlimited number of workstations in a business setting.

Using this program, you can expect ZipGenius to support virtually any type of archive among the most popular being ZIP, JAR, RAR, TAR, CAB and 7Zip archives. When we tested it, ZipGenius was able to compress and decompress all of the archive types we could throw at it and it was particularly fast when dealing with ZIP and RAR archives. It can also easily unpack files from self-extracting ZIP executables. Even more... ZipGenius is able to pack and unpack encrypted archives without any extra plugins or third-party support.

The layout of this software is comparable to many of its rivals but even with the long list of advanced features, it remains surprisingly easy to get around in. It includes built-in guides to quickly complete tasks, whether those tasks are complex or simple in nature. Novice users can do this through back and next buttons while more advanced experts can dive deeper into customization with menus and options.

Want to create backups of folders or certain sections of your drive? That's simple with ZipGenius' backup menu which guides you on backing up selected folders and compressing them into an archive, easily burned onto a CD/DVD or copied to a network drive or a usb stick.

Finally, adding files to a zip (or other) archive is easily done with the button at the top of the interface. Upon doing so, a windows explorer-like box will spawn, allowing you to choose files and folders to add into an existing archive.

ZipGenius comes in two variants, both offered as freeware applications. The first is the standard edition containing the archiving program while the second version, the suite edition, includes some extra tools such as Cutter, ZGAlbum, FTPGenius and a themepack.

ZipGenius is software which can create 7Z archives.

ZipGenius features and highlights:
  • More than 20 archive types supported
  • Handles ZIP archives sized over 4 GB
  • 4 modes to view files icons
  • 5 compression levels (storage 4 compression levels)
  • Brutal UPX additional compression level for ZIP-like archives: it uses the power of UPX to compress executable files like EXE, DLL, OCX.
  • Files list can be exported in 4 formats (HTML, CSV, XML, TXT)
  • Can create self-extracting files (SFX) with advanced features, that can even launch a setup procedure
  • Smart Extract: extracts and organizes files
  • Can create Multivolume archives (Disk Spanning)
  • Can repair damaged zip files, plus AutoTest
  • Drag and drop supported
  • Find files inside archives
  • MultiOpen can make you handle more than archive at once
  • 7-ZIP format supported
  • Favorite folders
  • File marker upon given criteria
  • MD5 checksum control while TESTing an archive

ZipGenius is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file archivers without restrictions. ZipGenius is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This ZIP archiver software is filed under:

  • ZipGenius Download
  • Freeware File Archivers
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: ZipGenius 6.3

Compatibility with this ZIP archiver software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from WinInizio.

ZipGenius has been picked by our editors as excellent.
ZipGenius has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested ZipGenius against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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