• Comparing three file-compression tools


    By Lance Whitney

    Windows includes its own tool for compressing and uncompressing single files, multiple files, and entire folders.

    But the two most popular third-party compression tools — 7-Zip and WinZip — are far more powerful and capable.

    Windows’ built-in ZIP tool will get the job done for basic compression tasks, but it has some important limitations. For example, it has no option for creating or unzipping encrypted files. You also can’t control the compression format or level. Those are all options 7-Zip and WinZip handle with ease.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.8.0 (2020-02-24).