Free Zip Wizard

Extract & Create ZIP Files With Free Zip Wizard

Screenshot of Free Zip Wizard v3.0
Free Zip Wizard. © CoffeeCup Software, Inc.

Free Zip Wizard is a free file extractor program. It has a simple interface with no confusing settings.

Self-extracting executable files and quick FTP uploads are two of the main features included in Free Zip Wizard.

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Pros

  • Works with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista
  • Easy to use
  • Built-in FTP client to send new archives to an FTP server
  • Can create self-extracting EXE files
  • Supports drag and drop when adding files to a new archive
  • Allows searching for ZIP files on your PC

Cons

  • Only supports one compression and decompression file type
  • An advertisement is shown when you exit Free Zip Wizard
  • No Windows Shell integration
  • Can't add an entire folder at once when creating an archive
  • No portable option
  • Can't extract files from a 256-bit AES encrypted ZIP file

Extract From:

ZIP

Compress To:

ZIP

Security Options

Archives can be password-protected when creating a new ZIP file.

My Thoughts on Free Zip Wizard

The first window you see as you open Free Zip Wizard immediately tells you how simple and easy it is to use. There's a button for opening a ZIP file, one for making a new archive, and another for searching your computer for ZIP files.

When making a new ZIP file with Free Zip Wizard, I like that you can make a self-extracting archive. This is perfect for sending to people so you don't have to ensure they have a file unzipper program installed.

However, as you make a ZIP file, you can't include a whole folder at once. Instead, you must select individual files to add to the archive. This is in contrast to similar programs like 7-Zip and PeaZip, where folders can be included.

You'll like using Free Zip Wizard if you're fine with the limitation of only one supported archive format.