What is WinZip?

WinZip is a file archiver and compressor for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. WinZip is a tool that enables you to compress files and open them in.zip format. As an added bonus, WinZip contains built-in support for a wide variety of file compression formats, such as .gz, .hqx, .cab, .tar and Unix Compression.


Another less common file formats, such as ARJ, LZH, and ARC, can be opened by WinZip as well, but they require the use of additional software.

WinZip now includes the following new features:

  • Your files will retain their speed and security when you remove old files using WinZip Background tools, which have been proven to save space, maintain speed, and remove old files.
  • WinZip supports multiple cloud services, so you can access documents from Google Drive, OneDrive, and other cloud storage services through a single app.
  • Simply click to switch to WinZip and you’ll have direct access to WinZip’s advanced file management tools, including bulk file renaming, conversion, and encryption.
  • A quick search of your contacts list is now available in WinZip for recently emailed recipients, so there’s no need to spend time searching manually!
  • You can combine multiple PDF files into one PDF using WinZip’s Combine Files feature. You can also convert non-PDF files into PDF files.

How to Zip Files Using WinZip

File Formats supported by WinZip


In addition to creating Zip files, LHA or LZH files as well as UUencoded files, WinZip is able to open and extract from a variety of other archive formats.

  • Zip file

WinZip is the world’s most popular zip file opener, enabling you to quickly and easily open your Zip files. Zip archives make it simple to send or back up large files.

  • Zipx file

Zipx files are compressed using one or more advanced compression algorithms. Windows and Mac users can extract Zipx files with the free WinZip software.

  • RAR file

The WinZip app offers superior features compared to its competitors and can handle a variety of RAR files, so you need to make sure you pick one that gives you the most value for your money.

  • 7Z file

WinZip can be used to open 7Z files. It is also possible to decompress and extract files and folders stored in 7Z files using WinZip, which is available for Mac platforms.

  • GZ file

WinZip is the most suitable platform for unzipping GZ files.

  • ISO file and IMG file

Using WinZip to extract ISO files is simple.

You can open IMG (image) files using WinZip to store disc images.

  • TAR-GZ file

The most commonly used tool for unzipping tar.gz files is WinZip.

  • TAR file

To unpack TAR files, you need to use Tar unzip software like WinZip since they are simply archives, and they have to be compressed with gzip to reduce their size.

  • GZ, TAZ and TGZ files

 GZIP file

Using WinZip, you can open a GZIP file on your desktop.

  • XZ file
  • BZ2 file

UNIX/Linux users usually use the TAR command to archive files, whereas WinZip can be used to decompress BZ2 files.

  • VHD file
  • TZ and Z files
  • CAB file

 MIME file

You can decompress your MIME attachments using WinZip, a great file decompression tool.

  • VMDK file

In addition to supporting server operation, VMDK files are highly compatible with WinZip software.

  • TAR-BZ2 file

WinZip makes it much easier to read and extract files from a tar.bz2 archive.

  • LZH and LHA files
  • HQX file

 UUE file

WinZip is one of the best compression tools available for Windows and can be used to compress UUE files.

  • XXE file
  • TBZ file
  • BinHex file

 Open your compressed files now with WinZip and then take advantage of all the features included with the world’s most popular Zip file utility, including the easiest and most practical file compression, data encryption, packaging, and data backup options.

How to Download and Install WinZip in Windows and Mac:-

How to Open Zip Files with WinZip

For free trial

STEP 1: Open your Chrome browser and type “WinZip” or Click on https://www.winzip.com/en/

STEP 2: Click on “TRY IT FREE”.


For Mac users click https://www.winzip.com/en/mac/ and Select “Download Trial”.


STEP 3: After the download is complete, open the folder where the setup file is saved and double-click on it to start the installation:


STEP 4: Select the option “Next” in the pop up window


STEP 5: Read through the license agreement and press the Next button to accept the terms and conditions and continue installation:


STEP 6: Wait while the installer wizard downloads and optimizes the necessary packages and click Next button:


STEP 7: Click the Finish button to complete the installation


How to register using WinZip Activation Code?


In the case of purchasing WinZip from an authorized reseller, you will receive an activation code. The following steps should be followed in order to obtain your WinZip Registration Code using this code once only:

Step 1: Open WinZip.

Step 2: On the WinZip CD case or in your activation acknowledgement email, you will see your name and activation code. Input the information exactly as shown, and then click Register.

Step 3: On the WinZip Activation Information screen, enter the information requested and click OK.

Step 4: WinZip will issue you a WinZip Registration Code when it has connected to the WinZip server and verified the WinZip Activation Code.

Step 5: The code will be automatically entered into WinZip; you do not have to enter it.

Step 6: You will receive an email with your WinZip key and other registration information. It will be required for you if you need to reinstall WinZip.

The registration has been successful.

How to register WinZip using Registration Code?

The WinZip registration code that comes with a single-user license purchased directly from WinZip Computing should already be in your hand. To register with this key, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch WinZip from the desktop.

Step 2: In the registration reminder window, enter the WinZip Registration Code accurately as it appears on your registration confirmation email.

Step 3: Then click Register. As indicated in your registration acknowledgement email, enter your WinZip serial number and other details exactly as they appear on that email.

The registration has been successful.

 How to Cancel WinZip Subscription on Android?

Step1: From your home screen, launch the Play Store application.

Step 2: Click on the “profile” icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Step 3: Select “Subscriptions” under the Payments and subscriptions section.

Step 4: You can cancel your subscription by selecting “WinZip – Zip Unzip Tool” and clicking on “Cancel Subscription”.

Step 5: A question will appear asking why you wish to cancel. Pick any option, or choose to decline the question.

Step 5: WinZip’s subscription will be terminated at this time.

Upon removing your WinZip subscription from Google Play, all future subscriptions of WinZip will be canceled and will not be renewed.

How to Cancel WinZip Subscription on iPhone?

You can cancel your subscription to WinZip – Zip UnZip Tool on your iOS device by following the steps below:

Step 1: Select “Settings” from your phone’s menu.

Step 2: Click on the icon that has your name on it to open your Apple ID profile.

Step 3: Click on “Subscriptions” on your profile page.

Step 4: On the list of applications, click on “WinZip – Zip UnZip Tool”.

Step 5: Click on “Cancel Subscription” button at the bottom of the page.

Step 6: Then, confirm your cancellation. Clicking the “cancel” button will end your WinZip – Zip UnZip Tool subscription.

There is also a way to cancel WinZip – Zip UnZip Tool subscriptions from the Apple App Store. Please see the following instructions:

Step 1: Tap the profile icon in the App Store application.

Step 2: Click “Subscriptions” on the account page.

Step 3: Choose WinZip from the list.

Step 4: You can cancel your subscription by clicking the “Cancel Subscription”.

How to Cancel WinZip Subscription on Mac?

Step1: To get started, open the Mac App Store and then tap on your name in the sidebar at the bottom.

Step 2: Click on the tab that reads “View Information” at the top of the window and enter your credentials if prompted to do so.

Step 3: Click on the “Subscriptions” tab on the next page you see, and then click on “Manage”.

Step 4: Simply click “Edit” beside WinZip app, and then click “Cancel Subscription”.

To manage that subscription, you must always use the exact username and ID that were used to create it. This might be different from the Apple ID or Android ID that you have created.

How to Contact WinZip Customer Care helpline?

For technical query: Use https://kb.corel.com/?q=WinZip

You can also e-mail to help@winzip.com

For Query regarding WinZip registration, use https://www.winzip.com/en/support/  or e-mail to help@winzip.com

For Multi-user licensing questions, use https://www.winzip.com/en/enterprise/  or e-mail to sales@winzip.com

For Address changes

Use https://support.winzip.com/hc/en-us (for registered users)

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