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Type of Program: Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company Name: American Systems
Version: 1.0 Beta 3
Price: $0.00 (While in Beta)
Installed Size: 1.32MB


ZipEZ is a program that will create a new, Add to an existing, Extract from a, View the contents of a, Delete from a, and Create a self extracting Zip file. When the program opens you choose one of the six items above then click next. It will walk you thru each thing you need to do step by step. Then close automatically.

If you choose Create a new zip file you can attach a password to it so only those who know the password can unzip the file. If you choose to add to an existing zip file you get the choice of Add file(s) to, Update the, or Freshen the zip file. Those are the only ones that really had extra choices but if you don't understand there is a help button in every window.

Experienced users don't despair there is an advanced button so you don't have to do the step by step. Also in the step by step under Preferences you will find the Zip/Unzip Options. Zip Options include setting the compression, Path information (Store Full Path, Store Relative Path Name, or No Path Names) and Recurse Path, Use MS-DOS File Names, Include System and Hidden Files, and or Multivolume Zip. Unzip Options include Extract Overwrite Options (Prompt, Update, and New, or Overwrite) It is only fair to say that this program is still in beta which means that they are still working out all the bugs. The only bug I found was when I used a password to make a new zip file when I went to unzip it after I checked Use Password it wouldn't let me enter the password so I couldn't unzip it. I am also hoping they add an install wizard so we don't have to extract then install. While it is in beta though it is free.

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Reviewed by Zonia J. Heath

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