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ArcConvert v0.70

webfork on 4 Aug 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

ArcConvert converts between a wide variety of archives and includes automatic password detection. The program supports drag-and-drop, process priority, file check, and optional attributes (date/time). The program will even notify the user if the new file is larger than the original.

Ideal for upgrading compression (e.g. ZIP -> 7ZIP) or to change an archive to a format supported by your preferred program (e.g. RAR -> CAB).

Supports a long list formats are supported including ZIP, 7-ZIP, RAR, TGZ, as well as ~60 other lesser-known formats. The program can save to ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, YZ1, BGA, RAR, ACE, NOA32, PAQAR, UHARC, YZ2, DZ, HA, XZ, and FreeArc

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch arc_convert.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip
What's new?
  • Aplib update.
Latest comments
DavidRoper on 2014-05-25 14:13

Why all the fuss over RAR? The biggest problem is getting RAR to ZIP so it's compatible to more people in the world, not less. 1980 called, they want their compressor back.

Midas on 2014-05-25 19:18

The changelog posted is for ArcConvert v0.66, plus there now seems to be a 64 bits version linked at the bottom of the Sourceforge page ("Update for 64bit OS").

Note also that although WinRAR gives you a 30 day trial, as the meme goes, it will never end...

(e.g., http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3q6w51)

webfork on 2014-05-30 23:25

DavidRoper: even among very technical people, I can't seem to get anyone to use anything but ZIP. The dream of getting people to use one of a number of radically better compression formats has been going on for over a decade now and at this stage just seems like a lost cause.

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ArcThemALL! v5.1

webfork on 13 May 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Lupo73

ArcThemALL! is a multi-compressor of files and folders for both normal and advanced users. It supports compression with UPX, ZIP and 7Z formats, includes an intelligent UPX compression mode, supports self-extracting archive creation, archives encryption/decryption, three external freeware compressors, the extraction of a long list of formats (7Z, APM, ARJ, BZIP2, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, FAT, GZIP, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, LZMA2, MBR, MSI, MSLZ, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SFX, TAR, UDF, UPX, VHD, WIM, XAR, XZ, Z, ZIP) and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ArcThemALL!.exe.
What's new? Version 5.1 [26-10-2013]
- added support to generate a Log file
- updated UPX v3.91
- fixed integration in Context menu and SendTo menu
- fixed some minor bugs
Latest comments
jrgermann on 2011-11-13 19:41

there is no "zip" file on the "download" page - only an installer that universal extractor could not process. When I ran the install, arcthemall showed up as an installed program which i promptly uninstalled. Where is the "zip" file.

Lupo73 on 2011-11-13 21:05

It is available on main webpage.. if instead you open the sourceforge page, click "ArcThemALL! Web Page..." link in Description to move to main webpage..

jrgermann on 2011-11-14 17:53

Thanks, Lupo73, for that info. Looks like the download link should point to the Sourceforge link that comes from the website page.

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SpinZip v1.0.5

Checker on 24 May 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2011
  • Suggested by Checker

SpinZip compresses files in one of three unique ways:

  • User specified size (approximate)
  • Specified number of files per ZIP
  • Automatically-named ZIPs based on filename (file1.txt and file2.txt --> file1.zip and file2.zip)
Also supports passwords, file filter (*.txt, *.doc, etc.), 10 levels of ZIP compression from simple storage to high compression, and available recursive (directories and their sub-directories) archives.

Uses IZARC compression.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. "Check for updates" (DCUpdate file) is not stealth. It writes SpinZip.dcupdateredirect file to user\all\DonationCoder\DcUpdater\RedirectFiles
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpinZip.exe.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-06 10:37

Also not stealth: %TEMP%\$$$$$_SpinZip_temp

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Midas on 2014-01-06 13:38

Please see http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2566#comment25571 (as comments engine breaks the anchor from the link, you'll have to copy and paste it) ...

Checker on 2014-01-06 18:15

@ misan: If you klick on the little "?"-icon behind "Stealth" ...

What makes an application "stealth"?

For the purpose for this website, "stealth" means when an application is launched, used and terminated properly, it does not leave behind any entries in the registry or filesystem. Certain exceptions are permitted. For example, registry entries that are created/updated by Windows for the application (eg. MRU entries for dialog boxes, DirectX entries for DirectX-based apps), or temp files created in the official "Temp" folders are not taken into consideration. Note: "Stealth" does not mean non-traceability! In fact, it is quite unlikely you can hide your activities on a Windows machine from a capable system administrator.

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Simplyzip v1.1b78 Updated

webfork on 12 Dec 2016

Simplyzip is a multi-archiver program that supports numerous formats, including ZIP, ACE, CAB, RAR, TAR, GZIP, LZH, BZ2 etc. It has additional functions such as ACE/ZIP repair tool, file encryption/decryption, multi-ZIP spanning etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SimplyZip.exe
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2009-02-24 10:16

Dirk Paehl is a great programmer ...
I never had problems using his softwares ...

Onesimus Prime on 2009-02-24 20:26

There is now a "Simplyzip Portable Version" available on his page: http://www.paehl.de/Simplyzip_SFX.exe

Lassar on 2009-03-11 17:17

I tested SimplyZip on www.virustotal.com
It has 34 viruse checkers. Only 2 of them said it was suspicous.

I hate false positives !

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SFXMaker v1.2.1

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

SFXMaker is an automation tool for unattended software installations, also known as switchless installers or silent installs. This program especially ideal for those who use nLite, as it adds the option of creating an installer for nLite in the GUI.

There are also more recent versions of SFXMaker, but they require administator rights.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SFXMaker.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed nConvert because it was replaced with an internal icon conversion engine
  • Fixed bug when changing icon with an *.ico file
  • Fixed small bugs
  • Updated plugins
  • Added Dutch, Turkish, Simplified Chinese and Farsi
Latest comments
SYSTEM on 2011-01-15 18:01

SFXMaker 1.2.1 Final was released on January 6. The previous version was RC1.

I have updated the entry. Andrew, please bump it.

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Other than that, the author has bad news. :(

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/119394-sfxmaker-121-final-a-switchless-installer-maker/

Quote:

"Now comes the part i hate the most. About the future of this project. Pretty cloudy, i may say. Some points :
- This is the last version written in AutoIT (i may change my mind if someone will give me a good reason to continue with au3);
- I would really like to continue this project, but after a while coding the same thing becomes boring. I feel like i'm developing an application just for me, with no actual users out there. If someone sees this message and is considering that my SFXMaker development should continue, send me feedback (via e-mail most probably, forums are down), telling me why he does so.
- If, by any chance, this project will continue, i would like to set up a mini dev-team, to work for a brand new SFXMakert, written maybe in C/C++. Dunno."

SYSTEM on 2011-12-04 07:39

I have good news: the author continues development of SFXMaker and just released SFXMaker 1.3.0 Beta yesterday! :)

http://www.isoft-online.com/

SYSTEM on 2012-02-05 09:28

1.3.0 RC1 up.

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