Top 7 File Compression Software 2020

best free compression softwareWhen we talk of the best file compression software available in 2020, we are referring to those file zipping applications and computer programs which can backup, extract, secure and combine the different files and folders into a single file for storage purposes. Since compressed files are easy to transport, it definately makes much more sense when you get access to the best tools to use.

The one important thing you should note about compressed files is the fact that not all archived folders can be unzipped by the default windows extracting feature. For example, I mostly unzip rar files using WinRar as it gives me direct options, which isn’t the case when I am using the default Windows extracting feature.

And in order to open such compressed files, one needs to have a program or an application which can do the work perfect, but of course, one developed to extract such a file.

Best 7 file compression software 2020

  • Winzip
  • Peazip
  • Filzip
  • 7zip
  • Powerarchiver
  • Stuffit
  • WinRar


WinZip file compressing softwareWinzip is an application which is designed for Windows OS users and a commercial achiever . It has a free trial version which is known as an evaluation version and where by upon the trial period end, you would need to purchase it in order to keep using it. It supports both Zipping, Unzipping, Compressing, Encrypting and others as per needs for both Windows 10, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8, Windows 7 x64, Windows Vista, Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista and others.


PeaZip free archiver utility

PeaZip is an open source platform software which supports both Linux, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. It is an achiever which supports both file extracting, creating and converting multiple archives, self-extracting archive, splitting and joining files, encryption and many others.

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Filzip file compression softwareFilZip is a freeware application which supports multiple archive formats with an ability to add and extract files and folders from the archives. System requirements include Windows 7, 8, 10. 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista.


7Zip file archiver7Zip is another achiever which you might try out for your compression, zipping and unzipping purposes. It supports both Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT.


PowerArchiver – Compress, Encrypt, Exchange and Backup your dataPowerArchiver is another commercial file achiever which supports Windows and both Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 OS. It is available in more than 10 languages for example Ukrainian, Danish, Italian, Slovak, Finnish, Czech, Danish, Portuguese and many others. With PowerArchiver, you can Compress files, Automate Backups, decompress, read-write access and do many others.


Stuffit file compression toolStuffit works regardless of whatever zip extension you may need to create or unzip. It supports both .zip, sit, tar, sitx and others with email and one click compression. It supports both Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.

WinRAR (Recommended choice)

WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP filesWinRAR is what almost everyone knows and is a shareware application. Supports multiple zip file formats and can be used on both Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 Server 2003/Server 2008 and Server 2012. WinRar also works on Smartphones.

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