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7Zip.EXE - Example of a Freeware Tool to Create .ZIP files (archives)

Please send all files (email attachments etc) to me zipped up.

There are many tools that create zip archives which have these advantages:

The free "7zip" program (http://www.7-zip.org/) installs explorer extensions that allow you to right click on files an folders and create a ".zip" file. You can also drag and drop files onto a "7zip" window.

What a aip looks like opened in 7ZIP.EXE

This shows the 7zip tool viewing "TryMe-Testcase.zip":


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