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Your alternative to crappy WinZip and buggy WinAce

If at some point in your life you downloaded crap from the Internet you ran across ACE files, or maybe RARs, or whatever. Most people are familiar with WinZip and it’s nagging “buy me” message. I used to use a version of WinAce which would destroy any ZIP file it created that was bigger than 2GB. (By the way, even if the program does it correctly, I don’t recommend you create enormous ZIP’s… divide it into a few pieces at least.)

The solution is 7-Zip. Much like manuals, I refuse to pay for compression software. (Even worse is paying for a custom taskbar clock—idiots.) 7-Zip can pretty much handle them all, and I’ve verified it can create intact ZIP files bigger than 2 GB. I’m adding this to the links at right!

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