Compress, Decompress files easily with Ashampoo ZIP Free

Ashampoo Zip Free is a free file compression and decompression software for the Windows operating system. The free version can basically be used to provide users a wide variety of functions. It can be used to open archive files that come in various formats. It can also compress and decompress files of all common formats. Using this freeware, users can open, create, edit and read multiple archive files in various formats. The user need not download many software for accessing files in different formats.

Ashampoo ZIP Free

Ashampoo ZIP Free

Downloading and installation are quite easy. While downloading is just a click away, installation takes a few steps and is not that time-consuming.

This software has a pretty good user interface and integrates itself well with Windows File Explorer. It looks quite appealing and is similar to the home screen of Windows 8. Like the Windows Start Screen, the tiles in this tool too can be adjusted and rearranged according to the user’s convenience. It has features like Jump Lists, and it displays the progress report on the taskbar icon too.

The latest version comes with improved AES encryption and the pace of compression especially the larger files have been increased as compared to its previous version.

Ashampoo ZIP Free supports many formats like ZIP, CAB, 7-ZIP, LHA, TAR (TAR,TAR.XZ,TAR.BZ2, and TAR.GZ) and all the versions of .RAR files. It can repair broken zip files, as well as split a zip file into multiple files.

Moreover, it can extract files from different file formats like XAR, CHM, LZMA, ZIPX, DMG, ARJ, RPM, ARC, CPIO, ACE, LZH, NSIS, SQUASHFS, CramFS, Z, ZOO, WIM plus ISO and so on. The free tool consists of a powerful SFX wizard that creates SFX or self-extracting archives.

The free version allows you to do the following things only:

  1. Create New Archive
  2. Open Archive
  3. Repair Archive
  4. Create SFX archive
  5. Create multi-volume zip file.

Clicking on the function buttons marked ‘Pro’ will take you to its upgrade page.

Ashampoo ZIP Free is compatible with all the versions of Windows, including Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and it can be downloaded from here for free.

There are many other free file compression software available too for Windows. You may want to have a look at them.

Now read: Ashampoo Snap review.

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Abhishek Shukla is a computer graduate by education, a complete tech freak and music addict. Playing with software and mobile phones are part of his hobby. He is currently employed with a multinational company in India.


  1. Ed

    How does it’s compression ratios compare with those of say Winrar or 7zip? I don’t see any comparisons on their site. If it’s not at least equal to or better than I wouldn’t even bother with it because all your doing then is downloading a pretty application that isn’t doing anything for you and with Ashampoo”s past track record that is not a good thing.

  2. Ed

    Just as I thought……
    First, the compression ratios of this software don’t even compare to WinRAR or 7 zip
    Second, it installs adware on your system without your knowledge, so if you install, beware.
    Third, it’s not freeware it’s nagware, every time you click on something in the software all it does is nag you to purchase the pro version.
    This software sucks, shame on you for even reviewing this and recommending it, it’s obvious you have A LOT to learn about freeware and software.
    I am now uninstalling this and then scanning my system for malware and adverse effects.

  3. Abhishek Shukla

    I downloaded and installed this software from the official link. It did not install any adware on my PC.The free version allows you to carry out only the 5 operations mentioned above. If you click on any other button, you will be taken to the upgrade page. When you exit the program, it may show you the upgrade screen.

    But no, it did not install any adware on my computer.

    I always install and check before I write a review about it.

  4. Ed

    Anytime I install software on my computer and wind up with icons on my desktop that I did NOT agree to …. it’s adware.
    Anytime I install software on my system considered “freeware” that when I click on something and instead of getting a message like “function not allowed” I get thrown pop ups and nag screens, it is not freeware but nagware.
    Ashampoo was and is and always will be a shady software company , none of their products even come close to comparing with name brands and yet people still download and install them, I myself should have known better but just had to solve my own curiosity to test it.
    Is it worth the download? …… no, most certainly not.

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