WinZip Self-Extractor creates self-extracting Zip files. These self-extracting Zip files are ideal for electronic file distribution, because they:
- can contain multiple compressed files, minimizing download time and ensuring that important files do not become separated from the rest of the package
- allow the receiver to use a familiar Windows interface to decompress files without a separate unzip utility
Additionally, self-extracting Zip files can optionally run a "setup" or "installation" program, provided by the creator, after the files are decompressed.
WinZip Self-Extractor is a companion product to WinZip and is separately licensed. The current release of WinZip contains WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition, a subset of WinZip Self-Extractor. For a comparison between WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition and WinZip Self-Extractor, click here.
|NEW Support for Advanced Encryption Create self-extracting Zip files that contain AES, 128- or 256-bit key, encrypted Zip files.|
|NEW Additional Compression Method Support PPMd and Enhanced Deflate compressed files now supported.|
|NEW Incorporate High-Res Icons Windows 2000 or Windows XP users can use 16X16, 32X32, and 48X48 4-bit, 8-bit or 32-bit alpha-blended color icons.|
|Wizard driven WinZip Self-Extractor is wizard driven, which simplifies the process of building self-extracting Zip files.|
|Customization Easily create and customize your self-extracting Zip files.|
|Customize software installations WinZip Self-Extractor can create self-extracting Zip files for software installation that allow you to customize the self-extracting Zip file's icon and dialog box text, as well as open any file using the application associated with that file on the end-user's machine.|
|Span disks A self-extracting Zip file created by WinZip Self-Extractor can span multiple removable disks.|
|Invoke from Start/Run command WinZip Self-Extractor can be run from the "Start" menu's "Run" dialog box by simply typing "wzipse32".|
|Self-extractors for software installation WinZip Self-Extractor can create self-extracting Zip files for software installation that can run standard Microsoft-format .INF files as an alternative to "setup" programs, and can clean up files even if the install process involves a reboot.|
|Issue optional command after unzip There is no practical limit on the length of the optional command issued by self-extracting Zip files after the unzip operation completes.|
|Foreign-Language Messages Self-extracting Zip files can be created with English or German messages.||