3 free compression tools for easy file zipping

WinZip and WinRAR are great, but if you'd rather hang on to your $30, check out these free alternatives.

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Cloud drive services like Google Drive and OneDrive are handy and all, but sometimes you just need to wrap up a few files to send out in an email. Conversely, you'll sometimes come across those ZIP and RAR files that you need to open up for yourself. In either case, a data-compression tool can help you out. We know of three free capable compression tools for your file zipping and unzipping needs. It's worth noting that Windows itself offers native compression and unzipping capabilities via the right-click context menu, but the functionality is very basic.

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Kevin Casper

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