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WinZip 17 Pro

Zip. Protect. Share. Anywhere.

  • Unzip content from the industry's widest selection of compressed file types
  • Zip files and folders into smaller sizes for faster, easier emailing
  • Protect files by encrypting as you zip
  • Convert to PDF, add watermarks and resize photos
  • Share large files anywhere—email, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Back up files automatically and protect against data loss

Zip. Protect. Share. Anywhere.

WinZip® 17 Pro is a new version of the world's #1 compression software that connects directly to SkyDrive®, Dropbox, Google Drive™, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn®. Designed for the way we share today, WinZip 17 Pro converts files to PDF, watermarks images and PDFs and resizes photos for easier sharing. Archive data with automated backup tools, unzip any compressed file type and password-protect important data. WinZip's trusted compression tools make it the worry-free way to share and store files – anywhere.

  • Unzip all major formats

    With just a click, extract content from the industry's widest selection of compressed file types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Zip, BZ2, LHA/LZH and many more.

  • Share anywhere

    Email large files directly from WinZip window using your own email account. WinZip connects directly to SkyDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive so you can organize, share and secure all your cloud files at once. Use WinZip to post any type of file to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and keep everyone in the loop.

  • Do more with your files

    WinZip offers convenient tools to help you manage content in one easy step. Convert Microsoft Office files to PDF, add custom watermarks to your files and easily resize photos to more convenient sharing sizes as you zip.

  • Back up and protect files

    Keep your files safe forever by upgrading to WinZip Pro. In addition to WinZip's comprehensive file compression, encryption and sharing features, WinZip Pro adds essential backup tools to protect you against data loss.

What's New

Zip and share securely to the cloud and social media

Manage and share from the cloud

See and organize all your cloud files directly from WinZip 17 even if you use several services. WinZip connects you to your clouds, including Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox, so you can easily retrieve files or zip them before uploading to save space.

Secure your files stored on SkyDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive

IProtect your information when sharing files through SkyDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive. WinZip 17 connects directly to your cloud services, so you can and zip and encrypt files before uploading.

Share rich content on social media

IShare any file to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with ZipShare, the online app. Just write a message, add your files—even very large ones—and post. No additional software required.

More tools, more value

Resize images

Instantly resize images to more convenient sharing sizes without using complex image editing software. It makes sharing photo albums a snap!

Convert files to PDF

Turn Microsoft Office documents into PDF files as you zip them with WinZip's built-in PDF converter. This lets you hide metadata and make your documents read-only for added protection.

Add a watermark

Deter unauthorized copying, add traceability, and protect your intellectual property by adding your own custom watermark to images and PDFs.

Easier-than-ever design

Find the right tools fast

WinZip's revamped interface includes context-sensitive toolbars that change depending on your task, making it easy to find the tools you need for zipping, unzipping, sharing and more.


Zip and manage content

Save space by compressing large files

Compressing large files and folders makes them easier to transfer and saves storage space. Choose files from your PC using simple, drag-and-drop functionality or get files you’ve stored on SkyDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive to zip instantly.

Unzip anything

Extract content from the industry's widest selection of compressed file types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Zip, BZ2, LHA/LZH and many more. When extracting encrypted files, WinZip auto-wipes all temporarily extracted copies to prevent misuse.

Enjoy convenient preview and edit tools

WinZip allows you to preview and edit the content of a Zip file without having to first extract it. You can also 'Unzip and Try' the contents of a Zip file without having to save it to your local drive.

Share files easily

Secure sharing in the cloud

WinZip connects directly to SkyDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive so you can organize all your cloud files at once. Use WinZip to zip and save large files to the cloud or retrieve files or links to share via email. Secure your files and save precious online storage space by zipping and encrypting them first.

Zip and share to social media

Use ZipShare to share any type of file to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep everyone in the loop by posting content to all three social networks at once. Simply select the files you want to share, compose your message, and pick the social networks where you want your files to go.

Zip and email with one click

WinZip's file sharing functionality allows you to zip, encrypt and share a file directly from the WinZip window, all without having to open any other applications. WinZip provides extensive support for most email and webmail services—once configured, you can zip and email files using virtually any email address.

Email oversized files with ease

Use the integrated ZipSend file delivery service to send oversized files or entire folders using your own email. ZipSend automatically zips and uploads your files to the cloud, then adds a link to the files in your email message. Send up to 50MB per message for free or try ZipSend Pro to send up to 2GB.

Protect your work

Secure confidential information

Protect your files from unauthorized access by applying banking-level security with 128- or 256-bit AES encryption. For extra security, set your own password policy by defining complexity requirements that WinZip will enforce for you.

Add watermarks

Deter unauthorized copying, add traceability and protect your intellectual property by adding custom watermarks to images and PDFs. You control how and where the watermark appears.

Protection behind the scenes

WinZip auto-wipes or "shreds" temporarily extracted copies of encrypted files using the U.S. Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M). This automatic action prevents protected files from being recovered and misused.

Convert files fast

Convert files to PDF

Share content the right way by converting to PDF. WinZip makes it easy to convert Microsoft Office files to PDF as you zip, making them ready to share with anyone. For extra protection, consider creating a read-only PDF.

Create share-ready images

Convert high-resolution images to more convenient sharing sizes instantly when adding them to your Zip. This lets you share entire albums with ease while keeping full-quality originals on file.

Archive important data

Back up your files, automatically

Back up your documents, email, desktop, favorites, pictures, libraries and more with just a click by setting up custom jobs to automatically zip and archive your important files. Simplify the process and free yourself from repetitive zipping and archiving tasks by using predefined jobs.

Get more from portable media

Prevent data loss by zipping and backing up your important data and burning it directly to Blu-ray Disc, CD or DVD. You choose if you want to back up your whole computer or just specific files. If necessary, WinZip Pro will automatically split your backups over multiple disks.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP
  • Product, ZipSend, ZipShare and cloud service activation require internet access