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WinZip is a Windows program that lets you archive and compress files so that you can store or distribute them more efficiently. WinZip is a more capable and easier-to-use Windows equivalent of two earlier programs commonly used in the DOS operating system, PKZIP and PKUNZIP. WinZip has a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows you to view individual files in a zip file without unzipping the file. WinZip will also launch installation programs from a zip file and automatically clean up after the installation.

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  • Windows Yes
  • Macintosh  No
  • Linux No

Does NUI, Galway have a site license for WinZip software?

No, NUI, Galway has a limited number of WinZip licenses, only permanent members of staff can install it on campus networked machines.

How can I get WinZip software for my computer?

  • WinZip  is available in PC Suites.

  • Students 
    WinZip is available to purchase from the WinZip website

  • Staff  
    WinZip is available for on-campus use only by permanent members of staff. Please contact the Service Desk to borrow a copy of the installation CD. Alternatively you may access WinZip using our Software Self Service option.   

  • Installation Information 
    To install software on your machine you must be login as an administrator

Can I install WinZip software on my home computer? 

No. The license agreement only covers on-campus use.

Where can I get technical support about WinZip? 

Technical support is available from