first have a look at the following issues.

The current version of FreeZip seems to be bug-free. FreeZip has been successfully used on several thousands of computers since 1997. If you encounter any problems, please read the manual, FAQ and Tips. Right-click on a zip file or any folder to access the FreeZip Help.

Please note:

  1. Don't ask me for a zip file password. Ask at the source of the file.
  2. Don't ask me about corrupt zip files. There is nothing I, FreeZip, or any other program can do about it. Just download it again completely. The "End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive..." message usually indicates corrupt or incomplete zip files.
  3. Password characters are not displayed on your screen for security reasons. Also, type in exact caPitALisaTion and note the Caps Lock state. Running key logger on your system may prevent accepting a password.
  4. Non-closing window, or going to MS-DOS mode are caused by altered system settings. To restore the default behavior, locate "Command.com" in your "Windows" folder and right-click on it, select "Properties", click "Program", tick "Close on exit", click "Advanced" and uncheck all options. Click "OK", "Apply", "OK".
  5. The "Make SFX" option will appear available to all zip files, however it really works only on a file named "Free.zip".
  6. If you created an unwanted zip file and don't know where it is, click Start->Find, type "Free.zip" and just delete it. If you interrupted zipping process by clicking [X] in the window, the partial file will be named "zia97965" (or other digits), so find "zia" and delete it.
  7. Some of you ask me how to remove FreeZip, but this information is available in the setup introduction as well as in the manual. How can you evaluate FreeZip, if you don't read its (concise) manual? The manual is available by right-clicking on any zip file or folder and selecting "FreeZip Help" from the menu. Besides, FreeZip has the standard uninstall feature and can be removed like any other program.
  8. I'm still asked for distribution permissions, so let me repeat it again; "FreeZip is Freeware. Free for private or business use. Free for distribution and publication, but in unmodified package. FreeZip can be freely bundled with any product or application. Individual permissions are not required and will not be given".
  9. Windows NT/2000/XP users must have proper read/write privileges before installing FreeZip. Ask your network administrator.
  10. Using FreeZip across network is possible only on a mapped resource.
  11. You can zip-up/backup and later restore your entire hard disk, however it will not be bootable. Use the system tools to make it bootable again (I don't support it).
  12. There are many compressed or non-compressible file formats and FreeZip will not make them any smaller. For example: GIF, JPG, MP3, WAV, BMP, CAB, self-extracting EXE, etc... however, you can still use FreeZip to package and/or encrypt them.
  13. It works on Windows XP

(my email address is in the manual)