A compression program for PCs which uses the .zip format.
This compression utility allows the computer to compress a file or multiples of files to make more space available for storage. This also makes uploading or downloading much faster.
archive or backup application
A program that compresses files so that they will take up less storge space in a disk. Many files are stored "zipped" or "compressed" on servers, to decrease the time you spend downloading them. After they are on your computer, you need to "unzip" them to be able to run them (using pkunzip, WinZip, or other programs) . Some compressed files will uncompress automatically after you download them.
A PKZIP (or zip) file is a common means of compressing and distributing data on the Windows platform. Through the use of a small software CODEC (usually a shareware or freeware program), the ZIP format can make files a whole lot more compact. The Macintosh counterpart of the zip process would be to create and distribute Stuffit files, although there are programs that can read and write zip files on the Macintosh.
A widely available shareware utility allowing users to compress and decompress data files. Helps reduce storage space and transfer times.
The program which will create an archive with the extension "ZIP". It is one of the most popular archive programs.
A file-compression program that runs on PCs.
A widely available shareware utility that allows users to compress and decompress data files. See Also: Compression
A software program that bundles a group of files together which it then compresses into a single file for future use. Think of it as stuffing your items into a box.
PKZIP is an archiving tool originally written by the late Phil Katz, and marketed by his company PKWARE, Inc. PKZIP is an acronym for Phil Katz's ZIP program.