Archiving tools on Android are not that mainstream. Most of the Android phones have a built-in archiver and reader for this. However, it is not always sufficient and lacks support for a lot of formats. Therefore, users have to rely on third-party tools. ZArchiver is a versatile too that offers both compressing and decompressing any kind of file. In addition to regular compression, there is an additional option for password-protecting and encrypting these files. Learn how to download and install ZArchiver for PC on both Windows and Mac OS.
Which formats does it work with?
The formats that it supports are different for creating a compressed archive and decompressing a file. When creating an archive with ZArchiver, following formats are available: 7z (7zip), zip, bzip2 (bz2), gzip (gz), XZ and tar. These are some of the most famous compression formats out there. On the other hand, this app can decompress following formats: 7z (7zip), zip, rar, rar5, bzip2, gzip, XZ, iso, tar, arj, cab, lzh, lha, lzma, xar, tgz, tbz, Z, deb, rpm, zipx, mtz, chm, dmg, cpio, cramfs, img (fat, ntfs, ubf), wim, ecm, arc (freearc) and lzip.
If you are thinking why is the compression options limited to few formats? Well, this app mainly focuses on the most used and modern formats. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that it is not sufficient. Similarly, if someone just wants to view the contents inside an archive and not actually decompress it, it works with following formats: 7z (7zip), zip, rar, rar5, bzip2, gzip, XZ, iso, tar, arj, cab, lzh, lha, lzma, xar, tgz, tbz, Z, deb, rpm, zipx, mtz, chm, dmg, cpio, cramfs, img (fat, ntfs, ubf), wim, ecm, arc (freearc) and lzip.
Create Password Encrypted Archives
Some files are more sensitive that others and therefore we want to encrypt those. One of the simplest methods is to create a password-protected archive. When creating an archive/compressing a file/s, simply select the option to add password. Note that this is not the device’s password. You will add a new password with every new archive.
How to install ZArchiver for PC
Go ahead and install an Android emulator first. The best emulators are listed HERE. Check this out and select the best one for yourself.
Once done, choose whether to install ZArchiver for PC via APK or Play Store. In case of former method, download ZArchiver APK. Otherwise, login to Play Store, search for “ZArchiver” and click on Install.
That’s pretty much how to get ZArchiver for PC.