For those of us who remember the ancient Norton Commander of much fame in the DOS days, or those who remember Directory Opus on the Amiga (now itself open source), there is a free version for Windows in the form of Free Commander.
Tag Archive: .cab
Entirely free, both in terms of cost and speech wise, 7-Zip compresses files to some of the smallest around. It can create zip files and open – well, a plethora of formats. There’s a stable version and a beta for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and it allows you to open any supported file with its file manager (which will be familiar if you’ve ever seen any of the commercial ZIP utilities), and to extract files directly to a new directory, or to create them from a selection you’ve got on screen.