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File Compression

File Compression:
When you need to download files from the Internet, or when you send digital files to our customer service representatives, we recommend you use a compression utility in order to make file size smaller. Compressed files are much faster to process. The software applications listed on the BFS website offer a wide range of file formats, including .zip, .bin, and .hqx. We hope you find the BFS list of File Compression software a helpful aid for submitting future jobs and archiving past projects.

Windows

  • ALZip is a freeware archiving and compression utility designed for speed and ease of use. It supports 36 archive and compression file formats including Zip, opens CD image files (ISO, BIN), opens virtual CD files (LCD), creates eight archive and compression file formats, creates self-extracting files and splits compressed files for easy transfers.

  • The Windows version of the popular cross-platform compression utility, SuffIt Deluxe supports all popular compression standards, including Zip, RAR, SIT and many more. The utility features lossless compression, 512-bit data encryption, password protection, advanced archiving and cataloging capabilities, and archive splitting for ease of file transfer.

  • WinRAR is a shareware file compression utility that features the ability to process non-RAR archive formats including Zip files, support for long filenames, self-extracting archives, the repair of damaged archives, authenticity verification and encryption.

  • WinZip is the popular compression utility for the Windows environment. Its tight integration with Windows and its optional wizard interface makes file compression quick and easy. In addition to support for the Zip standard, WinZip features support for RAR, CAB, TAR, gzip and other standards.

Mac OS X

  • MacRAR is a shareware RAR file compression utility for the Mac. It features drag-and-drop support, an appearance manager and navigation services. It also has AppleHelp documentation, information on archived items and on the archive itself.

  • MacZip is a freeware tool that supports PKZip compression and extraction. MacZip can compress files for Mac, Windows, Unix and others. It also supports data encryption for secure archiving.

  • The Mac version of the popular cross-platform compression utility, StuffIt Deluxe supports all popular compression standards, including Zip, RAR, SIT and many more. The utility features lossless compression, 512-bit data encryption, password protection, advanced archiving and catalog capabilities and archive splitting for ease of file transfer.

Linux

  • The popular GNU Zip compression utility. It is commonly used with TAR to provide an excellent archiving format.

  • The Linux version of the popular cross-platform compression utility, StuffIt supports all popular compression standards, including Zip, RAR, SIT and many more. The utility features lossless compression, 512-bit data encryption, password protection, and archive splitting for ease of file transfer.

  • An X-Forms-based compression utility that supports eight different compression formats, including Zip, gzip, bzip2, *nix Compress, tar, tar+gzip, tar+bzip2 and tar+Compress.