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How do I find final builds of older WinZip versions?

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Last updated: 07 Jul, 2016
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We recommend using WinZip 20.5 build 12118, which is the current release. WinZip 20.5 makes it easier than ever to work with Zip files (.zip or .zipx) and other popular archive formats (including .rar, .7z, .bz2, and many others). WinZip 20.5 highlights are:

  • More view options in the Files pane
  • WinZip Background Tools to help you keep various folders clean of old or unused files
  • Use drag and drop in the Job Wizard to select files to backup (WinZip Pro and Enterprise)
  • Pin your favorite folders to the top level of the Files pane for quick access

For more details and other new features, please visit the WinZip 20.5 product page.

If you are registered for an earlier major version of WinZip and would rather not upgrade to WinZip 20.5 at this time you can download and install the latest build of your version of WinZip from the Alternative Download Links page. A link to Legacy Download Links near the bottom of this page is available for even older versions.

The files you download from these two pages will install the latest build for each WinZip version. Earlier builds are not distributed as the latest builds will include operational fixes and/or security fixes for the earlier builds. You can check what build you have installed in the About WinZip dialog. For your reference, the latest build numbers for each version of WinZip, WinZip Mac, and WinZip Courier are listed below.


  • Only the latest builds are distributed
  • A registration issued for an earlier build of a version will work with the latest build of that major version
    Example: A WinZip 18.0 registration will work with WinZip 18.5
  • Registrations issued for an earlier major version will not work in a later major version
    Example: A WinZip 17.0 registration will not register WinZip 18 or WinZip 19
  • Exception: WinZip 9.0 SR-1 can be used with any registration prior to and up to WinZip 9

If you have any questions about this information please email Technical Support.

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