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How do I find final builds of older WinZip versions?

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Last updated: 14 Feb, 2017
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We recommend using WinZip 21.0 build 12288, which is the current release. WinZip 21.0 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 21.0 highlights are:

  • Best method compression (.zipx) now includes MP3 compression; up to 20% compression
  • Sync and combine your address books for easy use of email features in WinZip
  • Use Replace files with Zipped Files to quickly create individual Zip files
  • WinZip Enterprise: achieve full support of your Windows Information Protection (WIP) policy

For more details and other new features, please visit the WinZip 21.0 product page.

If you are registered for an earlier major version of WinZip and would rather not upgrade to WinZip 21.0 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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