This post will teach you how to find the winzip serial number number easily. This can bea great help when you have lost the code and you need to reinstall this software. Also, you will find here some instructions which will help you in your daily work with this application.
When you work with large files, it is very important that your data to occupy less space. But when it comes to access that data, you need it to be in decompressed status, so that the applications you are using to be able to open and process it.
The scope of this application is to ease the user’s work with archived files. For those which still don’t know what archives are, the definition of such an element says that they contain some other compressed files. The compression process is being done through a mathematical algorithm. This process will reduce the dimension of these files, making them occupy less space and being easier to copy and paste.
When working with WinZip, you will notice that its window looks like a standard Windows application. It has minimizing buttons, maximizing and restoration commands, closing button, an instruments bar, a work space and a status line.
In the following paragraphs you will find the most common actions which can be done with this software.
In order to open an archive, you have to click on the “Open” button, which can be found on the instruments bar. Alternatively you may have to use the “Open Archive” command, in the “File” menu. In the new windows that will appear, you will have the possibility to browse and open your needed archive.
After opening an archive, the files that were compressed in it, together with some details for each of them (name, last modification date, size before compressing, compression ratio, packed size of the file, path etc.) will be displayed inside the WinZip work space. If these information is not clear or does not fit in its field, then you can adjust it from the menu bar on top of that work space.
Also, you have the possibility to arrange the order of these files depending on each of the criteria we have presented in the above mentioned paragraph. This can be accomplished by clicking on each field which is presented in the top bar f the work space.
You can open any of the files which are contained by your archive by double clicking on it. However, this is possible only if you have installed on your computer the application which will be able to access that particular file.
In order to extract the files from a compressed archive into a specific folder on your computer, you have to select them in the work space and then click on the “Extract” folder. Then, you must specify the path to the folder in which you need these files to be placed. In case your archive will contain files already placed in different folders, these will be saved in the folder you have selected, maintaining the tree structure which was already created in the archive.
When your archive contains an “install” or “setup” file, by selecting the “Install” option from the WinZip menu, all the files which are associated with this option will be extracted in a folder and the setup process will be automatically started.
If you need to create a new archive, then you just have to select the files and/ or folders which need to be compressed and then right click on them. In the Windows menu that will appear you should be able to see the ” Add to Archive” option. Click on it and a new archive will be created.
If you want to add a new file to an archive which has already been created, then you must open that archive and then click on the “Add” option. Select the file which needs to be added and…that’s it!
Several other options are available for this action: you can add a password to the archive, in order to protect your files. You can also set the archiving ode and the compression ratio, too. When adding a file to an archive, the original will remain saved on your computer. If you don’t need it anymore, you can use the “Move” option in this application, and the original file will be deleted after it has been added to your archive.
If you need to delete some specific files which are contained by an archive, you can use the delete button. If an entire archive needs to be deleted from your computer or from a memory stick, then you can just use the delete function which ca be found in Windows.
Lost WinZip serial number?
No need to panic. This happens to many users. The bad news is that if you need to reinstall this application, you won’t be able to accomplish this operation without inserting the serial number. But, we will show in this article how to find it in your Windows. Don’t uninstall the program until you accomplish the following tutorials. Otherwise, there won’t be any chance of finding this code in your computer.
1. Use a key finder tool
This is the most simple way of finding your lost code. Download and install the following application:
After installation run it and you will be able to see a list with all the programs which you have installed on your PC. Go through that list until you find the program which you are interested in finding its key. When you have found it, click on it and in the right side of the window you will able to see its code.
2. Do a manual search in the Windows Registry
I advise you to use this method only if the first one has failed in providing you the serial number for this application. That’s because, when following this method, you will have to scroll through Windows Registry and this could be dangerous for your machine if you don’t have enough experience. Don’t delete or edit anything here. Follow these simple steps:
- Type “regedit” in the search field of our Start menu;
- Press the “Enter” key;
- Windows Registry will now be displayed;
- Double click on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”;
- Double click on “SOFTWARE” folder. IT should be contained by the above mentioned folder;
- Now you should be able to see the WinZip folder. This one will contain another file which should be named “serial” or “Serial Number”. This is the place where you will find the needed code.