8 Zip Lite now lets you unpack any archive file type

Users of 8 Zip's free version are in for a treat, as a feature previously reserved for the paid version is now available to all. Thanks to its latest update, 8 Zip Lite now carries support for unpacking all archive formats. Previously, the Lite version of the app only supported unpacking the .zip format.

From the changelog:

  • Now 8 Zip Lite can unpack all archive formats, before it was possible only in paid version.

If you haven't yet had a chance to check out 8 Zip, the app allows you to archive or unpack all sorts of archive file types. The app also boasts a number of extra features like music and video playback, Continuum and Windows Hello support and more. To top it all off, 8 Zip recently went fully universal across both Windows 10 PC and Mobile, so it's worth checking out.

In any case, you can grab the latest version of 8 Zip Lite or snag its premium version from the Windows Store links below.

Download 8 Zip Lite from the Windows Store for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) (Free)

QR: 8 Zip Lite

Download 8 Zip from the Windows Store for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) ($0.99 - temporary discount)

QR: 8 Zip Full

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

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  • I am seeing none of these updates, along with the Windows Central app update.
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  • They could just call it UnZip... That would end the work. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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