I am trying to get the OpenOffice SDK installed. Its requirements are a number of programs

I ran into a "simple" problem: I can't find a zip program !


zip tool (2.3 or higher)

The zip tool is used to create UNO packages. zip is a new requirement to make the SDK independent of a Java SDK. If you do not have these already, you can download them from http://www.info-zip.org. Note: The cygwin zip.exe does not work for the build under the 4NT shell. You have to use the native w32 version.

I have tried - but the link above sends me to downloads of zip binaries that show "frozen"

Anything else I have tried - like 7zip or winrar - is rejected by setup program, which looks for "zip.exe"

Please, where can I find a zip.exe (that works in Windows 7) ?

  • Your link to the installation guide points to the file on your computer. You should remove the link, or change it to a website. – Nick2253 Apr 15 '15 at 16:18
  • Sorry, you are right, I did not notice that the link was from a document contained in the installed SDK. – Thalia Apr 15 '15 at 16:28
  • If you have Chocolatey: choco install zip – imgx64 May 5 at 8:55

If you scrolled down another dozen lines, you would have found the link to their FTP server and their SourceForge page:



EDIT: Step-by-step to get zip.exe file:

  • Go to FTP server.
  • Click on the system you need. Use "win32" folder for Windows.
  • Click on the version of Zip that you need. Version 3.0 is the latest version. For 64-bit, select the x64 file.
  • Download this zip file.
  • Extract the zip file to the location of your choice.
  • Extract the extracted zip file to the location of your choice.
  • Use zip.exe as needed.
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  • I have tried... the only binaries I found were a zip3.0.exe that was rejected by the bat file... the alternative would be to build it myself ? – Thalia Apr 15 '15 at 16:20
  • Really? I just downloaded Zip 3.0 and it contains a zip.exe just as requested. Edited my answer for step-by-step instructions. – Nick2253 Apr 15 '15 at 16:24

I know this question is a bit old, but I figured that it would be nice to have a direct copy of zip.exe made available



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From Microsoft Technet:

There is no zip.exe in Windows 7 and as far as I know there has never been a zip.exe in any version of Windows[...]

According to what you wrote, that batch script uses a "zip.exe" file someway deployed on that system, maybe part of a file compression and archiving program. There's no such a command available in a Windows installation.

Additionally, when I used everything (a program that searches every single file on your computer) to serach for zip.exe, nothing came up.

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  • I found that question as well, i am not looking for a file installed on my machine as part of windows. I am trying to find a zip file on the internet. please see my question of things I have tried. – Thalia Apr 15 '15 at 16:19
  • There is no zip.exe. It is a function of the file explorer. – whs Apr 15 '15 at 16:22

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