Having some files and placing groups of those files within compressed containers, and it called Archives. Most operating systems, e.g. Microsoft Windows, have built-in support for ZIP, an archive file format for data compression. Not only ZIP but there are also many data compression formats. Among those, there is a RAR format that belongs to WinRAR. WinRAR is a popular file archiver for Microsoft Window, and it allows you to get a trial before you buy.
If you want a free one instead of making a purchase, PeaZip and 7-Zip are here for you.
|Windows / Free|
PeaZip is a free and open-source file archiver utility allows you to run extracting and archiving operation for your files. It also supports a cross-platform, full-featured but user-friendly alternative to WinRAR, and compatible with many formats such as001, 7Z, ACE(*), ARC, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, DMG, GZ, ISO, LHA, PAQ, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, XZ, ZIP and even more.
The user interface of PeaZip is great-looking coming with colorful icons, showing and operating as a file manager for your system as well including toolbars, sidebar, and files directory container.
|Windows / Free|
7-Zip is also the same as PeaZip. It's a free and open-source file archiver developed by Igor Pavlov.
7-Zip creates 7z-format archives with a .7z file extension by default. It comes with a file manager along with the standard archiver tools and each archive can contain multiple directories and files. Its file manager has a toolbar with options to create an archive, extract an archive, test an archive to detect errors, copy, move, and delete files, and open a file properties menu exclusively. Contrary to Windows Explorer, it also displays hidden files.