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7-Zip 16.00

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A Straightforward Tool That Lets You Compress a File in a Fast and Easy Way

By Daren Garius

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014

If you want an alternative file compressor, then 7-Zip is the perfect one for you. This tool lets you compress various files simultaneously in a very fast and easy way. Also, it decreases the file size to almost 50% of the original size. Installing this program is quite easy. It only needs a few minutes to install since it is a lightweight tool. Aside from that, I find its interface just the same with others compression tool out there. It is simple and very straightforward. You don’t need complicated configuration just to operate it. Plus, it supports different languages. This program also supports well-known archive formats including ZIP, RAR, TAR, LZH, GZ, ARJ and ISO. It also works with 7z, an efficient high compression format that lets you acquire compact file and keeping its original volume. All in all, 7-Zip is a free and excellent compressor tool that allows you to reduce the size of a file and save some space on your computer in just a matter of click. It is truly a fine tool to have.

Pros

  • It is easy to install
  • Reduces files size up to 50% of the original size

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  • It lacks any advanced features
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One of the Most Powerful Utility That Can be Used in Extracting and Archiving Your Files

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I remember when I was in college there was a time when computer apps were only few and a particular tool was used in each task that you wanted to perform, such as archiving files, image viewing and converting videos. But these days, the market has offered lots of alternative solution for each area, and one of the most popular when it comes to archiving is 7-Zip. It is definitely the best tool that you can use. 7-Zip is an open-source tool that can be used in archiving data files. It is also a manager and powerful extractor which supports all known compression formats, and one the good aspects of this software is its splitting options where you can divide one large file into smaller ones. This can be very useful if ever you really need to send big files through e-mail or you just simply need to upload it on a website that requires a specific size. Overall, this application is one good utility that can be used in extracting, managing and archiving some of your files in your computer.

Pros

  • Easy to install and use
  • Great compression and decompression speed

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  • The user interface is too old-fashioned
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7-Zip surpasses all other archive systems review by James Meyette

By James Meyette

On Monday, August 4, 2014

If you are in need of making file archives then 7-Zip is the tool for you. 7-Zip offers a variety of different compressions that you can use such as: APM, ARJ, CHM, cpio, DEB, FLV, JAR, LHA/LZH, office open XML, RAR, SWF, XAR, DMG, ISO as well as others. Nativly 7-Zip will store all of your files as Unicode so it is less messy later.

7-Zip also has the ability to open some MSI files which will allow access to all the main content that make the program tick. This is also true for some .EXE. 7-Zip also bolsters the feature to be able to encrypt your data directly or you can encrypt 7-Zip.

As well as all these features you can also open two panels and you make use of it as a file browser if you prefer doing so over the default one of the operating system you use.

7-Zip can be downloaded in a number of languages including but not limited to: Russian, English, German, French, Chinese and others as well.

In conclusion 7-zip is an amazing tool to use for all your archive needs.

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  • Intuitive and easy to use interface
  • Clean and simple, self explanitory use
  • Documentation and tutorials are easy to use

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  • Sometimes the program can behave a bit buggy
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • To decompress receiving zip formatted file from email or others and at the same time compressed file size that are too big to open. With it I am able to read.

  • unpacking rar files that wont open with winrar. hopefully it works now. But I'm not sure so let's try and perhaps we can all be happy about the results

7-Zip is a free files compressor available to download for reducing the size of files thanks to an efficient high compression algorithm.

With this software users can compress diverse and multiple files. Size can be reduced almost to the 50% of the initial volume. This is made possible through the use of “7z” format, obtaining compact results without losing quality. This software also works with any OS such as Windows XP and Windows 7.

This program is especially recommended when there is a need of freeing up your computer’s hard disk space. Besides, 7-Zip is compatible with many formats, such as XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and ZIP when it comes to compress/uncompress or encode/decode files.

A simple interface for reducing the files to "7z" format

7-Zip has a user-friendly and intuitive interface based on a double-panel files explorer. Also, main functions can be identified with colorful icons located at the top. This utility provides basic settings options to customize until it fits users’ needs.

7-Zip 16.00 Features

The features of 7-Zip are the following:

  • High compression ratio in 7z format (LZMA and LZMA2 compression)
  • Different supported formats such as 7z, ZIP, WIM, XZ, BZIP2, TAR or GZIP
  • Strong AES-256 encryption for 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability in 7z format
  • It integrates with Windows Shell
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Advanced File Manager
  • Advanced command line version
  • 79 languages

For further information about this software, visit the developer's site.

Similar software

Recovering zip files that have been corrupted or damaged is an arduous task. Repairing them turns to be essential if we want to read them again. Zip Repair Tool can do that for us just by clicking in the damaged files and repairing them in few seconds no matter their size.

If you want to try a different compressor with a different extension than 7z, Winzip is a good alternative, especially for novice users, as it provides a wizard guiding them in their first compressing experience. While 7-Zip is known for its high compression rate, Winzip stands out for its compression speed. Also, one of Winzip’s weaknesses is its low compatibility with other compression formats.

Conclusion

7-Zip allows users saving space and increasing their files' portability by its high ratio compressing capabilities and great formats support.

Pros
  • Platform is multilingual
  • Great compressing/uncompressing speed
  • Interface is intuitive
Cons
  • Old-fashioned interface