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7-Zip 16.00

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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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Sometimes the program can behave a bit buggy
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A Perfect Free Program, More Capable Compared to Paid Alternatives

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Have you got a little space left in your hard disk, directory or folder? Well I think you can solve your problem by using 7-Zip. It is a program that will help you to compress your files in a very simple and fast way. At the same time, this application works with 7Z which is a very high compression level that allows all of the users to obtain a compact file without losing its original quality. Not only that, it is capable of encoding and decoding other extensions like GZIP, ZIP, TAR and BZIP2. Also, it has simple interface so you can easily understand its option as well as the other functions of the program. All in all, 7-Zip is a very useful program that is very easy to download and to install. And of course, it is all free, it has no bugs and it works really well! I highly suggest it!

Pros

  • The program is for free
  • Easy to use and install

Cons

  • It doesn’t support RPM files
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Extract your compressed files and data with this 7 Zip

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 6, 2014

7-Zip is a free file archiver for Microsoft Windows, developed by Igor Pavlov. This is free software licensed under the GNU LGPL. 7-Zip has a very high compression ratio in 7z format and is capable of self-extracting 7z format. This application is available in 74 languages. This software compresses more than the ZIP compression format and PKZip.1. It is also integrated with the Windows shell and has a powerful command line. 7-Zip supports drag and drop, is a large managed file extension and has FAR manager.

In addition to its own format with the extension .7 z, 7-Zip is compatible with most compression formats, including the standard ZIP, and RAR (decompression only). It is very easy to use, and has the ability to use the interface in a different language, which simplifies things further. The options offered by the program are quite simple, but what is considered advanced configuration appears when compressing a file. You can control everything from the format you have the archive, to the type of algorithm to use 7-Zip on your compression. The default algorithm, and perhaps the most efficient, is the LZMA.

Pros

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format

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  • Not the most popular file extractor and there is not much information
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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