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7-zip is a powerful file archiver, that is used to compress large files into small zipped files

By Frank Kanyua

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015

7-zip is a powerful file archiver, that is used to compress large files into small zipped files. My My test to see the compression rate was with nfs most wanted which has about 2 Gb download memory and after compression it had 366 megabytes.

The compression rate is also very fast as it can top upto 300megabytes per second with a decompression rate of twice the amount. After compression the output only has one file and after decompression it can have many files and folders.

7-zip also offers password protection with the length as a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 17 characters. The longer the password the stronger it becomes and less to crack it becomes.

It also offers short cuts so that using 7-zip can be easier. 7-zip also supports many file formats and can also compress and mail if you have a mailing address and software set in your computer.

When you download a zipped file you can choose to open it as archive or extract it. Opening as archive can prove to be useless if the file to run needs administration permission. Once you extract the zipped file everything that was compressed will be decompressed to their original file and the total download memory will be made available.

Conclusion

7-zip is a very excelent tool to use since its the one in the market, its free of charge for both commercial and personal use. it is also available for educational purposes if one is experimention on new files to associate with 7-zip

Pros

  • it is 100% free of charge
  • It offers high compression and decompression rates
  • It can open files as archives without unzipping

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  • no cons i have encountered
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A Straightforward Tool That Lets You Compress a File in a Fast and Easy Way

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Thursday, September 18, 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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A Powerful Utility Which Can Be Used In Compressing and Decompressing Data Files

By Daren Garius

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014

File archiving is one best way in making big files much smaller, so we can easily upload it or send it through the Internet much faster. Actually, there are a lot of good file compression tools that are out in the market today. But I know one excellent software that will definitely suit your needs when it comes to file compression, and this application is the 7-Zip. This application is a simple file archiving tool that can provide a high compression ratio, and by using 7-Zip you will surely be amazed with its fast process in compressing and decompressing files, and not only that, it will also automatically includes several options in the Windows menu for making the whole thing much easier. One great thing about 7-Zip is that this program can be easily installed without wasting a lot of time and also it is very easy to manage that even a beginner users can operate this thing. Overall, 7-Zip is perfect tool for compressing and decompressing files in a more easy way.

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  • It works well in Windows 8
  • It compresses and decompresses files quickly

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  • The user interface is very plain
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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

  • 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.

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