7-Zip File Manager

7-Zip File Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1075 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.57
  • Total Downloads:
    8,286,499
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 24, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15,696
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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It's easy for Windows users to forget that WinZip isn't the only file-compression utility in the world. Like its better-known competitors, the free 7-Zip unpacks a host of archive formats, including ZIP, TAR, GZ, and its own 7z format. Unlike WinZip, though, it can create TAR and GZ archives, which are commonly used on Unix and Linux systems.

The program's ability to shrink files was stunning. In our tests, 7z archives were up to 40 percent smaller then their ZIP equivalents, although compression did take longer, and the highest compression settings can hog system resources. Advanced options include the ability to create solid and self-extracting archives, and to adjust the compression level and password protection. The program also has a command line module. Though the main interface is overly simple and looks like it was designed for Windows 95, it's not hard to use and fairly self-explanatory. The context menu options, which include "testing" an archive, indicate that 7-Zip should be taken seriously.

7-Zip is fine for casual users with a bit of computer savvy, but it's especially well-suited for developers and anyone else who moves between the Windows and Linux/Unix worlds.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 156 votes

    • 5 star 90
    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1075 votes

    • 5 star 652
    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 62
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5 stars

"Best File Manager!"

June 18, 2012  |  By jahed160

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

LZMA compression of .7z is supposedley better compared to rar or any other type.

Cons

7-zip cant view files from the file manager, it has to be extracted first.

Summary

Get it, it's free and you can also change the theme of the file manager with this: http://www.7ztm.de/

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5 stars

"Top Notch! Using 7zip =4yrs, seldom revert2 competitors"

February 19, 2009  |  By WmJB

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

Quick and easy to open almost any zip format no second thinking, no complicated form to fill when expanding as to location etc. Works great with most compression formats.

Cons

when 7zip can't open a file; it opens a view of the file you are currently in. it can be misleading and frustrating.Especialy if your looking at what the supossed zip contains. You try to open it a 2nd time, before realizing it's a mirage.

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4 stars

"Does what it says on the tin"

February 15, 2009  |  By bagginses

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

Downloaded it and it worked - what else do you need

Cons

Can't think of any yet

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5 stars

"free and open source is future"

February 15, 2009  |  By fireashes

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

free and open source, zips and unzips easily, integration with windows

Cons

not optimised for windows

Summary

Great. Highly recommended

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5 stars

"It works without any problems! The price is right also."

February 14, 2009  |  By bobr

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

Again, Encountered NO problems.and it is truly nice not to have a half dozen of archiving tools hanging around.

Cons

The lack of symmetry in format operations. Would like it to create any format that it can extract

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4 stars

"Makes downloading easier."

February 12, 2009  |  By Joost A. Nelwan

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

It's automatic.

Cons

It's not for beginners.

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4 stars

"works well for me"

February 12, 2009  |  By grimmwreaper

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

i like the open and viewing faetures

Cons

none really

Summary

it is very easy to use

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5 stars

"Does Excellent job."

February 10, 2009

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

Have find very little it won't do.

Cons

No Cons found .

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5 stars

"Good Zip program"

February 10, 2009  |  By amlance

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

One of the better compression utilities I have found and the price is right - free!
I especially like the options of where to put the uncompressed files.

Cons

The Icons are pretty bad though but functionally, it is great!

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4 stars

"easy to use"

February 10, 2009  |  By johnmallett

 |  Version: 7-Zip File Manager 4.57

Pros

easy to-great

Cons

nothing bad

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.57
Version 4.57 supports WinZip-compatible AES-256 encryption for .ZIP archives and 7-Zip can unpack MSI and WIM archives now. Also there are some speed optimizations.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date December 24, 2007
Date Added December 24, 2007
Version 4.57
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.13MB
File Name 7z935.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,286,499
Downloads Last Week 15,696
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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