7-Zip Portable

7-Zip Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.57
  • Total Downloads:
    120,877
  • Date Added:
    April 24, 2008
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    284
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Portability enhances this simple drag-and-drop freeware file archiver. 7-Zip Portable's plain seven-button interface makes the app quick to learn and easy to operate. Help is short and sweet, but additional information is available online.

Adding files to an archive is easily accomplished by dragging them to the program's interface. Drop a file and the Add to Archive display opens with various user options. You can pick from five formats, from the traditional ZIP to 7-Zip's own. There are six compression levels, three compression methods, 13 dictionary sizes, 12 word sizes, 20 block sizes, and CPU threading. The screen also allows you to easily enter passwords for encryption, split the archive into volumes, update, freshen, replace, or synchronize files. All options can be quickly set from pull-down menus, or left as default for faster archiving.

Decompression isn't readily available with drag and drop, but 7-Zip uses a standard file browser to choose files. Extracting is a mere matter of clicking the file to copy from the archive and pressing one button. By default, the app copies to the same folder, or you can click another button to open a file browser. The process is intuitive and fast.

7-Zip Portable fits easily on a USB drive, operates flawlessly, and will satisfy all basic archiving needs. Novices will find it easy to use, and experienced users will like the program's many easily set options.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"works good"

July 24, 2008  |  By rgmarksjr

 |  Version: 7-Zip Portable 4.57

Pros

no extras, gets Zip done or undone. small, easy to use.

Cons

not simple to use for beginners. read instructions and it works.

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5 stars

"Just found portability!!!!"

May 24, 2008  |  By cagey thoughts

 |  Version: 7-Zip Portable 4.57

Pros

great app.... Can't believe I haven't used it before.

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5 stars

"Excellent! Universally useful with minimal fuss and requirements"

May 22, 2008  |  By weyrleader

 |  Version: 7-Zip Portable 4.57

Pros

Multi-format capable (zip, rar, ace, etc) built-in; Lightweight, uses little disk space and system resources; Fast, even in the highest compression rating (often better than WinRAR's & WinZip's best - from my experience at least) it is reasonably fast and at lower compression settings it flies; Free, the price can't be beat; Multi-OS, can be used on Linux, Windows (9x, 2k/XP and Vista), and OS X; automatic and customizable sizing for breaking an archive into pieces when compressing (can make them all CD-ROM sized to burn to disc, or Zip-100 sized, or just to 136MB if you wanted to); and there's additional "plug-in" type options on their site for a range of other formats and features.

Cons

The OS X version is less GUI-capable (oddly since OS X is VERY GUI-centric) but there's an "EZ 7z" application/add-on to fix that. Other than this - no draw backs. It's simply a great (de)compression and archiving tool that should be a "must have" for everyone with files to archive or compress for sending across the wire.

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5 stars

"7-Zip"

May 18, 2008  |  By DickM

 |  Version: 7-Zip Portable 4.57

Pros

I have used 7 ZIP on my desktop for a year or so and I must say I am very pleased with it performance I like better then WINZIP which I have used for more then ten years. 7 Zip is fast and does all the things I need it for. You can't go wrong with this one. Plus it’s FREE...

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4 stars

"Un programa facíl de usar y muy bueno"

May 02, 2008  |  By qfbmarcosr

 |  Version: 7-Zip Portable 4.57

Pros

Es muy facíl de usar.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.57
New product.
General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date April 24, 2008
Date Added April 24, 2008
Version 4.57
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name 7-ZipPortable_9.20_Rev_2.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 120,877
Downloads Last Week 284
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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