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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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and efficient"

    July 09, 2012   |   By Epikurosz

    Version: 7-Zip Portable 9.20 Rev 2

    Pros

    It has a simple user interface; it integrates in Windows Explorer.

    Cons

    I would improve the application's GUI with some nice, aesthetical icons.

    Summary

    Highly recommended.

    Updated on Jul 9, 2012

    Sorry, not the portable, but the installable version integrates into Windows Explorer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works flawlessly"

    March 12, 2012   |   By spvigor

    Version: 7-Zip Portable 9.20 Rev 2

    Pros

    Straight forward - does what it says it does quickly

    Cons

    Need to kick off 2nd step using Unzip

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent software. Much better than winrar."

    October 22, 2011   |   By kiensho

    Version: 7-Zip Portable 9.20 Rev 2

    Pros

    Compression rate, security options, Layout. 7zip compression is really one of the best between popular methods.

    Cons

    Don't zip rar files (since it is free and has no licence) but decompress. Solution: dont use rar anymore.

    Summary

    And its free of "Buy me" annoying links.

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  • 5 stars

    "Reliable, fast, small size, and free."

    June 22, 2011   |   By wlmag75

    Version: 7-Zip Portable 9.20 Rev 2

    Pros

    great to compact similar files in solid compressing, AES-256 encryption.

    Cons

    none until now.

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  • 5 stars

    "No better product than 7zip for what it does"

    February 24, 2011   |   By luke-ruth

    Version: 7-Zip Portable 9.20 Rev 2

    Pros

    Very compact .7z archive.
    Opens all forms of archives.
    I like how it opens .exe .xpi .oxt and other things I fiddle with.
    Portable

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Summary

    If you only use Window's basic compression than you are missing out. Not every computer installs 7zip, so having the portable version ensures that you can have it wherever you go and where you need it. A very nice program. Uses the cores and RAM of my computer well.

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  • 4 stars

    "Been using 7Zip for months. Works great."

    February 15, 2011   |   By jkizer

    Version: 7-Zip Portable 9.20 Rev 2

    Pros

    Been using 7Zip for months. Works great. Easy to use. Fast.

    Cons

    None to mention.

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 19, 2011

    As in the past it does the job well.

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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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