7-Zip Portable

7-Zip Portable

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.20 Rev 2
  • Total Downloads:
    128,490
  • Date Added:
    February 06, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    223
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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For years, 7-Zip has been one of our favorite Windows utilities. We recently looked at 7-Zip Portable, a fully portable version of the freeware file zipper. Like the installed version, it can compress and decompress files and folders in a variety of ways as well as open other file types such as TAR and RAR files. The portable version is small enough to take along with you on a USB drive, iPod, or other portable device. The chief difference with the installed version is the portable version can't be integrated into context menus in Windows.

We installed 7-Zip Portable on a USB drive, which only required about 6 MB of space. We clicked the program's executable, which opened the familiar 7-Zip interface, a plain but efficient layout distinguished by large, clearly labeled control icons and a main window with entries labeled Computer, Documents, Network, and a user-defined option. We opened the Options dialog and selected the Folders tab to designate a working folder (the default is the system temp folder). We could also make file associations, set various other program parameters, and designate a program to use as an Editor with 7-Zip. If you've never used 7-Zip, it's fast and flexible, but since you can't access it directly by right-clicking a file or folder and choosing 7-Zip, you have to open the program and browse to your target. However, that's hardly a major issue, and we were able to quickly compress and decompress files, email them, add them to archives, and perform any other function that the installed version of 7-Zip can manage. When we exited the program and removed the USB drive, 7-Zip Portable left no files, folders, or other traces behind.

As portable storage continue to grow, so too does the need for a powerful, flexible compression tool to handle larger and larger files. We've relied on 7-Zip since the days before Windows offered a built-in zip utility, and we're pleased that 7-Zip Portable lives up to the standard.

 
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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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General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date February 06, 2011
Date Added February 06, 2011
Version 9.20 Rev 2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name 7-ZipPortable_9.20_Rev_2.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 128,490
Downloads Last Week 223
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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