7-Zip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1077 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.38 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    8,711,577
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 05, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,765
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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7-Zip is a utility program to help you extract compressed files and create your own compressed files in several different formats. With these tools you can easily send large quantities of information or open compressed files you receive without hassle.

Pros

Format options: This program can handle multiple compression formats. It can package files into 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, and TAR formats, and it can unpack all those, in addition to ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, and more.

Advanced capabilities: This app is straightforward enough that novice users will have no trouble accessing its basic features. But for more advanced users, there are other options as well that make this program even better. These include the ability to create self-extracting 7z files and the option to add password protection to compressed files.

Cons

Compression process: The compression process this app uses takes more time to complete than some alternative programs' processes do. Compressions carried out through 7-Zip also require a lot of system resources while they're in progress.

Bottom Line

7-Zip is completely free to download and use, and its many upsides far outweigh the few minor drawbacks that come with it. If you're looking for an alternative to WinZip or another similar program, this is a good option to consider.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1077 votes

    • 5 star 652
    • 4 star 290
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 63
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4 stars

"Beta 9.38 Working"

February 01, 2015  |  By plum1000

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.38 beta

Pros

Fast and predictable. Lots of additional options compared to the "old day" standard. Installation was flawless. There are other items in the install directory that are useful but that few ever venture to use, my opinion.

Cons

More options means more mouse clicks.

Summary

OK to download and install. I usually trust Open Source as long as I can understand the user interface. This one worked for me. Straightforward and no hiccups.

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1 stars

"DO NOT INSTALL"

January 23, 2015  |  By mgvh

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.38 beta

Pros

extracted an ISO file

Cons

Tried to install bunch of junk. Even when declining everything, it still installed services.freshy browser homepage hijacker

Summary

uninstalled but the damage was done; really hard getting rid of freshy

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.38 beta
Some bugs were fixed.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date January 05, 2015
Date Added January 05, 2015
Version 9.38 beta
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.13MB
File Name 7z938.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,711,577
Downloads Last Week 13,765
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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