7-Zip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1078 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.05 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    8,834,674
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 14, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,698
  • 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

    5.0

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

    4.3

    out of 1078 votes

    • 5 star 653
    • 4 star 290
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 63
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5 stars

"The Best Free Archive Application"

June 29, 2015  |  By HaoleBoyz

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.05 beta

Pros

I have used this application now for a while both in Windows & Linux, and I love it! I also like that it comes in both 32 & 64 bit versions. My favorite feature is the right click "Extract Here" option which makes it very simple, fast, and easy to unpack archives.

Cons

I can not think of any as I have not had any cons as of yet.

Summary

If your looking for a good application that is small, quick & easy to use, then I would highly recommend this application to you. No spyware, no 3rd party hidden content, no toolbars, and other crap a lot of freeware tries to force you to install now days.

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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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5 stars

"one must have tool."

December 09, 2014  |  By gamatron

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.35 beta

Pros

Easy, fast,can do everything you capable of big.

Cons

nothing to comment here.

Summary

I use it for a long time without a single problem.excellent product.

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5 stars

"good and excellent"

October 27, 2014  |  By TamasHebb

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

good and excellent

Cons

all good, no complaints

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5 stars

"The best compressing software."

September 16, 2014  |  By j_hapscomb

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

* Can recognize a wide variety of file formats.
* Really fast
* Light on system
* Free, unlike many others.

Cons

None that I can remember.

Summary

Very much recommended.

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4 stars

"Fine Software"

September 09, 2014  |  By RSUDH

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

User friendly and simple in design.

Cons

Best free ware compared to all paid versions.

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5 stars

"Totally great"

September 03, 2014  |  By tycporter

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

Very simple application that does the job and isn't intrusice.

Cons

No cons at all.

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3 stars

"Simple to use"

August 05, 2014  |  By slickmachines

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

Easy program to use.

Cons

Sometimes can be too simple

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4 stars

"Great but looks horrible."

June 15, 2014  |  By iamnotatroll

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

Very fast.
Small size and lightweight.
Better performance than WinRaR.

Cons

Ugly UI.
Lack of update.
Lack of information while compression/extraction.
Can't extract RAR5.

Summary

Awesome software but ugly UI. Change its look. Add music, video, picture, download folder on main page. Make UI and icons look good. Overall awesome file but creator needs to listen to users.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.05 beta
  • 7-Zip now uses new installer.
  • 7-Zip now can create 7z, xz and zip archives with 1536 MB dictionary for LZMA/LZMA2.
  • 7-Zip File Manager now can operate with alternate file streams at NTFS volumes via "File / Alternate Streams" menu command.
  • 7-Zip now can extract .zipx (WinZip) archives that use xz compression.
  • New optional "section size" parameter for BCJ2 filter for compression ratio improving.
  • Speed optimizations for BCJ2 filter and SHA-1 and SHA-256 calculation.
  • Console version now uses stderr stream for error messages.
  • Console version now shows names of processed files only in progress line by default.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date June 14, 2015
Date Added June 14, 2015
Version 15.05 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 1.01MB
File Name 7z1505.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,834,674
Downloads Last Week 12,698
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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