7-Zip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1074 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.22 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    8,208,244
  • Date Added:
    June 03, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16,923
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    3.9

    out of 178 votes

    • 5 star 83
    • 4 star 56
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 25
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1074 votes

    • 5 star 651
    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 62
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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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5 stars

"7Zip is fantastic!"

April 16, 2014  |  By RadioCats

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

7Zip is very capable of opening compressed files of all types. It can even go into ISO files and extract specific files which will allow you to forgo burning the ISO to a CD just to get a file here and there. 7Zip can even open some EXEs and provide access to the resources.

Cons

Wish the interface was prettier, but that is not that big of a deal. A program that works reliably and as consistently as 7Zip can be as ugly as it wants to be. : -)

Summary

An excellent program, written very well and supported by tens of thousands of users.

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1 stars

"WATCH OUT!!! Your Browsers Hi-Jacked by this FREE zip"

April 06, 2014  |  By Martha808

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

NON unless can download it without all the UNWANTED things

Cons

Browser Hijacking if agree to download it!!!
NOT user friendly instructions.

Summary



Updated on Apr 6, 2014

Try downloading from Sourceforge website. It MIGHT avoid all the UNWANTED extras!!!

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5 stars

"Xcellent freeware, more capable than paid alternatives."

March 18, 2014  |  By dannystone

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

* Best compression.
* Much faster.
* Attractive interface.
* Does not nag you to buy it [Hello Windows].
* Supports as many formats as its paid counterparts.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

Igor Pavlov is a genius. Single handedly defeated winzip n winrar. 7-Zip is excellent in every way and the price is hard to beat, FREE!!

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4 stars

"Works great but don't get it from here."

March 15, 2014  |  By alexmonte

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

Pros

It does everything as advertised. It could be better if it could pack more types of files but it does what you would likely need.

Cons

Nothing really wrong with it I just think it could use more functionality.

Summary

It does everything it was made to do but it could be better.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date June 03, 2011
Date Added June 03, 2011
Version 9.22 beta
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name 7z922.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,208,244
Downloads Last Week 16,923
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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