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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1087 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.04
  • Total Downloads:
    9,594,587
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 05, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    825
  • 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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1 stars

"Program doesn't work. Tried several download sites."

August 15, 2016  |  By Kellyclover

2016-08-15 16:18:34  |  By Kellyclover

 |  Version: 7-Zip 16.02

Pros

No cost. But there's a big catch.

Cons

Doesn't work at all. I tried several different websites. All of them download the software but the program doesn't work. I have several .gz files I need to be able to read on my Dell Inspiron Windows 7 computer. 7 zip just flat doesn't work at all.

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5 stars

"7-Zip is spectacular!"

July 23, 2016  |  By brainetree

2016-07-23 06:39:39  |  By brainetree

 |  Version: 7-Zip 16.02

Pros

Unzips EVERYTHING

Cons

No cons at all

Summary

When I see Winrar and Winzip for sale I wonder why someone would not just use free 7-Zip.

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5 stars

"Easy and Useful tool"

April 29, 2016  |  By CRamirez_75

2016-04-29 11:16:06  |  By CRamirez_75

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.14

Pros

-Extracts zip files without needing to pay

Cons

None that I can think of

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5 stars

"Great! The best!"

December 27, 2015

2015-12-27 21:42:03

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.12

Pros

Simple, Utilizes multiple cores, great for website compression.

Cons

None, can't be beat.

Summary

The negative comments are posted by idiots you can tell.

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5 stars

"Works great!"

December 17, 2015  |  By kul3sus

2015-12-17 06:13:40  |  By kul3sus

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.12

Pros

Very easy to use: extract files, move, etc.

Cons

Took me a few minutes to locate it in the program files (x86), figure out which .exe needed to be used, and learn that I must "extract" each item before it would open up or move.

Summary

This program works very well and it's free! Quick download, Easy to use.

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1 stars

"WARNING: Unable to Uninstall"

November 19, 2015  |  By DrGregMize

2015-11-19 04:46:48  |  By DrGregMize

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.11 beta

Pros

Couldn't find any

Cons

Unable to Uninstall
Only Option Available in Windows Webstore
No Response to Most Support Questions (based on internet questions)
Duplicates Itself in Original Directory (along with source document)
By Duplicating Itself in OS it Disintegrates the Reason for Zipping Files/Folders in the First Place

Summary

I found this product far from "better than other ZIP utilities" as touted elsewhere (see list of Cons). Plus, when attempting to uninstall it kept its own program availability when right-clicking a file or folder, as though it still existed after being removed, and indeed, it did.

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5 stars

"The best archiver software"

October 08, 2015  |  By PatrikSmith

2015-10-08 04:50:43  |  By PatrikSmith

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.08 beta

Pros

Can utilize multiple cores. Supports all known formats. Free. Open source.

Cons

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5 stars

"Works well for unzipping quickly"

October 01, 2015  |  By tiredtigerun

2015-10-01 07:47:36  |  By tiredtigerun

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.07 beta

Pros

Awesome software, did not change my home screen or search engine nor was there any adware. Happy. Thank you.

Cons

none that I can tell

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1 stars

"barely any file reduction"

September 11, 2015  |  By Torben Mller

2015-09-11 08:35:09  |  By Torben Mller

 |  Version: 7-Zip 15.06 beta

Pros

easy to use

Cons

does not really compress

Summary

- managed to compress a 18.5 GB file to a whooping 18.3 GB are u kidding me????
- at the end it said approx 5 seconds remaining, it took over 5 MINUTES to finish.

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5 stars

"The Best Free Archive Application"

June 29, 2015  |  By HaoleBoyz

2015-06-29 07:29:25  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.04
  • The bug was fixed: 7-Zip 16.03 exe installer under Vista didn't create  links in Start / Programs menu.
  • Some bugs were fixed in RAR code.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date October 04, 2016
Date Added October 05, 2016
Version 16.04
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 1.06MB
File Name 7z1604.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,594,587
Downloads Last Week 825
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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