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7-Zip

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1087 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.02
  • Total Downloads:
    9,550,270
  • Date Added:
    May 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,192
  • 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

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

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

    4.3

    out of 1087 votes

    • 5 star 659
    • 4 star 290
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 66
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.02
  • 7-Zip now can extract multivolume ZIP archives (z01, z02, ... , zip).
  • Some bugs were fixed.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date May 21, 2016
Date Added May 24, 2016
Version 16.02
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 7z1602.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,550,270
Downloads Last Week 8,192
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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