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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1088 votes out of 1088 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.01
  • Total Downloads:
    10,162,425
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 30, 2018
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,542
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 18.01
  • 7-Zip now can unpack DMG archives that use LZFSE compression method.
  • 7-Zip now doesn't allow update operation for archives that have read-only attribute.
  • The BUG was fixed: extracting from tar with -si switch didn't set timestamps for directories.
  • Some bugs were fixed.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date January 28, 2018
Date Added January 30, 2018
Version 18.01
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 1.09MB
File Name 7z1801.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,162,425
Downloads Last Week 4,542
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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