7-Zip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1075 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.44 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    8,286,499
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15,696
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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It's easy for Windows users to forget that WinZip isn't the only file-compression utility in the world. Like its better-known competitors, the free 7-Zip unpacks a host of archive formats, including ZIP, TAR, GZ, and its own 7z format. Unlike WinZip, though, it can create TAR and GZ archives, which are commonly used on Unix and Linux systems.

The program's ability to shrink files was stunning. In our tests, 7z archives were up to 40 percent smaller then their ZIP equivalents, although compression did take longer, and the highest compression settings can hog system resources. Advanced options include the ability to create solid and self-extracting archives, and to adjust the compression level and password protection. The program also has a command line module. Though the main interface is overly simple and looks like it was designed for Windows 95, it's not hard to use and fairly self-explanatory. The context menu options, which include "testing" an archive, indicate that 7-Zip should be taken seriously.

7-Zip is fine for casual users with a bit of computer savvy, but it's especially well-suited for developers and anyone else who moves between the Windows and Linux/Unix worlds.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 84 votes

    • 5 star 60
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1075 votes

    • 5 star 652
    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 62
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4 stars

"You've Used The Rest, Now Use The Best!"

November 06, 2009  |  By jtspgs

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

Pros

simple and easy to use. around 98% of it was self-exsplaining. an aboslute must for anyone who needs to arcive any infomation (pictures, documents, music, videos, so on)

Cons

there are some features that will need to be looked up to figure out what they are. it can hog up the system and slow it down, but only wile compressing. other than that not a lot wrong with it.

Summary

bottom-line, this is a super awsome tool that everyone should have on thier computer.

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4 stars

"Fast and efficient"

December 21, 2007  |  By dw30

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

Pros

Works with several different formats and has many features: compression rate, speed, ...

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5 stars

"Wouldn't be without it."

December 18, 2007  |  By bagpuss2702

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

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5 stars

"did the job I wanted just fine"

December 17, 2007  |  By steerage

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

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5 stars

"The Best Ever you can Get - and its FREE - So Get It"

December 12, 2007  |  By sbt.as.chr

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

Pros

I've been using 7-Zip for so long, I don't remember. I never wanted to even think about something else, since then. It can handle several different formats and has countless features like compression rate, speed, Access Permission etc...It is super-fast and works like a charm. No hassles. Yes!! it obviously supports zip, rar..too and more..

Cons

N/A

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5 stars

"Great!"

December 05, 2007  |  By Celosia

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

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1 stars

"Dangerous software"

December 03, 2007  |  By jellyjuice

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

Cons

I used 7-zip to compress a directory. It contained crucial workfiles.

Using the 7-zip window I deleted the files after compression.

And guess what?

The files where permanently deleted from my computer.

No warning - No nothing. It took me 2 days to reconstruct.

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5 stars

"7-zip done what it was ment to do."

December 03, 2007  |  By howlingwolf62

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

Pros

I found that it was very easy to run

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4 stars

"excellent"

November 27, 2007  |  By babyghurl6

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

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5 stars

"good"

November 16, 2007  |  By cavanha

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.44 beta

Pros

simple

Cons

everytime you enter offers to buy

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.44 beta
Unspecified bug fixes.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date February 02, 2007
Date Added February 02, 2007
Version 4.44 beta
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.13MB
File Name 7z935.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,286,499
Downloads Last Week 15,696
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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