7-Zip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1075 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.65
  • Total Downloads:
    8,286,499
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2009
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 331 votes

    • 5 star 201
    • 4 star 102
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
  • 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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1 stars

"7zip destroyed my computer"

April 22, 2013  |  By BobF9999

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

None. 0. Nada. How do you rate it 0 or -10 stars?

Cons

I tried to install a driver using 7zip. Then I immediately removed 7zip from my PC using the program uninstall page. When it finish, my computer was hosed. All my programs appeared to be gone. Apparently, uninstalling 7zip destroys your registry. Even after I figured out a way to try to start the system restore function, it was completely un-operational also. Fortunately, I backed up my system this morning before I started the transfer to a new box, so I only lost a full days work.

Summary

Never touch the 7zip program. It really has problems!

This has got to be the worst program I've ever seen!

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5 stars

"Simple. Works great. Free. What could be better."

November 15, 2010  |  By jcnesler

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

Free. Works.

Cons

nothing at all

Summary

I was tired of 40-day trials for other more complicated software. This one does what I need, and did I mention it's free?

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4 stars

"Great piece of kit"

November 10, 2010  |  By kingpike1

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

I only use it in a basic way but at least it doesn't run out of time after a month or so

Cons

Not found any

Summary

Quick and easy to use for a novice

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4 stars

"I think if I knew more I would have given it 5 stars..."

November 09, 2010  |  By Cathy_Smotherman

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

I have no doubt it will handle anything I encounter. When I figure out the right thing to do, it's extremely easy. It plugged itself into my environment beautifully, whenever I encounter a zip file 7-zip is already there offering to help.

Cons

I almost always have to fumble around a little to figure out what to do. It would be good if the Extract dialogue box used "browse" instead of "...." on the button that lets you specify where to put the file. What is "open inside" vs "open outside"?

Summary

I am confident that this program will do LOTS of things for me and do them flawlessly. My only quibble with it is that I was able to become confused....but even then I always wind up getting access to the file contents.

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4 stars

"Hey, it works"

November 08, 2010  |  By Chris686

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

Very quick at uncompressing files. Works much better and faster than the decompression utility built into Vista and Windows 7.

Cons

Not the best UI.

Summary

I've used this program for years, and it hasn't every given me any problems. I don't do much compression myself, but I do unzip/rar/etc many files, and this has handled them all.

The only complain I have is there's no back button built into the UI, as there are times that I must look inside certain folders within an archive. All you have to do is press backspace, but I'd still like the button anyway.

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5 stars

"Work perfectly and faster than others."

November 05, 2010  |  By punyatman

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

Is so easy to use.

Cons

Everything is okay.

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5 stars

"A must have!"

November 03, 2010  |  By ih8bugz

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

This will zip or unzip about anything you need. Much lighter than WinRAR and easier to use.

Cons

I don't know of any.

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5 stars

"did the job I wanted it for"

November 03, 2010  |  By m17511

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

FREE and VERy easy program

Cons

I don't have one at this time

Summary

I was looking for a program that opens .rar files and this di it and very easy

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

November 02, 2010  |  By epantel

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

Easy to use, functions perfectly.

Cons

None! Absolutely!

Summary

Very good job. Magnificent software.

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4 stars

"7-Zip seems that is so helpful as Win-zip. I like it."

October 25, 2010  |  By PBouts

 |  Version: 7-Zip 4.65

Pros

I like it because it can zip my files and the procedure is easy. Just like Win-zip.

Cons

I'm sorry but I'm using it just a month now, so I still haven't found something bad.

Summary

I like it cause it works the same way with Win-zip and I can tell that it's easier.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.65
Version 4.65 has bug fixed.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date February 03, 2009
Date Added February 03, 2009
Version 4.65
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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