7-Zip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.20
  • Total Downloads:
    8,325,104
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    18,319
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 88 votes

    • 5 star 54
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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5 stars

"It works!!!!!"

April 10, 2011  |  By dbpcfl

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

It's free!!!!

Cons

none!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Very Good Software Free and FAST!"

April 05, 2011  |  By cgibbons51

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

Runs Smoothly
Extracts Fast
NON MEMORY HOG!
Opens A lot Of Formats

Cons

Non that i know of

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4 stars

"Good Stuff"

April 03, 2011  |  By glasslaw

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

Works whenever I need to unzip or zip files.

Cons

Can't think of any.

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4 stars

"Always good"

April 03, 2011  |  By RichardAMiller

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Always good

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5 stars

"The best FREE file compression software"

April 02, 2011  |  By pepodoki

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

Free, User-friendly, Simple, support many archives, support HJSplit files (the .001 .002 .003 etc files), and doesn't make the computer slower.

Cons

Can not click the control buttons when 7-zip is busy archiving or extracting, you must use arrow button and enter button in the keyboard to control it. Sometimes slower, but doesn't matter too much.

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5 stars

"WinZip and a whole lot more!"

April 02, 2011  |  By hirogundamwing1

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

Handles ALL major and even not so known compression formats AND its absolutely free! That's IN-SAAAANE!

Cons

GUI isn't as good as WinZip, but it only cosmetic, doesn't interfere with function AND handles more formats than WinZip, WinRAR and WinAce AND there's a portable version for flash drives on www.portableapps.com. Not such a bad trade-off...

Summary

Well don't just stand there! Whaddaya want me to do?!?! Wrap it up in cellophane for ya! Gettin' dere!

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5 stars

"Basic program. I don't need all the bells and whistles."

April 01, 2011  |  By GaryFerris

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

Scanned with Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, and IObit Security 360. Nothing malicious was detected.
Loaded quickly, small size.
It is FREE, why pay for more than I need?

Cons

None yet. Worked for me just right.

Summary

Just downloaded this program. Did what I needed (open a RAR file someone emailed to me). It is a very basic program but I do not need all the bells and whistles.

Updated on Apr 1, 2011

Oh, and BTW. I loaded this on a Windows XP system. No glitches encountered.

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5 stars

"Great Stuff"

March 31, 2011  |  By Truper

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

Great Stuff

Cons

None. Great Stuff

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5 stars

"Good, Excellent, and Spectacular file compression"

March 29, 2011  |  By viviencaloy

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

The quick 7 zip jumps over the other file compression. Were not worthy. Bow

Cons

..................?

Summary

Easy to download, install, and freeware. So go for it.

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4 stars

"Works fine with Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit)"

March 26, 2011  |  By elysianfields1

 |  Version: 7-Zip 9.20

Pros

~ Free
~ Easy to use
~ Spyware, Adware, Virus free

Cons

~ None so far

Summary

Very nice, free alternative vs. paying for Winzip App

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.20
Version 9.20 LZMA2 adds support for XZ archives, NTFS, FAT, VHD and MBR archives and GZip, BZip2, LZMA, XZ and TAR archives from stdin.
General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date November 22, 2010
Date Added November 22, 2010
Version 9.20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.13MB
File Name 7z935.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,325,104
Downloads Last Week 18,319
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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