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  • 5.0 stars

    "AMAZING GOOD (BASIC TUTORIAL included)"

    August 15, 2011  |   By superdude201

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Does everything that other brands does and its free, and has better compression ratio.

    Cons

    Does not form file extensions when it installs so this causes some users to scream WTH DOES NOT WORK when they try doubling clicking on a file.

    Summary

    To use the program, right click on the file, and move your mouse onto the 7-zip to open a new menu. Then click on any of the 3 extract buttons (they just extract to different locations) to extract the file. Click on the Add button to make a .7z or .zip file. The Add button means that you can add more files onto the same .7z or .zip to create 1 big compressed file (must manually select the name of the compressed file you wish to add more files to).

    Seriously, don't use the GUI (The interface one gets when they double click on the file) method, use the right click one, its so much faster (winrar has its own right click menu too).

    To form file extensions:
    Open the program with administrator rights, and click on tools in the top menu bar, then options and click "select all", then apply to add the extensions yourself.

    Updated on Aug 15, 2011

    THE TUTORIAL IS IN MY POST, NOT IN THE ACTUAL PROGRAM

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best archiver"

    August 15, 2011  |   By Stinky_nnov

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Free
    High compression ratio
    Simple

    Cons

    Have no idea

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great software!"

    August 6, 2011  |   By surfpark

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    7-Zip is a powerhouse of usability, replacing your normal zip archiver and your ISO disc mounter. The software is free and works great. It works automatically (if you let it manage your zip files).

    Cons

    The interface is sparse and so is documentation. I couldn't imagine suggesting this to a beginner. Although the program works great, it is not good at guiding you into actions (i.e. add file, save archive). You're often left wondering "now what?".

    Summary

    7-Zip is great software and highly suggested for all Windows users!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "can't beat the price..."

    August 4, 2011  |   By dutchwolff1

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    As a novice, I went looking for freeware to help me unzip files. This piece of tech should come with a warning label. I'm sure it's great at what it does, but it's completely worthless to those of us non-geeks...

    Cons

    A night of my life I'll never get back trying to unravel this counter-intuitive humbler... THEN I had to attack the cookies and whatnot from the installer. Again, it should come with a warning label... or GED-level instructions!

    Summary

    What more is there to say? It's probably great. Unfortunately, I won't know for a year or two. Honestly? Someone obviously put a lot of time and effort into creating the software; you would think they'd make it halfway user-friendly...

    Updated on Aug 4, 2011

    I'd really like to use 7-ZIP, if a kind soul would just post some seriously simplified instructions... Alms for the blind, anyone? dutchwolff@yahoo.com

    Updated on Aug 17, 2011

    17AUG: bob bob @hotmail... you're my hero! Thank you SO much for all the time and attention. The world would be a much better place with more like you in it. For what it's worth, I go out of my way to help others as well so, know I'll be paying it forward one way or another. Thanks again!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I'm a beginer user & found 7-zip very informative"

    August 4, 2011  |   By cnetjeremy77

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    very user friendly

    Cons

    not much infomation about unzipping files

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did everything an archive utility should, and more"

    August 1, 2011  |   By Sailfishkingfisher

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Works like a charm with most archive formats on Win7. It even works when I associate Mozilla add-on files (*.jar & *.xpi) which saves me having to rename them to *.zip, open with Win7, close with Win7, rename back to their previous name. Free is nice

    Cons

    None, so far.

    Summary

    Great archive utility, well worth the download.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does the Job, Every Time"

    July 29, 2011  |   By JPittam

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Works every time, without fail. No muss, no fuss, just gets 'er done.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative!

    Summary

    Solid, dependable, reliable.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome Product"

    July 23, 2011  |   By Jeetash

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Super Fast

    Cons

    nothing yet

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great product"

    July 20, 2011  |   By tc61565

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    found none

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Contrary program!!"

    July 19, 2011  |   By gtrobert

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    None that I have found

    Cons

    I have yet to get this silly thing to work as advertised. It was recommended to me so I tried to use it as opposed to my usual program but have been unable to.

    Summary

    I must be doing something wrong, the program has high ratings but fails to work for me even after uninstalling and re installing I still can not get it to work.

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