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  • 3.0 stars

    "Product is fine but don't download it here"

    January 12, 2014  |   By sneakpeekgeek

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Good free product that handles both zip and tar files

    Cons

    The most hideous download experience I've had in years from this site...complete with crapware and attempted browser hijack. After navigating all this, installation did not complete.

    Summary

    I cleaned up and installed same program from Sourceforge with no spamware or hassles. I've used CNET since they've existed, but the amount of garbage connected with downloading this program from this site was over the top. They need to fix it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Did not provide ability to create ISO files as promised"

    January 4, 2014  |   By ChrisAllen CNET

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Intuitive UI

    Cons

    Description says app will create ISO files. That choice was nowhere to be found.

    Summary

    At first glance this appears a capable, if unremarkable, file compressor. But it omits at least one important promised format - ISO - and who knows how many others.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs browser hijack"

    December 31, 2013  |   By DESiegel60

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    None, because I uninstalled it at once.

    Cons

    Installs a browser hijack. Presents this as an option, and when the option is deselected installs it anyway, on all browsers in the computer. Removing it requires resetting browsers to their defaults after uninstalling the hijack program, thus losing desired add-ins and plug-ins. Cnet should refuse to carry such malware.

    Summary

    Don't download this until the hijack is certified removed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked just fine for me"

    December 3, 2013  |   By FraserGlen

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Opened Win_Zip File I needed

    Cons

    I have no "con" comment for this review

    Summary

    Good Application

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Didn't work"

    November 18, 2013  |   By nonnox15

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    I have no pros

    Cons

    Downloaded but it would not open zip files

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is free and works the way I want"

    November 16, 2013  |   By mohand71

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    It is free

    Cons

    Less functionality compared to WinZip

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Fair to middling zip ware"

    November 12, 2013  |   By batsdude

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    None to really speak of

    Cons

    Certainly not for beginners, as the "help" doesn't really help much. Overly complicated control. Earlier zip ware was much easier to use. Should have the option to not prioritize itself as the only zipware. Creating self extracting packages could certainly be much simpler.

    Summary

    All in all, it's overly complicated, not too helpful, overly proprietary average stuff, that could use a little automation, and more user control settings. Really NOT for beginners.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fairly intuitive;easy to use"

    October 27, 2013  |   By CLR1

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Fairly easy to figure out

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does everything you need"

    October 22, 2013  |   By BrerBunny

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Has all the required features, you can compress and extract files and is presented in a no-nonsense basic gui which is kind on memory.
    Contrary to some of the claims in the reviews here, you CAN create an archive. You simply click on the files you wish to add to your archive and then click "Add". It then gives you a dialogue in which you create your archive.

    Cons

    This program assumes you have some knowledge of computers, but is that a bad thing?

    Summary

    Excellent product, simple, no nonsense and kind on memory

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The concern about new archives is a misunderstanding."

    September 17, 2013  |   By Cantiloper

    Version: 7-Zip 9.22 beta

    Pros

    Works at least somewhat better than Zip.

    Cons

    They *should* have had a menu item specifically saying "create an archive" to avoid the confusion presented by just offering "add to archive."

    Summary

    I think the poster concerned that he could not create new archives but must add to an existing archive misunderstands how the program works. It asks you if you want to "add to" an archive with your basic file name (the file you are compressing) with the extension .7z

    It then creates that file, slightly more compact than zip Ultra ppmd, in about the same timeframe. (haven't done that full comparison for video files alone, but did it for a 2 gig directory with several thousand small mixed file types and a hundred or so subdirectories included.)

    - MJM

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