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Comment by jenniferpalmer831
about 7-Zip · Sep 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Like7-Zip more than WinRar


Comment by web_knows
about 7-Zip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

The 64-bit version is not working very flawlessly with Wintdows 7 64-bit. Other than that,4/5.


Comment by Anon
about 7-Zip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Zipeg is another unpacker but it is built on top of the 7zip backend so I guess its included here.


Comment by tomaskarban
about 7-Zip · Jul 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

While classic ZIP file is fine for daily use, 7-Zip offers much better compression for demanding situations.


Comment by lunolas
about 7-Zip · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Fast and simple file archiver with excellent Windows integration


Comment by marmotte31
about 7-Zip · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Love it! It's the best compression software ever :D


Comment by patmich
about 7-Zip · Apr 2020 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Because it is super powerful and easy to use.


Comment by hansencomputers
about 7-Zip · Dec 2019 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

7-Zip is simply the best compression tool around. Why would anyone use anything else?


Comment by zippy123
about 7-Zip · Aug 2019 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Works well. Easy to use.


7-zips context menu in Windows 7.

Comment by Ola
about 7-Zip and Windows 7 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

I can't get 7-zips context menu to work in Windows 7. Anyone?


I think I had this before. I uninstalled it and reinstalled the correct files. My PC is a X64 bit and i had installed the X86 bit version. Now i can right click and go to 7zip to extract, also open 7 zip and click the "7-zip" tab and intefrate it to shell context menu...well have everything checked there!

Some random stuff...

Comment by realnabarl
about 7-Zip and KuaiZip, B1 Free Archiver, FreeArc · Jan 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

The most popular formats are zip, rar and 7z.

Zip is free, but its features are quite limited nowadays.

Rar has quite a lot nice features.

7z does not have recovery record feature, but that is not very important, for my experience these years, I'm not helped with WinRAR recovery record feature. Internet transfer corruption? I did not experienced that.

The compression ratio is not that important like earlier days. So Rar cannot be called "bad" in most cases. The most superior of 7z is lossless bitmat compression (like BMP).

Do we need other formats?
There are arc format from Small FreeArc iconFreeArc, b1 format from Small B1 Free Archiver iconB1 Free Archiver, kz from Small KuaiZip iconKuaiZip, PEA from Small PeaZip iconPeaZip, if there are more good format, please comment. Arc is better IMO, and it is still in developing. But all of these do not have big difference, and the newer ones do not supported by most archivers. Self-extract archive with exe? Not a bad idea but is it really necessary for us to do that? It will confuses people IMO. So maybe we still just need 7z.


I mostly use 7z unless I've to send data to low-tech guys that does not know other format than Zip.
Rar is also an excellent format due to recovery records, something Arc seems to be trying to do in open source flavor - a nice plus, but I've never had to rely on it, nothing is better than doing proper backup!
There is also Zipx from WinZip, that quite catch up lower range of 7z and Rar compression, but in my experience it is too slow for what it offers.


Comment by LorDestinY
about 7-Zip and HaoZip · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful -10 Helpful Report as spam

The User Interface is so ugly that it gives me goosebumps every time I see it.

Try HaoZip. You wont regret it.


I don't understand why some people just won't use winrar...

WinRAR is outdated and doesn't support all the formats.
Also it gives that annoying trial warning message.

There is way better alternatives.

HaoZip is sketchy af