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  • ExtractNow

    ExtractNow is a simple utility that allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily. Why wear out your clicking finger extracting files one by one when...

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  • IZArc

    IZArc is the best freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA...

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  • BetterZip

    Extract Only Files You Really Need. Create Archives. Update Archives. Protect Your Data. Open Archives Without Extracting (ZIP, SIT, TAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip...

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  • Xarchiver

    Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. It was developed with a simple GUI which that could be used with any desktop...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • PowerArchiver

    PowerArchiver is a proprietary file archiver for Microsoft Windows. It supports full read-write access to several different archive formats, including ZIP, 7z and Tar....

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  • Info-ZIP

    Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989. It consists of 4 separately-installable packages: the Zip and...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No updates since 2008
  • gzip

    GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Entropy

    Easily create, open and preview popular archive files like ZIP, RAR, 7z, TGZ and more ( 30+ formats supported ). An unparalleled feature set makes Entropy the...

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    • Discontinued No support for macOS Sierra. No Update since 13.12.2013 so since 3 years. See https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/entropy/id437151949
  • KGB Archiver

    KGB Archiver is the compression tool with an unbelievably high compression rate. Unfortunately, in spite of its powerful compression rate, it has high hardware...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Software no longer updated since 2 years ago. Site domain is on sale.
  • 7zX

    7zX is a file archiver with high compression ratio. Compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests. Usually 7zX compresses to 7z format...

    Free Mac OS X

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.7.1, released in March 2008, can be still downloaded from MacUpdate.

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Comment by lunolas
about 7-Zip · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Fast and simple file archiver with excellent Windows integration

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Comment by marmotte31
about 7-Zip · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

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

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

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

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7-zips context menu in Windows 7.

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

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

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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!

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

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

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Some random stuff...

Comment by realnabarl
about 7-Zip and KuaiZip, B1 Free Archiver, FreeArc · Jan 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -1 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.

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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.

Goosebumps

Comment by LorDestinY
about 7-Zip and HaoZip · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful -5 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.

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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.