7-Zip Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to 7-Zip for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is PeaZip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to 7-Zip and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to 7-Zip are WinRAR (Freemium), Bandizip (Freemium), WinZip (Paid) and GtkHash (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

    1. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
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      PeaZip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      ryangreen Basically 7-Zip but with a better user interface, and better integration with Windows. Unless you want more control than the standard Fastest-Ultra presets, PeaZip is probably better for you.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Akhilesh_T It has a 2 Factor Authentication for encrypting files/folders. You can use a Key File along with your Password.
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

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      josephcw PeaZip is simpler, newr, and has a more attractive GUI than 7-Zip.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      braky It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      The GUI make it easy to use!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • BSD
      • ReactOS
      WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
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      WinRAR vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      22Ezra22 Has the best features and is easy to use.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      neal_colgrass 7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible.
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

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      Gabrielvoc I like Winrar because of the possibility of creating profiles
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      alfinge0893 It's fastest, more secure, all that i want.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.
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      Bandizip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Bandizip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      roosso Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Great UI, efficient yet powerful
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • ReactOS
      The world's best file compressor in the world. Start saving your time with the world's #1 compression software. Zip, protect, manage and share all your files quickly and easily.
      Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      • BSD
      • Cinnamon
      • GNOME
      • MATE
      • Xfce
      Currently supported hash functions include CRC32, ADLER32, GOST, MD2, MD4, MD5, MD6, SHA1, SHA2, SHA3, RIPEMD, HAVAL, TIGER, WHIRLPOOL and BLAKE2. - Support for verifying checksum files from sfv, sha256sum, etc.
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      GtkHash vs 7-Zip opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      poppabearten This is a file checksum/hash utility, not a compression/de-compression utility. Wrong category for 7-zip.
      Negative comment 3 months ago

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    3. Zip Utility - NEWS since - "Version 4.2 = NO MORE ADWARE. IZARC INSTALLER IS COMPLETELY ADWARE FREE" No bundleware that is showing in description.

      Bundleware

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      Most users think IZArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    4. FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.

      Discontinued

      Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

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      FreeArc vs 7-Zip opinions
      Most users think FreeArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      Helldorado i've tested many popular archivers (7z, winrar) but this acheived the highest compression ratio
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. Zipware has been designed to be simple, fast and stable to handle both small and large archives. Zipware also supports many Linux archive formats such as tar and gzip. Zipware is freeware and can be downloaded below.
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      Zipware vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Zipware is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      kyok Fast, easy, lightweight and good looking user interface
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      JTB3 Nearly Identical with Extra Features
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    6. p7zip is a port of the command line version of the 7-Zip file archiver to POSIX-conforming operating systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.
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      p7zip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think p7zip is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      7-Zip is a graphical program and p7zip is command line only
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      It uses the same engine and compression of 7zip, so if you care more about that than the GUI, this is the best.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress .b1, zip, rar or .7z archive from your computer directly online.
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      Most users think B1 Free Archiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
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