7-Zip Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to 7-Zip for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small PeaZip iconPeaZip, 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 Small WinRAR iconWinRAR (Freemium), Small Bandizip iconBandizip (Freemium), Small WinZip iconWinZip (Paid) and Small IZArc iconIZArc (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 21, 2021

    • PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      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.
      Positive comment 9 months ago 2 users agree and 2 don't

      braky It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago 4 users agree and 9 don't

    • WinRAR is a powerful archive manager.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      • ReactOS
      WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago 36 users agree and 6 don't

      22Ezra22 Has the best features and is easy to use.
      Positive comment 10 months ago 1 users agree and 2 don't

      neal_colgrass 7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago 17 users agree and 20 don't

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    • 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.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      roosso Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 6 users agree and 4 don't

      Great UI, efficient yet powerful
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 3 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago 4 users agree and 4 don't

    • 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 this is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • ReactOS
    • 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, GZ, GZA, HA...
      Most users think this is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    • Zipware is simple and free zip software for Microsoft Windows that supports all major archiving formats including the new RAR5 format.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • Free
      • Windows
      kyok Fast, easy, lightweight and good looking user interface
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      JTB3 Nearly Identical with Extra Features
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    • FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Helldorado i've tested many popular archivers (7z, winrar) but this acheived the highest compression ratio
      Positive comment 11 months ago

    • 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 .
      Most users think this is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • A simple and easy to use GUI based on 7zip for creating self-extracting archives and self-extracting installers.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 1.3, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Project Hosting.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • ExtractNow is a simple utility that allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from April 23rd, 2017.

      • Free
      • Windows
      • Wine