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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, Bandizip, WinZip and IZArc.

7-Zip alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of 7-Zip.
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  1. PeaZip icon

    PeaZip

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    • PortableApps.com
    96 alternatives to PeaZip 

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionPeaZip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationPeaZip supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  PortablePeaZip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
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    josephcw

    PeaZip is simpler, newr, and has a more attractive GUI than 7-Zip.

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    FrancisHess

    I has nice UI but a little bit slow to start

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    POX

    The best file archiver I've used on Linux. It supports almost all file formats, and it's fast and lightweight.

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    BloodRaven0

    Modernized, has more features and is way prettier! Not as fast to startup as 7zip though, but it's not too bad.

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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.

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    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.

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    braky

    It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.

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    WinRAR

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    103 alternatives to WinRAR 

    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

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    1.  AES-256 EncryptionWinRAR has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    2.  Command line interfaceWinRAR either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
    Guest

    graphical user interface is good

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    neal_colgrass

    7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.

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    Guest

    WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible.

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    Gabrielvoc

    I like Winrar because of the possibility of creating profiles

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    22Ezra22

    Has the best features and is easy to use.

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    alfinge0893

    It's fastest, more secure, all that i want.

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    Bandizip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    91 alternatives to Bandizip 

    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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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionBandizip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  Command line interfaceBandizip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  LightweightBandizip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Ad-freeBandizip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Bandizip vs 7-Zip opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Bandizip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    Guest

    Great UI, efficient yet powerful

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    roosso

    Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.

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    relink2013

    Unless I'm missing something there is no "Freemium" version for macOS.

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    Guest

    Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!

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  4. WinZip icon

    WinZip

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    • ReactOS
    104 alternatives to WinZip 

    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.

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    WinZip vs 7-Zip opinions
    Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
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    IZArc

    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    95 alternatives to IZArc 

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

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    1.  Built-in viewerIZArc shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionIZArc can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Most users think IZArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.


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    p7zip

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    • Haiku
    89 alternatives to p7zip 

    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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    1.  Command line interfacep7zip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Some users think p7zip is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      Guest

      7-Zip is a graphical program and p7zip is command line only

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      Guest

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

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      FreeArc

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      • Linux
      84 alternatives to FreeArc 

      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.

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      1.  PortableFreeArc can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

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

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      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

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      NanaZip

      • Windows
      88 alternatives to NanaZip 

      NanaZip is an open source file archiver intended for the modern Windows experience, forked from the source code of well-known open source file archiver 7-Zip 21.03.

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      Eyji

      Simpler interface and better Windows integration, with a working context menu for Windows 11

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      B1 Free Archiver

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      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      89 alternatives to B1 Free Archiver 

      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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      B1 Free Archiver vs 7-Zip opinions
      Most users think B1 Free Archiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
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      Zipware

      • Windows
      59 alternatives to Zipware 

      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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      Discontinued

      This application hasn't been updated since 2018.

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      Almost everyone thinks Zipware is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      kyok

      Fast, easy, lightweight and good looking user interface

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      JTB3

      Nearly Identical with Extra Features

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