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No recovery/parity

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No recovery/parity. There needs to be improvements for long term archiving.

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7zip hands down is the best compression and decompression software I have ever used

It is light, offers multiple features, and best of all, free.

I have never had to find another compression software since installing it.
Highly recommend.

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Solid block size

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Can specify solid block size for compression. This feature is missing in WinRAR, which can create only fully solid or non-solid archives.
It's very useful when you need to pack many small files into single archive with good compression rate (which cannot be done without making archive solid in case of lot small files), but retain ability to quickly extract arbitary file. In this mode, files are grouped into blocks of given size, so you don't need to skip entire archive to get the file in the end, you just need to skip from beginning of the file's block.

[Edited by SagePtr, July 19]

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Like many...

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I was a WinRAR user for years and 7-Zip is not only superior but completely free!

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I was a winrar fanatic

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I have switched from winrar to this and its great.

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Open Source, Support all archive files, Fast, high compression

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Decent stuff. Doing it's job. Whenever WinRAR isn't available or couldn't help, 7-Zip comes to the rescue.
I like it.

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hands down best archiver, would be better if it were fully multiplatform.

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Nice, free and open source awesome.

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It handles also RAR5, it got also a stable x64 ver...

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It handles dozens of formats (included RAR5), it got also a stable x64 version, and the compression time (or rate) improves with every release. I love it!

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Open source software that is easy to use, doesn't contain any kind of malware or bundleware, translated to many languages. Many options and settings how to add files to archive.

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Free and open source - what more could you ask for. Just needs to support more operating systems and it will get the last star.

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Most Popular Open Source File Archiver, with most archive file support, Faster and more compression than winRAR

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Free, Open Source, High compression ratio, Much More Supported formats and only 1 word Legendary :D

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