7-Zip Reviews

No recovery/parity

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

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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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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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Essential !!!

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If you still have doubts about this gem, just notice its number of "Likes" compared to those of the next competitor: WinRAR.

This is an essential part of the Freeware / OpenSource suite of applications that I always install and use on my PC.

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7Zip is really awesome

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I see a few comments about users coming from winrar and switching over to 7zip. We are one of those too.

7zip may show as unfriendly until you show the users that they can right click and use 7zip from the right click menu.

7zip can also extract many compressed file and has decent compression ratio. Its compression ratio though is not as good as windrar's compression ratio. If the compression ratio is not of a concern, then 7zip is perfect especially for the cost.

7zip also has a command line interface which means you can do quite a bit of automation. This is something for more advanced users.

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Free and lightweight and gives all the options - perfect

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Using it for I don't know how many years and it's never failed me
Super light and easy to use

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RAR5 support!

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Finally with the latest beta version (15.06) it can even handle RAR5 files. :)

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Best archive manager

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Free, open source, powerful. 7z is an awesome format! What else do you need?

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No more unpaid software

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At the end we did it :)

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agree!! :)

Awesome? That's it.

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What a great tool. Very handy with plenty of compressed files. Minimal interface, many options, no belles and whistles.

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The Best

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No other like it, just does what it is suppose to do!

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