4.3 out of 5 with 59 ratings

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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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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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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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No more unpaid software

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At the end we did it :)

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agree!! :)


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Much better than standard Zip for compression. If you compress plain text files such as HTML use the PPMd method rather than standard LZMA, which is better suited to other file types.

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

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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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Because it is Microsoft supported and created in a community just like my own, and community's work together

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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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Can't extract tar.gz files

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7zip hasn't been updated since 2010. But, tar.gz files have been around for decades. 7zip makes you extract the gzip, then tar, one at a time. It's not as awful as peazip which will essentially shut down your computer if you try the same thing, but I think I'm going back to WinRAR.

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it just works, extracts many different formats, open source, and its not winrar

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easy to use

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