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File Compression Alternatives

File Compression is described as 'Compress and decompress files' and is a File Compressor in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to File Compression for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like File Compression are PeaZip, NanaZip, 7-Zip ZS and WinZip.

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

    7-Zip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    111 alternatives to 7-Zip 

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

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    1.  Lightweight7-Zip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-free7-Zip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Portable7-Zip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Windows Explorer Extension7-Zip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    5.  Works Offline7-Zip can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  Encrypted Backup7-Zip uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    Add to Archive
  2. PeaZip icon

    PeaZip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • 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.
    PeaZip
    Archive creation


  3. NanaZip icon

    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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  4. 7-Zip ZS icon

    7-Zip ZS

    104 alternatives to 7-Zip ZS 

    7-Zip with support for Zstandard, Brotli, Lz4, Lz5 and Lizard Compression. Open source under LGPL-2.1 license.

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    ZStandard Support
  5. WinZip icon

    WinZip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • 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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  6. LZ4

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • BSD
    14 alternatives to LZ4 

    It features an extremely fast decoder, with speed in multiple GB/s per core, typically reaching RAM speed limits on multi-core systems.

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    Explzh for Windows

    • Windows
    102 alternatives to Explzh for Windows 

    Explzh for Windows is a file operation tool created with the concept of treating archive files, CD-ROM virtual disk images (ISO-9660 / ISO-13346), and FTP hosts as virtual folders and handling them like an explorer.

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  8. ALZip icon

    ALZip

    • Windows
    84 alternatives to ALZip 

    ALZip is a file compression program that can unzip 40 different zip file archives. ALZip can zip files into 8 different archives such as ZIP, EGG, TAR and others. In ALZip version 8, ALZip’s own EGG format, that Unicode and other powerful function supported, can be used.

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  9. 8 Zip icon

    8 Zip

    • Windows
    • Windows Phone
    85 alternatives to 8 Zip 

    Out with the old, in with the new. The powerful archiver 8 Zip has expanded its set of capabilities with the new Continuum and Windows Hello technologies.

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  10. ZIP Self Extractor Maker icon

    ZIP Self Extractor Maker

    104 alternatives to ZIP Self Extractor Maker 

    Easy to use ZIP Self Extractor maker with many options - Create self-extracting ZIP executable files.

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