7-Zip 9.20

An intuitive application with a very good compression ratio that can help you not only create and extract archives, but also test them for errors

There was a time when computer applications were few and a specific tool was used for each task one wanted to perform, such as image viewing, archiving files or converting videos. Nowadays however, the market has a lot more alternatives for each area, and when it comes to archivers, 7-Zip is definitely an app worth taking into consideration. 

Installing it is a simple procedure and it all takes only a few seconds since you have to deal with such a light package. The interface is the same as the ones we’ve seen in other compression tools, but 7-Zip also includes a powerful file manager, so browsing the files stored in archives is really simple.

The tool supports most archive formats out there, including RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, LZH, LZA, ARJ and ISO, but it also comes with its very own extension, namely 7z. 

You will be amazed by how fast 7-Zip compressed and decompresses files and the fact that it automatically places a bunch of options in the Windows context menu makes the whole thing a lot easier, while also saving a lot of time when it comes to managing archives. Those who do not like to have a cluttered Windows context menu can easily remove the 7-zip related items whenever they please. 

As expected, compression is a smooth operation and in case you really want to save some space on your hard drives, 7-Zip might come in very handy. Just right click the files you want to compress, select the function you need and you’re ready to go.

A feature not typically encountered in file compressors is the checkum calculator, meant to help you verify the integrity of any downloaded package. The Benchmark function also comes in handy when you want to test the performance of your computer. 

All in all, 7-Zip is the compression tool that you need to install if you are not willing to pay for a license for one the other similar apps on the market. It is freeware and works with so many formats that it you are bound to be satisfied with it.

7-Zip is a user-friendly software solution that enables you to quickly create archives with a high compression ratio.

Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format.
Command line version of 7-Zip can be used in Linux via Wine program.

Usually 7-Zip compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format. And 7-Zip compresses to zip format 2-10% better than other zip compatible programs.
Here are some key features of "7-Zip":
  • High compression ratio in the new 7z format
  • Supported formats:
  • Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and ZIP
  • Fast compression and decompression
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Localizations for 74 languages
What's New in This Release: 
  • 7-Zip now can create multivolume SFX archives in 7z format.
  • ZIP, NSIS, HFS, AR support was improved.
  • 7-Zip now supports files larger than 4 GiB in ISO archives
  • Improved compression ratio in 7z format with maximum or ultra level for
  • executable files (EXE and DLL) that are larger than 16 MB (improved BCJ2 filter).
  • Improved support for file pathnames longer than 260 characters.
  • CRC and SHA checksum calculation for files can be called via Explorer's context menu.
  • 7-Zip File Manager now also takes into account the numbers in filenames for sorting order.
  • 7-Zip File Manager can open files in "Parser" mode via "Open Archive > #" context menu command. It shows the list of archives inside file.
  • Command line version:
  • new -t# switch to open file in "Parser" mode and show the list of archives inside file.
  • new -stx{Type} switch to exclude archive type from using.
  • scs switch now supports UTF-16 encoding.

Publisher:Igor Pavlov
Size/OS::1 MB / Windows All




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