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- Category: Compression tools
- Version: 18.01
- Last update: 29/01/2018
- License: GNU
7-zip is the latest version of the popular file archiver that supports 7Z and ZIP formats. Compared to other zip compatyble programs, 7-zip offers better data packing algorithms, so that the ZIP file size can be from 2% to 10% smaller.
App can archive files to formats like 7Z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, and WIM. In addition, you can open and unpack file archives in format AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z. Compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests. Usually, 7-Zip compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format.
Archives created using 7-zip can be encrypted with strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats, password protected, split into smaller files or tested for correctness of the data. In the case of 7Z format, you can create self-extracting archives. The main advantage of the default format 7-zip application is open-source, the ability to support new methods of data compression, file support up to 16 billion GB and the speed of reading and writing data.
You can download 7-zip 18.01 for Windows .