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"Highly efficient software for file compression and decompression"
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Compressed files help in many ways. A compressed file can contain multiple files that have been reduced to have a smaller size. Compressed archives are very famous thanks to the ease they can be handled with and the lighter size they have for quicker sharing.

Having a file compressor is essential for PC users. If you don´t have one installed in your PC yet, here is a great alternative.

7-zip is an efficient program designed for compressing files that outstands thanks to its high compression ratio. In order to achieve its goal, the compressor offers supports for all the most popular compression formats and brings a well-qualified range of useful features like the self-extracting capability for the 7z format.

The interface is pretty simple, as soon as you launch it you will visualize multiple buttons for different tasks on the top side: Add, Extract, Text, Copy, Move, Delete, and Info. On the other hand, there is a double panel for exploring files and some configuration options as well. One of the facilities you will enjoy is the contextual menu integration that allows users to work by making right clicks.

7-zip possesses its own format: 7z. You can use this format and obtain higher compression rates than you would with other formats on the market.

Compatibility is also good. 7-zip compresses/decompresses formats like ZIP, TAR, GZIP, 7z and BZIP2. Decompression is only possible for these formats: LZMA, Z, CHM, MSI, RPM, DEB, ARJ, DMG, HFS, UDF, CPIO, ISO, XAR, LZH, RAR, CAB, WIM and NSIS.

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Version 9.20
License Freeware
On Site Since 12/July/2010
Author Igor Pavlov
Last Update 22/June/2015
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Compatible Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10