7-Zip is an open-source free file archiver application that provides a very high file compression ratio. This free archive or zip file maker software is available for both personal and commercial use without any restrictions or you don’t need to register this free file archiver and you can use it without a license key. This software supports all Windows operating systems like Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and including Windows XP and previous versions of Windows OS. Version 19.0 is currently the most recent version of this free file archiver.
A file archiver is a piece of software that is used to compress and store multiple files and folders in an archive. It is also capable of open or decompresses different archive formats. There are several file archiver applications available and most applications are capable of compress a bunch of large files to make them smaller. It saves disk memory and is easy to store. Archives are easier to transfer through email or through other mediums.
It is one of the most popular file archivers that capable of both creating and opening archives. It is a very lightweight application having a simple and friendly interface. It is a very powerful archive manager application and it even can compress 1000 MB files into just 10 MB or less. The default archive file created by 7-Zip is called 7Z. Besides 7Z, it can produce some other archive formats like BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, WIM, XZ, and ZIP.
7-Zip can decompress or unpack several other archive formats. These are 7Z, ARJ, BZ2, BZIP2, CAB, CHM, CHW, CPIO, CRAMFS, DEB, DMG, DOC, EXE, FAT, GZ, GZIP, HFS, HXS, ISO, LHA, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NTFS, PPT, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SQUASHFS, SWM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, VDI, VDMK, VHD, WIM, XAR, XLS, XZ, Z01 & Z02, etc., Z, ZIP, and ZIPX.
It can also produce a highly secure archive. It provides a strong encryption facility to protect archive files with a password. 7Zip uses a 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption system, which is one of the most secure and strongest data encryption technology.
- File Name: 7-Zip
- Developer: Igor Pavlov
- Website: 7-zip.org
- Size: less than 2 MB
- License: Open Source/Free
- Category: File Archiver
- Platform: Windows
- Version: 19.00
- Updated on: 01 May 2021
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