- High compression ratio in 7z format
- Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
- Self-extracting capability for 7z format
- Integration with Windows Shell
- Powerful File Manager and command line version
- Plugin for FAR Manager
- Localizations for 79 languages
Packing/unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, Cramfs, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z
Software compatibility: works in Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT / ME / 98. There is also a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.
"In our tests, 7z archives were up to 40 percent smaller then their ZIP equivalents... Though the main interface is overly simple and looks like it was designed for Windows 95, it's not hard to use and fairly self-explanatory. 7-Zip is fine for casual users with a bit of computer savvy, but it's especially well-suited for developers and anyone else who moves between the Windows and Linux/Unix worlds."
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