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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Zip/ Compression Utility Software - 7 Zip

7-zip ( is an excellent compression/ decompression utility. The tool provides some real good features and the interface is also quite simple. 7-zip is based on the 7z archive format which provides a high compression ratio. Another advantage of 7z format is its open architecture to support any new compression method. Some of the useful features are as mentioned below :

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format. LZMA compression with
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Localizations for 69 languages
Undoubtedly, a useful utility and my favourite as well

1 comment:

yokin said...

Yes its really an excellent utility for compression and decompression . One more wonderful utility for data recovery, I experienced , is Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software.