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Dealing with compressed files can be a frustrating exercise in finding the right software for the right software for the right file type.

7-zip is software made for Microsoft Windows primarily to compress and decompress files and directories (folders) in the 7-zip and zip format, but can decompress many other formats including, frequently used, arj and rar.

While 7-zip isn't the only program that does this you can rely on 7-zip to not come with advertisements that get in your way or to stop working because it is time or use-limited shareware.

Some of the features of 7-zip are:

  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Localizations for 79 languages


Key Features: 
Open source, free file compression and decompression.
Suitable for: 
Anyone needing to compress and decompress files.
Time commitment: 
Technical expertise needed: