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
- 7-zip logo by Igor Pavlov hosted by