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7-zip (64-bit Version) | Pcworld

visit here Speaking of market dominance, thats another key difference between the 7z and ZIP formats. Windows Explorer has been handling ZIP files like folders for years, and most people recognize them instantly and work with them all the time. But send someone a .7Z file, and they may not know what to do with it--in fact, they may not even realize its a compressed file. Note that I call it a difference rather than a disadvantage: These days, many email providers (including Gmail) snoop into any ZIP file you send, and if it contains executable files, simply dont let you send it. Compress your executables using 7-Zip, and you can email them to anyone you like. 7-Zip doesnt always offer a superior compression ratio: When I tested it with a folder full of JPG files (which are already well-compressed), the resulting 7z archive was actually 78KB larger than a ZIP of the same folder produced by Windows Explorer. However, the archive was nearly 34MB in size, so a 78KB difference is negligible. When you first launch 7-Zip, its interface is simple and sparse: Just a list of files, along with six large toolbar buttons and a menu. No Wizards, welcome dialogs or any other pesky interruptions between you and your files.

Original article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/232451/7zip_64bit_version.html

7-Zip 9.33 Alpha Now Available for Windows Users [Updated]

7-Zip 9.22 Beta is a preview version of the next stable release that gives users the chance to try out its feature lineup before the public launch, while also helping the developing team fix any bugs that might exist in the app. There are no release notes for this beta version right now, as the parent company launched it only a few minutes ago, but it's safe to assume that it addresses the majority of bugs you've found in the previous versions. As a result, make sure that you deploy this version if you've found some issues in other betas. Of course, 7-Zip continues to work like a charm on all Windows editions on the market, including Windows XP, which remains the second most-used operating system worldwide despite the fact that Microsoft is no longer releasing updates and security patches. Overall, this new release is quite a great occasion to try out the feature lineup of the next stable build, so download 7-Zip 7.22 Beta right now to see what it brings new. Update: we changed the title to reflect that the new version is actually 9.33 Alpha (the original article pointed to 9.22 Beta). This was released a couple of days ago and brought a new Add to archive dialog box, an improved Extract screen with options to Eliminate duplication of root folder, revised command line version, and improved NSIS support. Here is the full changelog for 7-Zip 9.33 Alpha and thanks to everyone for sending this in.

Original article here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/7-Zip-9-22-Beta-Now-Available-for-Windows-Users-446962.shtml

Bandizip is probably the best free file archiver right now | gHacks Technology News

bandizip The default action is to open Bandizip to display the contents of the archive. You can change that however so that the archive gets extracted automatically for instance instead. As far as customizations go, there are quite a few that make life easier for you. Here is a short list: Configure what is displayed in the context menu and what is not. Option to open the folder of an extracted archive after the operation completes. Handling of long path names that exceed 260 characters. Command line support. When it comes to creating archives, Bandizip may not support a massive amount of options but the important ones are there. It can create eight different archive types including zip and 7z, split up volumes, add password protection, self-extracting archives and change compression levels.

Original article here: http://www.ghacks.net/2014/06/24/bandizip-probably-best-free-file-archiver-right-now/

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