Best Free ZIP / RAR Software for Windows

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

7-Zip offers a free (open source) file compression and decompression utility. It supports decompression of rar and zip files and allows you to compress files in zip or 7z format. It is not a trial software and IMHO is far better than any of the popular trial softwares like Winzip and Winrar. Go get it from here.

The main features of 7-Zip

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • 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.
  • 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
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 79 languages

If you found this useful, please consider leaving a comment or liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Possibly related posts (generated automatically):

  1. Free Virtual Drive Software for Windows 7
  2. Convert Any Document (Word) to PDF For Free (Windows 7)
  3. Must Have Free Windows 7 Software
  4. Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac
  5. Free Subtitle Ripping Software for Windows 7 (SubRip)
  6. Free Video Encoding in Windows 7 Using AutoGK
  7. Best Partition Software for Windows and Linux (Free)
  8. Free Video Encoding in Windows 7 Using meGUI

You might also like

Torrent Website for Free Software For those who...
Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 There are...
Must Have Free Windows 7 Software Open source/free...
How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images One might need...

About the Author

has written 1314 posts on this blog.

Meditating towards his "nerdvana", lifehacker is a teacher by the day and a nerdy blogger by the night. He lives to learn and yearns to learn living.

Write a Comment

Gravatars are small images that can show your personality. You can get your gravatar for free today!

*
Your Ad Here

Copyright © 2012 Hack Your Life!. All rights reserved.
Proudly powered by WordPress. Developed by Deluxe Themes