7-Zip is the popular file archiver software (a group of files compressed in a single file known as archiver) which can be installed on any computer for eg. personal and commercial computers. Unlike WinRar, you don’t have to pay even a single penny to use this software. 7-Zip is free as well as open-source software developed by Igor Pavlov which was first released in 1999. After the first release, 7-Zip became so popular because it uses its own 7z compression format but can also read and write other archive formats for eg. (ZIP, WIM, XZ, GZIP, TAR, BZIP2, RAR, etc.)
You can download and install 7-Zip on the following operating systems like Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. This is just not the end, you can also download and install 7-Zip on a lower version of Microsoft operating systems like Windows 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. If you are running Ubuntu or any Linux/Unix OS you can install a command-line version of 7-Zip.
With the power of 7-Zip Software, you can highly compress any files in a single archive. Once the file is highly compressed the file size is also reduced. So you might be wondering how is this possible to reduce the file size using archive. Well, the fact is very simple. 7-Zip uses LZMA and LZMA2 (the full-form of LZMA is Lempel–Ziv–Markov) is an algorithm which is used to perform lossless data compression and because of this algorithm, the file size is reduced after compression and converted into container know as a file archive.
7-ZIP Features Should be Noticed
- 7Zip has the ability to compress files and reduced its size with the power of LZMA and LZMA2.
- The ability of 256bit encryption in 7z and ZIP archives
- Cool and nice UI (User Interface)
- Ability to Integrate with System Shell (Option can be found in setting or while installing the software)
- 7Zip is also designed like a second Windows Explorer (File Manager)
- Command Line Version is also there if you don’t like UI
- Almost all Extensions are supported in 7Zip
- Support of 87 Language
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