7-Zip is practically one of the best options for all those users out there who are looking for a powerful file archiver capable to offer both efficiency and speed. This software offers a wide compatibility with several compression and non- compression file formats, thanks to this software the user will be able to open files with the next formats: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, etc. This is the ideal compression tool for all those users who are looking for a very efficient way to compress their files for free.
7-Zip is capable to pack your single files or whole folders of them in several compression formats, such as: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, etc. The 7z file extension is actually the predetermined file extension of this software, offers a really good compression rate and speed, it has become one of the favorite choices for many users to pack their files (especially over the internet). Additionally this software is also capable to open MSI files; this allows access to Meta files within the file’s main contents.
One of the most outstanding features this powerful compressing tool is with no doubt the compression ratio it offers when using certain file formats, such as ZIP and GZIP formats. The compression ratio offered by 7-Zip when handling those two formats is way better than the one offered for other similar paid softwares available in the market. A strong AES-256 encryption system is offered when working with 7Z and ZIP formats. It’s also offered an extra feature when working with 7Z files, these files can actually be self-extracted. This file archiver offers full support for 79 different languages. 7-Zip runs well on 7 / 2008 / 2003 / Vista / XP / 2000 / NT / ME / 98.