Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Data compression (not Audio) programs

02 Jun 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Data compression (not Audio) programs

Hi all
Winrar seems to be the choice these days of decent data compression but I like the .7Z format -- seems to compress even binary files better than winrar and its FREE (open source).

There's also a 64 bit version which works just fine on W7.

download here
Download


Any comments -- if I use this will this be incompatable or is winrar the one to use even though it's not "technically" free - you just have to put up with a little bit of nagware.

Cheers
jimbo


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Jun 2009   #2
supergex

Win Sev7n 7201 x64
 
 

I just saw It can compress *.dll file to 0kB
The entire archive with winrar weights 60MB compared to 45 with 7zip
I was really impressed so I think I will try it. Thanks for the link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've always been a fan of Winzip (since my Win 3.1 days), especially since it also accomodates .RAR files which it never did a few versions back.

And it's free (well, some minor restrictions but i've not seen them yet)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Data compression (not Audio) programs




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Compression INCREASED data size and completely filled drive!
I received message that C drive was nearly full. To my surprise discovered it was true. I have 148GB C drive and 153GB E drive with 240GB free. Programs inc Windows on C, data on E. Windows 7 with 64 bit, AMD A4-5300 processor 4GB RAM. I moved a few things from C to E to make a bit more room and...
General Discussion
Data compression software.
So hey guys, whatsup? so I have huge amout of game backups/software backups/random stuff I downloaded off internet. I organized all of it last night, trying to get more space, but I still have over 70gb of data, so barely i freed up 10gb of data, so is there any compression software that can...
Software
help with moving data and programs to SSD and HDD
I've just purchased a pc which has 111GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I've been advised to put programmes onto the SSD and use the HDD for data. Can you help plse. Which tutorial do I use? Thanks David
Performance & Maintenance
Where do you keep your programs and data?
As an old guy burned too many times by versions of Windows that flew erratically and all too often disintegrated in mid-flight, I have taken to keeping my programs and data in partitions (often on separate physical disks) from the OS. So when Windows cratered, I didn't have to exhume my...
General Discussion
Advice & Qs re: OS on C, data/programs on D
I have just installed Win 7 on my Dell 1525 inspiron laptop. I was previously running 7100 and needed to install the official program (Custom Install then deleted the windows.old). After backing up all of my data, etc. I decided to go a different route this time. I deleted the factory installed...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App