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Windows 7: WinZip or 7Zip


27 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
WinZip or 7Zip

What's generally used amongst the forum?
Had 7Zip on the CD for my motherboard so I installed that.

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27 Jan 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I personally like the 9.32 alpha version of 7-Zip.

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7-Zip / Discussion / Open Discussion:7-Zip 9.32 alpha
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27 Jan 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

winrar for me.
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27 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Winrar for me as well but if some files dont open with winrar they will for sure open with 7zip so i keep both handy!
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27 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WinZip is for sure the most limited compression program out there, and is the one with the poorest ratios in their native format too. Given the options, I would go directly for 7Zip.

My personal preference since many years ago is WinRar, which is quite similar to 7Zip, with a few different features.
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28 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

7-Zip for me.
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28 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Be aware that WinZip is a commercial product. It is not free.
I see that WinZip also sells a registry cleaner. Another strike against it.

My file manager has built in support for ZIP and RAR but when more is needed I use 7-Zip.
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28 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

A lot of votes for 7zip. Looks like I'll be installing that on the rest of my computers.
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28 Jan 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I personally like the 9.32 alpha version of 7-Zip.

7-Zip

7-Zip / Discussion / Open Discussion:7-Zip 9.32 alpha
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28 Jan 2014   #10

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

7-Zip. The compression ratio when you use the .7z format is far superior to anything else that I've come across.
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