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: 7zip vs. WinRAR what is better ???

10 Jun 2011   #11
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I did not like paying for WinRar, so I started using the free 7zip. I have not looked back...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jun 2011   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

I paid for WinRAR once, back in 2002, and have used its license key ever since, right up through the current 4.0 version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #13
TechN9Ne1730

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Of the two I prefer the Winrar of GUI, but 7-Zip is on my PC for the rare occasion it comes in use. However my preferred app is Extract Now. The main reasons are for its right click on a directory and being bale to search for archives. If you have folders inside a folder and each contains split rar archives, this makes it a breeze to extract them all quick and easy, and if I choose to it cleans up the mess by deleting all the rar files!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Jun 2011   #14
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
I paid for WinRAR once, back in 2002, and have used its license key ever since, right up through the current 4.0 version.
Really?
Is that normal or your lucky?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #15
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
I paid for WinRAR once, back in 2002, and have used its license key ever since, right up through the current 4.0 version.
Really?
Is that normal or your lucky?
Don't know, but that's how it worked.

The original 2002 purchase provided me with a RARREG.KEY file, and it simply needed to be dropped into the \WinRAR program folder... and presto, program registered. I'm still using that original RARREG.KEY file today, with the 4.0 64-bit version of the product.

Never a problem throughout all the intervening 2002-2011 years.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #16
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

One additional comment... I've recently had need to investigate and then extract from the installation files on a Win7 install DVD.

Specifically, these are compacted inside of INSTALL.WIM on the DVD.

And WIM files are NOT supported by the named alternatives, to the best of my knowledge.

Turns out there IS another non-free product, WINMOUNT, which DOES fully support WIM files... along with RAR, ZIP, 7Z, ISO, etc., so it too should be considered an option.

Now there is a "free" version of WINMOUNT, but it doesn't support WIM files as large as those found on the Win7 DVD. So you need to acquire the "non-free" professional version if you really want to be able to fully utilize its WIM-related feature for that purpose, which after all is the only truly common use of WIM files so you have no choice.

I've purchased WINMOUNT for just this WIM-related reason, and I also use WINRAR for virtually 100% of my normal needs as I'm used to it and it works perfectly on everything else (including RAR, ZIP, 7Z, ISO, etc.).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

another vote for 7Zip
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #18
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
I paid for WinRAR once, back in 2002, and have used its license key ever since, right up through the current 4.0 version.
Really?
Is that normal or your lucky?
Don't know, but that's how it worked.

The original 2002 purchase provided me with a RARREG.KEY file, and it simply needed to be dropped into the \WinRAR program folder... and presto, program registered. I'm still using that original RARREG.KEY file today, with the 4.0 64-bit version of the product.

Never a problem throughout all the intervening 2002-2011 years.
I have WinRAR ver 3.0 also from 2002 and when I tried adding the RARREG.KEY file to a newer version it would not work, so I still use the old version which I use just to unpack rar archives.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #19
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I have WinRAR ver 3.0 also from 2002 and when I tried adding the RARREG.KEY file to a newer version it would not work
Don't know what to say.

Just went back and checked my software-related email folder, and the only purchase receipt, correspondence, and attached "single PC usage" RARREG.KEY from RARSALES was back in late September 2002. That's it.

Doesn't actually say what version of WinRAR that applied to, but I'm going to guess it was version 3.

And I have never had any problem using it to register all newer releases, including the current 4.00 64-bit version I'm running.

Don't know how to explain your experience of failing to get the same results. Why not write to WinRar GmbH and ask?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2011   #20
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xHazard View Post
Hello Guys

What do you think is better 7Zip or WinRAR??

Please let me know what you Prefer

Thanks

I use both, but it depends on what you want to do. For basic compression creation and extraction, I like 7Zip. But, if you want to easily make a package (like a self-extracting zip file that launches a VBS or MSI or setup), I use WinRAR.

Also, the way 7Zip does extractions, I've seen it cause errors if you are doing more than one at a time. WinRAR does not have this issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 7zip vs. WinRAR what is better ???




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
7zip?
Hi, When I rt click on any folder, see 2 options of it i.e 7ip and CRC SHA.......whats that.....how it can removed...or it is needed? Thanks.
Software
7Zip not playing ball.
Hi Folks, My friends pc runs Win7 Pro, when a file is right clicked, select 7Zip > compress and email he gets a message 'there is no mail program etc' he has latest version of Win Live Mail & it's set as default. Its set in FF options.
Software
WinZip or 7Zip
What's generally used amongst the forum? Had 7Zip on the CD for my motherboard so I installed that.
Software
7Zip Question
Hi Folks, 7Zip is installed on 2 computers, Win7 Home Premium (My PC) & Win7 Professional. Both have Windows Live Mail 2012 installed and set as 'Default'. If I right click a folder on my pc, select 'Compress and Email' it works perfectly. On the other pc, I get a pop up saying there is no...
Software
7zip with recovery?
Hi, usually i have used WinRar to pack my Data. There I can also add some recovery data to to get aa more robust file. Now I tried 7zip and im also very happy with it. But I'm missing the add recovery data featue. Is there one? Don't find it on the GUI, but maybe with the parameters.
Software
Fix 7zip Archives?
Hey all :) Is there any program that can repair CRC errors in 7zip archives?
Software


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 10:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App