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

11 Jun 2011   #21
MikeS104

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
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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?
Work bought v3.x for myself and another guy. Our key files work with v4.


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12 Jun 2011   #22
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

7zip for me too. It is allegedly more secure, harder to crack. There are free Winrar password crackers which claim to work in minutes.
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12 Jun 2011   #23
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

WinRAR DEMO
Whats with the giant signature graphics ?
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12 Jun 2011   #24
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
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.
7zip opens WIM files from the Win7 DVD just fine... o.o
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12 Jun 2011   #25
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

7 Zip. First and mainly reason because its free,and I think that it have higher compression than WinRar.
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12 Jun 2011   #26
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

I use both but prefer WinRAR since it has more features and a complete GUI unlike 7-zip
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12 Jun 2011   #27
dsperber

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
7zip opens WIM files from the Win7 DVD just fine... o.o
Didn't know that. Never actually used the product, being a WinRAR user forever.

WinRAR doesn't support WIM, hence my discovery of WinMount when I needed that functionality. I incorrectly assumed WIM support was unique in WinMount, and since it was not in WinRAR that it would also not be in 7zip. This was obviously naive. I should have checked first.

Thanks for this info.
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12 Jun 2011   #28
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I use both, winrar for archiving , and 7zip to open files winrar cant..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
7zip for me too. It is allegedly more secure, harder to crack. There are free Winrar password crackers which claim to work in minutes.
Its actually up to the user of winrar or 7zip to create a strong password, and to choose settings like encrypt/hide file names ect, The so called Cracking software your talking about uses a dictionary/bruiteforce attack therefore they are only able to crack insecure passwords, so no their is no easy backdoor or any other easy known cracking method in winrar as long as you use a secure password and the right settings so others cant view filenames.

Here is an example of a secure 233 bit password generated by a free software called Passworg.
/!yA, sl%.D6JL+]ZI=bhBtQ)VPi:x

But in the long run if your trying to encrypt single files or packed archives, and your worried about backdoors or someone cracking your files something like AxCrypt is way more secure than winrar or 7zip by a long run, check out the Features page for more info and all the features winrar and 7zip lack.

Another issue to be concerned about is the file itsself before you archived it has probably been copied to other places on your hd in one way or another, be it cache, file index (Search Feature Catalogs), thumbs.db, last file access ect.
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12 Jun 2011   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

PowerIso opens wim's too.
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13 Jun 2011   #30
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

for all android fans, 7-zip opens apk files too.
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