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

13 Jun 2011   #31
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
for all android fans, 7-zip opens apk files too.
Of course...


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13 Apr 2013   #32
jokemaker

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

For such a long thread, very few posts respond to the OP's question, which is which is better.

I just made a few tests, and both created zip files of identical size, in roughly the same time.
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13 Apr 2013   #33
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jokemaker View Post
..which is which is better...
"Which is better" is completely subjective and impossible to answer because there cannot be "better" or "best" it all comes down to something personal. Something "better" for one person would not be "better" for another.

And for the record, ZIP format is the same in 7zip and WinRAR because that is the format of another compression algorithm which will preform the same regardless.
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13 Apr 2013   #34
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

7zip is open source, WinRAR is proprietary. Beyond that there's not much that differentiates the two.
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13 Apr 2013   #35
jokemaker

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jokemaker View Post
..which is which is better...
"Which is better" is completely subjective and impossible to answer because there cannot be "better" or "best" it all comes down to something personal. Something "better" for one person would not be "better" for another.
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Wrong. Some issues are objective, such as the two issues I addressed: resulting file size and time required.
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13 Apr 2013   #36
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Jokemaker,

You compressed to the .ZIP format, which is why the resultant archive size was the same.

If you had used the propriety .7z format, then the 7ZIP archive would have been smaller. Read logicearths reply again - he explains the same thing

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13 Apr 2013   #37
jokemaker

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Jokemaker,

You compressed to the .ZIP format, which is why the resultant archive size was the same.

If you had used the propriety .7z format, then the 7ZIP archive would have been smaller. Read logicearths reply again - he explains the same thing

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I read that part and I have no disagreement with it. In fact, it is quite relevant to the OP's original question. I was disagreeing with the other part of his post, in which he makes a completely different statement.
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14 Apr 2013   #38
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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