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7zip

A Windows utility for archiving files in its native 7Z, as well as ZIP, TAR and WIM (Windows image) compression formats. It can also decompress a large number of formats. 7Z archives can be up to 10% smaller than files compressed with other methods, and users have a choice of several algorithms and compression adjustments. Although there is a command line version for Linux/Unix, the Windows version provides a graphical interface with optional encryption. See archive program.
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In this paper, we compare the following softwares in the experiments: ComZip with CZ-BWT, bzip2, ComZip without CZ-BWT, and p7zip (7-zip for Linux).
Install and run 7-Zip, right-click the file or folder on your USB drive, and select 7-Zip > Add to Archive.
For analysis, 82 versions of 7-zip source code were used starting from release no.
WinRAR is able to decompress archives created by 7-Zip (.7z files).
A second compression test we ran is 7-Zip's built-in benchmark.
As a contrast, another popular software 7-zip in the x64 platform supports the data window up to 4 GB, and it can use AES encryption.
Furthermore, WinRAR is now also able to extract multipart ZIP archives created with 7-Zip. In order to unpack or browse in such archives the user needs to open .zip.001 in the WinRAR shell.
You could also use a third-party encryption program or an archiving program that includes encryption as an option, such as 7-Up (7-zip.org).
On the other hand, 7-zip scales really well with more cores.
To satisfy user demand and to maintain compatibility with various other formats, WinRAR is supporting the "Keep broken files" extraction option now also for 7-zip archives.
There are two ways to extract the files: via 7-Zip or the extract all function.