In this paper, we compare the following softwares in the experiments: ComZip with CZ-BWT, bzip2, ComZip without CZ-BWT, and p7zip (7-zip
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
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
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
There are two ways to extract the files: via 7-Zip
or the extract all function.