7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability, and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes, and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.
Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK, etc.
7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.
|System Requirements:||WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine|
|Writes settings to:||Application folder|
|License:||Program and Launcher: GPL, 7z format: LGPL|
|How to extract:||Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.|
|Similar/alternative apps:||Peazip, BandiZip|