Best File Compression Software – 7-Zip 18.01 Released

Best file compression software 7-Zip version 18.01 has been released on January twenty eight two thousand eighteen. This is a bit of a subjective declaration. However, 7-Zip is the easiest and best file compression tool for Microsoft windows operating systems.

Fourteen bug fixes and improvements were incorporated in 7-Zip 18.01.

* small speed improvement
* multi block archives created
* nested multi block archives can be opened
* improved unpacking code
* internal code changes
* bug fixes

7-Zip is a free and open source program that supports Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000, and Windows Server NT. 7-Zip supports both x86 32 bit architecture and x64 64 bit architecture. You can always download the newest version of 7-Zip from a static link.

7-Zip can pack and unpack these file formats:

* 7z
* XZ
* BZIP2
* GZIP
* TAR
* ZIP
* WIM

7-Zip can ONLY unpack the following file formats:

* AR
* ARJ
* CAB
* CHM
* CPIO
* CramFS
* DMG
* EXT
* FAT
* GPT
* HFS
* IHEX
* ISO
* LZH
* LZMA
* MBR
* MSI
* NSIS
* NTFS
* QCOW2
* RAR
* RPM
* SquashFS
* UDF
* UEFI
* VDI
* VHD
* VMDK
* WIM
* XAR
* Z

The 7-Zip program comes with a file manager. Also, it is incorporated into Microsoft windows power shell. There is a command line version available as well.

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