Monday, May 4, 2009

Free Winzip and WinRAR alternative in 7zip

7zip is a great, free software package that works well for compressing and decompressing many different compressed file types. This is specifically useful for .zip, .rar, .gzip, .tar, and many others. They list the compatible files on their homepage, If you want to give it a try you can download it for free from It's also nice to have so you don't have to deal with WinZip reminding you that it's not free software and that you're supposed to purchase it.

If you're just looking for a free way to open RAR archives, 7zip is your answer. Simply install 7zip, then right-click your RAR file and go into the new 7-zip option to choose Extract.

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