Do you use 7-Zip?

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Do you use 7-Zip?

  1. Yes - please give reason

    67.6%
  2. No- please give reason

    31.5%
  3. Never heard of it

    0.9%
  1. Stigg

    Stigg Registered Member

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  2. elapsed

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    Not sure, but I'm willing to bet that 7zip compares quite well to 7zip ;)
     
  3. m00nbl00d

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    Well, I can say that moments ago I needed to extract an ISO file, and 7-Zip kept saying it wasn't possible to extract it. Winzip, on the other hand, was able to extract it. :D

    I use 7-Zip 99% of my time, because it's free, but sometimes free won't be enough... and you got to go the trial way. :D
     
  4. ams963

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    LOL. Yeah that's for sure.
     
  5. Noob

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    I installed 7-Zip a few months ago to try it, even though i still have it installed i no longer use it.
    I'm fine with WinRar trialware. :D
     
  6. marc57

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  7. operamail

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    Yes, I do use 7-Zip. It's an open source application and free of charge. The most important thing is that it works for me. Never've had a problem.
     
  8. Stigg

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    Extracting To Original Folder Path

    OK 7-Zip gurus. I have a question for you.

    I have been messing around with 7-Zip lately, but when I extract an archive, 7-Zip creates an extra folder by the name of whatever the archive name is.

    How do I stop it from creating that extra folder name by default?
    I simple want it to default to the same, original folder path as it was before it was zipped.

    I know you can turn this setting on or off in WinRAR, but I can't see how to do it in 7-Zip.
     
  9. SirDrexl

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    Re: Extracting To Original Folder Path

    Well, the way I always do it is by right-clicking the file to bring up the context menu. From there you can choose to extract to a new folder, a folder with the same name as the file, or the same folder.
     
  10. Stigg

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    Re: Extracting To Original Folder Path

    OK. I see. Do it from the other end. It doesn't allow you to do it from the front end.

    Thanks.

    Just one other thing.
    Can you make self-extracting SFX archives with it?
     
  11. The Hammer

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    WinRaR for me.
     
  12. Bob D

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    Yes, but not often do I need archiving.

    feandur.
     
  14. TigerRaptorFX

    TigerRaptorFX Registered Member

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    Been using 7 zip for so long. I don't remember when I started using it. :blink:
     
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  16. Debby747

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    7-zip is too slow!

    Check out FreeArc:
    www.freearc.org

    It's lightning fast and achieves a lot more compression compared to 7-zip and WinRAR.

    Greetings
    D.
     
  17. gerardwil

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    Last program version — 0.666 , I wonder if it is still devellopped.
     

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  18. DBone

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    Question regarding 7-Zip. If I have a 250MB antivirus installer on my desktop, can 7-Zip compress it enough that I could email it to my dad? And if so, will it compress it in a format that he can extract it from within Windows as he doesn't have any Zip type software installed?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  19. Hungry Man

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    That's completely dependent on the file. Some files can be compressed quite a lot and some benefit very little.
     
  20. Probably not if it's an installer. Most installers are already compressed - often using the same algorithm as 7zip.
     
  21. guest

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    Yes it is, check here: http://www.freearc.org/Download-Alpha.aspx

    BTW, I never used this software, so I don't know how exactly it compares with 7-Zip.
     
  22. zfactor

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    nope winrar here dont need anything else
     
  23. iammike

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    Same here
     
  24. x942

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    Yes I use 7-Zip. Running linux here so FOSS is the way I go :D It runs great and does what I need. Never saw why one would pay for WinRar.
     
  25. Get

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    Speedtested it just after reading this poll and winrar which I always use and have no quarrels with is faster so the answer was and will stay no.
     
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