Bandizip is probably the best free file archiver right now | gHacks Technology News
7-Zip 9.22 Beta is a preview version of the next stable release that gives users the chance to try out its feature lineup before the public launch, while also helping the developing team fix any bugs that might exist in the app. There are no release notes for this beta version right now, as the parent company launched it only a few minutes ago, but it's safe to assume that it addresses the majority of bugs you've found in the previous versions. As a result, make sure that you deploy this version if you've found some issues in other betas. Of course, 7-Zip continues to work like a charm on all Windows editions on the market, including Windows XP, which remains the second most-used operating system worldwide despite the fact that Microsoft is no longer releasing updates and security patches. Overall, this new release is quite a great occasion to try out the feature lineup of the next stable build, so download 7-Zip 7.22 Beta right now to see what it brings new. Update: we changed the title to reflect that the new version is actually 9.33 Alpha (the original article pointed to 9.22 Beta). This was released a couple of days ago and brought a new Add to archive dialog box, an improved Extract screen with options to Eliminate duplication of root folder, revised command line version, and improved NSIS support. Here is the full changelog for 7-Zip 9.33 Alpha and thanks to everyone for sending this in.
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Unix tip: 7-Zip to the rescue | ITworld
Format compatibility - The program needs to support all major archive formats including zip, 7z, rar (including rar5), gz, ace, tar and others in terms of extraction, and major formats when it comes to archive creation. Convenience - Options to extract one or multiple archives from Windows Explorer and to open extracted folders after extraction. Other features - Unicode support is a must, as are options to customize the context menu and other program features. Bandizip ticks all those boxes. The program supports 37 different file formats at the time of writing including all major archive file formats but also disc image formats such as ISO or IMG. The application is available as a portable version or setup for Windows as well as a (paid) version for Apple's Macintosh system. If you install the program on Windows, the file association settings page is opened right afterwards. Here you can associate archive file formats to open with the application.
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It also offers AES-256 encryption for 7z and ZIP formats should you need it. 7-Zip works in Windows 98, ME, NT, 200, XP (I use XP Professional) and Vista. It was a 2007 winner in the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards for both Best Project and Best Technical Design. I found it to be both quick and reliable. It also has localizations for 74 languages. 7-Zip also works on the command line. If you like working in a DOS Command Prompt, you can get a list of the tool's options by simply typing its name. That output is shown below.
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