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    Thumbs up Freeware archiver and zip utility 7-Zip

    I am not too happy with the inbuilt compressing utility which Windows has. So I looked around and found this great utility called 7-Zip. They have just released a new version and it's free too.

    7-Zip

    Features:
    High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 69 languages

    Wished to share. Check it out!

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    hmm 1MB not bad. and sometimes i run into files that are RAR and that can be frusterating...i might give it a try, thx for info bro
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    While I personally use WinRAR, 7_Zip is great freeware. So is IZArc.

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    I use alzip. It works with 36 different file formats

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    WinRAR here.I haven't tested other zip utilities except WinZip & WinRAR.

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    ive been looking for some type of freeware like this. most of the stuff ive seen on cnet are shareware.

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    Winrar + 7zip = rocking

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    I use only WinRAR.. but yes I know 7-Zip is also very good compression tool.

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    Does it compress .pdf files also or is there any other tool to do that---

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    ^Yes it will compress PDF files as well.

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