7-Zip 9.26 Alpha

7-Zip is a open source file archiver with a high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, Z. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.

You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

The main features of 7-Zip are:

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Compression ratio for ZIP and GZIP formats: 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 74 languages

Download: 7-Zip 9.26 Alpha | 7-Zip 64-bit | 1.3 MB (Open Source)
Download: 7-Zip Theme Manager 2.1
View: 7-Zip Website | Changelog

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Self-proclaimed MPC World Record Holder is a Fraud

Next Story

Microsoft working to kill Windows 8 Start button hacks

3 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

there was supposed to be a stable version of this i think in May but apparently it never happened.

it's time they release a new one fairly soon as the last stable one was Nov 2010. you would think they would have at least one stable version per year.

either way, it's the only archiving program i use.

ThaCrip said,
there was supposed to be a stable version of this i think in May but apparently it never happened.

it's time they release a new one fairly soon as the last stable one was Nov 2010. you would think they would have at least one stable version per year.


either way, it's the only archiving program i use.

I kind of agree. More than a year without an update makes it look like it was abandoned. However, other than any bug fixes what more does it need? It can compress files and and uncompress tons of other formats.

What's nice about this and the previous build is that the 64bit version includes 32bit shell extensions, which is super useful when using an explorer replacement.