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Versatile Compressor – 7-Zip 9.20

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in Software

7-Zip is an open source compression tool that is easily available to download from its official website. The latest version of the application was released on 18 November 2010. The application can integrate itself directly with Windows shell hence providing efficient performance. On the official website the software is available in two files and users can download any of them as per the requirements. For example .exe file can be downloaded to install on individual machines manually whereas .MSI file of the application can be downloaded to deploy it to several machines in a single go using group policies especially in domain environments. Since the application is open source it does not require any registration and also it can be used in production environments.


  • 7-Zip supports several file formats which virtually means that it can open or compressed almost any file with any extension.
  • The compression ratio of the application is high as compared to other shareware compression tools.
  • Compression ratio of the application is highly increased when compressed to 7z or zip formats.
  • While compressing to 7z or zip formats files can also be encrypted using AES algorithms.


  • As the application is open source and is versatile in nature no cons are experienced or reported while using 7-Zip till date.

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