7-zip update

kemical

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The final Version 4.62 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released. The changes include a range of bug fixes and several new features and optimizations since the last final release.
 


kemical

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A Version 4.63 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
 


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A Version 4.64 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released. This version fixes a bug related to decrypting .zip archives.
 


lorenkjr1

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For a FREE (sorry about that) program, this one has to rank as a gem. Lots of features, fast, and easy to use. And one of the best pieces of Freeware around. Can't ask for more than that, can we?
 


kemical

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Yup, it's a good un...
 


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7 Zip has been updated to Version 15.12 with this release seeing many changes.
Changelog

7-Zip is open source software. 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
  • High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    • Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • 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 87 languages
 


kemical

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A new Version 15.14 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
15.14 2015-12-31
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- 7-Zip File Manager:
- The code for "Open file from archive" operation was improved.
- The code for "Tools/Options" window was improved.
- The BUG was fixed: there was incorrect mouse cursor capture for
drag-and-drop operations from open archive to Explorer window.
- Some bugs were fixed.
- New localization: Yoruba.
 


kemical

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A new Version 16.00 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
16.00 2016-05-10
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- 7-Zip now can extract multivolume ZIP archives (z01, z02, ... , zip).
- Some bugs were fixed.
 


kemical

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A new Version 16.01 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
16.01 2016-05-19
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- Some bugs were fixed.
 


kemical

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A new Version 16.02 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.

16.02 2016-05-21
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- 7-Zip now can extract multivolume ZIP archives (z01, z02, ... , zip).
- Some bugs were fixed.
 


kemical

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A new Version 16.04 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
16.04 2016-10-04
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- The bug was fixed: 7-Zip 16.03 exe installer under Vista didn't create
links in Start / Programs menu.
- Some bugs were fixed in RAR code.
 


kemical

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7-Zip has released an update: 7-Zip 17.00 Beta
Main features of 7-Zip 17.00 beta:

  • 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
17.00 beta 2017-04-29
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- ZIP unpacking code was improved.
- 7-Zip now reserves file space before writing to file (for extraction from archive).
It can reduce file fragmentation.
- Some bugs were fixed. 7-Zip could crash in some cases.
- Internal changes in code
 


kemical

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A new Version 18.01 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
18.01 2018-01-28
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- 7-Zip now can unpack DMG archives that use LZFSE compression method.
- 7-Zip now doesn't allow update operation for archives that have read-only attribute.
- The BUG was fixed:
extracting from tar with -si switch didn't set timestamps for directories.
- Some bugs were fixed.
 


kemical

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A new Version 18.05 of the free 7-Zip archival utility has been released.
18.05 2018-04-30
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- The speed for LZMA/LZMA2 compressing was increased
by 8% for fastest/fast compression levels and
by 3% for normal/maximum compression levels.
- 7-Zip now shows Properties (Info) window and CRC/SHA results window
as "list view" window instead of "message box" window.
- Some improvements in zip, hfs and dmg code.
- Previous versions of 7-Zip could work incorrectly in "Large memory pages" mode in
Windows 10 because of some BUG with "Large Pages" in Windows 10.
Now 7-Zip doesn't use "Large Pages" on Windows 10 up to revision 1709 (16299).
- The vulnerability in RAR unpacking code was fixed (CVE-2018-10115).
- Some bugs were fixed.
 


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