Many Internet newbies get troubled to see any zip or rar files. Their wish is to open such files but most of them don't know. But here is the way to open those file formats easily.7-Zip is an open source file archiver. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats. It is an alternative app to Winrar. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or with a window-based shell integration. 7-Zip won several awards, including the 2007 community choice awards for Technical Design and for Best Project.

After installed this program,just browse for and .rar files(commonly we use this format files) and then right click on the file.
There you can get 7-zip feature including several options such as 'extract here,extract file, add to archive,compress and email,compress and email to zip. 

7-Zip supports a number of other compression and non-compression archive formats (both for packing and unpacking) including 7z, ZIP, GZip, bzip2, xz, tar and WIM. The utility also supports unpacking APM, ARJ, CHM, cpio, DEB, FLV, JAR, LHA/LZH, LZMA, MSLZ, onepkg, RAR, RPM, smzip, SWF, XAR and Z archives and CramFS, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, MBR, NTFS, SquashFS, UDF and VHD disk images.


  • 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
  • Plug in for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 74 languages

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