7z file format: Bandizip is a good 7zip alternative

7z is a compressed archive file format that provides a high compression ratio.

Bandizip can create and extract .7z files directly. Bandizip is a good 7zip alternative.


1. Create a 7z file

Select the files, and click the right mouse button, and then choose 'Compress to "Filename.7z"'.


2. Extract 7z files

Select the .7z files, and click the right mouse button, and then choose 'Extract Automatically"'.


Features of Bandizip's 7z

  • Bandizip uses solid compression when archiving (Solid compression allows for much better compression rates when all the files are similar, and it is also very efficient when archiving a large number of rather small files).
  • Bandizip uses the LZMA2 compression method when archiving (LZMA2 algorithm features a high compression ratio, while still maintaining decompression speed).
  • Bandizip can create split 7z files (files ending with .001, .002, .003, ...).
  • If a password is set to the files, the header of the files will also be encrypted.

    Programs which can extract .7z files

    Programs which can extract split 7z files (.001, .002,...)

    • Bandizip (Freeware)
    • 7zip (Freeware)
    • WinRAR (Shareware)
    • WinZip (Shareware)
    • PowerArchiver (Shareware)

    • Bandizip (Freeware)
    • 7zip (Freeware)

    Programs which can create .7z files

  • Bandizip (Freeware)
  • 7zip (Freeware)
  • PowerArchiver (Shareware)