Zip and unzip the folder using 7-zip

Posted on December 10, 2008. Filed under: Archive, How To | Tags: , , , , |

In this post, we will be learning how to zip a folder with files and how to extract the files from the zipped file using open source 7-zip

Creating test.zip using 7-Zip

  1. Right click the test folder
  2. on the context menu, choose 7-zip > Add to “test.zip”
  3. test.zip will be created

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Extracting files using 7-Zip

  1. Right click on test.zip file
  2. on the context menu, choose 7-Zip > Extract to “test\”
  3. You would see test folder would be created

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Save your disk space by archiving using 7-zip

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , |

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7Zip is a open source file archive utility for Microsoft Windows. It supports lots of zip file formats such as 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR etc.

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You can actually use it in any computer without registering or paying for the utility. You can compress all your files and directories and save space and backup them in some online storage providers or in a optical disc.

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Why should I use it when I have WinZIP cracked?

This is obvious question you might get. with open source, you get the real freedom and 7-zip is absolutely free. whereas WinZIP is not a free software and costs € 29.95. They provide trial version to try and use it. Cracking software is illegal and against law. Hence I suggest you to use 7-zip which does the same kind of  functionality as that of WinZIP and its absolutely free.

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