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Poll: Which compression tool is used by you? (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Which compression tool is used by you?

  1. Winzip (6 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. Winrar (13 votes [48.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.15%

  3. WinAce (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. ZipGenius (2 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  5. 7-Zip (4 votes [14.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

  6. PowerArchiver (2 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  7. Stuffit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 FX Soldier

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 03:25 PM

I'm using 7-Zip.
This is free and support all compressed file extensions.
Which compression tool is used by you?


Here are the links for your for convenience :)
Winzip
Winrar
WinAce
ZipGenius
7-Zip
PowerArchiver
Stuffit

Edited by FX Soldier, 02 April 2004 - 07:09 PM.


#2 Liquid Snake

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:22 PM

I use Winzip and Winrar.

#3 GhostAlphaLV

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:46 PM

I use both WinZip and WinRar, depending on what I'm doing. :)

#4 ReynoldsM

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 07:29 PM

Winzip (Y)
7-Zip and Stuffit are also installed.

#5 FX Soldier

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 07:13 PM

Do you know for ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip :rolleyes:

#6 AquaS

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 01:26 PM

7-Zip looks like a Windows 95 app.
I use Winrar and Stuffit for sit files.

#7 ZingMan

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 09:49 PM

Voted for Winzip.

#8 Wiser87

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 11:40 PM

I use IZ-Arc.

#9 Neofall

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 05:02 PM

7-Zip is a nice free tool (Y)

#10 Siraka_Serion_Semi

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:17 PM

Winrar is better than winzip for me.

#11 indyuzer

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 04:09 AM

:o oh my friends,

all zip tools are getting sucessfully smart.but 7-zip is always preferred.why? i list the reasons.

01) it gives the best compression ratio.
02) this is not just a freeware,also a free software.
03) u can make the skining platform for 7-zip urself.
04) Currently 7-Zip supports the following archive formats:
7z
ZIP
GZIP
TAR
BZIP2
RAR (only browsing and decompression)
CAB (only browsing and decompression)
ARJ (only browsing and decompression)
CPIO (only browsing and decompression)
RPM (only browsing and decompression)
DEB (only browsing and decompression)
SPLIT (only browsing and decompression)
7z
7-Zip fully supports 7z archives.

ZIP
7-Zip creates fully ZIP compatible archives. It means that everyone can decompress these files by any ZIP compatible decompression utility. During compression 7-Zip can use one of the following ZIP compression methods:

0 - Store
8 - Deflate
9 - Deflate64
12 - Bzip2
The current version of the 7-Zip can extract any files from ZIP archive that were compressed with one of the following methods:

0 - Store
6 - Implode
8 - Deflate
9 - Deflate64
12 - Bzip2
Files compressed with other ZIP compression methods can't be extracted by the current version of the 7-Zip. But supported methods are the most popular now and it causes 7-Zip can decompress the most of ZIP archives. For extracting files compressed with non-supported methods you must use some other ZIP utility.

Zip format has limitation for maximum number of files in one archive: 65535 files. But this limitation is not critical. 7-Zip can create zip archives containing more than 65535 files. You must know that some zip decompressors can't decompress all files from zip archives containing more than 65535 files, but some decompressors (e.g. info-zip) can handle with such archives.

Standard Zip format doesn't support compressing files that are larger than 4 GB. Also there is 4GB limitation for total archive size.

The current version of the 7-Zip doesn't support Zip multivolume archives.

GZIP
7-Zip fully supports GZIP files.

TAR
7-Zip fully supports TAR files.

BZIP2
7-Zip fully supports BZip2 files. BZip2 module in 7-Zip is based on sources of original program that supports bz2 files - bzip2. The home page of original bzip2 can be found at http://www.muraroa.demon.co.uk.

RAR
7-Zip supports RAR archives only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

CAB
7-Zip supports CAB archives only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

ARJ
7-Zip supports ARJ archives only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

cpio
7-Zip supports cpio archives only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

RPM
7-Zip supports RPM archives only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

DEB
7-Zip supports DEB archives only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

SPLIT
7-Zip supports split files only for listing, browsing and decompressing.

hope u will understand the significance of 7 zip and will notice the fact of best compression ratio if u use it and other zip tools parallelaly.

thanx!
indyuzer,
admin,
mod studio,india.

#12 FX Soldier

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 02:36 AM

indyuzer thanks for your hard work :D

#13 Yellow Dragon 8

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 07:05 AM

Anyone using PowerArchiver?

#14 Integrated System

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:59 AM

I use WinZip and WinRar

#15 AppleXY

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 04:05 AM

I use WinRAR and WinACE. WinRAR is EVERY convient 4 me.. :D

#16 EvilSeph

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:39 AM

WinRAR, simply because it's more eye candy than the rest of the feature packed archivers and because well..I'm used to using it..

#17 Sushee XP

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 04:38 PM

Winrar for me.

#18 EvilSeph

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:18 PM

Check http://www.alzip.com...page=Comparison out, I'm not sure how good ALZip is because I haven't tried it yet..but maybe you guys will like it :).

#19 journeyman

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 05:37 AM

Zip-Central used to meet all my needs - but now I've added 7-zip to work the RAR files.

#20 riceboy

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:29 AM

Winrar for me but willing to give 7-zip a try

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