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Do you have a large file that you want to compress? Or do you have a collection of files you want to send to someone? You can use compression software to achieve both! If you are a Windows user, then you have good options, because there are many good free file compression programs. File compression is essentially a process that converts a file or set of files into a specific format after their size has been reduced. File compression programs, group your files and folders into a single file easy to transport, even of reduced size.
Sometimes Windows may not be able to complete the extraction. It is also at these times that you can use third party file compression and extraction software. Let’s take a look at the 3 best compression programs.
Free file compression software for Windows 10/8/7
1. 7-Zip .. :
7-Zip supports 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, Z and more.
2 PeaZip : PeaZip is also a free and open source file manager and compression program for Windows and Linux OS. PeaZip is mainly designed for file compression. Like 7-Zip, it runs on its own file format, the PEA archive format – but it also supports most other file formats. The application has a nice and easy to use interface.
PeaZip supports up to 130 file formats, including ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, ZIPX and more.
3 IZArc : IZArc is a free program that allows you to create, extract or repair an archive. IZArc supports many formats and has many features to improve the compression of your files. The drag and drop function works very well and other functions like – Create a self-extracting archive, antivirus function, repair corrupted archives, etc….
IZArc supports 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, BZA, C2D, CDI, CAB, CPIO, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MBF, MDF, MDF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO.
If you would like to share your experiences with these free file compression programs, or if you know of other good programs, please let us know in the comments field below.
You can also try WobZIP, a free online compression tool that allows you to compress your files on the go, and those tools that can repair damaged and corrupted ZIP files. With CabPack, you can create CAB files.