Free Tools Galore pt. 6 – Compressed files manager

September 14th, 2006 | Categories: DHTML, JavaScript, SharePoint

Windows already has an integrated .zip compressed file support. But I’ve experienced problem in bigger zip files. And also sometimes I’m receiving lots of compressed files in other formats, such as .rar.

A solution to this problem is:

7-zip file archiver.

It has its own high compression format and also supports

  • packing/unpacking to/from 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
  • unpacking from: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS

From what I’ve seen from news it also supports .ISO. What I especially like is the nice Windows Explorer integration.