7-Zip Portable is a new portable version of the famous 7-Zip file extraction software. As a portable app, this high ratio compression and extractor can be used to manage files from any location or computer. It can be kept in a pen-drive or any other portable device. It is a file compression app capable of fitting a large amount of data such as large audio or video files into a small manageable space. You can also use the program to open files compressed in different formats in your friend’s computers.
7-Zip Portable is a portable utility that you can use on the go. The app has a plain but self-explanatory interface that is extremely easy to understand and use. You simply need to double-click on a file to compress or extract its contents. Alternatively, you can use the portable utility’s array of buttons at its top bar to extract or compress files.
As an open-source portable program, 7-Zip portable comes with a number of useful features. One of the great features especially for data enthusiasts is its benchmarking feature. Users will also find its test option feature a useful tool for checking if files are corrupted. In its default state, 7-Zip supports a number of formats including 7Z, ZIP, WIM, and TAR file formats. It can compress to 7Z, TAR and ZIP formats and decompress to RAR, ISO, ARJ, CAB, LZH, Z, RPM, NSIS, DEB, and CHM formats. Additionally, you can configure the program’s shell extension in the Options menu to include other formats such as ARJ, RAR, CAB, and ISO. You can also adjust compression from Store to Ultra levels, and set your preferred compression method. It has a dictionary and word size feature too. It enables you to select an update mode for file size and perform other additional tasks such as split file volume, create an SFX archive, input parameters, password-protect your files in the archive, and compress shared content. Like its predecessor, 7-Zip Portable has a file manager and is available in multiple languages.
There are many file compression and extraction programs in the market including ZipCentral, PowerArchiver, WinZip, WinRAR, and ExtractWizard. However, most of these programs do not provide the same functionality as 7-Zip Portable. For example, in ZIP and GZIP formats, this program has a compression ratio that is up to 10% better than the compression ratio provided by WinZip and PKZip.
7-Zip Portable is a popular compression tool that enables you to carry your personal file archiver wherever you go. It consumes very little amount of your computer’s resources. It is ideal for beginner and expert users and can be downloaded free of charge.
About John T. Haller
7-Zip Portable has been developed by John T. Haller and is only 2.3 MB in size. Now, this is PortableApps who offered the software. It is available on a free GPL license and works perfectly in all Windows operating systems. The latest version was updated on 7th February, 2011. This portable does not require installation and therefore does not make any changes in your computer’s Windows registry entries. It can be stored on any portable device and used to compress or extract files in any computer.
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