7-Zip 21.05: first stable version of 2021 released

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The developer of the open source archiver 7-Zip, Igor Pavlov, released the first stable version of the application of 2021, 7-Zip 21.05.

The new version is already available on the official website. You can check the installed version by selecting Help > About 7-Zip in the application interface.
7-Zip 21.05 is the first major stable version in a while. The last release dates back to version 19.00, released in February 2019. Several alpha and beta versions have been released since then, but 21.05 is the first new stable version of the archiver. Alpha builds for Linux and Mac OS X were released.
 

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7-Zip v21.06 (2021-11-24)
  • The window "Add to Archive" now allows to set a limit on memory usage (RAM) that will be used for compressing.
  • New switch -mmemuse={N}g / -mmemuse=p{N} to set a limit on memory usage (RAM) for compressing and decompressing.
  • Bug in versions 21.00-21.05 was fixed: 7-Zip didn't set attributes of directories during archive extracting.
  • Some bugs were fixed.
Source: https://www.7-zip.org/history.txt
 

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7-Zip 21.07 (December 26, 2021)
  • 7-Zip now can extract VHDX disk images (Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk v2 format).
  • New switches: -spm and -im!{file_path} to exclude directories from processing for specified paths that don't contain path separator character at the end of path.
  • In the "Add to Archive" window, now it is allowed to use -m prefix for "Parameters" field as in command line: -mparam.
  • The sorting order of files in archives was slightly changed to be more consistent for cases where the name of some directory is the same as the prefix part of the name of another directory or file.
  • TAR archives created by 7-Zip now are more consistent with archives created by GNU TAR program.
Source: https://www.7-zip.org/history.txt

Download 7-Zip 21.07 (2021-12-26):
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64-bit Windows x64​
7-Zip for Windows
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32-bit Windows x86​
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64-bit Windows arm64​
.msi​
64-bit Windows x64​
(alternative MSI installer) 7-Zip for 64-bit Windows x64 (Intel 64 or AMD64)
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32-bit Windows x86​
(alternative MSI installer) 7-Zip for 32-bit Windows
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7-Zip 21.07 Final released with VHDX disk image encryption support​

7-Zip 21.07 introduces support for VHDX disk images that it can now extract. These are Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk v2 format files, and files with the VHDX extension may be extracted just like any other archive using the archiver. Just right-click on a VHDX file in Explorer or another file manager and select the extract option of 7-Zip to extract the contents of the disk image to the system. The file type can also be opened in 7-Zip to browse the contents without extraction.

Virtual hard disk files may be created for virtual environments, and it may sometimes be useful to access files that they contain directly. 7-Zip supports the extraction of several virtual disk image formats, including VHD, VDI and VMDK.