Battle 7zip vs Peazip vs Winrar

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simmerskool

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I have been using WinRar for number of years but now changed to 7-Zip as it is Free and not so expensive as WinRar to continue subscription year after year.
yeah, I was just looking at the winrar subscription. I thought their website was somewhat unclear (to me). Lifetime license but yearly subscription for support and updates... I have version 6.xx and see there's a 7.0 -- IIRC the app is $29 & 4.95 for updates...?? unclear. So if I originally paid $29 for lifetime license am I only paying $4.95 to update to 7.0? Was not clear to me in advance what I'd be paying for 7.0 so I did nothing. So I may be going back to 7zip or maybe Nanazip... ... :unsure:
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@Gandalf_The_Grey: is Nanazip ok in win10 as I see this... "Due to the design of MSIX, drives' context menu in Explorer only show in Windows 11(22H2)+." I read that to mean that Nanazip is not win10 Explorer context menu :unsure:
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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@Gandalf_The_Grey: is Nanazip ok in win10 as I see this... "Due to the design of MSIX, drives' context menu in Explorer only show in Windows 11(22H2)+." I read that to mean that Nanazip is not win10 Explorer context menu :unsure:
For me it reads like only the drives context menu, not the explorer context menu.
Possibly resolved in NanaZip 3.0 Preview 0 (3.0.756.0):
  • Show NanaZip in Drives' ContextMenu. (Contributed by AndromedaMelody.)
Since I do not use Windows 10 I am not sure.
Maybe other members on Windows 10 can check this?
 

simmerskool

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For me it reads like only the drives context menu, not the explorer context menu.
Possibly resolved in NanaZip 3.0 Preview 0 (3.0.756.0):

Since I do not use Windows 10 I am not sure.
Maybe other members on Windows 10 can check this?
I'm brave :ROFLMAO: -- I'll install Nanazip in the win10 VM...

fwiw nanazip from MS store: "malicious file was quarantined" (I am overprotected)
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B-boy/StyLe/

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In the past I've used WinRaR, nowadays (the last few years) I stick to 7zip completely.
There was a period I was using HaoZip (a free Chinese clone of WinRaR - even the GUI in v3 was the same or pretty similar) but the English version is long ago discontinued. The new version is with a different GUI but sadly only on Chinese. There are some translations to Russian and English from volunteers, but I am not feeling comfortable enough to use it since it's not official.
 
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JasonUK

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I tend to use peazip the most although I've got winrar installed too. I used to use 7zip all the time until I had problems password-protecting zips which when tested were corrupted... to be fair that was years ago but never felt the need to go back.
 
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Jonny Quest

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I tend to use peazip the most although I've got winrar installed too. I used to use 7zip all the time until I had problems password-protecting zips which when tested were corrupted... to be fair that was years ago but never felt the need to go back.
To be honest, I hadn't thought about that part as I've only unzipped files with 7-Zip and have not created password-protected files. Just tried one now and it worked, but one is not a thorough test ;)

edit: too many commas in my post..yikes. lol :)
 
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n8chavez

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The 7zip gui looks like crap. It's so outdated. Even the zip theme manager no longer works with most recent versions. I guess if you wanted the 7zip foundation you could try Nanazip. But I use winrar. I can customize its giu and context menu icons however I want.
 

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