What is 7-Zip?
Lets start off with a simple definition.
7-Zip is a folder compressor/decompressor. Now, you may be thinking one of the following:
What is a Compressor?
A compressor is basically a program that "compresses a file", meaning compacts (for lack of a better word) it to
lower the file size.
What is a DeCompressor?
A decompressor is a program that takes a compressed file or folder, and uncompacts it into a usable, but larger file
How do i use 7-Zip?
Using 7-Zip is very simple. To start off, the files that you want to compress must be in a folder. After you have this
folder, open up 7-Zip.
In 7-Zip, you will notice some icons under the menus and toolbars. Using these icons, navagate to your folder. When
you find it, click on it.
To compress this folder, simply click Add when the folder is highlighted. You may change the following options, but i
prefer the defaults.
To decompress a 7z file (*.7z) Simply click Extract when the file is highlighted.
Where can I download 7-Zip?
You can download 7-Zip at its homepage (http://www.7-zip.org/) or at the direct link
Thanks for reading!