7zX
7zX 1.7.1
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7zX is a file archiver with high compression ratio. Compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests.

Usually 7zX compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format, and 2-10% better than most of other zip compatible programs.

7zX currently supports tar, zip, gzip, bzip2, UNIX compress, 7z, s7z and various kinds of segmented archives.

It supports Mac resource forks and Spotlight metadata, and can also create Self-Extracting archives.
What's New
Version 1.7.1:
  • The bug that caused 7zX to produce bus errors on certain machines should be now fixed.
  • Software Update should work correctly once again.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later (OS X 10.3.9 could also work).



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Marcelar9566 reviewed on 11 Dec 2013
SHIT DIDN'T WORKED
[Version 1.7.1]


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Ocd commented on 15 Jul 2012
the download is bogus... takes you to some "free download site"... even the developer site looks bogus... sheeshh
[Version 1.7.1]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 16 Jul 2012
Ocd,
As per the developer's site, the HTTP links for 7zX appear to be down. In the meantime, we have a copy available hosted here on MacUpdate accessible via the 'Download Now' link above.

I apologize for the inconvenience.
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ravepan reviewed on 01 Jun 2012
Macupdate is sending me to thesneaky.com to play with a torrent?

Does anyone keep track of things here?

7zx is something I really like and I needed to get a new copy. This is what I find? Thanks to those putting up fileserver links.
[Version 1.7.1]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 16 Jul 2012
ravepan,
As per the developer's site, the HTTP links for 7zX appear to be down. In the meantime, we have a copy available hosted here on MacUpdate accessible via the 'Download Now' link above. You should be able to get a new copy from our link now.

I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Beamy commented on 31 Aug 2011
7zX is a great 7z archiver. I like it a lot !

Here are download links for 7zX (1.7.1):
http://ifile.it/4tg7fwu
http://www.files.com/file/4e5e9b1e3ec6e/7zX_1.7.1.zip
http://centralupload.com/files/22570_h4eaa/7zX_1.7.1.zip

:-)
[Version 1.7.1]


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Elegraphy reviewed on 17 Apr 2011
I am still on a PPC machine so there's only a limited number of apps I can use. My first experience with 7z app was Ez7z (before they went to shareware), but I never figure out how to use 7z compression on Ez7z because I find the UI confusing. Later when 7zX came out, I tried it and I still like it a lot. Now I have been use 7zX for a while, mostly I like the pretty icon and easy to understand UI design, it's very easy to configure the setting and the app is very stable, and I love its price ^^!
[Version 1.7.1]


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cutelilmeeh reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
What is wrong with the download??? When I click on download the file, it sends me to some random site with a bunch of marketing websites....is 7zx no longer available? and if that's the case what do we use instead?
[Version 1.7.1]

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Elegraphy replied on 17 Apr 2011
This is how I found out:

1. Go to this page:
http://sixtyfive.xmghosting.com/products/7zx/

2. Find this link "Download (BitTorrent Magnet Link)"

3. Open Transmission or any BitTorrent client that accept Magnet Link

4. Click "Download (BitTorrent Magnet Link)" and download 7zX

5. You will receive a dmg file in 2 minutes. Enjoy
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Bezierboy commented on 25 Oct 2010
I used to think this was the bees' knees for 7zip compressing and decompressing, but then I discovered The Unarchiver and Keka. Those two are both also freeware and handle 7zip files well. They're also under current development instead of being frozen two years ago.

Nice, but limited, and try the more modern stuff.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Schoschie reviewed on 01 Jun 2010
Just used this to successfully unpack an encrypted .zip archive that Mac OS X's built-in unpacker as well as The Unarchiver could not unpack. (This had never happened before). Thanks for making this available!
[Version 1.7.1]


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tingting commented on 12 Dec 2008
Thanks for this app. I recently discovered 7zip. Much smaller files. Open source. Totally cool. Works great. Free encryption of files and folders too. Thanks again.
[Version 1.7.1]


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mac adam commented on 07 Sep 2008
The Progress Bar could be a thru one, whith Time remain…
[Version 1.7.1]

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Sixty Five, Ltd. (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2009
This has been requested multiple times, and will be added sooner or later™. :)
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Sebastian_szwarc had trouble on 17 Feb 2011
Unfortunately link leads to dead page...
[Version 1.7.1]


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Momac14 had trouble on 23 Apr 2009
I created an encrypted archive and sent it to another mac I own . While opening the archive I was presented with the password screen . I clicked cancel and the archive opened . Has any one else come across this & is this something to be concerned about .
[Version 1.7.1]

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Dalahast replied on 09 Oct 2009
I tried this, same thing happened to me. I compressed a PNG with "test" as the password, then tried to open the archive. I clicked "cancel" in the password dialog box, and 7zX's main window noted that the password was wrong, and that the file wouldn't be expanded. The file was expanded anyway, though, and I ended up with the same PNG I compressed. Alright developer, get in here and fix it.
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Taskman (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2009
Inserting a wrong password or canceling the operation causes 7zX to generate 0 KB files, and display CRC errors in the main window.

Archive contents are actually ENCRYPTED using AES-256, and cannot be decrypted unless you know the correct key.
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Frank_Martin replied on 10 Feb 2010
I tried to reproduce this. What happened was 7zX appeared to decompress the encrypted file without a password, but the files created were O Kb in one instance, 2 bytes in another instance, and were not the files originally encrypted.

This behavior should be fixed so that the result of pressing the Cancel button is that no files or folders are created.
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Corpsecorps had trouble on 31 May 2008
Odd behaviors.

Sometimes it wants to compress a zip file instead of unzipping it.

Using it to unzip files, i get a folder called __MACOSX which in turn contains a folder with the name of what i'm unzipping.

A second separate folder with the name of the item i'm unzipping appears in the same directory with the actual contents of the archive.
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[Version 1.7.1]

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Sixty Five, Ltd. (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2009
Certain archives are created using a proprietary variant of the AppleDouble encoding, which is currently not supported. Until we work on a fix, you should expand those files using Apple's Compression Utility.
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yuletide had trouble on 05 Mar 2008
Seems the new version is causing trouble... after upgrading only to see 7za crashing due to bus errors, I followed this temporary fix from the 7zx forums:
Downgrade to 1.6.7: http://sixtyfive.thesneaky.com/temporary/7zX_1.6.7.dmg

Hrmph
[Version 1.7]

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Taskman (developer) replied on 07 Mar 2008
Only if you are getting bus errors. Most likely doesn't apply to Mac OS X 10.5 users.
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yuletide replied on 07 Mar 2008
Yah, I'm on 10.4.11...
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Taskman (developer) replied on 07 Mar 2008
What about this one?

http://sixtyfive.thesneaky.com/temporary/7zX_1.7-alternative.zip
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yuletide replied on 08 Mar 2008
"The requested URL /temporary/7zX_1.7-alternative.zip was not found on this server."
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Taskman (developer) replied on 08 Mar 2008
It's been replaced with one that should actually work.

http://sixtyfive.xmghosting.com/2008/03/09/new-7zx-17-alternative/
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yuletide replied on 16 Mar 2008
Working great, thanks for everything!
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yuletide had trouble on 27 Feb 2008
Can't seem to compress pdf files... it just tries to expand them. Strange.
[Version 1.6.7]

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yuletide replied on 27 Feb 2008
Hm. It works for some. Perhaps they have internal compression that confuses it?
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yuletide commented on 27 Feb 2008
I figured it out. I was trying to compare compression ratios between 7z and the much faster ZIP, so I had already zipped the pdf. Then 7z tried to expand (i dropped the pdf). Though it didn't actually do any expansion. When I deleted the zip file, it compressed the pdf just fine.
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Taskman (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2008
This used to happen when you had an archive with the same file name in the same folder as the items you were trying to compress.

At that point, 7zX should have created a 7z archive, but rather noticed your ZIP archive and focused on that rather than launching the compression routines.

Fixed in version 1.7. :)
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yuletide replied on 03 Mar 2008
Yay! Thanks!
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macmuser had trouble on 26 Dec 2007
I couldn't get it to make segmented archives.

Selected the segment size, still only got one file.
[Version 1.6.7]


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pintapass had trouble on 30 Nov 2007
7zX created an invisible or "hidden" temp file (.7zXtemp/) on my desktop, which wreaked havoc during a backup operation with Carbon Copy Cloner.

What happened was that somehow my entire user directory was aliased in this temp file, causing the clone operation to copy data infinitely (since the alias existed in the alias too).

I have no idea how this happened, but I'm wary about reinstalling 7zX now that I've upgraded to Leopard. Has anyone else experience this? Was it a bug left over from earlier versions of this compression app?
[Version 1.6.7]


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Fromage-Head had trouble on 15 Oct 2007
First thank you for this free app.

It won't work if I try to compress a folder with spaces in his name. All goes well if I replace them with underscores.
[Version 1.6.5]

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Taskman (developer) replied on 15 Oct 2007
I am not experiencing this issue on my Mac.

Could you tell me more about the compression options you are using? Thanks.
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Bruce_Y replied on 15 Oct 2007
Ditto here.
version 1.6.5 runs for a moment then quits with no output. iMac G5, OS X 10.4.9.

The file I try to compress has a long name with lots spaces (it is an eml email message, 100KB. file name is subject line, about 110 regular english letters, numbers, punctuation characters).

Drag to 7zx v165, little window shows the following then quits, no compressed file to be found.
"Total
"Folders: 0
"Files: 0
"Size: 0
"Compressed: 0"

Do not see any other window, so no way to "set any options" since the program has no direct user interface, no way to set any preferences.

If I change the source file name by replace all spaces with dashes, then 7zx does work, gives the Add To Archive window and does create an archiveof it.

P.S. 1) the small status result window goes away very fast, so very hard to grab a screen snap of whatever it says.

P.S. 2) though I have high hopes for the 7zx program, and appreciate your efforts, I am mystified by your website. I have never been able to get any details or files directly off the site. So I just get the program only from MacUpdate.
Also, that is the reason I am writing the long comment here rather than direct to your site. Sorry about that. Hope the details are useful.
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Taskman (developer) replied on 16 Oct 2007
All right, I will try to reproduce those exact conditions later today. Thanks for the time You dedicated to explaining the problem. :)
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Taskman (developer) replied on 19 Oct 2007
I still cannot reproduce the bug you are experiencing. Could you send me one of the files which are causing it?
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Bruce_Y replied on 19 Oct 2007
Yes, I can send the example files I have tried.

Please tell me what email address to use. I have looked through the 7zx download files and docs but there is no email address. Only physical address and website link.

When I go to the website, it does not provide email address. Only a 'comments' box under the software blog topic. That would not work very well for pasting in data files.
Thx.
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Taskman (developer) replied on 21 Oct 2007
Just check my MacUpdate profile. :)
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garlicbreath had trouble on 13 Oct 2007
If you create an encrypted archive, then try to re-expand it with the wrong password, the growl report says it has been successfully decompressed, but what has happened is that a zero-length file has been created. The worst part is that this file has over-written any existing file with the same name without any warning. At least a new file with "-1" ending or something similar should be created. There are no preferences to change this behavior e.g. warn before overwriting files, as far as I can tell.
[Version 1.6.5]

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Taskman (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2007
The decompression of encrypted archives is directly handled by the compression/decompression engine. If you do not insert any password, or do not specify the correct one, it will produce 0 KB files. We have no means of changing this behaviour.

Regarding the overwriting-existing-files issue, you are right: I will release an updated version of 7zX as soon as I can.
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garlicbreath replied on 14 Oct 2007
Fair enough. I look forward to the new release. Thank you.
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Octavian90 had trouble on 09 Aug 2007
I need some help with 7zx--tried to open a 7z archive on my external hd using drag and drop, and the app got started extracting the thousands of files inside.

However, the files were not extracted into that folder on the ext hd, but rather to my startup disk (which soon reached capacity and complained of being full). I cancelled the process, but now can't find where the files have been extracted (can't even find them through search--are they saved in some temp format?). Please help, I've essentially lost 1+gb of free space and don't know where it's gone.
[Version 1.6.4]

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Dalahast replied on 24 Aug 2007
Look inside /private/var/tmp and /tmp. Sometimes there's also stuff in /vm and /private/var/vm, but don't delete any files names swapfileX, where X is a number.
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Taskman (developer) replied on 28 Aug 2007
7zX stores those files under /tmp/. Just restart your computer, and you will find that they have been automatically removed.
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Taskman (developer) replied on 12 Oct 2007
Fixed in version 1.6.5.

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ProjectBuilders rated on 13 Dec 2012

[Version 1.7.1]



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jpfernandez rated on 12 Aug 2012

[Version 1.7.1]



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Macaccro rated on 09 Mar 2012

[Version 1.7.1]


Downloads:251,598
Version Downloads:198,435
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:14 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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7zX is a file archiver with high compression ratio. Compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests.

Usually 7zX compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format, and 2-10% better than most of other zip compatible programs.

7zX currently supports tar, zip, gzip, bzip2, UNIX compress, 7z, s7z and various kinds of segmented archives.

It supports Mac resource forks and Spotlight metadata, and can also create Self-Extracting archives.


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