7Zip is our trusted file compressor for those who wants to create encrypted zip/tar file. It has proven numerous times for creating a reliable encrypted medium for short-term transmissions (and easier to use).

Unlike its proprietary competitors, 7Zip is open-source so it's free (as in free beer and free speech) to use. It also meets the industrial standards for file compression and encryption while not introducing difficulties and variations when interacting with other non-Windows operating system such as Linux and Mac.

ZORALab only recommends 7Zip for Windows use only. Both Mac and Linux has their own respective ways to perform compression/decompression.

Using 7Zip

This section is about using 7-Zip to achieve file compression.

  1. Compress Files and Directory
  2. Extract from Compressed File