Software Update: 7-Zip 9.13 Beta

The developers of 7-Zip released a new beta release of their eponymous archiving program on Thursday. Despite the choice last year to use the year of release as the main song, this and the previous release seem to have deviated from this again. 7-Zip can handle a variety of compression formats, including zip, cab, rar, arj, lzh, chm, gzip, bzip2, z, tar, cpio, rpm, deb, and of course the proprietary 7z. Furthermore, the software is capable of opening iso files and Nsis installation packages. The program is available for Windows, in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and the Windows Mobile platform. The changelog for this release looks like this:

what’s new:

  • 7-Zip now stores NTFS file timestamps to ZIP archives.
  • New additional “Open archive >” item in context menu allows to select archive type for some files.
  • Some bugs were fixed.
  • New localization: Uyghur.

The following downloads are available:
7-Zip 9.13 beta (32bit)
7-Zip 9.13 beta (64bit)
7-Zip 9.13 beta for Windows Mobile

Version number 9.13 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 2000, Windows XP, PocketPC 2002, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website SourceForge
File sizes 1.02MB – 1.26MB
License type GPL