Software Update: 7-Zip 9.14 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. In this release, support for the Windows Imaging Format improved:

what’s new:

  • WIM support was improved. 7-Zip now can create WIM archives without compression. Please check the compatibility between 7-Zip and Windows for WIM archives.

The following downloads are available:
7-Zip 9.14 beta (32bit)
7-Zip 9.14 beta (64bit)

Version number 9.14 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website 7-Zip
File Sizes 1.02MB – 1.27MB
License type GPL