Compression File Formats

Last modified by Farooq Sheikh on 2019/07/17 07:55

File Compression is the process to reduce the size of one or more files. It shrinks big files into much smaller ones by removing unneeded data.  The compressed file archive makes it easier to send and back up large files or groups of files. Moreover, such files make downloading faster easier and allow more data to be stored on a removable media. There are various compression formats. Below we are going to discuss about the most popular Compression File Formats and the most recommended software that uses it.

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What are Compression File Formats?

File ExtensionFile Format
.7Z7-ZIP Compressed Archive File
.BZBzip Compressed Archive File
BZ2Bzip2 Compressed File Format
GZGnu Zipped Archive
RARWinRAR Compressed Archive
TARUnix File Archive
ZIPWinZIP Compressed Archive