.PAQ7 File Extension

PAQ7 Compressed Archive

Developer Matt Mahoney
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What is a PAQ7 file?

A PAQ7 file is a compressed archive created by version 7 of PAQ, an open-source archiving utility. It contains one or more files that have been compressed using PAQ7's unique compression algorithm.

More Information

PAQ is a "data compression archiver" available for Windows and Linux. Developer Matt Mahoney released the first version of PAQ in 2002. Mahoney released the seventh version of PAQ, better known as PAQ7, in 2005.

PAQ7's compression algorithms differ significantly from previous versions' algorithms. Notably, PAQ7 compresses .BMP, .TIFF, and .JPEG files more efficiently than previous versions. PAQ7 also compresses files three times more quickly than PAQ6 and its variants.

How to open a PAQ7 file

You can use PAQ version 7 (PAQ7) to extract the files a PAQ7 archive contains. For complete instructions on how to use PAQ7, refer to the program's documentation.

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