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Which file extention (zip, rar etc) has the highest compression rate

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Hello,
I would say that there is no difference or too little to notice.

I would recommend you 7-zip because it works very well under Windows or Linux and it's FREE.

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Rar & 7z is the best archive format with high compression ratio. But don't forget that compression and decompression also take time, and the processing muscle required to make these processes worth waiting on can be substantial, especially when you start factoring in encryption as well.

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