I am not sure if this is just a coincident or not but I have recently upgraded my OS to Win 10.

I noticed only now (after the upgrade) that the .gzip archive format is not available in 7-zip anymore.

Perhaps I am missing something. But is there a way to archive a file/directory in a .gzip format in Win10?

If so, could anyone please advise where/how to select the .gzip option?


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I tested 7-zip on Win 7 and also I tried to gzip .txt file and a .tar file in Win10.

Here are my findings:

I can gzip a .txt file in Win 7.


I can also gzip a .tar file in Win 10 but I can't gzip a .txt file in Win 10. This option is no longer available in Win 10.

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You cannot gzip multiple files. Create a tar file first then gzip.


I'm running 15.0.5 beta, on Windows 10 x64, and I definitely have gzip as an option. (See below.)

I'd reinstall using the latest package.

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    I did reinstall 7-zip running the same version as you 7-zip 15.05 beta x64 but I still have no gzip option. Aug 9, 2015 at 2:51

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