File Extension SFX

Information about SFX files and how to open them

A person who wants to compress a number of files into the same folder will often use a SFX - Windows Self-Extracting Archive for this purpose. There are a number of programs that can create and/or open file types of this nature, the most common ones being RARLAB, WinRAR and WinZip. These programs are free and can easily be downloaded from the internet.

Compressing one or more files together makes them smaller than they would be otherwise. This allows a person to send the files via email, store them on a hard drive or simply make more space on his her hard drive.

Product(s) that can open SFX file

WinRAR
WinRAR
WinRAR If you need to archive or transmit large files, or are just running out of disk space, WinRAR is the tool for you! WinRAR provides one of the...
7-Zip
7-Zip
7-Zip If you are running low on disk space, consider compressing your folders and individuals files to open up more storage space. Archiving old...
7-Zip
7-Zip
7-Zip Compressing files into a smaller form has been around for quite some time now. You probably use compression without even realizing it. Anytime you...
PeaZip
PeaZip
PeaZip Free file archiver that supports: 001 (raw file split/join), 7z, 7zip sfx, Bzip2, Gzip, Pea, Tar, Z, Zip PeaZip is a compression tool...
WinRAR
WinRAR
WinRAR   The convenience of compressing files is an old and established one. When hard drives were much smaller it was considered practical to...
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