If you're planning to work from home, probably you would need a bunch of tools to help you in your course to building your home base business.
It would have been even better if the tool is available for free and legally. One of the best and very useful tool is a file compressor. What file compressor did is just compressing a file to save space. File archiver in the earlier days of computing is important particularly in the micro computer world where the harddisk space is rather expensive back then.
One of the best file compressor tool that I've using since 2006 is 7-zip. It is capable of compressing files in tar, zip and its native 7z format.
On its official website at 7-Zip, it's stated 7-zip can uncompress file types of ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
The part I like most about this file archiver is that it's able to read and uncompress file from other platforms like Unix and Linux. It can read compressed file type in Linux like gzip and tar. I've been constantly using it to read security log files transfer from Linux servers to my desktop which is running on Windows for analysis.
I recommend you download a copy for your work from home project because despite of it being so powerful its FREE!