Open 7Z file

The most common choise: 7-zip archive

How to open 7-zip archive .7z files

7z file icon Have you had trouble opening the 7z file on your computer? What are 7z files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is 7z file?

Pretty much every .7z file you encounter is a compressed archive made using the 7-zip utility. And you will need it to decompress these files as well.

7-zip archive description

7z file is a compressed archive file, which means it's a single file that's been reduced in size to save storage space and make it easier to transfer.

7z file format is associated with the 7-Zip software, a free and open-source file archiver that uses a high compression ratio. This format supports various methods of data compression, encryption, and pre-processing algorithms. It's often used to compress large files or groups of files to make them easier to send or store.

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What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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