5/5out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews
format file 7z

What is a 7z file and how do I open a 7z file?

7Z files are created by 7-Zip, a file archive compression utility that can be used on any computer. These files can be opened using any available compression program, including the 7-Zip, an open source tool.

7Z compressed files are files that have been embedded with LZMA algorithms, which are open source compression specifications and data encoding standards deployed by the 7-Zip software, a file compression and decompression tool. These 7Z files are appended with the .7z extension and are stored in the compressed 7Z format, and these files can be decompressed using either the 7-Zip software among other Windows file compression and decompression applications like WinZIP, WinRAR and PeaZip. The 7-Zip software can also be used to create these compressed 7Z files. WinZIP has a version for Mac platforms that can be used to open, view, decompress and extract files and folders stored in these 7Z files, while the PeaZip software is also distributed with Linux and Unix versions with compatibility support for opening, viewing, decompressing the files and folders inside these .7z files. The official 7z file format specification is distributed with 7-Zip's source code. The specification are located in the 'doc' sub-directory of the source code distribution in plain text format.

HOW TO OPEN A .7Z FILE? Watch Video Now

Launch a .7z file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .7z file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .7z files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .7z file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a .7z file will open the correct application.

Mac OS
Recommended 7z file download:
WinZip 20

WinZip 21

WinZip software is recommended for opening 7z files. WinZip creates Zip and Zipx files, and extracts content from 25+ files types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP and more. It also offers 128 and 256-bit AES encryption, PDF conversion, image resizing and file splitting for large archives. WinZip supports multiple sharing options, including email, social media and cloud services.
Windows 8 Supported Windows 7 Supported Windows Vista Supported Windows XP Supported win8,win7,vista,xp
PCMag.com Editors' Choice award!
WinZip Mac Edition 3

WinZip Mac Edition 3

WinZip software is recommended for opening and creating 7z files on a Mac. WinZip extracts content from major compression formats, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, WAR and more. It also offers 128 and 256-bit AES encryption, eases file sharing between Mac and PC users, and makes packaging and sharing files more efficient.
B1 Free Archiver
Detail 7z file extension information:
File Type: 7z
File Format: 7-Zip Compressed File
Primary Association: Compressed Files
Mime Type: application/x-7z-compressed