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How To Open Or Extract .7z Files

7z is a compressed archive file format that supports several different data compression and encryption algorithms. It is the common file extension for files archived using 7-Zip software. It will bear the file extension .7z.

Opening or extracting a 7z file is simple. 7-Zip is free open-source software, and is the best option to open nearly any archived or compressed file.


  • 1

    Download and install 7-Zip.

  • 2

    Download or save the .7z file you wish to open. Right click on the .7z file’s icon.

  • 3

    Select 7-Zip > Open Archive, or 7-Zip > Extract Files.


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