What is a .7Z File And How To Open It – Igor Pavlov (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .7z extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .7z file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .7Z file?

The file extension .7Z is 7-Zip Compressed File. The development of this file was done by Igor Pavlov. The format of this file is binary, and it is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 15 software that can open the .7z file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .7Z file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .7Z file on various operating systems.

How to open a .7Z file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .7z file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the ConeXware PowerArchiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is 7-Zip, Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, B1 Free Archiver, RARLAB WinRAR, PeaZip, WinInizio ZipGenius and ConeXware PowerArchiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .7Z file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ConeXware PowerArchiver software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .7Z file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .7z file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Corel WinZip Mac, Incredible Bee Archiver, B1 Free Archiver, Sixty Five 7zX, The Unarchiver, Zipeg and Keka software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .7Z file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel WinZip Mac software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .7Z file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .7z file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the PeaZip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: B1 Free Archiver, PeaZip and Zipeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .7Z file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the PeaZip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .7Z file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .7z file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .7Z file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the ZDevs ZArchiver software and install it. The other software that opens the .7z file on Android is ZDevs ZArchiver. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .7Z file?

If you cannot open the .7Z file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .7Z file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .7z.001 – 7-Zip, .7z.002 – 7-Zip, .83p – Texas Instruments, .86f – Battler, .89k – Texas Instruments. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .7Z file with the ConeXware PowerArchiver, 7-Zip, Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, B1 Free Archiver, RARLAB WinRAR, PeaZip, WinInizio ZipGenius programs on Windows, Corel WinZip Mac, Incredible Bee Archiver, B1 Free Archiver, Sixty Five 7zX, The Unarchiver, Zipeg, Keka programs on Mac, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, Zipeg software on Linux and ZDevs ZArchiver software on Android.