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How to Download and Install 7-Zip on Windows?

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7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver application. It is used to compress and decompress files and was developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999. It has its own archive format known as 7z format, but can also read and write in several other formats like for compression it uses 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, etc. formats and for decompression, it uses AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VHDX, VMDK, WIM, XAR, Z, etc, formats. It is very easy and secure to achieve and compress large files and folders into small sizes. It provides a good interface and options, it also lets you create 7z files with a higher compression rate. It also reads and writes WinZip files, as well as a number of other popular compression formats. In this article, we will learn how to install 7-Zip application on Windows.

Installing 7-Zip on Windows

Follow the below steps to install 7-Zip on Windows:

Step 1: Visit the official website using any web browser like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.


Step 2: Now click on the Download button if your operating system work on 32 bit kindly select 32 bit otherwise select 64 bit.


Step 3: Now find executable file in downloads folder in your system and run it.


Step 4: It will prompt confirmation to make changes to your system. Click on Yes.

Step 5: The screen will be of installing location, so you can select the drive in which you want to install and click the Install button. 


Step 6: Click on the Close button after the installation process is complete.


7-Zip is successfully installed on the system and an icon is created on the desktop.


Now run the 7-Zip software and see the interface.


Congratulations!! At this point, you have successfully installed 7-Zip on your windows 10 system.

Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2022
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