What are 7Z files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a 7Z file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a 7Z file?
A .7Z file is a 7-Zip compressed archive file.
Files with the .7z extension are very similar to Zip files. These files are compressed archive files, usually created by the 7-Zip file archive utility.
7Z files can make it easier to send files and folders over email and the Web. The 7Z file format also makes it easier to download files from the Web due to the reduced file size. By taking multiple files and compressing them into a single .7z file, the download times are significantly reduced and large batches of files become more easily manageable.
The .7z file format has a very high compression ratio and offers encryption functionality.
How to open 7Z files
We have identified 5 7Z openers that are compatible with this specific type of 7Z file.
Programs that open 7-Zip compressed archive files
Last updated: November 10, 2022
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