.7Z File Extension

Igor Pavlov
File Type:
7-Zip Compressed File

Having trouble opening .7z extension? Don't panic! This page explains what 7z files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open 7z files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a 7Z file?

7z file extension has 7-Zip Compressed file type, developed by Igor Pavlov, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.

A 7z file is a compressed archive file, which can be created or decompressed using the 7-Zip utility, specifically developed for Windows-based platforms. A .7z file extension is quite similar to a Zip file.

7z file format provides high compression, AES-256 encryption and uses open-source LZMA compression. Due to reduced file size, 7z file allows you to quickly send or download large files as well as easily manage multiple files.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

7z file icon
Igor Pavlov
File Type:
7-Zip Compressed File
Compressed Files

How to open 7Z file?

Double click the 7z file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .7z extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the 7z extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the 7z file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open 7Z files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the 7z file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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