7Zip Archive Utility

7Zip is a powerful, ultra-lightweight and 100% free file compression tool that unpacks virtually every known archive format in Windows. It's advanced features shrinks files up to 40% smaller then other "pay-for" archiving tools and it's redesigned UI makes it intuitive and easy to use. Best of all - this 100% Full-Version is FREE to Use - even for commercial use!


Clicking this button downloads Install IQ™ which manages your 7Zip installation. Additional software may be offered to you via opt-in ads during the installation process: Learn More. This software is available for free from the manufacturer's website here.

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What is 7Zip File Manager?

7Zip is a professional caliber archive utility with an extremey high compression ratio that is up to 70% more efficient than other archiving tools. Its powerful engine lets you zip and unzip more file formats than any other software of its kind.

Need To Open New Files?

Finally - a free archiving tool that WORKS for all of your files! Don't let it's easy-to-use interface fool you; the advanced features of 7Zip's compression engine make it an industry leader in file archiving among both free & paid tools. Advanced options allow you to create solid, self-extracting archives, give you complete control over compression level, and even allow you to password protect your zipped files. 7Zip even has a command line module and localizations for 79 languages. Try it and you'll understand why the source code behind 7Zip is trusted by millions of users around the world.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 2003, 2008
  • Browser Requirements: None
  • Software Requirements: None
  • Hardware requirements: None
  • Download Size: 1.6 MB

What Filetypes Are Supported?

With it's powerful File Manager, 7Zip can unpack: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z files.

Using the industry leading LZMA compression algorithm, it can also pack: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM files!

Fully Customizable Interface

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Installation Instructions

  • 1. Click the Download Button
  • 2. Click Run or Save File
  • 3. Double Click the File To Start Install
  • 4. Select Allow to Any Security Prompts
  • 5. You're Done! Enjoy 7Zip File Manager!

How It Works:

7-Zip is a compression tool used to open files or reduce the size of files. Upon installation, you can find it in the Start Menu, under "All Programs". To compress a file or folder, simply select the file or folder you want to archive. Then, click "File", "7-Zip" to find additional menu options. Select "Add to Archive", and an additional window will launch, allowing you to select the format, compression level, compression method, etc. Make your selections and click "OK".