How Unzip a 7z File With Windows 10?


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       #1

    How Unzip a 7z File With Windows 10?


    I'm trying to unzip a 7z file and Win10 is not giving me a way to do it automatically.

    I double click on the file in File Explorer and nothing happens. In the menu above, I see a way to zip files, but not to unzip a file.

    I googled it and the results tell me to use third party software.

    I thought Win 10 had an unzipper built in.
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Windows has zip file built in. Not 7zip support.
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  3. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    7z is a format produced by 7-Zip, you'll need it to open the compressed file.
    7z is a compressed archive file format that supports several different data compression, encryption and pre-processing algorithms. The 7z format initially appeared as implemented by the 7-Zip archiver. The 7-Zip program is publicly available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7z
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks.
    I got an unzipper from sourceforge that did the trick.
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  5. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    7zip does make an archiver. You can get it from here.
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