.7z

File Type 7-Zip Compressed File Icon7-Zip Compressed File
File Format Proprietary (Igor Pavlov)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Compressed archive created with Igor Pavlov's 7-Zip file compression utility; uses open-source LZMA compression, which has a high compression ratio and can include strong AES-256 (256-bit) encryption; supports Unicode file names, archive header compression, and file sizes up to 16,000,000,000 GB.

While 7z compression uses the LZMA method by default, the 7z format also supports the PPMD, BCJ, BCJ2, BZip2, and Deflate compression methods.

The 7-Zip file archiver is available as a free download from 7-Zip.org.

Open With
Windows

Icon7-Zip

IconCorel WinZip

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows

macOS

IconCorel WinZip Mac

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

Unix

IconB1 Free Archiver

Iconp7zip

IconPeaZip

Updated January 29, 2016
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