.sfx

File Type Windows Self-Extracting Archive IconWindows Self-Extracting Archive
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Compressed archive containing one or more files; runs itself when opened and extracts and decompresses the contents; allows users to open the archive without requiring a file decompression utility.

May be created by WinZip, PeaZip, WinAce Sfx-Factory, ESTsoft ALZip, RARLAB WinRAR, and Smart SFX Pro. The contents of a 7z-sfx file may be extracted with PeaZip.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows

IconRARLAB WinRAR

IconCorel WinZip

macOS

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

Updated 2007
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