Can I open .7z Files in Windows 7?
Get the 7-Zip software
You will need to download and install the 7-Zip software in order to work with these types of files. I used the 32-bit .exe file, but if you know that you have a 64-bit system be sure to download the appropriate .msi installer.
Open a .7z file
Once the 7-Zip software is installed, it will add a helpful new option to your Windows 7 context menu.
- Right-click on a .7z file. The right-click context menu will appear.
- Click “7-Zip”.
- Choose one of the options for extracting the file.
I chose “Extract Here” to put the .7z archive’s contents in the same location as the original file – on my desktop – but you can also choose to extract it to a folder with the same name as the archive, or pick “Extract files…” for more options.