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format file 7z What is a 7z file and how do I open a 7z file?

7Z files are compressed files that have been embedded with LZMA algorithms, which are open source compression specifications and data encoding standards deployed by the 7-Zip software, a file compression and decompression tool that was developed by Igor Pavlov for Windows-based platforms. These 7Z files are appended with the .7z extension and are stored in the compressed 7Z format, and these files can be decompressed using the 7-Zip software among other Windows file compression and decompression applications like WinZIP, WinRAR and PeaZip. The 7-Zip software can also be used to create these compressed 7Z files. WinZIP has a version for Mac platforms that can be used to open, view, decompress and extract files and folders stored in these 7Z files, while the PeaZip software is also distributed with Linux and Unix versions with compatibility support for opening, viewing, decompressing and extracting the files and folders inside these .7z files.

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WinZip

WinZip software is recommended for opening 7z files. WinZip creates Zip and Zipx files, and extracts content from 25+ files types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP and more. It also offers 128 and 256-bit AES encryption, PDF conversion, image resizing and file splitting for large archives. WinZip supports multiple sharing options, including email, social media and cloud services.
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WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. WinRAR offers 40 days free trial.

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WinZip Mac Edition

WinZip software is recommended for opening and creating 7z files on a Mac. WinZip extracts content from major compression formats, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, WAR and more. It also offers 128 and 256-bit AES encryption, eases file sharing between Mac and PC users, and makes packaging and sharing files more efficient.
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