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This is not the latest version of 7-Zip available.


Package test results are passing.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/8/2016.

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

NOTE: The installer for 7-Zip is known to close the explorer process.

This means you may lose current work. If it doesn't automatically restart explorer, type explorer on the command shell to restart it.

To install 7-Zip, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install 7zip --version

To upgrade 7-Zip, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade 7zip --version


  • This package has no content.

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Igor Pavlov


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
7-Zip 18.6 177091 Sunday, December 30, 2018 approved
7-Zip 487244 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 approved
7-Zip 18.5 271212 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 approved
7-Zip 18.3-beta 351 Monday, March 5, 2018 exempted
7-Zip 18.2-beta 188 Saturday, March 3, 2018 exempted
7-Zip 18.1 202091 Monday, January 29, 2018 approved
7-Zip 18.0-beta 250 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 exempted
7-Zip 342320 Saturday, May 6, 2017 approved
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