.7Z File Extension

7-Zip Compressed File

.7z files are compressed archives, similar to ZIP files. The 7z format provides high compression ratios using the LZMA algorithm. Key features are: open architecture, high compression, AES-256 encrypt...

General Information

Title .7Z File Extension
Extension .7z
Full Form 7-Zip Compressed File
File Type Compressed Archive
Developer Igor Pavlov
MIME Type application/x-7z-compressed

File Function

Primary Function Data compression
Additional Functions Archiving, Encryption
Features High compression, Supports large files

File Characteristics

Quality High compression
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable With software

Use Cases

File Storage Yes
Data Transfer Yes
Backup Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Embedded malware
Best Practices Scan for viruses, Use strong passwords

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1999
Latest Version Depends on software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .zip, .rar, .tar, .gzip

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
7-Zip Free Windows
WinRAR Trialware Windows, Mac, Linux
PeaZip Free Windows, Linux