How to unzip files with 7zip

Open 7-Zip file - this is how you get to the contents of the folder


Archives behave a little differently than you are used to with other files. However, you can use a program like 7-Zip to open ZIP files without any problem. To do this, however, you need to install the free software first.

What do I need to open a file with 7-Zip?

You can open ZIP files with a program like 7-Zip - this format is very good at compressing and encrypting a wide variety of files. Therefore, you will come across this format most often when you want to download something or receive files as email attachments. In order to be able to open such a file, only a few steps are necessary:
  1. Download 7-Zip for free.
  2. Double click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions.
  3. Now you can switch to the file you want to open. Right click it to open the context menu.
  4. Hold your cursor on "7-Zip".
  5. Click on "Extract files".
  6. A menu then opens. At the top, indicate in which folder you want to unzip the file.
  7. If the archive is protected with a password, you must enter this in the corresponding field before you can open the file with 7-Zip.
  8. Finally click “OK” and the files will be extracted.
  9. You can now open the file in the selected directory with a suitable program.
By the way, it is also possible to open ZIP archives with the pre-installed Windows tools. You can extract the contents by right-clicking on a ZIP folder. This works very similarly to 7-Zip.

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