Extract Files in Windows using 7-Zip

Extract Files in Windows Using 7-Zip

7-Zip can also be used to extract files from a wide range of archive file formats. Since 7-Zip is available on Windows, one can open non-windows friendly archive format easily and seamlessly. This page guides you on how to extract files using 7-Zip in Windows operating system.

Initiate The Extraction Sequences

Once you have your acrhive file, you can initialize the 7-Zip extraction sequences. To do that:

  1. Right click on your archived file (e.g. name.zip or name.tar.gz).
  2. Select 7-Zip.
  3. If you’re unsure, just select “Extract Here” so that it places the extracted files next to the archived file.
Initiate file 7-Zip extraction sequences

Input Password When Prompted

Certain archived file are encrypted in nature. Hence, should 7-Zip detects one, you will need to supply the password when prompted. Otherwise, you can skip this step.

Decrypt the archived file when prompted

Validate Extracted Output

Upon successful extraction, before selecting any of the files, you should validate it by using anti-malware solution to scan through every files.

Validate extracted output files

Once your anti-malware reported safe, you then will be able to use them safely.


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