Frequently Asked Question

Download 7-zip and Set as Default Extractor
Last Updated 10 days ago

Some driver files are provided in the ZIP file format. If your computer cannot open these files by default, third party software needs to be installed to open such files. We recommend you to use 7-Zip, a free open-source software, as your default extractor for zipped files.


To download and install 7-Zip:

  1. Open a browser and go to 7-Zip download page: https://www.7-zip.org/

  2. Click the Download button based on your Windows' OS Architecture.

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  3. Go to your browser's download location and install the downloaded 7-Zip setup file.

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To make 7-Zip work in different extenstions:

  1. Go to the 7-Zip folder location: C:\Program Files\7-Zip

  2. Right-click the 7zFM.exe file and select Run as administrator.

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  3. In the confirmation window, click Yes.

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  4. In the 7-Zip window, click the Tools tab and select Options.

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  5. In the System tab, click the "+" button above your Username and All users to mark each zip types.

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  6. Click Apply, then click OK.

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    Note: Apply the changes if "7-Zip" appears in each zip type.



To set 7-Zip as Default Extractor:

  1. For Windows XP, Vista, and 7:

    1. Right-click the zip file you want to always open in 7-Zip, then select Open With.

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    2. In the Open With window, mark the check box for Always use the selected program to open this kind of file and then click the Browse button.

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    3. Open the 7-Zip folder, select 7zFM and then click Open.

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    4. Under Programs, select 7-Zip File Manager and then click OK.

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  2. For Windows 8 and 8.1:

    1. Right-click the zip file to always open in 7-Zip, select Open With, then select Choose default program.

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    2. In the pop-up window, mark the check box for Use this app for all ."extension type" files and then click More options.

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    3. Scroll down and click Look for another app on this PC.

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    4. Open the 7-Zip folder, select 7zFM and then click Open.

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  3. For Windows 10:

    1. Right-click the zip file to always open in 7-Zip, select Open With, then select Choose another app.

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    2. In the pop-up window, mark the check box for Always use this app to open ."extension type" files and then click More apps.

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    3. Scroll down and click Look for another app on this PC.

    4. Open the 7-Zip folder, select 7zFM and then click Open.

Note: This will change the default app for a single extension only. Follow the same steps to change the default extractor for each zip extension.

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