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Download 7-Zip and Set It As the Default Extractor in Windows 11
Last Updated 4 months ago

To download and install 7-Zip in Windows 11.

  1. Open a browser and go to the 7-Zip download page: 7-Zip Download Page

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

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


Once you have installed 7-Zip in Windows 11, you will need to set up 7-Zip as the default extractor for all possible extensions. To set 7-Zip as the default extractor:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.

  2. Type the following in the search bar: 7-zip file manager

  3. The 7-Zip File Manager app will appear, click the Run as administrator option.


  4. In the pop-up 7-Zip File Manager window, click the Tools tab, and then select Options.


  5. Click the two buttons with a "+" above your username and All Users. This will set 7-Zip as the default extractor for the selected extensions.


  6. Click the Apply button, then click the OK button.

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