How to install 7-Zip and How it works?

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You must have downloaded the installation file with name 7-Zip YYY.exe where (YYY symbolized the number of the current version). To download just click on download 7-zip.

If you downloaded it to another location, then find it in Window Explorer.

  • Click -> Ok
  • For Installation-> Choose Install Location

Reselect the folder

  • Click -> Install
  • Click-> Finish

The 7-Zip gets installed on your system.

During the First start of 7-Zip

After Installation, you will notice the new program in the menu

 The utility will start with

  • Start -> Program -> 7-Zip and click on-> 7-Zip File Manager.

Association of the file types

For setting the associations for 7-Zip files follow

Start ->Programs -> 7-Zip -> 7-Zip File Managerand  and  click on Tools -> Options.

  1. The Options window will appear ->
  2. In the first Tab System, you can associate 7zip utility of all files type by selecting them all, with the help of clicking the “Select All” button.
  3. Now, 7-Zip can handle all the associated files, and finally, 7-Zip gets successfully installed.

Note: For Window 7 and 8 needs to have administrator’s permissions for files association

To run 7-Zip as administrator

  • Click t-> Start and then right click -> 7-Zip.
  • In the context menu-> select Run as administrator.
  • Change of File Association will be permanent in the previous step.

Association of the file types

  1. For setting the associations for 7-Zip files follow
  2. Start ->Programs -> 7-Zip -> 7-Zip File Managerand  and  click on Tools -> Options.
  3. The Options window will appear ->
  4. In the first Tab System, you can associate 7zip utility of all files type by selecting them all, with the help of clicking the “Select All” button.

Note: For Window 7 and 8 needs to have administrator’s permissions for files association

How to run 7-Zip as administrator

  • Click t-> Start and right click -> 7-Zip.
  • In the context menu-> select Run( as administrator).
  • The change in file associations will be permanent.

Restart the computer to get all the changes for Windows 7 and 8, and thus 7-Zip get added.

How to Use 7-Zip to Encrypt Files and Folders

The steps to encrypt a file or folder.

  • Step 1: Right click-> file / folder to be encrypted.
  • Step 2: Select-> “7-Zip” then “Add to archiveā€¦”
  • Step 3:Change the name of the archive in the “ADD to Archive” Window   
  • Step 4: Change the Archive format to “Zip.”
  • Step 5: Change the Encryption Method to “AES-256“.
  • Step 6: Enter a strong password.

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