If you are looking for a simple and efficient way to compress and extract files on Windows 11, 7Zip is a great tool to have. In this post, we will guide you through the process of downloading, installing, and setting up 7Zip on your Windows 11 computer.
First of all, you need to download and install 7Zip on your Windows 11 computer. You can do this by navigating to the 7Zip download center and looking for the latest version of the app. Once you have downloaded 7Zip, find the setup file and install it. You can choose where to install 7Zip by clicking on the three horizontal dots, but if you want to continue with the default location, just click on install and wait until the installation is completed.
Once the installation is done, you can proceed to set up 7Zip in Windows 11. To do this, hit the Windows button, search for 7Zip, right-click it, and run it as an administrator. Once your 7Zip app is opened, click on the tools menu, then select options. In the options menu, stay on the system tab, and then press on the left plus button and afterwards on the plus button situated on the right. This will make all the archive file formats open as default with 7Zip, meaning you can associate any file format with 7Zip.
Now, let’s learn how to compress files with 7Zip. All you need is the file you want to compress. Right-click on it, select show more options, then hover over the 7Zip option, and select add to filename.zip. This will usually lead to a quick form of compression. But if you want to choose a different file format and compression settings, follow the same steps, but instead of adding to filename, select the add to archive option. Once the add to archive window is opened, you’ll see various settings to manage the compression according to your needs. These settings include the archive format, compression levels, methods, and encryption.
Finally, to extract any archive file, right-click it, hover on 7Zip, and select extract here. This will extract the archive content ready for you in no time.
That’s it! You have successfully learned how to use 7Zip on Windows 11. For more information and details, you can check the article in the description below.