2 Ways to Use 7-zip for Beginners (To Compress & Extract Files)

by Kelvin
2 Ways to Use 7-zip for Beginners (To Compress & Extract Files)

7-Zip is an application that can be used to make a file into an Archive file, for example ZIP, RAR, TAR and the like. The 7-Zip application has a very easy to use interface. And this application also has a fairly small installation file size.

This 7-Zip app was created by Igor Pavlov. This 7-Zip application has the advantage of a fairly good compression result. Unlike other similar applications, the 7-Zip application has a very simple interface, making it easy to understand.

How to Use 7-Zip for Beginners

But even so, there are still some people who are still confused because this is the first time using an application like this. Here are some steps how to use 7-Zip easily.

  

1. Creating a Compressed File Using 7-Zip

1. First, please download and install the 7-Zip application first on your PC or laptop. You can download it at the following link. Please choose the application that matches the specifications of your PC or laptop, whether 32 bit or 64 bit. As in the image below.

first install the 7-Zip application

2. Then, wait a few moments until the download process is complete.

3. When finished, please click 2 times on the 7-Zip application, then click Install. As shown in the image below.

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4. Wait a few moments until the installation process is complete.

5. When finished, please click Close. As shown in the image below.

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6. Then, please select several files that you want to make compressed files. Please block the file by pressing Ctrl + A or by pressing Shift + arrow down or sideways.

Then, please click right, then select 7-Zip then click Add to archive. As shown in the image below.

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7. Then, a new window will appear containing several settings that you can customize. For example, if you want to change the name of the resulting file to be compressed, you can click the icon shown in the image below.

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8. Then, please create a file name to your liking. Then, click Open. As in the image below.

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9. Then, you can also add a password for your compressed file. Please enter your desired password in the column provided, as shown in the image below. You can ignore other settings. Below are some explanations of each function. If you are finished, please click ok.

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  • Archive: The name of the compressed file.
  • Archive format: Format of compressed files. You can use 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM. But you better still choose the format 7z.
  • Compression level: Choose how much you want to compress the file. The higher the level, the time required for compression will increase.
  • Split to volumes, bytes: You can divide the archive into smaller parts. This is useful when you want to send large files. For example, if you burn a 2GB file to a CD, you can split it every 650MB. Well, this method will create several small archives.
  • Encryption: You can specify a password for the archive file. This means that the compressed file can only be extracted by entering a password.
  • Compression method: Please select LZMA.

10. Wait a while until the process is complete.

2. Extracting Compressed Files Using 7-Zip

1. Please specify the compression file you want to extract.

2. Then, please click right on the file. Then, select 7-Zip and click Extract Files. As shown in the image below.

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3. Then, if the file uses a password, please enter the password in the column provided. As in the image below.

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4. Then, please click ok to start the extraction process. As in the image below.

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5. Done. If successful, then you will see a new folder which is the extracted file. As shown in the image below.how to use 7-zip

So this article discusses how to use the 7-Zip application on a PC or laptop. Its simple appearance will make it very easy for you. Hopefully this article can be useful and help you. Thank you