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Announcing Chocolatey Central Management 0.10.0

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Chocolatey and Intune Overview

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Chocolatey For Business. In Azure. In One Click.

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The Future of Chocolatey CLI

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Thursday, 04 August 2022

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Hacktoberfest Tuesdays 2022

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Chocolatey Product Spotlight: Chocolatey 1.2.0 and Chocolatey Licensed Extension 5.0.0

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Chocolatey Coding Livestream

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Downloads of v 23.1.0:


Last Update:

21 Jun 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov


7zip zip archiver admin foss


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23.1.0 | Updated: 21 Jun 2023



Downloads of v 23.1.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov

7-Zip 23.1.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install 7-Zip, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade 7-Zip, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall 7-Zip, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade 7zip -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade 7zip -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install 7zip
    name: 7zip
    version: '23.1.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package '7zip' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '23.1.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller 7zip
    Name     = "7zip"
    Version  = "23.1.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '7zip':
  ensure   => '23.1.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 21 Jun 2023.


7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.


  • High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
  • Supported formats:
  • Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 87 languages


  • The installer for 7-Zip is known to close the Explorer process. This means you may lose current work. If it doesn't automatically restart explorer, type explorer on the command shell to restart it.
  • If the package is out of date please check Version History for the latest submitted version. If you have a question, please ask it in Chocolatey Community Package Discussions or raise an issue on the Chocolatey Community Packages Repository if you have problems with the package. Disqus comments will generally not be responded to.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
7-Zip 22.1 3013298 Saturday, July 16, 2022 Approved
7-Zip 22.0 588658 Monday, June 20, 2022 Approved
7-Zip 21.7 1501429 Monday, December 27, 2021 Approved
7-Zip 21.6 506259 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
7-Zip 21.5 281066 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Approved
7-Zip 21.4-beta 742 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip 21.3-beta 1760 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip 21.2-alpha 977 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip 21.1-alpha 281 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip 19.0 3807123 Friday, February 22, 2019 Approved
7-Zip 18.6 195410 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip 489135 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Approved
7-Zip 18.5 273356 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
7-Zip 18.3-beta 619 Monday, March 5, 2018 Exempted
7-Zip 18.2-beta 461 Saturday, March 3, 2018 Exempted
7-Zip 18.1 202950 Monday, January 29, 2018 Approved
7-Zip 18.0-beta 554 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Exempted
7-Zip 346075 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Approved
7-Zip 33354 Thursday, April 20, 2017 Approved
7-Zip 35430 Monday, April 3, 2017 Approved
7-Zip 4652 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Approved
7-Zip 16.04 90513 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Approved
7-Zip 265711 Thursday, August 11, 2016 Approved
7-Zip 16.02 22796 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Approved
7-Zip 16.01 631 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Approved
7-Zip 16.00 2730 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Approved
7-Zip 15.14 70337 Sunday, January 3, 2016 Approved
7-Zip 15.12 7866 Thursday, November 19, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.11 20202 Sunday, November 15, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.10 663 Sunday, November 1, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.09 649 Friday, October 16, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.08 691 Thursday, October 1, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.07 833 Thursday, September 17, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.06 776 Sunday, August 9, 2015 Approved
7-Zip 15.05 910 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Approved
7Zip 9.38 106505 Monday, June 1, 2015 Approved
7Zip 111446 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Approved
7Zip 10676 Saturday, February 25, 2012 Approved
7Zip 9.22.1 1025 Friday, February 3, 2012 Approved
7Zip 9.22 1754 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Approved
7Zip 1617 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
7Zip 932 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
7Zip 9.20.0 1229 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
7Zip 9.20 912 Monday, May 28, 2012 Approved
Discussion for the 7-Zip Package

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  • This discussion is only about 7-Zip and the 7-Zip package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
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