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Downloads of v 22.1:


Last Update:

16 Jul 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov


7zip zip archiver admin cross-platform cli foss

7-Zip (Install)

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22.1 | Updated: 16 Jul 2022



Downloads of v 22.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov

7-Zip (Install) 22.1

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall 7-Zip (Install), 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.install -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.install -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.install
    name: 7zip.install
    version: '22.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package '7zip.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '22.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller 7zip.install
    Name     = "7zip.install"
    Version  = "22.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '7zip.install':
  ensure   => '22.1',
  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 16 Jul 2022.


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.

  License for use and distribution

  7-Zip Copyright (C) 1999-2016 Igor Pavlov.

  Licenses for files are:

    1) 7z.dll: GNU LGPL + unRAR restriction
    2) All other files:  GNU LGPL

  The GNU LGPL + unRAR restriction means that you must follow both
  GNU LGPL rules and unRAR restriction rules.

    You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial
    organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

  GNU LGPL information

    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
    modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
    License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
    version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    Lesser General Public License for more details.

    You can receive a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License from

  unRAR restriction

    The decompression engine for RAR archives was developed using source
    code of unRAR program.
    All copyrights to original unRAR code are owned by Alexander Roshal.

    The license for original unRAR code has the following restriction:

      The unRAR sources cannot be used to re-create the RAR compression algorithm,
      which is proprietary. Distribution of modified unRAR sources in separate form
      or as a part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly
      stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may
      not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver.

  Igor Pavlov
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The installer have been downloaded from their official download link listed on <>
and can be verified like this:

1. Download the following installers:
  32-Bit: <>
  64-Bit: <>
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum
  - Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

  checksum type: 
  checksum32: 8C8FBCF80F0484B48A07BD20E512B103969992DBF81B6588832B08205E3A1B43
  checksum64: B055FEE85472921575071464A97A79540E489C1C3A14B9BDFBDBAB60E17F36E4

File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from <>
md5: 734E95CDBE04F53FE7C28EEAAAAD7327 | sha1: E49A4D750F83BC81D79F1C4C3F3648A817C7D3DA | sha256: 8C8FBCF80F0484B48A07BD20E512B103969992DBF81B6588832B08205E3A1B43 | sha512: 16B02001C35248F18095BA341B08523DB327D7AA93A55BCEE95AEBB22235A71EAE21A5A8D19019B10CAC3E7764A59D78CF730110BAE80ACC2FF249BBC7861AD7
md5: A6A0F7C173094F8DAFEF996157751ECF | sha1: C0DCAE7C4C80BE25661D22400466B4EA074FC580 | sha256: B055FEE85472921575071464A97A79540E489C1C3A14B9BDFBDBAB60E17F36E4 | sha512: 965D43F06D104BF6707513C459F18AAF8B049F4A043643D720B184ED9F1BB6C929309C51C3991D5AAFF7B9D87031A7248EE3274896521ABE955D0E49F901AC94
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$filePath = if ((Get-OSArchitectureWidth 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne $true) {
       Write-Host "Installing 64 bit version" ; Get-Item $toolsDir\*_x64.exe }
else { Write-Host "Installing 32 bit version" ; Get-Item $toolsDir\*_x32.exe }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = '7zip.install'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  softwareName   = '7-zip*'
  file           = $filePath
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
Remove-Item $toolsDir\*.exe -ea 0 -force

$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
if (!$installLocation)  { Write-Warning "Can't find 7zip install location"; return }
Write-Host "7zip installed to '$installLocation'"

Install-BinFile '7z' $installLocation\7z.exe
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = '7zip.install'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName '7-zip*'

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
  $packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $packageName
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    silentArgs     = '/S'
    validExitCodes = @(0)
    file           = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name "7z.exe" -Path $packageArgs["file"]
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
7-Zip (Install) 22.0 690025 Monday, June 20, 2022 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.7 1783992 Monday, December 27, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.6 654926 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.5 355330 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.4-beta 2402 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.3-beta 13579 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.2-alpha 6435 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.1-alpha 2488 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 19.0 5615629 Friday, February 22, 2019 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.6 332124 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 885462 Monday, July 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.5 504688 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.3-beta 1139 Monday, March 5, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.2-beta 657 Saturday, March 3, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.1 497676 Monday, January 29, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.0-beta 675 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 936553 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 73088 Thursday, April 20, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 82858 Monday, April 3, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 8519 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.04 258414 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 509407 Thursday, August 11, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.02 74901 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.01 669 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.00 2789 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.14 107024 Sunday, January 3, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.12 11331 Monday, November 30, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.11 28744 Sunday, November 15, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.10 658 Sunday, November 1, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.09 688 Friday, October 16, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.08 680 Thursday, October 1, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.07 872 Thursday, September 17, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.06 779 Sunday, August 9, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.05 1014 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 9.38 145692 Monday, June 1, 2015 Approved
7Zip (Install) 155089 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Approved
7Zip (Install) 9.22.0 12103 Saturday, February 25, 2012 Approved
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