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Downloads of v 24.5.0:


Last Update:

15 May 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov


7zip zip archiver admin cross-platform cli foss

7-Zip (Install)

This is not the latest version of 7-Zip (Install) available.

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24.5.0 | Updated: 15 May 2024



Downloads of v 24.5.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov

7-Zip (Install) 24.5.0

This is not the latest version of 7-Zip (Install) available.

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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

Learn More

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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'" --version="'24.5.0'" [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'" --version="'24.5.0'" 

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: '24.5.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package '7zip.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '24.5.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller 7zip.install
    Name     = "7zip.install"
    Version  = "24.5.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { '7zip.install':
  ensure   => '24.5.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

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 15 May 2024.


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 has been downloaded from their official download link listed on <http://www.7-zip.org/download.html>
and can be verified like this:

1. Download the following installers:
  32-Bit: <http://www.7-zip.org/a/7z2405.exe>
  64-Bit: <http://www.7-zip.org/a/7z2405-x64.exe>
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: sha256
  checksum32: 3194526F123508F9FA56C66E767738E2648FD491C44531AF28323A126A679C5D
  checksum64: 12EF1C8127EC3465520E4CFD23605B708D81A5A2CF37BA124F018E5C094DE0D9

File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from <http://www.7-zip.org/license.txt>
md5: 69DAE4E2AECBFF04270D79D404E21B49 | sha1: 8D6F4A3D2E974F17D58CC81CC5F41AA2BA068304 | sha256: 3194526F123508F9FA56C66E767738E2648FD491C44531AF28323A126A679C5D | sha512: 31B5ABA01FBCDEC9398FE3F05298A8925DD91784B5ADD1C2A696398D50417437D90B2AED583DAF2A44EBAD48C18BB424174862C9BE5D88C79387FF6D3E693A68
md5: C73433DD532D445D099385865F62148B | sha1: 4723C45F297CC8075EAC69D2EF94E7E131D3A734 | sha256: 12EF1C8127EC3465520E4CFD23605B708D81A5A2CF37BA124F018E5C094DE0D9 | sha512: 1211C8B67652664D6F66E248856B95CA557D4FDB4EA90D30DF68208055D4C94FEA0D158E7E6A965EAE5915312DEE33F62DB882BB173FAEC5332A17BD2FB59447
$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*' | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -notlike '7-zip zs*' }

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)"}

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 (Install) 24.6.0 843487 Monday, May 27, 2024 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 24.5.0 638845 Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 24.4.0-beta 3069 Friday, April 5, 2024 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 24.3.0-beta 698 Sunday, March 24, 2024 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 24.2.0-beta 97 Friday, March 22, 2024 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 24.1.0-beta 1536 Friday, February 2, 2024 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 23.1.0 4533300 Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 22.1 3590903 Saturday, July 16, 2022 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 22.0 692447 Monday, June 20, 2022 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.7 1791563 Monday, December 27, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.6 655720 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.5 356639 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.4-beta 2452 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.3-beta 13647 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.2-alpha 6490 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 21.1-alpha 2540 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 19.0 5654214 Friday, February 22, 2019 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.6 333517 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 886473 Monday, July 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.5 505118 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.3-beta 1218 Monday, March 5, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.2-beta 734 Saturday, March 3, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.1 497836 Monday, January 29, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 18.0-beta 784 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 937075 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 73197 Thursday, April 20, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 82973 Monday, April 3, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 8624 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.04 258585 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 509562 Thursday, August 11, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.02 75014 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.01 782 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 16.00 2940 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.14 107170 Sunday, January 3, 2016 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.12 11446 Monday, November 30, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.11 28862 Sunday, November 15, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.10 767 Sunday, November 1, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.09 779 Friday, October 16, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.08 769 Thursday, October 1, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.07 1010 Thursday, September 17, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.06 848 Sunday, August 9, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 15.05 1111 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Approved
7-Zip (Install) 9.38 145872 Monday, June 1, 2015 Approved
7Zip (Install) 155204 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Approved
7Zip (Install) 9.22.0 12192 Saturday, February 25, 2012 Approved
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