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Downloads of v 18.5:


Last Update:

01 May 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov


7zip zip archiver foss

7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine)

This is not the latest version of 7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) available.

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18.5 | Updated: 01 May 2018



Downloads of v 18.5:



Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov

7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.5

This is not the latest version of 7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) available.

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Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall 7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine), 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.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'18.5'" [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.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'18.5'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install 7zip.portable
    name: 7zip.portable
    version: '18.5'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package '7zip.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '18.5'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller 7zip.portable
    Name     = "7zip.portable"
    Version  = "18.5"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '7zip.portable':
  ensure   => '18.5',
  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 05 Jul 2018.


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
  • Powerful command line version
  • Localizations for 87 languages

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

$filePath32    = "$toolsDir\7zip_x32.exe"
$filePath64    = "$toolsDir\7zip_x64.exe"
$filePathExtra = "$toolsDir\7zip_extra.7z"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = '7zip.portable'
  destination = "$toolsDir"
  file = if ((Get-OSArchitectureWidth 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne $true) {
    Write-Host "Installing 64 bit version" ; $filePath64
  } else {
    Write-Host "Installing 32 bit version" ; $filePath32
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

$packageArgs.packageName = '7zip.portable Extras'
$packageArgs.destination = "$toolsDir\7z-extra"
$packageArgs.file        = $filePathExtra
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

Remove-Item -Path "$toolsDir\Uninstall.exe",$filePath32,$filePath64,$filePathExtra -Force -ea 0

if ((Get-OSArchitectureWidth 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne $true) {
  #generate ignore for 7za.exe and let x64 version pick up and shim
  New-Item "$($packageArgs.destination)\7za.exe.ignore" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
} else {
  # generate ignore for x64\7za.exe
  New-Item "$($packageArgs.destination)\x64\7za.exe.ignore" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
md5: 1DEEFE6649699946590856E901BBE5FF | sha1: A2183901F65B6789494AB712C54B6202A56CA5A0 | sha256: C1E42D8B76A86EA1890AD080E69A04C75A5F2C0484BDCD838DC8FA908DD4A84C | sha512: D6A2C527A8CCC216E0E23826D11EAC5E7EDAA8265EB7388D162FAFE97C794F87B853F156790ABBDED8F4DAB728B91AC3BC6B5AE1840FF23DC88D397AADE8BE30
md5: 80CCB79BCEED759D69CC2F80BE5EAAED | sha1: 642C3612A76E06277231A8AC10551751CF815726 | sha256: 647A9A621162CD7A5008934A08E23FF7C1135D6F1261689FD954AA17D50F9729 | sha512: E81805F2039C18D4311FB1E04297656F6EFBBE600A7EDA91C835375DAD03DBE805DC6F704355CFD085600A0F755392E96DF7A1D80D4B6F416E177314CC20D666
md5: 09D75A7F7DFC4B5D50F2F20A290CFE19 | sha1: 19C3AB47A481F444325C96BDB91FD044B09A3428 | sha256: A16ECC3765D4D439105511DE1FC2C97687B789774F91EAA880869763CC689080 | sha512: 09BCA8018272C3A4E7DD68F62A832ACFE0581D3713F29473463725FA5C1708BC34B30A126B069E741E0E4939B645F6818E1F100CF1B2B021E851D132A6ABCCA5
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: <>
  Extra : <>
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   : 647A9A621162CD7A5008934A08E23FF7C1135D6F1261689FD954AA17D50F9729
  checksum64   : C1E42D8B76A86EA1890AD080E69A04C75A5F2C0484BDCD838DC8FA908DD4A84C
  checksumExtra: A16ECC3765D4D439105511DE1FC2C97687B789774F91EAA880869763CC689080

File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from <>
  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

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 (Portable, CommandLine) 22.1 92923 Saturday, July 16, 2022 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 22.0 7807 Monday, June 20, 2022 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.7 41179 Monday, December 27, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.4-beta 115 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.3-beta 193 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.2-alpha 169 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.1-alpha 247 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 19.0 287740 Friday, February 22, 2019 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.6 16449 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.5 75052 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.3-beta 468 Monday, March 5, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.2-beta 370 Saturday, March 3, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.1 29669 Monday, January 29, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.0-beta 419 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 16.04 122020 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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