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Downloads of v 21.1-alpha:


Last Update:

31 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov


7zip zip archiver foss

7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine)

This is a prerelease version of 7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine).

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21.1-alpha | Updated: 31 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 21.1-alpha:



Software Author(s):

  • Igor Pavlov

7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.1-alpha

This is a prerelease version of 7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine).

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

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Validation Testing Passed

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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 (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="'21.1-alpha'" --prerelease [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="'21.1-alpha'" --prerelease

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: '21.1-alpha'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package '7zip.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '21.1-alpha'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller 7zip.portable
    Name        = "7zip.portable"
    Version     = "21.1-alpha"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '7zip.portable':
  ensure          => '21.1-alpha',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  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.


This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


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

  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: <>
  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   : A160B4AE335A91E0B27F82604F874A94BCEF03A4918A1BE9F26330933092C084
  checksum64   : AFA61D1BAC31BC36D453861F76E44439030E9174E6C5C5F2DDD97DFE7B0AD2D2
  checksumExtra: 2FD65BB6C4038B96D087B461E7877425A2F2BA9E7C0D6AC97C797E1BE9208E73

File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from <>
md5: 6FCD91CFCC93441A5586F208B8B208FC | sha1: 541BAB932626ACDC85777CCD0896EDC6B220786F | sha256: 2FD65BB6C4038B96D087B461E7877425A2F2BA9E7C0D6AC97C797E1BE9208E73 | sha512: 81FDD8D93CB39B36CF94DB9BFF7C85BAD93F4CAD9B31F1C3BAFF5D41B500222CA2703C9AECB817F6E7D201BB9959F2F25B593DDF05F74C797E04988C0AA2C6EF
md5: 2F0E020F71FF3EF98FA8A88D97656B49 | sha1: 2E07B1A50BFEA8817227D0522F54F68D76A21188 | sha256: A160B4AE335A91E0B27F82604F874A94BCEF03A4918A1BE9F26330933092C084 | sha512: 2C09A0BDEF5660B57B8446D6823CB9FF4B1B4F551E7D95236F227F4D59B46BB9ABD383A816EF258BFDF0D169128EAA117C67DF069987461DE0A9FF75C11422C7
md5: 2371F6C31CB7FE2066F75745A868F1A1 | sha1: EF26C00026D743F39771A55A82A4DB61A86A7DAA | sha256: AFA61D1BAC31BC36D453861F76E44439030E9174E6C5C5F2DDD97DFE7B0AD2D2 | sha512: 5B80F6841E441F32CF7569A0F5278648288417476F343972DC6AF86C9DA43CE2B03F550570A01AD853333FD2C61BF88E0940EBED7121B3B75AE9D7A5BECE1DDC
$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

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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) 22.0 7774 Monday, June 20, 2022 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.7 41143 Monday, December 27, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.4-beta 85 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.3-beta 147 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.2-alpha 143 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 21.1-alpha 220 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Exempted
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 19.0 287530 Friday, February 22, 2019 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.6 16419 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.5 74965 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.3-beta 436 Monday, March 5, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.2-beta 342 Saturday, March 3, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.1 29641 Monday, January 29, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 18.0-beta 389 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Approved
7-Zip (Portable, CommandLine) 16.04 121156 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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