How to use 7zip on Compressing and Decompressing Files

Are you familiar with files compression tools like 7zip and WinRAR? Today, I am going to show you how to use 7zip to compress and decompress files on your computer.

How to Use 7zip

There are times that we cannot delete the important files on our computer because we might need them in the future. We kept those files until there is no space left on our device storage.

That’s when the time we need a tool to archive the important files we have. An archiving tool like 7zip has the capability to compress large files.

Because 7zip is such a great tool, Schlesinger has provided here a complete guide on how you can compress and unpack your files using this tool.

How to Use 7zip

First thing first, you need to install 7zip on your computer to use it. Don’t worry. 7zip is as small as the tip of a pen so it won’t take up much of your memory.

I assume you have already installed the 7zip on your computer. So, let’s begin the tutorial on how to use 7zip.

When Compressing Files

There are two ways to compress files using 7zip. Both are easy to do so just follow the steps and refer to the images to understand the process more clearly.

First method:

Step 1. Open your Windows Explorer and locate the files you want to compress.

Step 2. Highlight all the files and right-click on it.

Step 3. Click the 7zip option and select Add to Archive.

7zip Archive files

Step 4. Name your file and choose the “Zip” as the Archive format. Then, click OK.

7zip file archive

Second method:

Step 1. Launch 7zip on your computer.

Step 2. Choose the location where you saved the files.

Step 3. Highlight the files you want to compress and click “Add.”

Step 4. Lastly, name your file and select the zip format. Then, click OK.

As you can see, there is an option where you can lock your compressed files with a password. If you want to secure it, just enter the password you want to use on the Encryption box.

When Decompressing Files

Step 1. Select the zipped folder you want to unpack and right-click on it.

Step 2. Select 7zip, then choose where you want to extract the files. I recommend you to choose the “Extract here” option so you can find it easily.

7zip decompress files

Step 3. After waiting, your files will be extracted individually.

In Conclusion

Getting a compression tool like 7zip is a big help especially when you have so many files to keep but have no extra external storage to keep them. After learning how to use 7zip to compress and decompress files, we’re very sure you’ll be able to do it on your own.

The link above will be your source if you need to know more about 7zip. Do not hesitate to leave a comment below if you have questions and suggestions.