How to Install 7-Zip on Windows 11

Installing 7-Zip on your Windows 11 computer is a simple process. Follow these steps to download and install the file archiver:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Google Chrome" in the search bar.
  3. Click on Google Chrome to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to the 7-Zip Download Page

  1. In Google Chrome, go to the address bar at the top of the browser window.
  2. Type and press Enter.

Step 3: Download 7-Zip Installer

  1. On the 7-Zip homepage, find the download link for the latest version of 7-Zip for Windows.
  2. Choose the appropriate version for your system (32-bit or 64-bit). Most modern computers run 64-bit versions of Windows, so select the 64-bit x64 version if you're unsure.
  3. Click on the download link to download the setup file.
  4. The download will start automatically. If prompted, click Save to save the installation file to your computer.

Step 4: Run the Installer

  1. Once the download is complete, click on the 7z[version]-x64.exe (or 7z[version]-x86.exe for 32-bit) file at the bottom of the Google Chrome browser window. If you don’t see it, you can find it in your Downloads folder.
  2. If a User Account Control prompt appears asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Step 5: Install 7-Zip

  1. The 7-Zip Setup wizard will open. Choose the destination folder for 7-Zip. The default location is usually fine.
  2. Click Install to begin the installation process.
  3. The installation process will be quick. Once it's complete, click Close.

Step 6: Open 7-Zip

  1. After installation, you can open 7-Zip by clicking the Start menu, typing "7-Zip," and selecting 7-Zip File Manager.

Step 7: Verify the Installation

  1. Open 7-Zip File Manager to ensure it launches correctly.
  2. You can now use 7-Zip to compress and extract files.


You have successfully installed 7-Zip on your Windows 11 computer. You can now start using 7-Zip to manage your compressed files and archives with its powerful features and ease of use.