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Convert 7z file to zip

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A Zip file is a compressed archive file which may contain one or more files and folders. Usually it uses DEFLATE  algorithm to compressed files in zip file. It is the most widely used archive format and is supported by lots of archive software and operating systems.

7z file is a compressed archive file created by 7-zip software. By default, lzma compression algorithm is used in 7z archive. 7z archive is similar to other archive files, such as zip and rar, but due to the higher compression ratio, the file size is generally smaller than that of other archive files. However, it is no so widely used than zip format. Sometimes you need convert 7z file to zip format to get better compatibility.

To convert 7z archive to zip format, please follow the steps,

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Click "Open" button on toolbar.

  • The "Open file" dialog will popup. Select the 7z file you want to convert, then click "Open" button.

  • PowerISO will open the 7z archive selected, and list all files and folders in the 7z file.


  • Click the menu "File --> Save as...". 

  • The "Save As" dialog will popup. Enter the file name for the zip file, and select the file format to zip archives, then click "Save" button.

  • PowerISO will start converting 7z file to zip format. It will show the progress information when saving archive. 

  • After the 7z file has been converted successfully, PowerISO will automatically open the new created zip file, and list all files and folder in the zip archive.


Related Topics:

Open 7z file
Create zip file

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