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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.

  • Select the menu item, "Tools --> Convert file format...".

  • The "Convert file format" dialog will popup. Click "Browse source file" button.

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


  • Click the "Output file format" list, and select "Zip Archive" as the output format.

  • The default output file will be in the same folder as the source file, and have the same file name, but the suffix name will be .zip. You may specify a different path name for the output file. You may also specify a password to protect the output zip file or splitting the output file to multiple parts by clicking "Mire settings..." button. 

    Click "OK" button to start conversion. 

  • 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 to zip file successfully, you should get the message "Converting file completed successfully".


Related Topics:

Open 7z file
Create zip file

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