7-Zip

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This article is about the software. For the 7-Zip file format, see 7z.

7-Zip is an open source file archiving application. It can decode many compression and archiving formats. It has a native compressed archive format named 7z.

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Format cross-reference

7-Zip doesn't seem to provide good information about what formats it supports, so this list may not be completely accurate.

The "RW" column indicates read support (R), or read/write support (RW).

Format RW Refer to
7z RW 7z
APM R Apple Partition Map
AR R AR
ARJ R ARJ
BZIP2 RW bzip2
CAB R Cabinet
CHM R CHM
Compound R Microsoft Compound File
CPIO R cpio
CramFS R
DEB R deb
DMG R Apple Disk Image
EXT R
FAT R FAT12, FAT32, IMA
FLV R FLV
GPT R GUID Partition Table
GZIP RW gzip
HFS R HFS
IHEX R
ISO R ISO image, ISO 9660
LZH R LHA
LZMA R LZMA_Alone
Mach-O R Mach-O
MBR R Master Boot Record
MSI R Windows Installer
MSLZ R MS-DOS installation compression
NSIS R NSIS
NTFS R NTFS
PE R PE
QCOW2 R qcow
RAR R RAR
RPM R RPM
SquashFS R
SWF R SWF
TAR RW Tape Archive
UDF R ISO image, Universal Disk Format
UEFI R
VDI R VDI
VHD R VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
VMDK R VMDK
WIM RW Windows Imaging Format
XAR R xar
XZ RW XZ
Z R compress
ZIP RW ZIP, Zipx
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