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Opening zip files with a .7z file extension

Issue Date: 07-08-2016

A .7z zip file extension must be opened with 7-zip. The application used to open these files is available for download in the NSU app store. Locate and select “7-Zip” and click on the bottom right of the console “install”. Once you have installed the application the below instructions will allow you to open the .7z files.


When you have received an email containing a .7z zip file, right click on the file and save the attachment to the desktop (or another place of your choice).

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Locate the start button at the bottom left of your desktop and double click on “7zip manager”

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Locate the file with the .7z file extension. Right click on the file and select “extract here”. Your file should appear extracted on the desktop or designated location.

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