David Wardle, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 24, 2012
This set contains applications that allow you to open and extract 7Z archive files. Some of these file compression tools will also let you create 7Zip archives (archives with the 7Z format). Many of them support other archive types as well, such as ZIP or RAR.
Download solution synonyms: 7Z File Opener, Open 7Z Compressed File, Program to Open 7Z
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
7-Zip is a free open-source file archiver, extractor and manager which supports most popular compression formats. The utility is remarkable for the high compression ratio of its own archive format, .7z. The 7z archives can be considerably smaller than ZIP and RAR files, despite the fact that the compression process may take longer to compress and decompress.
TurboZip is a file compression application that includes plenty of features for all users. It supports a wide variety of formats, from popular ones to more obscure file formats. It includes an Explorer-style navigation window where you can preview the files while still compressed in the archive. It is a great application.
Many options are available when it comes to file compression and archiving, for example WinRAR, WinZip, 7-Zip… The jZip – developed by Discordia Ltd. – is one more option to take into account and deserves our attention due to its effectiveness, ease of use and freeware license. This tool is based on the well known 7-zip archiving technology developed by Igor Pavlov.
7zipSilencer has been designed to perform a useful task: converting files from the 7zip compression format into a self-extracting executable file, as well known as SFX file. 7zipSilencer is an extremely easy-to-use, intuitive application. It consists in a single window with four text boxes as follows: Select 7zip file, Select SFX file, "Enter file name to launch" and "Select output file".