7-Zip 24.07: Download Free File Archiver for Windows (64-bit, 32-bit) (2024)

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UPDATE: Release of 7-Zip 24.07 stable version to public.

A new version of popular file archiver software 7-Zip has been released for Windows, Linux and MacOS. It includes several new features, bug fixes and improvements which are mentioned below in this article.

Table of Contents

  • What is 7-Zip File Archiver Program?
  • 7-Zip Features List
  • What’s New in 7-Zip 24.07 Stable Version
  • Download Links of 7-Zip Latest Version

What is 7-Zip File Archiver Program?

Most of the times we here at AskVG post various articles which feature themes, utilities, registry scripts, etc. These things are provided for download in ZIP file format and we always suggest you to use 7-Zip to extract those ZIP files.


7-Zip is a free file archive utility developed by Igor Pavlov. It allows you to unpack/extract wide range of formats like ZIP, RAR, GZIP, 7z, RPM, MSI, ISO, CAB, DMG, VHD, WIM, TAR, etc. 7-Zip is one of the most popular file archiver tools available on Internet. The default file format used by this software is 7z.

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It can be installed in almost all Windows versions including Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11. Its command line version is also available for Linux/Unix and MacOS.

7-Zip is an open source program. Most of its source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions.

7-Zip Features List

  • High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Supported formats for packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
  • Supported formats for unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 79 languages

It’s a very lightweight software and doesn’t take much memory of your system.

What’s New in 7-Zip 24.07 Stable Version

The latest public stable version of 7-Zip comes with following changes and improvements:

  • Fixed: 7-Zip could crash for some incorrect ZSTD archives.
  • Fixed: 7-Zip could not unpack some ZSTD archives.
  • New switch -myv={MMNN} to set decoder compatibility version for 7z archive creating. {MMNN} is 4-digit number that represents the version of 7-Zip without a dot. If -myv={MMNN} switch is specified, 7-Zip will only use compression methods that can be decoded by the specified version {MMNN} of 7-Zip and newer versions. If -myv={MMNN} switch is not specified, -myv=2300 is used, and 7-Zip will only use compression methods that can be decoded by 7-Zip 23.00 and newer versions.
  • New switch -myfa={FilterID} to allow 7-Zip to use the specified filter method for 7z archive creating.
  • New switch -myfd={FilterID} to disallow 7-Zip to use the specified filter method for 7z archive creating.
  • New menu item in 7-Zip File Manager: “Tools -> Delete Temporary Files”. This menu item opens a window showing temporary folders and files created by 7-Zip in the user’s “Temp” folder on a Windows system. In this window, the user can delete temporary files.
  • 7-Zip now can use new RISCV filter for compression to 7z and xz archives. RISCV filter can increase compression ratio for data containing executable files compiled for RISC-V architecture.
  • The speed for LZMA and LZMA2 decompression in ARM64 version for Windows was increased by 20%-60%.
  • 7-Zip GUI and 7-Zip File Manager can ask user permission to unpack RAR archives that require big amount of memory, if the dictionary size in RAR archive is larger than 4 GB.
  • New switch -smemx{size}g to set allowed memory usage limit for RAR archive unpacking. RAR archives can use dictionary up 64 GB. Default allowed limit for RAR unpacking is 4 GB.
  • 7zg.exe (7-Zip GUI): -y switch disables user requests and messages.
  • 7-Zip shows hash methods XXH64 and BLAKE2sp in context menu.
  • -slmu switch : to show timestamps as UTC instead of LOCAL TIME.
  • -slsl switch : in console 7-Zip for Windows : to show file paths with linux path separator slash ‘/’ instead of backslash separator ‘\’.
  • 7-Zip supports .sha256 files that use backslash path separator ‘\’.
  • The bug in 7-Zip 24.02 was fixed: It couldn’t open ISO archives.
  • 7-Zip now can unpack ZSTD archives (.zst filename extension).
  • 7-Zip now can unpack ZIP, SquashFS and RPM archives that use ZSTD compression method.
  • 7-Zip now supports fast hash algorithm XXH64 that is used in ZSTD.
  • 7-Zip now can unpack RAR archives (that use larger than 4 GB dictionary) created by new WinRAR 7.00.
  • 7-Zip now can unpack DMG archives that use XZ (ULMO/LZMA) compression method.
  • 7-zip now can unpack NTFS images with cluster size larger than 64 KB.
  • 7-zip now can unpack MBR and GDP images with 4 KB sectors.
  • Speed optimizations for archive unpacking: rar, cab, wim, zip, gz.
  • Speed optimizations for hash calculation: CRC-32, CRC-64, BLAKE2sp.
  • The bug was fixed: 7-Zip for Linux could fail for multivolume creation in some cases.
  • Some bugs were fixed.

Download Links of 7-Zip Latest Version

7-Zip can be downloaded for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows OS, macOS and Linux.


You can download the stable and beta versions of 7-Zip using following link:

Download 7-Zip Stable and Beta Versions

Do you also use 7-Zip in your system? If you use any other file archiver, please let us know in your comment…

Also Check:

[Tip] How to Remove or Customize 7-Zip Context Menu (Right-Click Menu) Options

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