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How to install 7-Zip on Windows

This guide explains how 7-Zip (document encryption software). If you have more than one file to encrypt it’s particularly useful.

This guide is aimed at:

  • All UCL staff and students

Before you start

  • If you are looking for guidance on how to encrypt an archive or how to extract files from an archive, see our how-to guide on Document Encryption. To install 7-Zip follow the instructions below.


1. Go to the UCL Software Database.

2. Search for 7-Zip and select it from the table.

Screenshot of the Software Database

3. When you click on 7-Zip you will be prompted to log in with your UCL user ID and password using Single Sign On:

Screenshot of UCL's authentication window (Single Sign On)

3. Click on the Licences tab and then the link next to Download URL.

7-Zip licencing tab in the Software Database

4. Select the 64-bit x64 option:

Options on the 7-Zip web site

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install 7-Zip on your device, once completed it should be ready for use.

Choose where to save 7-Zip

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