7z.exe - Download and Fix EXE Errors

Last Updated: 05/05/2020
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7z.exe, also known as a 7-Zip Console file, was created by Open Source for the development of 7-Zip. EXE files fall under under the Win32 EXE (Executable application) file type category.

The first release in the Windows 10 Operating System for 7z.exe was on 08/05/2019 inside AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 8.4. The newest file release date for PeaZip 6.9.2 was 09/01/2019 [version 19.00]. 7z.exe is included with PeaZip 6.9.2, 7-Zip 19, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 14.

Below, you find comprehensive file information, instructions for simple EXE file troubleshooting, and list of free 7z.exe downloads for each available file version.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: 7z.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: 7-Zip Console
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Igor Pavlov
Software Program: 7-Zip
Legal Copyright: Copyright (c) 1999-2018 Igor Pavlov
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x34256
Code Size: 225792


What are 7z.exe Error Messages?


7z.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are PeaZip errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when 7z.exe is attempted to be loaded either when PeaZip is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using PeaZip.

In most cases, 7z.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these 7z.exe error messages mean that PeaZip was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, PeaZip will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common 7z.exe errors include:

  • 7z.exe - Bad Image.
  • 7z.exe Application Error.
  • 7z.exe could not be found.
  • 7z.exe could not be installed.
  • 7z.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • 7z.exe could not be started.
  • 7z.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • 7z.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • 7z.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • 7z.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find 7z.exe.
  • Error starting program: 7z.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: 7z.exe.
  • The file 7z.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - 7z.exe.
System Error


The program can’t start because 7z.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the 7z.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting 7z.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using 7-Zip. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Igor Pavlov, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of 7z.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix 7z.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your 7z.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the 7z.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed PeaZip (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling PeaZip software.

You can uninstall PeaZip software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for PeaZip 6.9.2 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall PeaZip software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

PeaZip 6.9.2

Open Source

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many 7z.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the 7z.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your 7z.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate 7z.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free 7z.exe files for every applicable version of PeaZip. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download 7z.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate PeaZip folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\MiniToolPowerDataRecovery\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\Downloads\7z1900-x64\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{729D20C8-FC13-4BE9-B0BB-E86F76600647}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{729D20C8-FC13-4BE9-B0BB-E86F76600647}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\MiniTool Partition Wizard 11\
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    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Cheetah Burner\Cheetah DVD Burner\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{704F43D3-B221-4379-A878-355DFED0FC2B}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{704F43D3-B221-4379-A878-355DFED0FC2B}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Quark\QuarkXPress 2019\PDFToolBox\etc\UnpackTool\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\PeaZip\res\7z\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{0078CD4D-B146-4D77-8CF0-268B36C1A3EC}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{0F4F617F-E8D5-46A3-A0F9-43855182A3B1}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{324F76CC-D8DD-4D87-B77D-D4AF5E1AA7B3}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{7A3F32E0-D8E1-40C1-8E1B-1F5693F2ADE0}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8D149BE2-6542-4F6A-AEC4-7D61E6DCAEFB}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8FCCB703-3FBF-49e7-A43F-A81E27D9B07E}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{90BB14DB-2494-40fe-AE58-4930B3CFB4BD}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{B7E9FF81-662B-4A4A-A7FE-0F1B64B4A9DA}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{D7EACFE3-BC6A-48bb-B28C-4DBF318225E3}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{EE9EC028-49D2-4349-B0A3-9B2E752A4958}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{0078CD4D-B146-4D77-8CF0-268B36C1A3EC}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{0F4F617F-E8D5-46A3-A0F9-43855182A3B1}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{324F76CC-D8DD-4D87-B77D-D4AF5E1AA7B3}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{7A3F32E0-D8E1-40C1-8E1B-1F5693F2ADE0}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{8D149BE2-6542-4F6A-AEC4-7D61E6DCAEFB}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{90BB14DB-2494-40fe-AE58-4930B3CFB4BD}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{B7E9FF81-662B-4A4A-A7FE-0F1B64B4A9DA}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{EE9EC028-49D2-4349-B0A3-9B2E752A4958}\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\PP\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\PhotoDirector9\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\SRecorder\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\UCM\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\WVEditor\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\PeaZip\res\7z\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant\x64\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{C311A2C9-A8F9-408A-8386-B3118338754C}\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\PStarter\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\PerfectCam\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Cheetah Burner\Cheetah CD Burner\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{5C6A88EF-7090-4B7A-A7C2-7AC51C27D2B5}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{5C6A88EF-7090-4B7A-A7C2-7AC51C27D2B5}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\7-Zip\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8F14AA37-5193-4A14-BD5B-BDF9B361AEF7}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{ADD5DB49-72CF-11D8-9D75-000129760D75}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{C59C179C-668D-49A9-B6EA-0121CCFC1243}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS Uninstall Information\{8F14AA37-5193-4A14-BD5B-BDF9B361AEF7}\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia Suite\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve 7z.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



Download 7z.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)


CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying 7z.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Open Source typically does not release PeaZip EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing 7z.exe and all other EXE files for PeaZip. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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peazip.exe PeaZip, file and archive manager PeaZip (6.9.2) 7372800 C:\Program Files\PeaZip\
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OneDriveStandaloneUpda... Standalone Updater Microsoft OneDrive (19.222.1110.0006) 2711912 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\
unins000.exe Setup/Uninstall PeaZip 6.9.2 1232593 C:\Program Files (x86)\PeaZip\
7z.exe 7-Zip Console 7-Zip (19.00) 468992 C:\Program Files\PeaZip\res\7z\

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