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This tutorial will show you how to install and configure 7-Zip.
 
This tutorial will show you how to install and configure 7-Zip.
  
You can download 7-Zip from [http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=15579 TESNexus] or the [http://www.7-zip.com 7-Zip homepage].
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You can download 7-Zip from the [http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-Zip homepage] and refer to this [http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/15579/ mod page] for some documentation.
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
# For 32-bit operating systems, run '''7zip920-x86.exe'''. For 64-bit operating systems, run '''7zip920-x64.msi'''
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These instructions were written at the time of 7-Zip 16.02.
# Welcome - Click '''Next'''
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# End-User License Agreement - Check '''I accept''' and click '''Next'''
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# For 32-bit operating systems, download and run the x86 installation executable. For 64-bit operating systems, download and run the x64 installation executable.
# Custom Setup - Disable Localization files and click '''Next'''
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# Destination folder - Choose the folder on your computer that you want to install 7-Zip to.
# Ready to Install - Click '''Install'''
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# Ready to Install - Click '''Install''' to copy the files to the destination folder.
# Setup Complete - Click '''Finish'''
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# Setup Complete - Click '''Close'''
  
 
==Configuration==
 
==Configuration==
 
NOTE: This process will configure Windows to automatically use 7-Zip if you double-click on an archive.
 
NOTE: This process will configure Windows to automatically use 7-Zip if you double-click on an archive.
  
# Start 7-zip File Manager (might need to "run as administrator")
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# Start the 7-Zip File Manager (might need to right-click and "run as administrator")
# Click Tools, Options
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# Open "Tools -> Options" in the menu bar
# Under the System tab, place a checkmark beside 7z, rar and zip, click '''OK'''
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# Under the "System" tab, assign .7z, .rar and .zip to either All Users or your current user, then click '''Apply''' and '''OK'''
# Close 7-zip File Manager
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# Close the 7-Zip File Manager
# Right-click on a small file, select '''Add to archive'''
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# Right-click on any small file on your computer and select '''7-Zip -> Add to archive...'''
 
# Add to Archive - Set the following and click '''OK''':
 
# Add to Archive - Set the following and click '''OK''':
 
#: Archive Format: '''7z'''
 
#: Archive Format: '''7z'''
 
#: Compression Level: '''Ultra'''
 
#: Compression Level: '''Ultra'''
# Delete the zip file you just created. 7-Zip remembers the last setting you use and 7z with Ultra compression makes the smallest files.
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#: Compression Method: '''LZMA2'''
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# Delete the .7z archive file you just created. 7-Zip remembers the last setting you used.
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# The settings provided are what we feel to be optimal for small archives.
  
 
==Related pages==
 
==Related pages==

Latest revision as of 15:28, 25 August 2016

Overview

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio and used heavily by the modding community to package their mods and save on precious bandwidth.

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure 7-Zip.


You can download 7-Zip from the 7-Zip homepage and refer to this mod page for some documentation.

Installation

These instructions were written at the time of 7-Zip 16.02.

  1. For 32-bit operating systems, download and run the x86 installation executable. For 64-bit operating systems, download and run the x64 installation executable.
  2. Destination folder - Choose the folder on your computer that you want to install 7-Zip to.
  3. Ready to Install - Click Install to copy the files to the destination folder.
  4. Setup Complete - Click Close

Configuration

NOTE: This process will configure Windows to automatically use 7-Zip if you double-click on an archive.

  1. Start the 7-Zip File Manager (might need to right-click and "run as administrator")
  2. Open "Tools -> Options" in the menu bar
  3. Under the "System" tab, assign .7z, .rar and .zip to either All Users or your current user, then click Apply and OK
  4. Close the 7-Zip File Manager
  5. Right-click on any small file on your computer and select 7-Zip -> Add to archive...
  6. Add to Archive - Set the following and click OK:
    Archive Format: 7z
    Compression Level: Ultra
    Compression Method: LZMA2
  7. Delete the .7z archive file you just created. 7-Zip remembers the last setting you used.
  8. The settings provided are what we feel to be optimal for small archives.

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