As the title says, I'm looking for a way to open password protected 7zip archive. I have the password but cant seem to find an application to open it. So far I have tried the following applications:

  • Zipeg
  • Stuffit Expander
  • 7zx
  • ExpressZip
  • The Unarchiver

I would prefer any free applications or solutions if possible

Running OS 10.6.8


You can use the command line. One way would be to:

  1. Install Homebrew
  2. Install 7zip: brew install p7zip
  3. Extract the archive in question: 7za e archive.7z

You will be asked to enter the password.

7-Zip (a) [64] 16.02 : Copyright (c) 1999-2016 Igor Pavlov : 2016-05-21
p7zip Version 16.02 (locale=utf8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,64 bits,8 CPUs x64)

Scanning the drive for archives:
1 file, 520 bytes (1 KiB)

Extracting archive: archive.7z

Enter password (will not be echoed):
Path = archive.7z
Type = 7z
Physical Size = 520
Headers Size = 200
Method = LZMA2:12 7zAES
Solid = -
Blocks = 1

Everything is Ok

Size:       417
Compressed: 520
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I was just looking for a solution and The Unarchiver worked for me. It's free to download from App Store on macOS (I'm on Mojave).

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  • OP says this does not work – mmmmmm Mar 20 '19 at 10:28
  • @Mark Maybe the App got updated? Cezary, can you provide some more details, such as a screenshot of the password dialogue? – n1000 Mar 20 '19 at 11:05

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