Silent uninstall 7-zip 9 file manager completely

Have you friends there worn out the search engine giant Google to uninstall 7-Zip, related versions of it, but you still cannot remove it cleanly?

Well, I tested the popular versions of 7-Zip and I found that the INSTALL for the .exe version (based on a 32-bit x86 Windows) and the .msi one (applied to a 64-bit x64 device) were simple and fast; now let us start sorting out the 7-Zip UNINSTALL problem; and, I also read some related threads on Microsoft’s Q&A community, IMO, the missing uninstaller or corrupted MSI information could be major reason why you have failed to remove 7-Zip file archiver program. Watch the following video guide, which shows how do I manually get rid of 7-Zip and clean its remnants. And if you’re unfamiliar with such advanced Windows modifications, it’s NOT a wise decision to perform them on your own computer. Then, how? Simple! Save and run this smart uninstall tool to thoroughly uninstall your malfunctioning 7-Zip and other unattended application(s). Learn more similar cases and solutions below.

The Installation and Uninstallation of 7-Zip

Installation of 7-Zip 9.20(.exe), 32-bit version

  • Information: "Choose Install Location. Choose the folder in which to install 7-Zip 9.20. Setup will install 7-Zip 9.20 in the following folder. …"
  • Destination Folder: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip" – Silent uninstall 7-Zip via this professional uninstall tool now!
  • Space required: 3.3MB

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How do I uninstall 7-Zip?

Method 1: Launch Windows’ Uninstall option to automatically uninstall 7-Zip 9.20

Note: For Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista guys, you all can refer to the following steps to uninstall 7-Zip from your system.

  1. Your first three steps that you may need to take are:
    • Save and close your files and applications;
    • Back up everything that matters your computer life and/or your work, $. …
    • (Open up Windows Start menu.)
  2. Go to Control Panel and enter Uninstall a program.
  3. Check the following Uninstall or change a program list.
  4. Locate the unwanted 7-Zip 9.20 item and press the Enter key directly. This is the fast way to delete 7-Zip. Or you then launch the Uninstall option…
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  6. Hit the Uninstall button on the following "7-Zip 9.20 Uninstall" window, "Uninstall 7-Zip 9.20. Remove 7-Zip 9.20 from your computer. … Click Uninstall to start the uninstallation. …".
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  8. Click Finish, "Completing the 7-Zip 9.20 Uninstall Wizard. 7-Zip 9.20 has been uninstalled from your computer. …"
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Method 2: Find, run the Uninstall application to uninstall 7-Zip

Note This option requires the accessing an Admin account and a system reboot to complete the 7-Zip uninstall.

  1. Right-click on the following Uninstall application and choose "Run as administrator" option on the menu.
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  3. Choose Yes from the User Account Control (UAC) below.
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  5. Follow the "7-Zip 9.20 Uninstall" wizard to complete the one-stop uninstallation progress.
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  7. You then may restart your computer automatically or at a later date, "Blah, blah… Your computer must be restarted in order to complete the uninstallation of 7-Zip 9.20. Do you want to reboot now? …".
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For Windows XP folks, you should be able to uninstall 7-Zip 9.20 through the similar options below:

  • Option 1: Click start, click Control Panel and choose "Add or Remove Programs"; then you click on the Remove button behind the 7-Zip 9.20 (size, 3.54MB) to automatically remove it from your computer.
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  • Option 2: Open up My Computer -> go to Local Disk (C:) -> if U then get the following information, "This folder contains files that keep your system working properly. You should not modify its contents."; you click on "Show the contents of this folder" -> enter Program Files folder -> click "Show the contents of this folder" again -> select the 7-Zip folder -> locate the aforesaid Uninstall application, right click on it and choose "Run"; or you press Enter direct to uninstall 7-Zip -> remember a machine reboot at last.
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How to Uninstall 7-Zip (9.20.msi, the 64-bit version)?

Install

  • "Welcome to the 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) Setup Wizard. …"
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  • "End-User License Agreement. Please read the following license agreement carefully. …"
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  • "Custom Setup. Select the way you want features to be installed."
    • 7-Zip: "The complete package. This feature requires 0KB on your hard drive. It has 2 of 2 subfeatures selected. The subfeatures require 4689KB on y…"
    • Program files: "This feature requires 3325KB on your hard drive."
    • Localization files: "Localization files for 71 languages. This feature requires 1364KB on your hard drive."
    • Location: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\" – Wanna force uninstall this version of 7-Zip 9.20.msi? Click here to save and run the perfect uninstall tool.

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  • "Ready to Install. The Setup Wizard is ready to begin. …"
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  • "Please wait while the Setup Wizard installs 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition)." – you then need to choose the Yes from the UAC below to proceed with the installation progress of 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) Setup.
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Uninstall instructions

Plan A: How can we uninstall 7-Zip 9.20 the conventional way?

  • Go to Control Panel, check programs list and locate the following 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition).
    • Publisher: Igor Pavlov
    • Product version: 9.20.00.0
    • Support link: http://www.7-zip[dot]org/

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  • Press Enter or launch Uninstall option; requiring administrator rights, you must answer Yes to the following Programs and Features, "Are you sure you want to uninstall 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition)?"
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  • Select Yes to let the 1afab6.msi uninstall 7-Zip 9.20.msi 64 bit version automatically.
    • Program name: C:\Windows\Installer\1afab6.msi
    • Publisher: Unknown
    • Program location: Uninstall 9.20.00.0 Ignor Pavlov English (United States)…

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Plan B: Use Ignor Pavlov’s UninstallString to uninstall 7-Zip .msi edition

  • Open up Registry Editor.
  • Find the following {23170F69-40C1-2702-0920-000001000000} brand.
  • Locate and open UninstallString; copy [MsiExec.exe /I{23170F69-40C1-2702-0920-000001000000}] on your notebook.
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  • Run Windows’ cmd.exe as system administrator. For more easy 4 steps, see the following screenshot or review this post.
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  • Click Next on the above 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) Setup, "… The Setup Wizard allows you to change the way 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) features are installed on your computer or to remove it from your computer. …"
  • Then, choose "Remove – Removes 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) from your computer." option from the following "Modify, repair, or remove installation" wizard.
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  • Click on Remove button below to automatically uninstall 7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition).
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  • Now, you need to choose Yes from the UAC (by 2b6399.msi application) below.
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  • Click Finish.
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  • Close all the windows and reboot your computer.

Plan C: Find or re-download the 7z920-x64.msi file to uninstall 7-Zip

For more details about that Windows® installer file, read the following text:

  • Filename: 7z920-x64
  • Type of file: Windows Installer Package
  • Opens with: Windows® installer
  • Size: 1.31 MB (1,376,768 bytes)
  • Size on disk: 1.31 MB (1,380,352 bytes)
  • Title: Installation Database
  • Subject/Comments: 7-Zip (x64 edition) Package
  • Keywords: Installer
  • MD5: cac92727c33bec0a79965c61bbb1c82f

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  • Step 1: Right click on the 7z920-x64 application.
  • Step 2: Choose Uninstall option to uninstall 7-Zip.
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  • Step 3: Press Yes on Windows Installer below, "Are you sure you want to uninstall this product (7-Zip)?".
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  • Step 4: Click OK on the 7-Zip (x64 edition) window below, "The following applications should be closed before continuing the install: …"
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  • Step 5: Click Yes on UAC below.
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  • Step 5: Save and reboot your Windows; re-check programs list in Control Panel.

Question: Who’s more likely to make the right decision, uninstall 7-Zip completely or remove unused options from right-click context menu?

Some users may do not like to wait, cuz their system’s right-click menu takes too long to load completely; and Windows becomes even unresponsive. Well, initially I would not suggest you uninstall 7-Zip. Try performing the following actions to fix your Windows’ right-click menu:

  • Go to the 7-Zip folder on programs list, or just like the one below. Run 7-Zip File Manager in it.
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  • Click Tools and select Options… on the menu.
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  • Go to 7-Zip tab on the Option window. you can at least temporarily uncheck some unwanted items such as "Compress to <Archive>.7z/.zip and email", click Apply and OK.
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Still can’t uninstall 7-zip or modify your right-click menu? Or you constantly install and then uninstall programs on your Windows device? You’d better keep and run this lightweight yet no-nonsense uninstaller program because the standard/express uninstaller very often will leave messy traces all over your computer.

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