Sometimes, you have downloaded a 7z file but your software only supports ISO file. In this case, you may want to convert 7z to ISO. This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard offers you 2 ways to do that.
Why Convert 7z to ISO
Hello I downloaded a Wii rom off of the internet and when it was finished I noticed it was a .7z file, and my emulator like many others does not run .7z files. I was wondering if there is a way to convert it to a .iso or .wad file so I could play it... -- reddit.com
What Is 7z?
7z is a compressed archive file format that supports several different data compression, encryption and pre-processing algorithms. The 7z format initially appeared as implemented by the 7-Zip archiver.
7-Zip is an open source data compression program. At present, the main competitors in the market are WinZip and WinRAR. 7-Zip supports many compressed/uncompressed file formats, including ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, Z, gzip, bzip2, LLHA, tar, cpio, RPM, and ISO.
What I s ISO?
ISO is an archive format used to create image files that package the contents of the entire CD/DVD device. This format is widely supported by many programs. In addition, an ISO file can be opened by the 7-Zip software.
How to Convert 7z to ISO
To convert 7z to ISO, you can try the following 2 methods.
Method 1. Extract the 7z File First
As we all know, 7z is a compressed archive file format. Therefore, you can extract it using most compression programs (WinRAR, WinZip, etc.). This method is based on this point. Please refer to the following steps:
Step 1: Extract the 7z file using compression software. If the extracted file is an ISO file, it means that the author compressed an ISO to 7z. Then, you don't need to do the second step.
Step 2: Use software (like UltraISO, WinISO, WinImage, Daemon Tools, etc.) to make the extracted files into an ISO file. If the extracted file from the 7z file is not an ISO file, you should take this step.
Through this way, you can convert a file from 7z to ISO format easily.
Method 2. Convert 7z to ISO Online
There is seldom software offering the feature to convert a 7z file to ISO file. But there are still some websites offering this feature, for example, ezyZip and MConverter.
Step 1: Click this link and you will go to ezyZip 7z to ISO page.
Step 2: At the top of the page, you will see Select 7z file to convert. Click this button and choose the 7z file you want to convert. Then, perform the conversion operation and save the ISO file to your PC.
Step 1: Click this link and you will go to MConverter website.
Step 2: Upload the 7z file by dragging or browsing. Then, choose what file format you want to convert from and the file format you want to convert to. Then, wait for the result.
In general, if the 7z file is small, the second method is worth using, because it doesn't require you to install an ISO creation program. However, if the 7z file is large, I recommend you to use the first method, because uploading or downloading process in method 2 may take a long time.
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