Both a folder and a so-called 7Z file can contain one or more files and even store other directories or folders in them. However, unlike folders, this is just a single file with a 7Z extension that serves as a compressed archive of the data.
To open the 7z file you need a program that can unzip the files, for this the 7Zip is the most suitable program, which is available for Windows 11, 10, ... MAC, Linux etc. and can also be used for free!
After downloading and installing 7Zip, you can right- click on the example.7z
to view or extract it directly in the 7Zip File Manager!
With Windows 11 you have to go to "More options" first to be able to access the 7Zip functions! You can also extract the files individually from the 7Zip File Manager by dragging and dropping them onto the Standard File Explorer or Quad Explorer .