While trying to extract large files (say in GBs) with 7zip (Or any compression tools) and you don’t have enough space in your C drive (or whereever your OS is installed), you might probably notice something like this….
And what you do is clear the temp files or search for some less important applications which you can uninstall. But you would ultimately fail by not finding the required space.Â The solution is to change the working folder used by 7zip. By default the working folder will be the root drive where OS is installed.
Change the temp folder is easy, Open Options from Tools Menu and select Plugins tab, now click Options and then Folders tab. Now change the temp folder as shown below.
And commandline options for geeks, the command is
7z x _FiletoExtract_ w_WorkingDir_ o_OutputFolder_
x : Denotes extract
w : Working Folder/Temp Folder (e.g. wD:\tmp\)
o : Output Folder (e.g oD:\Files\)
For more options check here
Note: Changing tempdir is not the feature available only in 7Zip, but its mentioned here becauseÂ 7Zip is the most popular archivial tools available in the market.