Extract Files from a Zipped (Compressed) Folder

Before you start...

Compressed files can be identified by the file extension (.zip) and/or a zipper on the folder icon. 

Zipped Email Attachments

If the zipped folder is an email attachment, right-click on the attachment and save the zipped file to your computer, then refer to the instructions below on how to extract/unzip a zipped file.

Extract/Unzip Zipped Files

  1. Navigate to where the zipped folder is saved and right-click on the zipped folder.
  2. Choose "Extract All..." (an extraction wizard will begin).
  3. Click [Next  >].
  4. Click [Browse...] and navigate to where you would like to save the files.
  5. Click [Next  >].
  6. Click [Finish].
When you extract files from a zipped folder, a new folder with the same name is created which contains the multiple files. The compressed (zipped) version also remains.  
 

Note:

If the zipped file is protected with a password, you must provide the password before the file can be extracted to the specified folder.

When you extract a file from a password-protected compressed folder, the extracted file is no longer protected.

Delete Zipped File after File Extension

To delete the compressed version, right-click the zipped folder > Choose [Delete].

Zip (Compress) Multiple Files

"Zipped" or "Compressed" files are often sent as email attachments. The compression process helps to reduce file size. View the help page on how to Zip (Compress) Multiple Files if you would like instructions on creating a zipped file.

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